At last week’s “Hack in the Box” conference in Amsterdam (April 8-11 2013), the jailbreak ensemble Evad3rs answered a number of questions concerning their popular evasi0n jailbreak tool, and its compatibility with iOS 6.1.3. The news, which is available in a video that only recently appeared online, is both good and bad.
First up, the good news. The Evad3rs team believes it has a number of possible exploits that could help towards developing the next major release of evasi0n – a forthcoming version of the software that would ideally jailbreak iOS 7, which Apple is expected to announce at WWDC 2013.
The bad news, however, is that the Evad3rs aren’t going to “waste time” developing a jailbreak solution for iOS 6.1.3 that supports Apple’s newer iDevices, such as the iPhone 5, iPad mini, et al.
Since Apple would only patch the jailbreak in iOS 7, it makes sense for the Evad3rs to hold on to the precious exploits already discovered and to work towards developing a jailbreak solution for the seventh iteration of Apple’s iOS, once the software update is announced and released to developers.
As such, this means jailbreakers should continue to avoid iOS 6.1.3. Though if you’ve already updated to the software, or bought an iOS device with iOS 6.1.3 preinstalled, then unfortunately you’ll be left without a jailbreak for a little while longer.
As a reminder, iOS 6 users from iOS 6.0 through to iOS 6.1.2 can jailbreak their iDevice using evasi0n. For more information, take a look at our article.