On Monday, February 4th, a big event happened for fans of iOS jailbreaking. ‘Evasi0n’, an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.x, was released. This means that this jailbreak is the first to be compatible with all iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and iPad mini models running on iOS 6.0 through iOS 6.1, the newest iOS so far.
Why is this important? The significance is mostly for those users who have iOS 6 on their devices and couldn’t jailbreak it until now, which is mostly iPhone 5 users. This opens the doors to a range of opportunities for users to tweak and mod their iOS devices.
The Evad3rs team, consisting of Pod2g (Cyril Cattiaux), MuscleNerd (Eric McDonald), Planetbeing (David Wang), and Pimskeks (Nikias Bassen), awaited the release of iOS 6.1 before releasing the jailbreak, which would increase the effective time of the software. Because Apple has increased the security of iOS 6, it takes longer for vulnerabilities that enable a jailbreak to be found, which is why it was more effective for the Evad3rs to wait so Apple can’t immediately patch the jailbreak with the release of iOS 6.1.
The website for the jailbreak is www.evasi0n.com. The jailbreak can run on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows. The website provides Mirrors to download Evasi0n from, including box.com, MEGA, and RapidShare.
The response has been incredible with evasi0n. Cydia administrator, Jay Freeman, told Forbes that evasi0n has been installed on seven million iOS devices within only four days.
“That makes the iOS-hacking app the fastest-adopted jailbreak software of all time, Freeman says.”
For those out there with iOS devices running iOS 6.0 to 6.1, are you ready to jailbreak? If you don’t know what jailbreaking is, click on this link for a general overview of what jailbreaking is.
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