Most of you in the jailbreak community knows the never-ending "cat and mouse" game between Apple and the jailbreak programmers. While the Evad3rs team was able to claim victory by finally cracking iOS 6, one should know that it is only a matter of time before Apple catches up and patch the jailbreak exploits. As previously reported, iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 is already being tested by iOS developers and from the looks of it, the fruit company has reportedly managed to kill the Evasi0n jailbreak.
According to a recent report from Forbes where they interviewed David Wang, aka Planetbeing, they were able to confirm that a "fix" for the Evasi0n exploit is being tested in the second beta of iOS 6.1.3. Upon closer examination, Planetbeing found out that at least one of the five bugs the jailbreak exploits has been patched by Apple. This one exploit pertains to the operating system’s time zone settings. Once iOS 6.1.3 officially releases, it is highly likely that the use of Evasi0n to jailbreak newer devices like the iPhone 5 and iPad mini will come to an end.
If you're thinking that one of out five vulnerabilities found isn't so bad, Planetbeing has something to say about that:
If one of the vulnerabilities doesn’t work, evasi0n doesn’t work. We could replace that part with a different vulnerability, but [Apple] will probably fix most, if not all, of the bugs we’ve used when 6.1.3 comes out.
Planetbeing anticipates that iOS 6.1.3 will likely drop by the end of March. Those who are looking to jailbreak their devices on iOS 6 should update to iOS 6.1.2 and jailbreak with the latest version of Evasi0n. As widely expected once iOS 6.1.3 comes out, Apple will close the window for iOS 6.1.2 and updating to the firmware will not be possible anymore. In that case, there is a good chance that you will permanently miss the jailbreak boat for iOS 6.Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback