iOS 6.1 Untethered Jailbreak Release Date and Status Update

ios-6-jailbreakThis past week has been extremely exciting within the jailbreaking community, as it was discovered that the newly-formed evad3rs team@pimskeks, @MuscleNerd, @planetbeing and @pod2g — are near ready to release an iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak for almost all compatible devices. So, when is the jailbreak coming? What else do you need to know? Find out ahead. 

Apple surprised us all by publicly releasing its iOS 6.1 software update just hours ago, which means that the jailbreak is now closer than ever. Planetbeing tweeted earlier today, affirming that his jailbreak team is currently reviewing the publicly available iOS 6.1 version now.

The hacker then confirmed, in a subsequent tweet, that iOS 6.1 still appears to remain vulnerable to the exploits that the evad3rs team has uncovered in order for an untethered jailbreak. Absolutely great news for everyone that has been waiting patiently to jailbreak their device on iOS 6.

Even better news is that the “Sunday is Funday” trend could continue within the jailbreak scene. For those unfamiliar with the phrase, the iPhone Dev-Team has often released new jailbreaking tools on Sundays in the past. MuscleNerd made a suggestive tweet earlier about the upcoming Superbowl Sunday, which is February 3rd, which likely means the jailbreak will drop on the same day.

In the meantime, the group of developers will be working on polishing its exploit into a public jailbreak tool. We’ll likely see a new version of the popular redsn0w jailbreak tool released next Sunday, February 3rd, barring any unforeseen circumstances.

If you are preparing to upgrade your device to the latest iOS 6.1 software, jailbreak developer Nikias Bassen (@pimskeks) recommends to avoid doing an over-the-air install and instead encourages users to do a full restore and upgrade through iTunes.

So, everyone, it looks like we are getting ever so close to that elusive iOS 6 untethered jailbreak that everyone has been waiting so patiently for. As always, remember to give an applauding hand to the tremendous amount of effort and dedication that the evad3rs team and other iOS hackers put towards this community. Now is a better time than ever to show how appreciative we are of their work.

See you on Sunday.

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