It has been a crazy few days for the jailbreak community with the unexpected release of evasi0n 7 and its many controversies, but that hasn't stopped iH8sn0w and winocm from releasing their "drama free" iOS 6.1.3 - iOS 6.1.5 untether. The new jailbreak is called "p0sixspwn" and it is available now as a Cydia package. It allows iPhone 4, iPod touch 4th generation, and iPhone 3GS owners using redSn0w or sn0wbreeze to untether their devices. Here's iH8sn0w's instructions on how to install p0sixspwn:
1) Have a tethered jailbreak (either via redsn0w [Point to 6.0 IPSW] or sn0wbreeze).
2) Open Cydia.
3) Click the "Changes" tab in the footer.
4) Press the "Refresh" button in the top left corner.
5) After "Reloading Data", perform a search for "p0sixspwn" (the O is a zero).
6) Tap Install.
The evad3rs iOS 7 jailbreak has had a bit of a rocky launch. First there were rumors that someone close to the group had stolen the exploit and sold it to a private buyer, then soon after its release the jailbreak community accused the evad3rs of becoming greedy by partnering with the Chinese App Store TaiG.
The evad3rs quickly responded to all the rumors with a message posted on their website. In a letter addressed to the "Jailbreak Community," the evad3rs have made it clear that users were "not locked into TaiG" and could still install Cydia. The evad3rs also added that they had never shared their exploits with TaiG's owners, and that preventing piracy is extremely important to them. This all lead to pod2g announcing on Twitter today, that the evad3rs had decided to "remotely disable the default installation of TaiG in China for further investigations on the piracy issue."
The untethered jailbreak for iOS 7 has arrived. The evad3rs have released evasi0n 7, which will free any device running iOS 7.0 through 7.0.4 to install software and tweaks from Cydia. The latest jailbreak solution also works with iOS 7.1 beta1 and 7.1 beta2. In just a few minutes, any iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 7.x can be jailbroken.
Below are instructions for jailbreaking with evasi0n on a Windows computer. Make sure the latest version of iTunes is installed before proceeding. If needed, click here for instructions on how to jailbreak with evasi0n 7 on a Mac OS X computer.
The evad3rs have done it again. This time, the evasi0n 7 release was a surprise, shocking many in the iOS jailbreak community. Officially, evasi0n 7 will jailbreak any iOS device untethered running iOS 7.0 through 7.0.4. Pre-release firmware iOS 7.1 beta1 and 7.1 beta2 are also supported.
For Mac users looking to jailbreak their iOS devices, OS X version 10.5 or later is required. While the list of iOS 7 compatible tweaks and apps might be limited at this time, the number is sure to grow in the coming weeks as developers work with the new jailbreak.
Apple released iOS 7.0.4 to fix a FaceTime bug that caused "calls to fail for some users." Soon after the release, @iH8sn0w tweeted that the update “has no security changes.” iH8sn0w later added that the last few iOS updates "have not been directed as patching anything jb-related," and that Apple is probably waiting for the iOS 7 jailbreak to be released before they patch any exploits.
Soon after iH8sn0w's tweet, @MuscleNerd also confirmed that iOS 7.0.4 is jailbreak safe, but advised users to “avoid it" if they plan to jailbreak in the future. Apple's previous OS update, 7.0.3, was also found to be safe for jailbreakers by the evad3rs, who are the team of hackers working on the iOS 7 jailbreak.
It looks like the jailbreaking team who brought us evasi0n is getting closer to cracking iOS 7. Planetbeing tweeted this afternoon: "We're still working hard on the jailbreak. May have all the pieces at this point (but not certain yet)."
This does not mean a public jailbreak is right around the corner, but it does show progress is being made.
This is great news for jailbreakers who are waiting to upgrade to iOS 7. The last public jailbreak was patched by iOS 6.1.3 in March, leaving millions of Apple users stranded at iOS 6.1.2.
Two of the Samsung Galaxy S4's signature features are Smart Pause and Smart Scroll. Smart Pause automatically stops a video when a user looks away from their display, or puts the device down. This is a great feature when it works properly, and now iOS users can get in on the action.
A new jailbreak tweak called FaceHalt will perform the same function as Samsung's Smart Pause on your iPhone or iPad. According to the official description, FaceHalt works with most video applications, except apps with custom implementations like VLC. It supports the fifth-generation iPod, iPhone 4S, 5, iPad 2, 3, 4 and mini. Support for the non-supported applications is also coming soon.
Apple has released iOS 6.1.3 which fixes the lock screen security bug, and improves the Maps app for users in Japan. It is unknown at this time if the update patches the evasi0n jailbreak. This means users with jailbroken devices should avoid the update until we learn more. All other iOS users can navigate to Settings > General > Software Update, or connect their devices to iTunes to upgrade their devices.
UPDATE: Evad3rs member MuscleNerd issued this warning to jailbreakers via Twitter: "IOS 6.1.3 is out. Jailbreakers stay away! There's no coming back to 6.1.2 JB even if you saved blobs (except iPhone4 and ipt4g."
Cydia administrator Jay Freeman told Forbes nearly 7 million iOS devices were jailbroken using the evasi0n tool since it was released on Monday morning. That makes evasi0n the most downloaded jailbreak of all time. Freeman said Cydia has received visits from 5.15 million iPhones, 1.35 million iPads, and 400,000 iPod touches running the evasi0n hack.
Forbes points to the increased number of iPhones on the market as the cause of evasi0n's popularity, but Freeman believes people just want to experience the freedom of jailbreaking.
"Smart phones have become more and more popular, but they've maintained a closed experience that makes it difficult for people to get what they want,” said Freeman. “Therefore people have needed to turn to jailbreaking to fill the gap.”
There is now a simple fix for the Weather app bug being caused by the new jailbreak tool evasi0n. Jailbreakers can grab the official patch under the “Changes” section of Cydia. If you do not see the UIKit Tools package under Changes, just try refreshing the page, and it should appear.
While evasi0n was a success with over 100,000 downloads in the first 10 minutes of its release on February 4th, it also crashed Apple’s stock Weather app on the iPhone. Thankfully the evad3rs, who released the jailbreak, quickly identified the problem and fixed it.