Evasi0n jailbreak nearing completion, still appears on course for Super Bowl Sunday release

Evasi0n jailbreak nearing completion, still appears on course for Super Bowl Sunday releaseWe told you earlier in the week that the new jailbreak would be called Evasi0n and at that time the team behind the jailbreak were still working on the GUI (graphical user interface). The good news is that it is still on target for a Super Bowl Sunday release and the jailbreak has now entered its private beta testing phase and that means it is 80% complete.

The jailbreak progress has been rapid since iOS 6.1 was released; with versions already completed for Windows, Mac ad Linux too. The next step after the private beta testing is what the Evad3r team are calling “extended beta testing”, we assume that will involve rolling the jailbreak out to a select few for final testing.

Although things can change especially if bugs are discovered, it is still looking highly likely that the Evasi0n jailbreak will be made available sometime this Sunday. The jailbreak will require no more than five minutes of your time and will need to be done by tethering your device to a Mac, PC or Linux machine for one time only. Your device will need to be running a minimum of iOS 6.0. The Evasi0n jailbreak will cover all iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini models capable of running iOS 6.

A word of warning, there are a few fake sites popping up claiming to host the jailbreak or that the jailbreak is already available. None of these sites should be trusted; the only place to find the jailbreak will be Evasi0n.com.

Source: Evasi0n

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Evasi0n jailbreak nearing completion, still appears on course for Super Bowl Sunday release


So now the question becomes whether I want to give iOS 6.x a try on my 4S. It's a no-brainer for my mini, since it's just a point release.

What's everyone's general experience with 5.1.1 vs. 6.x on the 4S?

What are the benefits of jailbreaking...I have never done it before and I don't know if I should. Why do people jailbreak their phones?

basically what I tell people when I'm asked "what's so cool about jailbreaking your phone?" is to think of anything they wish their phone could do that it currently can't (hardware excluded). Chances are someone else had the same idea and released an app for it in Cydia.

Things like IntelliscreenX, Adblocker, Print to PDF, Safari Downloader, iFile, MyWi, My3g. There's way too many tweaks to list here but do some research before you start.

Bought an iPhone 5 yesterday just for this jailbreak, missed out on the 4S as it wasn't worth it, but got to say not being JB'n isn't that bad :-/ but I do miss bytesms & Auxo.

I particularly liked the app called iBlacklist. Great way to block phone numbers from calls and texts. Way better than Do Not Disturb that Apple introduced or blocking calls through your provider (which lasts up to 90 days in some cases and you have to red-add them. It really is a fantastic app.

The above comment, and the link posted in it are fake, and should be immediately removed from this discussion in case people are fooled into clicking and downloading whatever spam/virus/malware they'd like you to!

Does anyone know when it's going to be ready? I feel like a kid waiting for Santa to come.... I just keep refreshing the site in hopes for that 85% to change!

Looks like I'll be taking the laptop to the Super Bowl party so I can grab this if it's ready during the game!

Release time will be 12:00 noon EST

The Progress bar is moving at a steady rate now.
Try this little trick and you will see why tomorrow noon EST is guaranteed to be the release time.

Move you System clock ahead to 12 noon EST/ 9am PST.
Then go to the evasi0n page and refresh.

You heard it here first folks