Can’t contain your excitement for the upcoming untethered iOS 6 jailbreak? We’ve seen the excitement and enthusiasm in the jailbreak community rising steadily in the last few weeks, eventually reaching boiling point yesterday when the Evad3rs team officially lifted the lid on the Evasi0n jailbreak. While we will need to exercise just a little more patience until we can get our hands on the public release of Evasi0n, the team have happily announced that things are progressing nicely for all the supported platforms.
The official Evasi0n website has been updated this morning to reflect the progress being made behind-the-scenes, as well as having the intention of keeping all potential users in the loop with the current status. At the time of writing the current status of the untethered was being classified as 68% complete, with Windows and OS X versions of the new jailbreak tool being complete and only the Linux variant to finish.
There’s been a great deal of discussion about the tool that will be released as the gateway to getting the Evasi0n untether onto our iOS devices, but it’s great to see that not only is it nearly complete but will also support the three major desktop platforms and open the jailbreak up to as many people as possible. As work on the Linux version of the software continues, so does the testing to ensure that there are no unexpected surprises or delays come launch day.
The additional good news is that the Windows and OS X versions of the tool are already likely involved in some closed doors private beta testing with a range of iOS devices and firmware versions. When the jailbreak eventually drops it will support twenty-two devices on all iterations of iOS 6.x meaning that thorough testing is a vital part of the pre-release schedule.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that testing of the jailbreak will be limited to extremely tightly controlled conditions, with only members of the Evad3rs team and tried and trusted affiliates getting access to the files and source prior to official release. As pointed out in our original announcement post yesterday, all of the devices that are shown on the Evasi0n website have their calendar icons set to show the number 3. As things stand at the minute we should still be in line for a Super Bowl Sunday release.