Apple Fix for Evasi0n?

According to Andy Greenberg of Forbes, Apple is now beta-testing a fix for the recent evasi0n jailbreak. Lead evad3r planetbeing reportedly told Andy that developers received an iOS update late last week that patches at least one of the bugs exploited by the jailbreak. He went on to say that:

“[Apple] will probably fix most if not all of the bugs we’ve used when 6.1.3 comes out.”

Given Apple’s usual schedule, the patch will likely be released in about a month.

Fortunately, planetbeing claims that the evad3rs have discovered enough bugs to build almost an entirely new jailbreak, even if Apple patches all the bugs currently exploited. However, Apple could potentially patch those unused bugs as well — in which case, the evad3rs would be “starting from scratch.”

Evasi0n has been the most popular jailbreak ever, used on almost 7 million devices in its first four days online.


Evad3rs Have Released Evasi0n

At long last, the much anticipated untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 is here. This jb covers 6.0 – 6.1, and works with pretty much any device that can run that OS (save maybe AppleTV3G).

Check out the official evasi0n website for a list of mirrors to get the jailbreak.

According to the website, you’ll need:

  • 5 minutes
  • A computer running Windows (XP minimum), Mac OS X (10.6 minimum) or Linux (x86 / x86_64)
  • An iPhone, iPad or iPod running iOS 6.0 through 6.1.2 (you may check in Settings / General / About => Version)
  • A USB cable to connect the device to the computer
Remember to back up your device, and disable your passcode before jailbreaking. While you’re jailbreaking, the evad3rs suggest leaving your computer alone — especially iOS/iTunes related tasks. If you run into any issues, the website probably has an answer for you.