Apple iOS 6.1.3 Update Will Terminate Evasi0n Jailbreak
February 26, 2013 10:23 AM
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iOS 6.1.3 likely means the end for one popular jailbreak
Earlier this month a jailbreak for iOS devices launched called Evasi0n. The jailbreak proved to be incredibly popular racking up
in the first six hours it was available – after all, this was the first “untethered” jailbreak available for the iPhone 5.
reports that Apple is currently beta testing an update for iOS that crushes the Evasi0n jailbreak.
According to David Wang, one of the creators of the jailbreak, an analysis of the 6.1.3 Beta 2 update determined that the update patches at least one of the five iOS flaws that the jailbreak exploits. Specifically, the new iOS update patches a flaw in the time zone settings for the operating system.
“If one of the vulnerabilities doesn’t work, evasi0n doesn’t work,” he says. “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.”
Wang expects that could be as long as another month before the 6.1.3 update is available to the public, so for now users of his jailbreak can continue using it with no problems. And considering that any 6.1.x update is unlikely to add any new functionality, most people will just stick with the 6.1.2 Evasi0n jailbreak permanently.
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2/26/2013 11:29:14 AM
did the exploit used to make jailbreak possible this go around, leave security hole for something else?
anyways, i think its expected that each update they break jailbreaks, no one really blames them, thus, i want my 60 seconds of life back.
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