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The long-awaited untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.x is finally here

Although the jailbreak was initially expected to arrive yesterday, the hacker group known as evad3rs finally released their long-awaited jailbreak for iOS 6.x today. The group wanted to wait until iOS 6.1 was pushed out the door to prevent Apple from deploying quick fix to squash the exploits needed to fuel the jailbreak.
 
As with previous jailbreaks, evasi0n allows users to install unauthorized apps onto iPads, iPhones, and iPod touch devices. In this jailbreak, the list of supported devices is quite extensive:
 
iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5
iPad 2/3/4
iPad mini
iPod touch (fourth and fifth generations)
 
The jailbreak software can be downloaded now (Windows, Mac, Linux), and the install process takes no more than a few clicks and few minutes to finish. The evasi0n jailbreak works on iOS 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, and 6.1.
 

evasi0n jailbreak in OS X

But as a reminder, please backup your device before proceeding with the jailbreak and realize that Cydia will be slammed with people trying to access the servers for the first 24 hours (or longer).


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RE: Buy an Android instead
By kmmatney on 2/4/2013 9:20:32 PM , Rating: 2
Yep. I'm still on iOS 5 as I use MyWi for free tethering. Now I can upgrade to iOS 6.

Having tried rooting an Android phone, and Jailbreaking iPhones, I have to say that Jailbreaking has always been much easier. I had to give up tryng to upgrade my Wife's Android from Froyo to ICS or Jellybean - too many problems (camera not working right, mic not working right, etc..)


RE: Buy an Android instead
By KoolAidMan1 on 2/5/2013 5:58:29 AM , Rating: 2
Jailbroken iPhone is the best of both worlds. Utility that jailbreaking gives you as well as better hardware, more polished OS, and better apps.

As you said its also easier than rooting.


RE: Buy an Android instead
By RufusM on 2/5/2013 11:33:26 AM , Rating: 2
Phone OS and hardware are merely preference at this point. They all do the main things and are robust enough for most applications.

Now, a world that lets me pick my hardware and install the OS of my choosing would be a good one. It's a world where carrier lock-in is gone and they are just another Internet pipe.


RE: Buy an Android instead
By insurgent on 2/5/2013 9:46:15 AM , Rating: 2
Rooting and flashing roms aren't the same. If rooting is too hard for you I don't think you should be flashing roms anyway. You're comparing flashing roms to jailbreaking; can you install a community developed rom for your iphone, one that's not meant to run on it?

You say you tried on Froyo, where SuperOneClick usually works. You only have to worry about the driver to correctly detect your phone. That's a one-click solution, obviously.

As always YMMV, especially if you're using a US variant.


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