UPDATE: The evad3rs have released a statement regarding the iOS 7 jailbreak rumors on http://evasi0n.com/l.html .
The iOS 7 jailbreak released this morning quite unexpectedly by everyone — including the godfather of jailbreaking, Jay Freeman aka @saurik. Soon after the iOS 7 jailbreak was released on evasi0n.com, @Saurik was found tweeting the following message.
"So, I got no lead time on evasi0n7, nor was I asked for an official iOS 7 Cydia; I was not given builds, nor was I asked for things to test. In fact, @evad3rs didn't even try my testing build of Substrate I gave core developers, so they didn't notice a fundamental incompatibility. This means they are going to have to push a new version of their untether to fix this oversight before I can push newer builds of Substrate. As there was also never a tethered jailbreak for iOS 7 that had fully working kernel patches I haven't been able to test much at all myself. I thereby have no clue what will or will not work, or even what evasi0n7 includes; I hope that people bear with me as I figure this all out. (In particular, I will point out that the build of "Cydia" included is not official, and couldn't really include the fixes I'd been making.) ... For those who only care about WinterBoard: as I expected, I got core functions working on iOS 7. (Not pushed yet!)"
While the iOS 7 jailbreak is available now for all iPhones, iPads and iPods running iOS 7 - 7.0.4 very little is functioning fully at this time. In addition, many rumors are swirling around the web concerning why the jailbreak was released so quickly, if it's safe or if the stories of cracked apps and an alternate Chinese app store are true.
The questions which are exploding around the web will soon be answered we are told by the evad3rs through a special post on Reddit, claims iOS 7 jailbreak creator @pod2g.
"We will soon post an article on Reddit of the whole story, explanation and truth of evasi0n7! And there's a lot to say. Stay tuned."
For the time being, if you plan to download and install the new evasi0n jailbreak for iPhone, iPad or iPod, make sure to first back up your data, then restore via iTunes prior to installing the new jailbreak. The process is as straightforward as the last jailbreak by evasi0n but you should definitely complete the steps listed above before installing the iOS 7 jailbreak. Visit www.evasi0n.com to jailbreak iOS 7 - 7.0.4
For those who are unfamiliar with Reddit, the new post by the evad3rs will likely be under the www.reddit.com/r/jailbreak thread. Since @planetbeing is the evad3r who uses Reddit the most, my guess is it will be he who posts. You can see his Reddit page by visiting www.reddit.com/user/planetbeing.
I have spoken with @Pod2g this morning and we've agreed if there are questions still unanswered after the posted explanation, I will conduct an interview with the team that answers those additional pieces. Stay tuned.