iOS Jailbreak 7.0.4 Tutorial with RageBreak for Windows
Today, after having recently posted my iOS 7.0.4 Jailbreak tutorial for the iPhone 4 using a tool called RageBreak, I’ve decided to create another in-depth guide on the utility for Windows users. As with the previous tutorial, RageBreak is simply based on winocm’s opensn0w project, which makes use of Geohot’s 2010 limera1n hardware exploit. Due to the nature of said exploit, it’s impossible for Apple to patch the Jailbreak for supported devices – Apple’s only play was to release new hardware, which obviously they’ve done since the release of the iPhone 4.
Furthermore, the RageBreak tool incorporates a modified version of Cydia that’s based on Saurik’s iOS 6 Cydia. Unfortunately, in light of that fact, users may experience issues with Cydia once their iPhone 4 has been Jailbroken.
For those of you who wish to continue, as previously mentioned, this tutorial will guide you through the steps to Jailbreak iOS 7.0.4 Tethered, which will take approximately 20 minutes.
Jailbreak 7.0.4 Steps (for Windows users, Mac users should follow this tutorial):
Before you continue, it’s important that you have the latest version of iTunes, JDK (Java Development Kit) and .Net Framework installed, most of wish can be found through RageBreak itself – see the Download Section listed below for the JDK.
1. Download the RageBreak.exe (executable file), place it on your desktop and run the program as an Administrator.
2. Click the first option inside the RageBreak GUI, or graphical user interface, followed by “OK” to the popup to have the tool automatically download and build the necessary opensn0w files.
3. Enter DFU mode of your iPhone 4 by following the simple steps listed below:
- Press and hold both the home and power buttons for a total of ten seconds.
- Release the power button and continue holding the home button for an additional ten to fifteen seconds.
4. Select the second option to Jailbreak and click “OK” to the prompt since your iPhone 4 should already be in DFU mode.
5. Upon completion of the Java app, click “OK” to the new prompt that should appear, click “OK” to the “Transferring Files” prompt and, finally, close out of the Java app.
6. Enter DFU mode by following the simple guide listed in the third step, click the boot option that corresponds with your device (3,1 is reserved for AT&T GSM iPhone models, whereas 3,3 is reserved for Verizon GDMA versions) and click “OK” to tell the utility you’ve successfully entered DFU mode.
- Note: You’ll need to open RageBreak .exe for Windows, enter DFU mode and preform this step every time your iPhone reboots because, again, this is a Tethered Jailbreak.
7. Obtain the Wi-Fi IP Address your iPhone is using by following the steps listed below:
- Open the default Settings app.
- Tap “Wi-Fi,” followed by the “i” next to the network your iPhone 4 is connected to.
- Take note of the IP Address listed here, as you’ll need it in the next step.
8. Click the fourth option inside RageBreak to “Install Cydia”. Enter the IP Address that was obtained in the previous step into the cmd window that should pop up and press Enter or return on your keyboard. If asked, type “y,” followed by Enter.
9. Once the Cydia install process completes, enter DFU mode again (follow the instructions outlined in the third step) and boot Tethered by following the fifth step.
Congratulations, once your device reboots again, you will have a Tethered Jailbreak on your iPhone 4 running iOS 7.0.4!
- RageBreak Windows exe for 7.0.4
- Java Development Kit (this is a MUST)
- iOS 7.0.4 IPSW for the iPhone 4 (GSM and CDMA models)
- iTunes and .Net can be found through RageBreak
- Update Zip (see instructions listed below)
Important: If you experience any difficulties while following the tutorial exactly, download the “Update Zip” listed in the Download Section above and extract its files to the C:\jb\ directory. If asked to unzip upon clicking Jailbreak inside of RageBreak, simply click cancel.
If you encounter any errors or complications during the iOS RageBreak 7.0.4 Jailbreak process, click here to be taken to my video tutorial on YouTube. Thanks to RageMasta for making this possible and supplying us with pre-release files.
As always, thank you for reading my new Jailbreak guide and stay tuned for future coverage on iOS 7.0.4 and for updates on the evad3rs’ upcoming iOS 7 Jailbreak for all devices. Be sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, add us on Google+ and stay tuned for coverage on new Jailbreaks.