WWDC 2013, iOS 7, 6.1.3 and the Future of Jailbreaking
In years past, Apple’s annual World Wide Developers Conference (commonly referred to as WWDC) has played host to numerous unveilings, including both software and hardware. In fact, up until the iPhone 4S, new iterations of the iPhone were unveiled during the conference. However, in an effort to focus on developers, Apple separated the iPhone portion of the conference these past two years and held separate press events to specifically showcase the iPhone. During this years conference, Apple is scheduled to unveil iOS 7. In this post, we’ll discuss the next major iOS installment, iOS 6.1.3 and the future of jailbreaking.
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WWDC 2013, iOS 7, 6.1.3 and the Future of Jailbreaking
Untethered iOS 6.1.3 Jailbreak Update, iOS 7 and the Future of Jailbreaking – Today, as part of our effort at Evasi0n Jailbreak to keep our readers constantly informed, we’ve put together this basic guide to outline the status of the next UnTethered Jailbreak. As a number of our avid site users are already aware, Apple effectively patched the iOS 6.0 through 6.1.2 Untethered evasion jailbreak with the release of iOS 6.1.3 on March 19th. In this article, we’ll not only explore the reasons why the evad3rs have opted against developing a utility to jailbreak 6.1.3, but we’ll also examine iOS 7 and jailbreaking’s place in the future.
Future Jailbreak for iOS 7 In Development, Apple Announces WWDC 2013 – Earlier this morning, Apple announced the company’s annual World Wide Developers Conference, more commonly known as WWDC, will take place from June 10th to the 14th at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California. During the event, Apple is expected to provide an “in-depth look at what’s next in iOS  and OS X,” as stated on Apple’s own developer site. As most of our readers are already aware, Apple’s semi-recent release of iOS 6.1.3 effectively patched a number of vulnerabilities exploited by Evasi0n in the iOS 6 jailbreak, leaving those who updated stuck on the latest firmware without a jailbreak in sight. However, both p0sixninja and the evad3rs have confirmed that they’ll develop new jailbreak utilities once Apple releases iOS 7 to the general public.
iOS 6.1.3 Jailbreak, Untethered 6.1.4 and iOS 7 Guide – In an attempt to help clarify any and all uncertainties our readers have concerning jailbreaking, iOS 6.1.3 and the future of jailbreaking, the staff here at Evasion Jailbreak brings you this ultimate jailbreak resource guide. In an attempt to maintain our renowned simplicity, we’re keeping this article as concise and straightforward as possible. Here you’ll find brief explanations with links to more in-depth and informative jailbreak articles on everything from evasi0n for iOS 6.0 through 6.1.2 to the relatively-new 6.1.3 firmware (the latest version of iOS that patches the evasion jailbreak) – we even detail what SHSH blobs are and how they’re pertinent to downgrading. Read on for answers to all your 6.1.3 jailbreak-related questions and more.
P0sixninja to Develop Next UnTethered Jailbreak After iOS 6.1.3 – Last night, following our new iOS 6.1.3 jailbreak questions and answers article, p0sixninja sent a couple of rather interesting tweets to his followers on Twitter. For those of you who may be unaware, posixninja, the quondam leader of the now-disasembled Chronic Dev Team, has been instrumental in the development of numerous UnTethered jailbreak utilities, including Greenpois0n, Absinthe and Absinthe version 2. In his first tweet, Joshua Hill (p0sixninja) revealed that he’s been secretly discovering exploits required to develop an Untethered jailbreak since his departure from the legendary Chronic Dev Team.
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.
Download Evasion 1.5.3 Update to Jailbreak iOS 6.1.2 – Following today’s earlier release of Evasi0n 1.5.2, the evad3rs (the dev team responsible for creating the first and only Untethered iOS 6 jailbreak) updated their evasi0n jailbreak tool to version 1.5.3. It seems that, in addition to bringing localization for German, French and Chinese, evasi0n v1.5.2 also causes the utility to crash on Windows. Evasion 1.5.3 simply corrects the unwarranted and bizarre issue with the previous evasi0n update. Also, like with past versions, evasi0n 1.5.3 includes support for jailbreaking iOS 6.0 through 6.1.2 on all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models that can upgrade to the latest firmwares.
Download Evasi0n 1.5.2 for an UnTethered iOS 6.1.2 Jailbreak – Today, the evad3rs (a semi-new and prominent dev team on the iOS jailbreaking scene) updated their Evasi0n Jailbreak utility to version 1.5.2. The latest edition of evasion is a minor release that brings localizations for French, German and Chinese to the evasi0n 6.1.2 jailbreak tool. Like with previous versions, Evasi0n v1.5.2 supports all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models on iOS 6.0 through 6.1.2 and jailbreaking with evasion is still a breeze.
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.
Download Updated TinyUmbrella To Backup 6.1.2 SHSH Files And Jailbreak Tips – After last week’s release of iOS 6.1.2, notcom has updated TinyUmbrella (a utility for saving SHSH blobs) today to include support for the newer firmware. The latest version now functions on all versions of iOS 6 – excluding iOS 6.1.3 beta 2, which remains exclusive to registered Apple Developers.