Following on from multiple announcements and status updates regarding an iOS 6.1 jailbreak, the Evad3rs team has finally released the Evasi0n jailbreak to the public. The jailbreak is compatible with iOS devices running iOS 6.0 through 6.1 and supports the iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S and 5, the iPad 2, 3 and 4, the iPad mini and the iPod touch 4 and 5. The Apple TV 2 is also supported although currently not the Apple TV.
The jailbreak comes in the form of an untethered boot meaning that you can restart or power off and on your iOS device without having to connect your device to a Mac or PC to re-enable the boot or the jailbreak. The jailbreak app is a standalone piece of software that can be downloaded for Mac, Windows and Linux systems.
Following on from the release of iOS 6.1, a team known as Evad3rs has confirmed that they now have a jailbreak, called Evasi0n, ready for Mac and Windows systems. The information comes from the site evasi0n.com, which was set up by hacking team Evad3rs, that includes MuscleNerd and pod2g. According to the site, the software for Mac and Windows has already been completed and only some testing and development for Linux systems remains.
A new untethered jailbreak could be released shortly after the major update to iOS 6 is released in the form of iOS 6.1 (via CultofMac). According to the report, a number of hackers are waiting until iOS 6.1 is released to determine whether the vulnerabilities that will be used in the successful jailbreak process are fixed by Apple. Should any of the jailbreak access points remain open after the release of iOS 6.1, then it is likely that a full untethered jailbreak will be unleashed shortly after the release of iOS 6.1.
As expected, a new jailbreak for Apple devices running iOS 5 has been released. The jailbreak, developed by Chronic Dev Team and Pod2g, is Absinthe 2.0 and allows users to jailbreak all of their iOS devices running iOS 5.1.1. The only device that isn’t supported is the Apple TV 3. The jailbreak is a full untethered jailbreak and is available now from the Chronic Dev Team website. There are versions that are compatible with OS X, Windows systems and Linux.
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The first full untethered jailbreak for devices running iOS 5.1.1 is expected to be unveiled tomorrow at the Hack in the Box security conference. That’s according to the iDownload Blog (via CultofMac) who have spotted that the official Twitter account for the conference has just posted a new ‘Jailbreak Live’ event scheduled for Friday. This suggests that Pod2g, who posted to Twitter this week that the jailbreak would be getting released within days, will be unveiling the iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak tomorrow at the conference.
The conference is now selling passes for the one day jailbreak event for the staggering price of 700 Euros to give people a chance to witness what will be a significant moment in iOS history. According to the original report the jailbreak event will take place between 9am and 6pm local tomorrow (translating to a 3am EST start). There is no word on how long it would take to issue a full public release of the jailbreak but if it’s unveiled tomorrow, expect to it to be issued pretty quickly.
The long awaited jailbreak for A5-powered devices has finally arrived with the launch of the jailbreak ‘Absinthe A5′ by the Chronic Dev Team and jailbreak author pod2g. The jailbreak is based upon the Greenpois0n platform and allows users to jailbreak their iPad 2 and iPhone 4S (via 9to5Mac). The jailbreak itself is ‘untethered’ meaning that users can jailbreak without having to tether their device to their Mac for a reboot.
The jailbreak program Absinthe has initially been released for OS X, but Windows and Linux versions are reportedly in the works. The jailbreak works on iOS 5.0 and 5.0.1 for the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2 running iOS 5.0.1.
Following on from the release of iOS 4.3.3 on Wednesday which included fixes for the recent location tracking issue, an untethered jailbreak package has been released by the iPhone Dev Team and is available now. The untethered PwnageTool, redsn0w and ultrasn0w jailbreaks bring with them the ability to jailbreak any iOS device (except the iPad 2) running iOS 4.3.3 without the need to physically reattach the device to a Mac or a PC whenever the device is restarted.
The new jailbreak therefore covers the iPhone 3GS and the GSM iPhone 4, the iPod Touch 3G and 4G, the first generation iPad and the second generation Apple TV. As mentioned, the iPad 2 is not covered in this list because Apple somehow fixed the first iPad 2 jailbreak within days of release prompting speculation of leaks back to the company. Therefore, the iPad 2 jailbreak is not being discussed at all until it is released by the Dev Team.
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A new method of downloading apps outwith the App Store i.e. not authorized by Apple, will soon be coming to iOS devices via browser-based App Store which is codenamed ‘Lima’ (iPhoneDownloadBlog via MacStories). The new app store would require users to simply browse to the store website using a jailbroken iPhone and then install the app of their choice.
While Cydia, the major App Store alternative, is still around and is wildly popular among iOS users, the Cydia Store requires jailbreaking your Apple device which can be a little too much of an issue for some people. The primary advantage of a browser based app store would be that users could install apps that have not been approved by Apple on jailbroken devices through the Safari app.
The developers of XBMC Media Center have released an application that can be ported on to the second generation Apple TV, the iPad and the iPhone 4, which will allow the devices to play media that is not in the required iTunes format, essentially freeing them from reliance on iTunes media types. The XBMC software requires a jailbroken device in order to be installed and is available now.
The second generation Apple TV (ATV2) has been a massive hit but is limited by the fact that it can only play media that is in an iTunes compatible format. Being that both are produced by Apple this is fair enough but will require users who tend to use other file formats such as AVI to do a lot of transcoding in order that they may stream media to their Apple TV.
Reports are suggesting that Apple has removed the API interface that detects if an iOS device has been jailbroken in the latest version of the iOS software, 4.2. The original API appeared in iOS 4.0 but appears to have been taken out of the latest software.
Apple has traditionally been staunchly against jailbreaking from the very start, stating that users who do jailbreak immediately void the warranty for their Apple devices. When the US Government ruled that users were legally entitled to jailbreak their devices, Apple still maintained that they would not provide support for issues on jailbroken phones in their stores. Continue reading