How To Jailbreak 7.1 iOS Tethered With GeekSn0w For Windows

by on March 19, 2014

Today, following Apple’s recent release of iOS 7.1, the firmware that patches the evasi0n7 Untethered Jailbreak, I’ve decided to bring my readers and viewers an all-new Jailbreak tutorial for the firmware. Unfortunately, due to the fact that this 7.1 Jailbreak utility (GeekSn0w) is based on winocm’s Opensn0w project, it only supports the iPhone 4. GeekSn0w and Opensn0w utilize Geohot’s ancient limera1n exploit from 2010, which would include support for other A4-based devices, except for the fact that they’ve been phased out by Apple with the release of new firmwares.

Furthermore, GeekSn0w, which is currently limited to Windows, implements an unofficial version of Cydia that’s been modified to run on iOS 7.1. Due to the extreme nature of this utility, it’s entirely possible that you will experience issues both during and after the Jailbreak process. With that said, if you wish to continue, this tutorial will guide you through the steps required to successfully Jailbreak iOS 7.1 Tethered, which can be accomplished in less than thirty minutes.

Jailbreak 7.1 Steps (for Windows users only):

Jailbreak 7.1 Windows for Cydia

Before you can proceed and Jailbreak your iPhone 4, you will need to download and install the latest edition on both JDK 32-bit (Java Development Kit) and .NET Framework, which can be found in the download section listed below.

1. Download the GeekSn0w utility, place the file on your desktop and run the executable as an Administrator.

2. Inside of GeekSn0w, click “Jailbreak,” followed by the specific model of your iPhone 4 (i.e. GSM, GSM Revision A or CDMA) – if you’re unsure, visit Apple’s support page. At this point, you’ll need to enter DFU mode by following the basic instructions 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 seconds.
  • Refer to the above video tutorial if you require additional assistance.

3. Leave your iPhone 4 connected to your computer and take note of the prompts inside GeekSn0w. When the utility asks you to enter DFU mode, follow the above instructions.

4. Once your iPhone 4 reboots, unlock the device and leave it connected via USB, as GeekSn0w must finish the remainder of the Jailbreak process. Upon completion, your iPhone will reboot and you’ll be required to enter DFU mode for a third time.

5. After the final reboot, your iPhone will respring in roughly 30 seconds regardless of whether you’re inside an app – this is normal and will occur after every Tethered reboot.

Congratulations, after completing five simple steps, you will have a Tethered Jailbreak on iOS 7.1!

Download Section:

If you encounter errors or complications during the iOS 7.1 Jailbreak process, click here to be taken to my in-depth video tutorial or visit the Developer’s site.

As always, thank you for reading my latest Jailbreak guide for iOS 7.1 and stay tuned for future coverage on the firmware and updates on the evad3rs’ far-off Untethered iOS 8 Jailbreak for all devices. Be sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, add us on Google+ and stay tuned.

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  • Jay
    August 18, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Won’t go pass Starting SSH Connection help.


  • malik
    June 4, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    geeksn0w.exe not valid win32 application..help


  • kry
    May 24, 2014 at 9:49 am

    geeksn0w.exe not valid win32 application..help


  • anori
    May 9, 2014 at 4:59 am

    FINALLY AFTER FUCKING 4 HOURS!! ANYONE WITH WIN 7 64bit,,, UNINSTALL JAVA 64 ONLY, program will work after this. fucking tried everything… java64 was interfering giving me INIT FAILED Jsyringe enjoy peeps


  • rulez breaker
    April 27, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    iphone 4 after complete jail break process “no service” any solution


  • jay
    April 20, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    I’m about to JB my iP4 with geeksn0w, does the ultrasn0w unlock works with BB 04.12.09?


  • jezz_con
    April 7, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    can we downgrade after jailbreaking the ios7.1?


  • joe
    April 4, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    stuck on ready for device to be ready (this will take a lot) with a blank iphone screen…anyone have advice?


  • Wayne
    March 27, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Does It Work For Ipad 2??


  • Eileen Greene
    March 24, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    PS: I am running Win XP on this old little laptop (my only Windows comp.)


  • Eileen Greene
    March 24, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Downloaded the Geeksn0w app twice via different links (once with the links from this tutorial) but upon clicking on the app (after extracting) it said in both cases that this .exe “is not a valid Win32 application”. – What now??? Please help! Thank you so much!


    • Sagar Maharjan
      March 26, 2014 at 9:28 am

      U need NetFramework to open it!! Download the netframework :)


      • Eileen Greene
        March 26, 2014 at 10:39 am

        I forgot to say, – I have, of course, downloaded and installed NetFramework 4.0 (as far as I understand, the latest supported by XP). Do I need to do something else with the Net? Thanks for the kind advice!


        • callofNudie
          April 3, 2014 at 9:28 am

          I’m having the same frustrating problem as Eileen?!..Except I’ve been through 4 separate links to download GS. I to also have the latest versions of JDK(32bit), .NET4, geeksn0w 2.6 and of course itunes and Windows XP. I’ve tried everything to open the file. Same result every time.. “geeksn0w.exe is not a valid Win32 application”….!?!? I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled all the above (with the exception of WinXP and itunes) at least 3 times. I’ve read that one possible cause of the error could be an incomplete .exe file of gs when down loaded? From 4 different sources??…This turned more frustrating than the players that MOD COD zombies?!…hahaha??I! It just would be nice to find some solid information or pointed into the right direction..The only thing I haven’t tried is a different version of Windows…Other than that, this problem may be beyond my PC abilities?..


    • dub sauce
      June 16, 2014 at 6:27 am

      try on a windows 7 box, it’s the only way i could make it run.


  • K_R
    March 20, 2014 at 6:06 am

    Do you think this will start the procedure for 7.1 untethered jailbreak for the A7 chip device?


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