Evasi0n Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 6.x Finally Available for Download, Opens Up Custom iPhone Apps
After a few long months of waiting, the eagerly-awaited iOS 6.x untethered jailbreak tool has finally arrived, and users up to iOS 6.1 can now take advantage of custom iPhone apps. During the past few weeks, the jailbreak community has been watching Pod2g, Planetbeing, Pimskeks and MuscleNerd’s Tweets to get fresh info about the Evasi0n jailbreak – now it’s here, thus the iPhone 5, iPad 4, and another twenty iDevices can be “jailbroken.”
Evasi0n, the free untethered jailbreak tool for iOS 6 and 6.1, is now available for download from the hacker group’s website specially created for this wonderful event of jailbreaking Apple’s latest mobile operating system and letting us use custom iPhone apps that allow functionality such as customizing the home screen.
However, as you can see, it took months before they could release it to the public even though an in-house jailbreak was possible right after the launch of the iPhone 5. Now, everyone owning an iPhone 5, iPad 2, 3, 4, iPad mini, or iPod Touch 4G or 5G can enjoy the freedom of tweaks the Evasi0n jailbreak tool enables.
For those who are ready to hack their iDevice, I can advise that the jailbreak process is painless and takes only about fifteen minutes of your time. However, in order to avoid any unpleasant surprises, I recommend disabling the passcode lock on your iDevice, because it could cause issues. Also, from what I’ve learned, you don’t need to perform an iOS 6.1 upgrade through iTunes, it should work with OTA upgrades as well.
In addition, before you start the jailbreaking process, I recommend backing up your iDevice using iCloud or iTunes, so you can restore it if anything goes wrong. But as I said above, if you follow the on-screen guide, your untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.x will install smoothly. Cydia seems a bit crowded today, so be patient and enjoy the jailbreak and the custom iPhone apps that come along with it!
Written by Istvan Fekete, edited and contributed to by Michael DeLisi