Since Apple launched iOS late last year Jailbreakers have been left with the option to remain on iOS 5 or upgrade to iOS 6 and lose all that jailbreak goodness. Thankfully a team looks set to launch ‘evasi0n’, the first jailbreak for iOS 6 and 6.1, pretty soon.
The crack is currently under development by an elite team of jailbreak legends calling themselves ‘the evad3rs’, who comprise of pod2g, musclenerd, planetbeing and pimskeks – all big names in the jailbreaking community.
Up until iOS 6 it was often possible to jailbreak an iOS update within a matter of weeks, allowing users to install themes, tweaks, customisations and even apps that Apple otherwise wouldn’t allow. However, the introduction of iOS 6 patched a big security flaw and since then those wanting a jailbreak have been left waiting over four months.
At present the website for evasi0n shows a progress bar that’s currently at 68%, and so it looks likely that the jailbreak could be released in a matter of weeks to the public. Private beta testing is the next step, which should provide an idea as to how well it works on Apple’s growing range of devices.
From the image on the site it seems everything from the iPhone 3GS through to the latest iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad Mini and iPad will be compatible.
Musclenerd, a member of the group working on the jailbreak, recently tweeted that the software would be released this Sunday in time for the Superbowl, although this could just be the private beta launch for testing.
Either way it seems as though those who like to escape Apple’s “walled garden” won’t have long to wait until they can rock both the latest version of iOS and all the tweaks and unauthorised apps they desire.