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Evasi0n iOS 6.1 Untethered Jailbreak Announced, 68% Done & Likely Release is February 3

There's little doubt the hottest tech news is the work being done by the Evad3rs team, who have been creating the highly anticipated iOS 6.x jailbreak for iPhone 5 and other devices. This new jailbreak has made considerable progress as of late and they've even put up a website containing some essential information about the upcoming iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak.

evasi0n iOS 6.1 Untethered Jailbreak

Today, the Evad3rs made the first tweet, which announced the official website of evasi0n, the name of the newest jailbreak. If you're going to check out the website, there's a progress bar informing you of the current development phase. As of this writing, the progress bar is currently at 68% with the description: "Applications for Windows and OS X are finished. Remains linux and some testing. Come back soon! Next step: private beta testing" The website also enumerates the requirements for the iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak.

  • 5 minutes of your time!
  • A computer, running Windows (XP minimum), Mac OS X (10.5 minimum) or Linux (x86 / x86_64)
  • An iPhone, iPad or iPod running iOS 6.0 through 6.1 (you may check in Settings / General / About => Version)
  • A USB cable to connect the device to the computer

And just for reference, here are the supported devices for the evasi0n jailbreak:

  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPad 4
  • iPad 3
  • iPad 2
  • iPad mini
  • iPod touch 5
  • iPod touch 4
  • Apple TV 2

The only iOS 6 device currently unsupported is Apple TV 3. The jailbreak is said to support all iOS 6.x firmware (iOS 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2 and 6.1) but for the sake of being up-to-date, it's recommended you update to iOS 6.1 now (download iOS 6.1 IPSW). Don't do this through OTA updates because it is likely you will have issues. Be sure you read our featured post on how to prepare your device for iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak.

At this point, the Windows and Mac version are now complete and it seems a private beta testing will be conducted to ensure quality and stability. There's a nice little Easter egg hidden within the iFamily photo of Evasi0n's website: Go to the Calendar app of the devices and the date will say "3", which could be a hint the jailbreak will drop in February 3, as MuscleNerd teased earlier this week.

This is it, ladies and gents! The iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak for iPhone 5 is nearly done and it may be released this coming Sunday. Be sure to stay tuned to this blog for updates.

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    bobit8 years, 8 months ago

    thanks for these updates… gr8 blog

    iAi8 years, 8 months ago

    Just tell me how to install cracked apps after the jailbreak ?
    There’s no crackulo repo anymore :(