How to Jailbreak iOS 7.1 Tethered on iPhone 4 Using iOS Soft Dev Pack
If you have an iPhone 4 running iOS 7.1 and want to jailbreak it, you might be interested in a tool called iOS Soft Dev Pack. This is a software package that allows you to perform a tethered jailbreak on your device using a Windows PC. A tethered jailbreak means that you will need to connect your iPhone to your computer and run a program every time you reboot your device, otherwise it will not work properly.
In this article, we will show you how to use iOS Soft Dev Pack to jailbreak iOS 7.1 tethered on iPhone 4. Before you proceed, make sure you have backed up your data and have iTunes installed on your computer. Also, be aware that this is not an official jailbreak and it may not work for everyone. Use it at your own risk.
Step 1: Download and Install iOS Soft Dev Pack
You can download iOS Soft Dev Pack from the link in the description of this YouTube video[^1^]. The file is in EPUB format, which is a popular file format for eBooks[^4^]. You can open EPUB files with various programs, such as Calibre or Adobe Digital Editions[^4^]. Alternatively, you can rename the file extension from .epub to .zip and extract it with a file compression program, such as 7-Zip[^4^]. Once you have extracted the file, run the setup.exe file and follow the instructions to install iOS Soft Dev Pack on your computer.
Launch iOS Soft Dev Pack from your desktop and click on Tethered Jailbreak iOS 7.1 iPhone 4. Then click 1 to run the ssh_rd tool. This will open a command prompt window where you will see some messages. Put your iPhone 4 into DFU mode by holding down the Power and Home buttons together for 10 seconds, then releasing the Power button while still holding the Home button until iTunes recognizes your device in recovery mode. Wait until ssh_rd tool is done (when you see Successful in green letters) and close the window.
Step 3: Mount Your Device Filesystem
Click number 2 to mount your device filesystem. This will open another command prompt window where you will see some messages. If you see an error message saying \"Failed to mount /dev/disk0s1s1\", just close the window and click number 2 again until it works. You should see a message saying \"Disk is mounted\" when it is successful.
Step 4: Copy the Needed Files
Click number 3 to copy the needed files over to tether jailbreak your iPhone 4. This will open another command prompt window where you will see some messages. Wait until it is done and close the window. Your device will reboot and look like it is in restore mode.
Step 5: Tethered Boot Your Device
Click Tethered Boot iOS 7.1 iPhone 4 button (depending on your device model you will need to choose the correct tether boot option they are as follows: AT&T-3,1 Sprint-3,2 Verizon-3,3). This will open another command prompt window where you will see some messages. Wait until it is done and close the window. Your device will boot up normally but you won't see Cydia yet.
Step 6: Repeat Step 5
Now you need to boot tether your device again by following step 5 again (click tethered boot iOS 7.1 iPhone 4 button depending on your device model). This time when your device turns on, scroll to the side, and you'll find Cydia! Congratulations, you have successfully jailbroken iOS 7.1 tethered on iPhone 4 using iOS Soft Dev Pack.
This is a tethered jailbreak, which means that you will need to repeat step 5 every time you reboot your device or it runs out of battery.
This jailbreak only works for iPhone 4 running iOS 0efd9a6b88