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iOS 6.1.3 Beta 2 Fixes Exploits Used for Evasi0n Jailbreak

evasionThe upcoming iOS 6.1.3 update, which was seeded in beta form to developers last week, will put an end to new versions of the evasi0n jailbreak.

Forbes reports that evad3rs team member David Wang (aka planetbeing on Twitter) tested the patch over the weekend and found that one of the five exploits the hack uses was repaired.
Wang tells me that he's analyzed the 6.1.3 beta 2 update and found that it patches at least one of the five bugs the jailbreak exploits, namely a flaw in the operating system's time zone settings. The beta update likely signals the end of using evasi0n to hack new or updated devices after the update is released to users, says Wang, who says he's still testing the patch to see which other vulnerabilities exploited by the jailbreak might no longer exist in the new operating system.
Despite evasi0n's record number of downloads, hitting seven million installs just four days after release, Apple has been relatively slow to patch the bugs that make evasi0n possible, compared to some previous jailbreaks.

The Cupertino-based company pushed the iOS 6.1.2 update six days ago, without a fix for evasi0n, which has now been available for download for three weeks. According to Forbes, it took Apple just nine days to fix Jailbreakme 3.0, the jailbreaking tool for the iPhone 4.

Wang is predicting that the iOS 6.1.3 update might take as long as a month to be released, and he also mentioned that the evad3rs have discovered additional bugs in the operating system, which could lead to a new jailbreak in the future.

iOS 6.1.3 will bring improved Maps to Japan along with a fix for the Passcode bug that was discovered after iOS 6.1.

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19 months ago

In this day and age, with all of the substantial improvements that Apple has made to iOS over the years, I don't really think that there are many excuses left for jailbreakers.


Are you serious? there is so many things you can do with an iPhone jailbroken that you can't with iOS on its own.

Rating: 36 Votes
19 months ago
I don't care. I am not giving up my jailbreak. I am not upgrading until ios7.
Rating: 22 Votes
19 months ago

I don't care. I am not giving up my jailbreak. I am not upgrading until ios7.


Hell if we have another joke update like iOS 5 was to iOS 6, I have no problem skipping iOS7 all together.
Rating: 22 Votes
19 months ago
Looks like I won't be leaving 6.1.2 for awhile.
Rating: 21 Votes
19 months ago

Are you serious? there is so many things you can do with an iPhone jailbroken that you can't with iOS on its own.

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This!

Apple updates have been piss poor. The last good update was back when we got iOS 5 in 2011. iOS 6 was just one big screw up - hence the SVP getting let go over it.
Rating: 18 Votes
19 months ago
In this day and age, with all of the substantial improvements that Apple has made to iOS over the years, I don't really think that there are many excuses left for jailbreakers.
Rating: 16 Votes
19 months ago

In this day and age, with all of the substantial improvements that Apple has made to iOS over the years, I don't really think that there are many excuses left for jailbreakers.


there are still a few tweaks exclusive to jailbreakers that i find handy, namely activator and sbsettings, which are not available with JB
Rating: 13 Votes
19 months ago

In this day and age, with all of the substantial improvements that Apple has made to iOS over the years, I don't really think that there are many excuses left for jailbreakers.


Oh brother, where to begin on this one...
Rating: 12 Votes
19 months ago

Are you serious? there is so many things you can do with an iPhone jailbroken that you can't with iOS on its own.

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I jailbroke my iPad 3 once only to find out that there was nothing of interest for me personally. I am sure it's a big deal for some, but many people are perfectly content with the apps that are being offered on the appstore.

Just saying ;)
Rating: 10 Votes
19 months ago
Given the # of people who used Evasi0n as SOON as it came out - I'd say that jailbreaking is still pretty popular regardless of whether or not iOS has been improving.

To each their own. If you're happy with stock iOS - don't jailbreak. If you aren't and can find features or benefits to jailbreaking - go ahead. Silly to argue against someone else's use case which isn't your own.
Rating: 10 Votes

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