There Probably Won’t Be Another Jailbreak Until iOS 7

There Probably Won’t Be Another Jailbreak Until iOS 7

Don’t get your hopes up for a 6.1.3 jailbreak.

There’s good news and bad news. The good news is that jailbreak hackers have exploits saved up for another jailbreak release in the future. The bad news is that we will not be seeing a new jailbreak any time soon — at least until after iOS 7 comes out.

Evad3r hacker pod2g confirmed today that there will be no jailbreak for the current iteration of iOS, 6.1.3. It “would be stupid to burn exploits for 6.1.3’ since it’s a minimal update, according to pod2g. “We’re waiting for a major release.”

“As jailbreaking becomes harder and harder expect fewer and fewer” releases, said Joshua Hill, another prominent hacker who has worked on iOS jailbreaks in the past. Hill also believes that the next jailbreak release won’t come until after iOS 7 is made available to the public. Apple typically unveils major, new versions of iOS at WWDC in the summer.

You can currently jailbreak iOS 6.0-6.1.2 with Evasi0n, but once you update your device’s software to 6.1.3, there will be no way to re-jailbreak for a long time.

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  • MrsCleaver

    i LOVE my jailbroken iPhone 5, and wouldn’t THINK of upgrading to 6.1.3, lest my new fun and functionality go away. In fact, iOS 7 will have to be pretty spectacular to make me move off 6.1 or 6.1.2.

    For those who think jailbreaking is scary for some reason, those fears are unfounded. The evasi0n jailbreak takes just a few minutes, and brings new feature that (one could easily argue), should have been provided by Apple long ago. A few more add-ons and “tweaks”, as they’re known (most free, some for a few bucks), and you have new ways of interacting with your iPhone, iTouch or iPad that you couldn’t have imagined.

    Incidentally, I’m not connected in any way with any of the jailbreak entities, and have nothing to gain from touting the latest jailbreak other than letting Apple fans know they can have some fun… with no penalty I’m aware of. If you jailbreak and don’t like it, it’s easily reversible.

    Cheers

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