The highly anticipated Evasion jailbreak was released earlier today for all iOS 6 devices, including the iPhone 5. The release saw incredible success with over 100,000 downloads in the first 10 minutes of availability. As we said in our official guide to jailbreaking with Evasi0n, this really is one of the smoothest jailbreaks of all time.
But every jailbreak has its initial quirks, and the main issue with Evasi0n is how it affects Apple’s stock Weather app in iOS 6. On the iPhone, the app instantly crashes. However, the iPad is a different story. Apparently Apple has been hiding a Weather app in the iPad this whole time, and Evasi0n reveals it.
The iPhone problem is obviously a concern among many users who rely on the Weather app to.. well.. check the weather. I tried opening it on my newly-jailbroken iPhone 5, and it immediately crashed. Welp.
Evad3r hacker extraordinaire pod2g tweeted that his team is aware of the Weather app issue, and a patch will soon be available for everyone to install in Cydia.
After jailbreaking an iPad with Evasi0n, you may notice an additional icon next to Cydia on your Home screen. It’s an old Weather app Apple normally has hidden within a plist entry in iOS, according to MuscleNerd, another Evad3rs team member. For some reason, the iOS 6 jailbreak unhides it.
Unfortunately, this Weather app isn’t iPad-optimized. It’s an old, pixelated, iPhone-sized version that looks far from crisp on the iPad’s Retina display. What’s interesting is that Apple had it hidden there in the first place. Why don’t we have an iPad version of the Weather app?
Regardless of the reason for it being there, an inbound Cydia update should also get rid of the mysterious Weather app on jailbroken iPads.