We’ve been seeing the iOS 6.1/6.0 jailbreak teased here and there for a few weeks now, and here we go – evasi0n, the untethered jailbreak for all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch will be released to public on the coming weekend. The announcement was made by evad3rs Team. As evident on the site, this latest jailbreak works on Mac OS X, Linux and Windows.
The new evasi0n untethered jailbreak tool takes just 5 minutes to liberate your iOS device and allowing you to install the third party applications, themes, cydia tweaks and more. All you need is a computer, running Windows (XP minimum), Mac OS X (10.5 minimum) or Linux (x86 / x86_64), an iPhone, iPad or iPod running iOS 6.0 through 6.1 (you may check in Settings / General / About => Version) and a USB cable to connect the device to the computer.
[Warning]: People looking to jailbreak their device on iOS 6.0+ are advised to make back-ups of their data before installing evasi0n. Since the hackers have tested it on different devices successfully, chances are minimal that serious issues will arise out of it. For the first time we will be using the backup / restore functions of iTunes to install software, and there are maybe bugs we are not aware of.
What is untethered Jailbreak?
Untethered means that the user does not need to plug the device into their computer every time they reboot it, as opposed to “tethered”, which requires this.
- iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS on iOS 6.0 and above.
- iPad 4, iPad 3 (The New iPad), iPad 2 and iPad 1G on iOS 6.0 and above (All WiFi/GSM/CDMA models).
- iPod touch 5G, iPod touch 4G on iOS 6.0 stock IPSW and above.
[UPDATE 1]: 85%: First major round of testing concluded successfully on Windows and Mac.
[UPDATE 2]: Evasi0n Jailbreak to Be Released at 12:00 Noon EST Tomorrow. According to our calculations, the progress bar will reach 100% at February 4th, 2013 at 17:00 UTC.
The exact time was calculated by some astute reddit users who noticed that the script is increasing at ~0.0091/min.
It’s increasing at ~0.0091/min which would make the release Noon EST tomorrow. (You can see the exact value in the HTML code)
Another confirmation of a 12pm Noon EST release has been corroborated by user Zairex who said -
I just used Mathematica to calculate the value of all of these variables. As it turns out, when the 0x11c7 value is equal to 1359997200(00) the percentage is 100%. In Unix Time this value is exactly 12pm Noon EST 2/4/2013
Another user EvilPenguin calculates the Evsi0n jailbreak release time.
The percentage on the @evad3rs website increases by 0.0091 every minute.. 0.0091 * 942M = 8.5%. 942/60 = 15.7 hours 91.5 + 8.5 = 100
Final count down toward tomorrow’s release has begun!
— evad3rs (@evad3rs) February 4, 2013
Yes, tomorrow is a concrete release date. It’s also the only release date we’ve ever given.
— planetbeing (@planetbeing) February 4, 2013
Check out the exact time of evasi0n release in your country.
[UPDATE 3]: Hacker planetbeing has clarified why the release is scheduled for Monday -
We all want a good night’s rest before we deal with all the problems tomorrow. We also want to give tweak developers a little heads-up so they can get ready and put out any updates. If Cydia does get hammered tomorrow (which hopefully it won’t due to the included packages list), tweak developers often have a hard time pushing needed updates because of connectivity issues.
Only a few hours to wait for #evasi0n now!
— pod2g (@pod2g) February 4, 2013