iOS 6.1 jailbreak may arrive as soon as this Sunday

iOS 6.1 jailbreak may arrive as soon as this SundayThe long rumored jailbreak for iOS 6.1 may arrive as soon as this Sunday. The jailbreak which has been in testing for a while now has been working fine with each beta release of iOS 6.1. The team needed to wait for the official release of iOS 6.1 so it could be fully tested with the final version of the firmware. Well the good news is that after yesterday’s official release of iOS 6.1 all is working fine and we may even see the jailbreak released this Sunday.

MuscleNerd, who is part of the new jailbreak team which goes under the title of Evad3rs confirmed via Twitter that iOS 6.1 final version is safe and can be jailbroken by the same means as the other beta releases of the firmware. The even better news is that in a further tweet, MuscleNerd teased that the jailbreak may even arrive on Super Bowl Sunday.

@MikeBeas @evad3rs yep 6.1 is safe

Hey, did everyone know the Super Bowl is this Sunday? What will you be doing? /cc @evad3rs /evad3rs.com

This untethered jailbreak has been a long time coming but those of you that like to jailbreak your device should not have too much longer to wait now. A point to note however is that the Evd3rs team are advising those who want to jailbreak to avoid the OTA update method and instead connect your device to iTunes and do a full backup and update this way. Apparently doing an over the air update is more time consuming for the team to fully test and also provides different SHSH blobs.

For me, Sunday can’t come soon enough! The lines are blurring between a stock iPhone and a jailbroken one but the thought of getting back the extra functionality that BiteSMS and LockInfo provide is just too mouth-watering. Who else is looking forward to the iOS 6.1 jailbreak?

Source: Twitter 1,2, 3

chrisoldroyd

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jngmin00 says:

I thought there was no jailbreak for iOS 6?

west3man says:

That's the point. It maybe released on Sunday.

Not sure why you thought the article was saying otherwise unless you mistook the "beta" for a full release version.

Jens Jenson says:

On sunday? But what is with pod2gs post on his blog (www.pod2gblog.blogspot.com) .. "The wait is over.." ? With a download link?! im confused!

jhulgan says:

That's not a legit link.

chrisoldroyd says:

That is a fake blog account, avoid! His blog address is http://www.pod2g.org/

Clubcarib says:

Can...not...wait! My3G, SBSettings, oh man, Sunday can't get here soon enough

smth says:

No lockinfo for iOS 6 yet :-(

parabel says:

I've stayed at 5.1.1 on my 4S in order to keep the Jailbreak. Glad I can finally update - an annoying lot of app updates are already iOS6-only.

j7469 says:

I also keep 5.1.1 on my 4s to keep the JB. Once I switched to the iP5 I really missed having a JB and glad to finally be able to do it again :)

scottiegangsta says:

Once the new JB is out can I just update my already jail broken 4s over the air

west3man says:

I stayed on 5.x to keep the jailbreak option. Considering how one the wait was, I'm glad I didn't upgrade, months ago.

Ceelo187 says:

I wonder, will this work with the iPhone 5?

Ceelo187 says:

Sweet Time to put this unlimited lte to work. I miss tethering my iPad.

iDonev says:

The article needs some clarification:

Not only do you ought to go through iTunes for the update process, you should do a full-on Restore rather than just hitting the "Update" button.

pilotnh says:

This news is almost 24 hours old. Every other blog ran it yesterday :(
Jailbreakers need to shop elsewhere for the most current news.

BP41 says:

The mobile nations sites(specifically imore) is always a day late it seems on news. But on e thing is for certain, if you read it here you can take it for truth. If you want up to date JB news then iDownloadblog,9to5Mac, and MacRumors are a good place to start.

Plasmanut says:

I'm sure jailbreaking will never completely go away, but I am really looking forward to the day where iOS packs enough punch to fully take advantage of the power of iOS devices.

I was sincerely hoping this would be the case with iOS 6. It's been a bitter disappointment.

So yes, I may very well jailbreak (sigh).

jbl123 says:

To clarify, if we do an **OTA** update from 5.x to 6.1 this week prior to Sunday, then this coming jailbreak will not work -- is that correct?

jonatankarter says:

RIght, cause I already did the update....

BP41 says:

The JB team is recommending you do the update through iTunes and a new/clean install.

keneo says:

First things I will install:
-Activator
-last App : gesture that switches back to previous app you were using
-Sbsettings
-hands free : access Siri without even touching phone
I lost jailbreak when I got my iphone5. So I can't remember half the apps I used

dfb8085 says:

so I did the OTA yesterday. can I still jailbreak?

Jarvis Harris says:

well im waiting, ready to get this update so my phone can work the right way!

williamsbh76 says:

Oh happy day! My iPad 3 has been stuck on 5.1.1 to keep jailbreak and I been left feigning for Intelliscreen X on my iPhone 5! Thanks jailbreak team and please bring it on soon!

markewallace says:

For those of us new to the iPhone, where is the best place to get a rundown on the neatest/best/coolest things to do with the phone after jailbreak? i.e. cool apps, mods, customizations, etc... Thanks.

- Mark

ryn0_22 says:

I already updated to 6.1 via OTA
Will I still be able to jailbreak my iphone5?

deontre collins says:

Do you think I can still jailbreak my device with over the air jailbreak cause I did it already