How To Get R/W Root Access Using iOS 7 Beta 1 Of iPhone 4 : No Jailbreak

If you are working with iOS 7 beta, you have given up the jailbreak right if you do not have any eligible iOS devices. The fact is that, there is no jailbreak yet for the iOS 7 beta, and despite its official release, it could possibly be take some time. But check this how to get root file access using iOS 7 Beta 1 of iPhone 4.

The great news is, for those who have an iPhone 4, there is a method to get full root access with the iOS 7 beta installed. Although this is not any jailbreak, it is next ideal thing to explore all the root files on your idevice and also make some changes as you like.

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I am not a programmer or any hacker, but I will demonstrate this method in such way that really should be very easy to understand. We have been provided guidelines on how you can enable acf2 on iPhone 4 running on iOS 7 beta 1, and we are sharing for our viewer today. Keep in mind, this needs an iPhone 4. However, this process will not do the job on any A5+ device. If you fulfill that prerequisite, and you are having iOS 7 beta 1, carry on with this guide. This method works on OS X or Windows and has been also tested with iOS 7 beta 1.

Disclaimer: Rooting you device can potentially brick, if you fail to follow the instructions carefully. Follow this guide at your own risk. iPho9 will not be responsible if anything goes wrong.

You will need the subsequent apps to get started:

We have put a detailed video guide of this process in action. As demonstrated in video below, this process provides you with full read and write access to root file system of your iPhone.

How To Get Root File Access Using iOS 7 Beta 1 Of iPhone 4

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Below you will find steps for this process:

Step 1: Download the MSFTGuy SSH RAMDisk tool here and comply with instructions. You will require to place the iPhone 4 into DFU mode. Watch the above video for clarification.


As our source described:

If the RAMDisk tool has the init mux error, you need Java 6 update 35 for 32bit. So look it up and install it. You’€™ll also need to remove Java 7 for 32bit for it to use Java 6. If you’€™re on a 64bit PC just install Java 7 64bit and uninstall the Java 7 32bit.



Step 2: Open CyberDuck or WinSCP and connect with localhost on the port 2022 with ‘root‘ username and ‘alpine‘ password. but type with no quotation marks.

Step 3: Open a new terminal window by using SSH connection. Most of SSH clients will have a specific button for this. If you are not sure about this process check out the video or just go through the help portion for your SSH client. Inside the Terminal key in the ‘‘ command and then press enter.

If it is successful you will find the following:

Mounting /dev/disk0s1s1 on /mnt1
Mounting /dev/disk0s1s2 on /mnt2

Now close the terminal window.

Step 4: In the SSH client, go to /mnt1/etc and search for a file known as ‘fstab‘ in this folder. Copy the fstab on your PC desktop and rename the   file on device as €œfstab.old€ with no the quotation marks.

Step 5: Then open up the ‘fstab‘ file from desktop using NotePad or TextEdit based on operating system. Inside this file, you have to change one thing in the 1st line. Just change the ‘/dev/disk0s1s1 / hfs ro 0 1‘ to read ‘/dev/disk0s1s1 / hfs rw 0 1‘ leaving out the quotes. As soon as you finished, save this file and copy to the device again. Be sure you have set the permissions to 0644.

Step 6: Go to /mnt1/System/Library/Lockdown and simply copy the ‘Services.plist‘ file to desktop. After this, rename the file on device to ‘Services.plist.old‘ with no quotes.

Step 7: Open up the Services.plist in your recommended binary plist editor and include the following plain text entries just below the ‘‘ section:


Next just save the ‘plist’ file and copy it to the device. Ensure that you set the permissions to 0644.


Step 8: Start new terminal window using the SSH client and key in ‘halt‘ without quotes and enter. Your device will switch off and restart in Recovery Mode. You may require to turn on your device manually.


Step 9: Now start the TinyUmbrella, pick your own device from the given list on left side of application, and then click on ‘Exit Recovery‘. Now once again the device will restart and boot with iOS 7.


Launch the iFunBox and just check the device status on the left side. If you don not see the ‘Jailed’ next to the device name and iOS version, here the process is complete. You will have full read/write access to root of your iPhone 4 now. Remember, you can truly ruin the device by experimenting with files in root directory of your device. If anything fails, you have the option to restore your device with help of iTunes.