Apple today released the highly anticipated iOS 6.1 software update for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices, paving the way for the confirmed iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak. The new software version is available for download on iTunes or as an over-the-air update for devices that are already running iOS 5 or later.
In a recent tweet, jailbreak developer Nikias Bassen (@pimskeks) recommended to avoid the OTA update and to do a full restore and update through iTunes if you plan on jailbreaking your device in the near future. The team behind the iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak is currently testing the new iOS version, but affirmed that it is still vulnerable to its exploit.
If you people plan to upgrade to iOS 6.1 please don’t do an OTA upgrade. Please make a full restore using iTunes.
— Nikias Bassen (@pimskeks) January 28, 2013
iOS 6.1 features increased LTE support, improvements to Siri, a more refined Maps framework, minor enhancements to Passbook and Safari, bug fixes and general performance improvements. The software update is officially compatible with the iPhone 3GS and newer, iPad 2 and above, fourth- and fifth-generation iPod touch and iPad mini.