It’s been a month since the iOS 6 jailbreak was released and within that time 14 million iOS devices have been reported running the Evasi0n jailbreak. A total of 23 million iOS devices running all versions of jailbreaks have accessed Cydia in the past month.
Jay Freeman, who goes by @Saurik on Twitter is the guy who runs the Cydia App Store confirmed these numbers in a series of tweets.
We reported last week that Apple is about to push an iOS update to version 6.1.3 and will stop signing code for 6.1.2. If you haven’t upgraded to version 6.1.2 and wait to keep your jailbreak now is the time to do it. I don’t anticipate another untethered jailbreak until the major iOS update drops later this year.
Apple will soon be releasing iOS 6.1.3 which once again will prevent the ability to jailbrak your iOS device. If you have been putting off upgrading to 6.1.2, we are moving into the last days of being able to do so before Apple closes this window of opportunity. Unlike jailbreaks of the past you are not able to install an older OS version once a new version is released. This means that once 6.1.3 is released if you ever have to do a restore you will go back to being un-jailbroken and will stay that way until a new jailbreak method is discovered.
You can download the latest jailbreak that covers all current iOS 6 versions via this link..
It’s official, the jailbreak for iOS devices has been released. Head over to http://evasi0n.com/ to get started. Please only use this official link. The jailbreak is free, don’t be taken by scammers wanting to charge.
The long awaited jailbreak for iOS devices running iOS 6 and 6.1 is expected to release Sunday. The jailbreak site states that it will take 5 minutes and is easy to use. Please avoid all the scam sites wanting to charge for a jailbreak. Check back here for an update on Sunday and also bookmark the official jailbreak site at evasi0n.com.
Windows PC running at least Windows XP
Mac running at least 10.5
iPhone, iPod or iPad running iOS 6 or 6.1
USB connector from computer to device
iOS 5.0.1 users rejoiced today as the long awaited untethered jailbreak was released by Dev-Team after @pod2g found the required untether.
This jailbreak only works on select devices which include the iPhone 4, iPad, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3rd and 4th generation. iPad 2 and iPhone 4S owners are out of luck for now as the A5 processor has been a challenge for the jailbreak community.
If you want to unleash the full potential on your iPhone you can follow this link to the Dev-Team site and carefully follow the instructions.
We can not stress enough to fully backup your iPhone before starting any jailbreak procedure.
If you’re an owner of an iPhone you’ll be happy to know that an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0 and 5.0.1 will be released soon. Pod2g uploaded a video showing off the jailbreak. A tethered jailbreak has been available since the first iOS 5 beta, but the hassle of having to deal with reconnecting it to your computer after your device has rebooted can be a real pain. You can check out the video above to see the jailbreak functioning. Keep in mind this jailbreak is for devices that support iOS 5 but not the new iPhone 4S.
Please do not fall for the scams on eBay and Craigslist offering to jailbreak your device. Jailbreaking is fairly easy and free. If you have a jailbreaking question ask away in the comments.
If you want to have some fun with your cheaply obtained BlackBerry PlayBook, now is the time. DingleBerry has been released providing PlayBook users with a tool to root (jailbreak) their tablet. Only a Windows version is available right now, but a MAC download is on its way.
Having root access to a device allows for endless potential. Such as installing other operating systems, running unapproved apps, changing setting to allow Hulu access, etc. This is not for the casual user and as much as we are promoting fun with the tool, for most, it is better to leave DingleBerry alone.
This tool is a huge headache for RIM. It is hard to tout how secure your devices is when someone can get root access. I am sure RIM has a team working feverishly to find a patch for this exploit. We are starting to wonder if RIM is going to have to spend some more R&D times with BBX before it is released to make sure this never happens to a smartphone.
If you still have that urge to play hacker, you can start by following this link to download DingleBerry.
I’m not sure why RIM felt it was necessary to issue a statement on the DingleBerry root / jailbreak that is pending release for the BlackBerry PlayBook. Usually device and OS (Operating System) developers remain silent and just fix the security vulnerability. Following is their official statement.
Research In Motion (RIM) is aware of a claim made on Twitter by security researchers working together that suggests the ability to “jailbreak” a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. The term “jailbreaking” is commonly used to describe altering the software on a smartphone or tablet in order to obtain access to systems or applications not officially authorized or distributed by the manufacturer. BlackBerry smartphone users are not affected. RIM is currently investigating this claim and has been in contact with one of the security researchers to discuss it.
RIM is currently not aware of a jailbreak being leveraged by anyone other than the researchers, who claim to have performed a jailbreak on their own BlackBerry PlayBook tablets only. If it is determined that the claim is accurate, RIM will follow its standard response process to develop and release a software update that is designed to minimize adverse impact to our customers or carrier partners. RIM is aware that the security researchers have stated they intend to release a tool to jailbreak the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. If such a tool is released, RIM will investigate it.
The security of mobile devices and major networked systems is tested by third-party security researchers every day. RIM also continually tests the security of its own products, and volunteers its products to recognized industry experts for security testing and certification to help identify possible issues. RIM is committed to the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and to working with researchers to continue to protect our customers.
If you have been waiting for an easy way to jailbreak your iOS device there is no better time then now. JailBreakMe.com is alive once again and allows for a quick one click jailbreak right from your devices Safari browser.
JailBreakMe has already freed 2 million devices to be used to their full potential and that number is increasing rapidly.
Apple will be releasing an iOS update soon to prevent this jailbreak method so either jailbreak your device now or hold off on the 4.3.4 update Apple will release soon. Read more
If you are looking for an additional jailbreak app store besides Cydia, today may just be your luck day. The Infini-Dev team has resurrected their Installer app and made it available for download.
Installer was the first 3rd party app store when the iPhone was released. To install Installer you will need to add the following repo to Cydia. http://fr0stdev.co.cc/repo and then download the package.
Due to the way Installer operates you are not able to add repos so don’t be looking at this as any type of Cydia replacement anytime soon. We are always up for competition and multiple sources for apps so give Installer a try. This app store is just forming so please understand there is not much content in there just yet. Read more
The Dev Team has certified the current untethered jailbreak to work with iOS 4.3.3 and Redsn0w is available for download via this link to jailbreak if you are planning on updating. Please keep in mind that 4.3.3 only addresses the storing of location information on your phone and in iTunes backups. There is no other fixes or enhancements in this update.
As always if you are an unlocker please AVOID this update. You can read full details and get the jailbreak via this link.
Apple released iOS version 4.3.3 today. This update was only to address the paranoia of location tracking on your iPhone. If this is not a great concern to you feel free to hold off on this update until an iOS version with features you want is released.
This update only contains the following fixes:
- Reduced size of location cache
- Stops location file from backing up to iTunes
- Cache deleted if location services are disabled
We do understand that 4.3.3 can still be jailbroken via the untethered jailbreak but of course unlockers should avoid it. The update is available through your iTunes software.