Apple Seeds iOS 6.1.3 Beta 2, Potential Evasi0n Jailbreak 6.1.3 Update – Today, a mere two days after Apple released iOS 6.1.2 to the public and evad3rs updated evasi0n to v1.4 for an untethered jailbreak on the new firmware, Apple has seeded iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 to developers. As of now, 6.1.3 is the latest beta firmware and is therefore exclusive to individuals who are enrolled in Apple’s official iOS developer program. Like we expected, following Apple’s rushed releases of both 6.1.1 and 6.1.2, the previous iOS 6.1.1 beta 1 firmware has been escalated to an entirely different version: 6.1.3 beta 2. Additionally, if a previously-jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on iOS 6.0 through 6.1.2 was successfully restored to the new 6.1.3 beta 2, Cydia would be removed and the iOS device would be left un-jailbroken. Needless to say, we at Evasi0n Jailbreak strongly advise against updating to iOS 6.1.3.
The previous iOS 6.1.1 beta 1 firmware featured a variety of changes and improvements to the Maps app for Japanese users. Like its predecessor, 6.1.3 beta 2 also contains the revisions to Apple’s Maps app and additionally, corrects a rather disconcerting lock screen passcode bug that was expected to be addressed in iOS 6.1.2.
The following iOS 6.1.3 change log can be found in Apple’s official release notes for the new firmware, which are exclusive to registered Apple iOS Developers:
iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 includes a security fix for a Lock screen bug and the following improvements to Maps for Japan:
Improved pronunciation of roads during turn-by-turn navigation
Optimized directions to more strongly prefer highways over narrower roads
Now indicates upcoming toll roads during turn-by-turn navigation
Added labels for junctions, interchanges, on-ramps, off-ramps, and intersections
Added indicators for transit station buildings, subway lines, and traffic lights
Updated freeway color to green
Updated icons for some location categories including fire stations, hospitals, and post offices Added 3D buildings including Tokyo Station, Japan Imperial Palace, and Tokyo Tower
As of now, it remains unknown whether the new 6.1.3 beta patched the iOS 6 through 6.1.2 jailbreak exploits used in the evasion jailbreak. However, if the final release of 6.1.3 is anything like the rushed 6.1.1 and 6.1.2 firmwares, Apple will be more concerned with improving iOS and correcting other, more high-prioity issues. After all, there’s no questioning the fact that Apple sells more iOS devices when there’s an untethered jailbreak and with installous out of the picture, piracy is less of a threat.
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