Months before Apple announcing the official release of version 6.1 for iOS, there was a lot of talk on specific forums whether it can be Jailbreaked soon after. Well, Apple made the iOS 6.1 update available last week and it looks like today we are going to see the first Jailbreak for it.
The team behind the project is called Evad3rs and according to their website, the release for the iOS 6.1 evasi0n Jailbreak is just minutes away. At the time of writing this article, the progress for the final testing and preparation was at 98%, asking us to come back and check it again soon.
Apparently, the team scheduled the jailbreak to be released on Monday, the 4th of February, a few hours after Sunday Super Bowl ends. This announcement brings nothing but joy for iPhone 5 users out there, who up until this date were unable to alter the software so that they can install apps from outside the iTunes environment.
In addition, this is actually the first untethered Jailbreak announced for iOS 6 which means that anyone using the previous version can now update from iOS 5, knowing that there’s a way to have their apps back and running again.
In early January, the team developing the evasi0n Jailbreak said that they are not going to release details about their work because they were afraid of Apple patching the bugs prior to the iOS 6.1 launch. Still, even with all this secrecy some information emerged and it looks like the tool will support the following devices running iOS 6.1: iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad mini, iPod touch 5, iPod touch 4 and the Apple TV 2. As you can probably tell by now, the device missing from the list is the Apple TV3 which is really new and therefore, unsupported.
As soon as the Evasi0n jailbreak becomes available for download, come back again and you’ll also find a how-to guide on our website.