With iOS 6.1 Out, Jailbreak Tipped for This Weekend


Now that iOS 6.1 has landed, where’s the rumored jailbreak? We’ve been hearing that a fully-working untethered jailbreak has been nearly ready for public release, and that the developers behind it were waiting for Apple to deliver iOS 6.1 before its distribution, in order to prevent the company from closing up any holes used to achieve the needed exploits. We’ve got some good news along those lines, and while nothing’s official just yet, it sounds like the jailbreak could get here sometime this weekend.

There was always a chance that, even with the jailbreak still private, Apple could inadvertently close one of the security vulnerabilities critical to its operation. Luckily, planetbeing, one of the members of the new evad3rs dev crew, has tweeted that iOS 6.1 doesn’t appear to break anything.

Separately, MuscleNerd, also of the evad3rs, has dropped a tweet of his own that draws attention to the timing of this weekend’s Super Bowl game, possibly suggesting that the evad3rs are expecting to release their jailbreak right around the same time. It would only make sense that they’d want a few days to double-check iOS 6.1 compatibility, but things are looking good for a release very soon.

The jailbreak should be fully untethered, and unlike previous iOS 6 efforts, will support all the latest hardware, including the iPhone 5 and iPad mini; the only device likely to be left out in the cold is the most recent Apple TV.

Source: planetbeing, MuscleNerd 1,2 (Twitter)
Via: RedmondPie
Image: iFixIt

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!