P0sixninja Discovers Yet Another 6.1.3 Jailbreak Exploit For Future Use With iOS 7 – Last night, following p0sixninja’s previous announcement regarding his solo mission to develop a new Untethered jailbreak for future iOS 7 firmwares, the prominent and well-established hacker sent out a tweet to his followers that’s nothing short of tantalizing. As most of our readers are already aware, the popular jailbreak utility known as Evasi0n was patched by Apple on March 19th with the release of iOS 6.1.3 – a minor update issued to correct a known lock screen bug and to improve the Maps app for Japanese users. Since Apple release iOS 6.1.3 to the public, the vast majority of questions we’ve received over the past few weeks are related to whether or not 6.1.3 can be jailbroken. While the short answer is yes, there is a jailbreak available for iOS 6.1.3, it only supports older iPod touch and iPhone models due to its inability to function on devices powered by Apple’s A5 processor or newer. That’s why another untethered utility is paramount to the future of jailbreaking.
New iPhone Security Flaw Discovered After Evasi0n Jailbreak Patched By 6.1.3 – Following Apple’s recent release of iOS 6.1.3, which unfortunately patches the UnTethered Evasion Jailbreak, an entirely new security flaw was discovered yesterday. As many of you may already know, we reported on Tuesday that Apple issued iOS 6.1.3 to address a passcode lockscreen security flaw, patch the untethered jailbreak and bring improvements to the Maps app for Japanese users.
Jailbreak 6.1.3 iOS Semi UnTethered on iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod touch 4G with Redsn0w – Following Apple’s release of iOS 6.1.3 today, a popular jailbreak tutorial YouTuber named iCrackUriDevice published an updated semi UnTethered jailbreak guide for the new firmware using a simple RedSn0w workaround. Unfortunately, because the Untethered exploits employed by Evasion are patched in iOS 6.1.3, this jailbreak remains exclusive to A4-powered devices and is Tethered by default, which we’ll explain later. If you own a newer iDevice on a previous version of iOS 6, including 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.1, 6.1.1 and 6.1.2, we strongly advise following our evasi0n jailbreak tutorial, as it includes untethered support for all devices.
As mentioned above, the Redsn0w Jailbreak is compatible with, and can jailbreak, the following iPhone and iPod touch models running iOS 6.1.3.
While the following newer iDevices are incompatible with this 6.1.3 jailbreak, they are still able to be jailbroken on all previous versions of iOS 6, even 6.1.2, using evasion.
Furthermore, even though it’s possible to use redsn0w on 6.1.3, iPhone and iPod touch owners will only be able to jailbreak using what’s referred to as a “Tethered Jailbreak”. Consequently, devices jailbroken using this method will require Redsnow to boot into their fully jailbroken state every time they power off. However, it is possible to install what’s known as a semi Tethered or a Semi UnTethered jailbreak on iOS 6.1.3 after completing this tutorial. This will allow the iPhone or iPod touch to reboot without the assistance of a computer with limited functionality. If you’ve previously jailbroken using a tethered version of redsn0w, jailbreaking 6.1.3 should be easy for you.
iOS 6.1.3 Released, Jailbreak Details – Following the release of iOS 6.1.2 exactly one month ago, today Apple has released iOS 6.1.3 to the public for the following iDevices: the iPhone 5, 4S, 4, 3GS, iPad 4, 3, 2, iPad mini and, last but not least, Apple’s 5th and 4th generation iPod touch models. The new 6.1.3 firmware was issued to bring minor improvements and bug fixes to iOS, including a cure for the lockscreen passcode security bug and additions to the Maps app for Japanese users. Similar to iOS 6.1.2, today’s 6.1.3 release is on the smaller side of firmware updates, coming in at either 18.2MB for the iPhone version or 31.7MB for the iPad edition of iOS 6.1.3 for Apple’s over the air (OTA) update.