Pre iOS 8.1 Jailbreak 8.0.2 Pangu or Evasi0n Utility: How To Maintain Your Jailbreak on 7.1.2 – Today, like with each day following iOS 8’s initial release, we find ourselves closer to the mobile liberation that will inevitably come in the form of an iOS 8.0.2 UnTethered jailbreak. As detailed in preceding articles, not only are the evad3rs (the ingenious team of hackers behind the creation of the first iOS 6 and iOS 8 UnTethered jailbreak utilities, evasi0n and evasi0n7 respectively) working diligently to discover new vulnerabilities, but the newest jailbreakers on the scene are also racing for a release: Pangu. Furthermore, with Pangu financed by a third-party Chinese company with monetary interests in jailbreaking, Pangu may very well be the first to issue an iOS 8 jailbreak for 8.0.2 and 8.1. However, that’s not exactly the focal point of today’s article – regardless of what anyone may say, the past is still very much a part of the present. Each day following Apple’s release of iOS 8, which in turn patched Pangu, we received a number of questions related to the tool’s functionality; not so much whether Pangu can jailbreak 8.0.2, but whether it still supports 7.1.2 ensuing the aforementioned patch.
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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.
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.
- iPhone 4 (both GSM and CMDA models)
- iPhone 3GS
- iPod touch 4th generation
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.
- iPhone 5
- iPhone 4S
- iPad mini
- iPod touch 5th generation
- iPad 4 powered by Apple’s A6X chip and Retina display
- iPad 3
- iPad 2
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.
How to Jailbreak iPod touch 5G and 4G UnTethered, Jailbreak 6.1.2 – As a reminder to our readers, the staff of Evasion Jailbreak decided to write this in-depth iPod touch jailbreaking reference. In spite of the explicit mention of iPod touch 4th and 5th generation support in our latest evasi0n 1.5.1 iOS 6.1.2 jailbreak tutorial, a number of our readers have questioned whether the utility actually includes support for the two iPod touch models that can upgrade to 6.1.2. In this article, we’ll cover the steps required to jailbreak either your iPod touch 4G or 5G on iOS 6 through 6.1.2, as well as the difference between an UnTethered and a Tethered jailbreak and provide links to our top Cydia tweaks articles for post-jailbreak assistance.
How to Jailbreak iOS 6.1.2 UnTethered via Sn0wbreeze, in-depth Jailbreak Tutorial – Recently, iH8sn0w updated Sn0wbreeze to version 2.9.11 in order to jailbreak iOS 6.1.2 UnTethered. While the new Sn0wbreeze 2.9.11 utility is capable of jailbreaking iOS 6, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.1 and even Apple’s latest iOS 6.1.2 firmware update, jailbreakers with an iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad mini, iPad 4 or any of the iOS-based devices with newer processors should follow our in-depth Evasi0n Jailbreak tutorial for 6.0 through 6.1.2 on either Mac or Windows computers. Unfortunately, in addition to only supporting A4-powered devices, Sn0wbreeze only functions on Windows, thus OS X users should either use Evasion, borrow their friend’s Windows computer or create a virtual machine.
Jailbreak 6.1.2 iOS 6.1 UnTethered on iPhone 5, 4S, iPad mini, 4, iPod touch 5G, all iDevices with Evasi0n – Shortly after Apple released iOS 6.1.2 to the public to correct minor bugs, the Evad3rs (the dev team behind the untethered evasion jailbreak) updated their Evasi0n utility to v1.4. Thankfully, because the Untethered exploits utilized by evasi0n were left un-patched, users can now jailbreak Apple’s latest 6.1.2 firmware using Evasi0n version 1.4 or 1.5. The new jailbreaking tool also supports 6.1.2 and older versions of iOS alike, including 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.1 and 6.1.1. All iOS devices that can upgrade to iOS 6.1.2 can now be jailbroken, with the exception of the Apple TV 3, which, as of now, is unable to be successfully jailbroken due to a lack of exploitable jailbreak vulnerabilities.
As mentioned above, the Evasi0n Jailbreak is compatible with and can successfully jailbreak the following iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models running 6.1.2, 6.1.1, 6.1, 6.0.2, 6.0.1 or iOS 6 (not 6.1.3).
How to Jailbreak iOS 5.2, 6.1 UnTethered Apple TV 2 via Seas0nPass Windows and Mac – Recently, following the evad3rs’ release of their Evasi0n jailbreak utility for iOS 6 through 6.1 and the iPhone 4S-exclusive 6.1.1 firmware, fireCore updated their SeasonPass jailbreaking tool to include support for iOS 5.2 on the Apple TV 2. While the latest firmware for the Apple TV is officially dubbed 5.2, it’s essentially the Apple TV equivalent of iOS 6.1 and 6.1.2 jailbreakable firmware for iOS-based devices. The latest update to Seas0nPass incorporates the same vulnerabilities discovered by the evad3rs dev team that are found in the evasion jailbreak.
iOS 6.1.1 UnTethered Jailbreak iPhone 4S using Evasi0n version 1.3 – Another day, another firmware release. As we reported earlier, today Apple released iOS 6.1.1 to the public. The latest version of iOS is, surprisingly, similar to iOS 6.0.2 in the sense that it’s exclusive to the iPhone 4S and was issued merely to correct a known bug present in iOS 6.1 that affects 3G cellular performance. In Apple’s haste to release the update, they overlooked one thing: the Evasi0n iOS 6 through 6.1.2 UnTethered Jailbreak, thus leaving the vulnerabilities un-patched. As it turns out, today’s release is an entirely different firmware from the developer-specific version of iOS 6.1.1 released last week.
Apple Releases 6.1.1 For iPhone 4S, Evasi0n Jailbreak iOS 6.1.1 Update In Development – Following last week’s release of iOS 6.1.1 beta 1, today Apple released their new 6.1.1 firmware to the public. The update, which is exclusive to the iPhone 4S, was issued to address a bug that significantly reduces the battery life of the iPhone 4S when running over a 3G cellular data connection. iOS 6.1.1 is on the smaller side of iOS updates, coming in at a measly 23MB for the over-the-air (OTA) upgrade – the build number for 6.1.1 has also been updated to 10b145.
Jailbreak 6.1 iOS 6.1.2 UnTethered on iPhone 5, 4S, iPad 4, iPod touch 5 and More with Evasi0n Tutorial – Today, the Evad3rs (the new dev team behind the untethered iOS 6 jailbreak) released their Evasi0n Jailbreak utility. The new Evasion jailbreaking tool functions on Apple’s latest version of iOS: 6.1, while also supporting the other 6.1.2, 6.1.1, 6.0.1 and 6.0.2 iOS 6 firmwares. For those iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners who have been eagerly following MuscleNerd, pod2g, planetbeing and pimskek’s progress this past week, this is the moment we’ve all been waiting for.