Samsung Galaxy S4 versus Jailbroken iPhone 5 (Running iOS 6.1.2)
Amidst our various reports regarding evasion, 6.1.3, iOS 7 and jailbreaking in general, the staff of Evasion Jailbreak has decided to take a closer look at the iPhone 5’s newest rival: the Samsung Galaxy S4. The iPhone 5 owners who have mistakenly updated to iOS 6.1.3 or even 6.1.4 and are regrettably stuck on the firmware without the hope of jailbreaking, have undeniably considered switching to Android. For those of you who are contemplating switching from iOS and the iPhone to an Android phone like the Galaxy S4, we’re taking the ultimate plunge and comparing the two head-to-head. Prior to this comparison though, it’s important to mention that the iPhone 5 we used is jailbroken on 6.1.2 and the Galaxy S4 is rooted (the Android equivalent of jailbreaking).
iOS 6.1.4 Explained: Jailbreaking, Unlocking, iOS 7 And More – Earlier this month, on May 2nd, Apple released iOS 6.1.4 to the public. However, instead of issuing the firmware to all current iDevices as one would expect Apple to do, the latest firmware is exclusive to the iPhone 5. iOS 6.1.3 is the latest iteration of iOS 6 for the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad mini, iPod touch 5G and the iPod touch 4G. Since 6.1.4’s release, the staff at Evasion Jailbreak has received a large number of questions pertaining to whether the firmware can be jailbroken and if 6.1.3 is jailbreakable on other devices. In this article, we aim to answer a number of commonly asked questions pertaining to iOS 6.1.4.
How to Unlock 6.1.4 iOS on Apple’s iPhone 5 – Late last month, we brought our readers at Evasion Jailbreak an in-depth and comprehensive iPhone Unlock guide for all models running Apple’s iOS 6.1.3 firmware. Following Apple’s recent iPhone 5-exclusive release of iOS 6.1.4 on Friday, we’ve received numerous questions pertaining to the latest version of iOS and whether iPhone 5 owners can Unlock 6.1.4. Thankfully, the answer’s “yes,” iOS 6.1.4 can be fully Unlocked on iPhone 5s that updated. In this article, we’ll provide you (the reader) with an incredibly concise and straightforward unlock tutorial for iOS 6.1.4 and 6.1.3 (the latest firmware for all models save the iPhone 5). However, before plunging head-first into this guide, it’s important to realize that unlocking one’s iPhone differs vastly from jailbreaking.
Apple Releases iOS 6.1.4 for iPhone 5, Evasion Jailbreak 6.1.4 Warning – Today, in a rather peculiar update, Apple released iOS 6.1.4 to the public, which appears to be exclusive to the iPhone 5. Today’s iOS 6.1.4 firmware follows the release of Apple’s 6.1.3 update on March 19th that was issued to bring minor improvements and bug fixes to iOS. Unfortunately, like with iOS 6.1.3, today’s 6.1.4 release is unable to be jailbroken by evasi0n. Additionally, 6.1.4 is on the smaller side of firmware updates, weighing in at merely 11.5MB in size for Apple’s over the air (OTA) update feature on an iPhone 5 running 6.1.3.
Factory Unlock iPhone 5, 4S iOS 6.1.3, Including iPhone 4, 3GS After 6.1.3 Jailbreak – Although the majority of questions we receive at Evasion Jailbreak are related to jailbreaking, iOS 6.1.3, downgrading and our expert jailbreak tutorials, a number of our users often inquire about unlocking their iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, 4 and 3GS models. In this article, we’ll highlight the best type of unlock and how any iPhone model on any baseband, running any firmware, including iOS 6.1.3 can be easily unlocked. Before we begin though, it’s important to realize that unlocking is fundamentally different from jailbreaking in that it allows an iPhone to be used on carriers other than the one it was initially intended for and essentially “locked” to. Although jailbreaks and unlocks can coexist, the two are entirely separate. For the latest on jailbreaking, we recommend reading our recent article on the topic.
iOS 6.1.3 Jailbreak Untethered And 6.1.2 iPhone 5, iPhone 4S iPad 4, Mini iPod Touch Compatibility List – Today, after still receiving numerous questions pertaining to iOS 6.1.3 and the available jailbreak for the new firmware, the staff of Evasion Jailbreak has decided to create this quick and simple iOS 6.1.3 Tethered and Untethered 6.1.2 compatibility list. For the sake of simplicity, we’ll break this this down in just a few short paragraphs. If you’re looking for additional information regarding 6.1.3, downgrading and the differences between Tethered, UnTethered and semi Tethered or semi Untethered jailbreaks, check out our in-depth jailbreak 6.1.3 iOS Q&A article.
UnTethered iOS Jailbreak 6.1.3 iPhone 5, iPad 4 Information – Following both Apple’s release of iOS 6.1.3 and our in-depth jailbreak tutorial for the new firmware, a large number of avid Evasion Jailbreak readers have inquired as to the status of an UnTethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1.3, how the current Tethered and semi Untethered jailbreak functions and whether or not it’s possible to downgrade from 6.1.3 to 6.1.2. While we’ll answer all of the most commonly asked questions we receive in this Jailbreak 6.1.3 Q&A article, iCrackUriDevice (a popular iOS and jailbreak tutorial YouTuber) has recently published an in-depth video explaining much of what is detailed in this post. If you’d prefer a vocal explanation to the iOS 6.1.3 jailbreak questions previously mentioned, be sure to watch the video embedded below.
Is it possible to Jailbreak 6.1.3?
Yes, it’s possible to jailbreak an iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or a 4th generation iPod touch on iOS 6.1.3 using Redsn0w. Unfortunately, because Apple patched a number of the exploits utilized by the evasi0n jailbreak utility, it’s not currently possible to jailbreak the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad mini or the 5the generation iPod touch on 6.1.3.
Redsn0w utilizes Geohot’s limera1n exploit form 2010, which is a hardware based vulnerability that cannot be patched by Apple for the devices it supports simply by releasing a new firmware. That’s why older devices are supported by the 6.1.3 jailbreak, while newer devices cannot make use of redsn0w to accomplish the same task. Furthermore, older iDevices jailbroken on 6.1.3 will be jailbroken by what’s referred to as a Tethered jailbreak, meaning users will be required to reboot their device using redsn0w every time it powers off. However, that being said, it’s possible to install a Semi Tethered or a Semi UnTethered jailbreak following the Tethered Redsn0w jailbreak.