Evasi0n jailbreak which brought forward the first ever untethered jailbreak solution on devices running iOS 6.x was patched by Apple in iOS 6.1.3/6.1.4 firmware releases. Last week we reported that an untethered 6.1.3 jailbreak was indeed possible, but was not publicly available since it needed some work. Today, we have even more good news, this time for those running iOS 6.1.4 on the iPhone 5.
iOS 6.1.4 was released back in May for iPhone 5 users only and it brought forward a minor bug fix. The small update, which weighs in at 11.5MB, was unjailbreakable, until now.
Developer Winocm, who achieved the untethered jailbreak on iOS 6.1.3 last week, tweeted out an image today of iOS 6.1.4 running Cydia on an iPhone 5. Details as usual are scarce at this very moment. We can only assume that progress is being made and Winocm’s exploit is indeed capable of jailbreaking iPhone 5 on the aforementioned firmware.
Cydia on iOS 6.1.4 (GSM iPhone 5)
For those who are eagerly waiting for an untethered jailbreak, and are completely uninterested in Apple’s new flat icons in iOS 7, it is highly recommended that you ignore any software update at this point for your iOS device and wait for further confirmation on the progress being made on the untethered iOS 6.1.3 / 6.1.4 jailbreak.
Cydia on iOS 6.1.4 (CDMA iPhone 5)
If you’re already running iOS 6, all the way up to iOS 6.1.2, you’re on the greener side of the fence. You can jailbreak iOS 6 using Evasi0n on all iOS devices capable of running the said firmware.
We will keep you updated as soon as we hear more regarding this, so stay tuned.
Update x1: Published to a Ghostbin share, Winocm has now offered up some of the code required to make the jailbreak work for iOS 6.1.4, and we’ve heard reports of people managing to do just that. The downside here is a rather large one though – it’s not like most public jailbreaks.
Cydia on iPhone 4S, iOS 6.1.3
Anyone wanting to download an executable and have their iPhone jailbroken in seconds is out of luck we’re afraid. Instead, Winocm’s code is just part of the magic required to get Cydia installed on an iPhone, and users will have to use their own kernel exploits in order to get the ball rolling. That’s obviously no mean feat, so we don’t think that this is going to be the start of a jailbreaking phase where everyone rushes out to get their iOS 6.1.4 devices jailbroken. Still, it’s a start.
Even with iOS 7 just around the corner, many people would be happy to stick with the last 6.x release if it meant that they could keep their beloved jailbreak, and Winocm seemed to have all the answers. Today, he shared those answers, but they’re not quite all you’ll need.
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