As Apple released a minor update to iOS 7 that fixed a bug with FaceTime a few days ago, potential jailbreakers were initially worried about the minor update breaking any kind of future promise for an iOS 7 jailbreak method.

However, a few moments after the release of the latest Apple OS update, it was confirmed by jailbreakers that there are no issues with the OS update as far as jailbreaking is concerned. As a matter of fact, according to one hacker, those considering jailbreaking their iOS 7-powered devices further down the line should not be concerned about installing the iOS 7.0.4.

The report came from @iH8sn0w, who said that iOS 7.0.4, "has no security changes". Also, in another Twitter update, @iH8sn0w further noted of Apple and its recent software updates that:

"The last few updates have not been directed as patching anything jb-related. They're probably waiting."

Immediately after the aforementioned tweet, the news was also confirmed by long-time iOS hacker and all-round jailbreak authority @MuscleNerd. Via Twitter,@MuscleNerd said that despite confirming that iOS 7.0.4 should not affect the potential of a future jailbreak if installed, he nevertheless advised users to "avoid it," just in case.

"Those at 7.x waiting for JB, maybe treat 7.0.4 as exercise in restraint. Won't affect JB if you slip up, but test your ability to avoid it!"

@MuscleNerd meant that those on iOS 7 waiting for a jailbreak should simply get into the habit of not updating to the latest iOS version right away, since these incremental updates can break your jailbreak especially if the device is already jailbroken.

For quite some time, it has been said that an iOS 7 jailbreak is already in the pipeline. Furthermore, back in October, rumours were made that an elite team of hackers called "evad3rs" could have found the final piece in the iOS 7 jailbreak puzzle already. But then again, we have heard little news since.

At this point, what we can do is to keep our fingers crossed that a jailbreak solution for the iOS 7 will launch pretty soon. Nevertheless, whether or not such a solution would be compatible with our new Apple A7-powered devices, such as the iPad Mini with Retina display, iPad Air and iPhone 5s, remains unknown up to this point.