iOS 6.1.3 May Stop Popular Jailbreak

Reports indicate that the next iteration of iOS may fix an exploit hole that's enabled the Evasi0n jailbreak to become particularly popular.

It's not as though jailbreaking as a pastime is likely to die off, but Forbes reports that Evasi0n's author, David Wang, has looked over the beta 2 code of iOS 6.1.3 and the news isn't good. A time zone exploit that Evasi0n uses has most definitely been patched, and Wang suspects others may have been as well.

"If one of the vulnerabilities doesn’t work, evasi0n doesn’t work. We could replace that part with a different vulnerability, but [Apple] will probably fix most if not all of the bugs we’ve used when 6.1.3 comes out."

Realistically, this won't change much. Jailbreaks come and go, and there's enough of a community already that it's likely that iOS 6.1.3 will be broken at some point. Still, if you're already in the jailbroken world, it's been wise to avoid new iOS updates anyway as they appear if you want to keep your jailbreak active, and this simply strengthens that argument.

Apple Is Beta-Testing An Update That Kills Evasi0n Jailbreak [Forbes]


    Apples improved attempts to stop jailbreaking is really starting to put me off.. I like jailbreaking because i can modify my phone to suit my individual needs.. I seriously think my next phone will be an android for this reason alone.

    Man... It is always going to be able to be jailbroken. Why does apple keep wasting resources on plugging jailbreaks and making it harder for people to jailbreak, when it is not only hurting their funds, but also people want to jailbreak because the OS sucks so much otherwise. Why not spend time on improving the stupid OS, or maybe better design features than 'OOOOHHHH taller screen!!'

    5" iPHONE please!!!!!!!

    My N4 is awesome but I still prefer iOS apps.

    I'm not really worried about jailbreaking anymore. I did it to my 4S but the phone just became too unreliable, apps crashing a lot and Facebook constantly logging me out, having to reactivate iMessage every time I started the phone up etc. Was good while it lasted but it wasn't worth the instability for me.

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