When Apple first made iOS 6 available to the public, it managed to open a floodgate of criticism that mainly centered on aspects of the firmware which consumers felt weren't ready for the prime time use. After a public apology signed by Apple CEO Tim Cook, an internal corporate restructure and a few point releases to the OS; the controversy seemed to have died down. However, when you're at the top of the food chain, things are never quiet, with Apple now coming under fire for inadequacies found in iOS 6.1, first with connectivity issues on iPhone 4S, which were fixed quickly in iOS 6.1.1, then with battery life, flaw in Passcode Lock Screen, and now with an issue with Exchange support.
iOS 6.1, released last month, has already received its fair share of criticism and bad press as major connectivity issues were discovered within weeks of the system’s public release. If that wasn’t enough of a reason to put you off from upgrading for the time being, this might be: with a few simple steps, it is possible for any user to bypass the passcode lock screen on an iPhone, giving an unintended user permission to view and edit sensitive information such as contacts.
If you jumped on-board the Evasi0n bandwagon to jailbreak iOS 6 / iPhone 5 last Monday, chances are high that you have been experiencing a number of small issues with how your iOS device performs. Thanks to the Evad3rs team – the people behind the Evasi0n untethered jailbreak – another update has just been pushed out to the Evasi0n untether package on Cydia and the jailbreak tool itself, ensuring that a lot of small bugs are ironed out for a smoother jailbreak experience for new users.
Those looking to jailbreak their iOS devices can rejoice, since a new tool named Evasi0n has just been released by the Evad3rs team which allows for an iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak on almost all of the devices.
If you've been following the iOS 6 jailbreak saga, you'll know that things haven't run as smoothly this time around as with previous iOS releases. But with so many talented individuals on the case, it was only going to be a matter of time, and with this Sunday being the day of the Super Bowl, it would appear as though the Evad3rs team will be ready to drop an untethered jailbreak for those on iOS 6.x, making for a great weekend all around.
Earlier on today, Apple released the final version of iOS 6.1 to the public. Before you get your greasy paws on it, you might be wondering if you can already jailbreak. That is indeed possible with a tethered jailbreak using the latest version of Redsn0w.
The jailbreak community has to be commended for exercising an unprecedented level of patience while the relevant individuals and development teams have been working hard on finding the necessary components to release an iOS 6 untethered jailbreak. Over the last week we have witness the formation of the Evad3rs jailbreak team, and announcements that we can pretty much expect the jailbreak to drop almost instantly when Apple releases iOS 6.1 to the public. But today brings even more good news.
The majority of iPhone users who have been patiently waiting for the upcoming jailbreak solution were dealt a little bit of a blow by Apple today. The individual members of the newly formed Evad3rs jailbreak team have been publicly begging Apple to push out a final release of iOS 6.1 so that they can apply the final touches to the untethered jailbreak, but instead Apple replied with yet another beta of iOS 6.1. A minor set-back for most, but the ever-present silver lining is that those who have access to the fifth beta of iOS 6.1 can also enjoy a tethered jailbreak on older A4 devices through the use of Redsn0w.
Before any new iOS release makes its way to your treasured iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device, it goes through a series of dev-only betas, and although the current latest release is either 6.0.1 or 6.0.2 depending on the age of your device, the release of iOS 6.1 has been looming for months. Now, it would appear as though Apple at internal testing stage of a new iOS 6.1 beta, which looks as though it'll serve as the Golden Master build. The Golden Master, or GM build, presents the software in its complete, end-user state (barring any significant bugs), and suggests the public release of iOS 6.1 may not be too far away now.
Individuals who classify themselves as registered developers on the iOS development program will already be well aware that the second beta of iOS 6.1 has been available for past two weeks, but as always, the Apple engineers responsible for the development of iOS have been working hard behind the scenes making changes and improvements to the mobile operating system. The work put in over the last fortnight and the changes and improvements made have now manifested themselves in the form of an iOS 6.1 beta 3 seed to registered developers, available to download from the developers portal.