Apple has finally barred the popular Evasi0n jailbreak on their latest update iOS 6.1.3. On Tuesday, Apple released a patch for their latest iOS that was designed for fixing the security loophole that would allow non-authorized users to go past the lock screen to make phone calls or listen to voice mail.
Interesting enough, this app also patched up the holes that allow Evasi0n to preform a jailbreak on any iOS device including the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. This means that if users want to jailbreak their devices, they may want to think twice before upgrading to iOS 6.1.3.
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For those who already downloaded iOS 6.1.3, they won’t be able to downgrade their operation system. Fortunately, older devices with the A4 or previous chip will be able to use Redsn0w’s latest version. The older devices include iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPod Touch 4th generation. Like the Evasi0n jailbreaks, this one only works by tethering the devices.
Interestingly enough, Apple actually thanked Evasi0n in their notes for uncovering the four security holes. There were rumors with last month’s beta release of iOS 6.1.3 that they finally put a stop to the notorious evad3ers and their jailbreaking tool.
Evasi0n enjoyed their short run as as one of the most popular iOS jailbreak tools. They debuted in February 2013 and managed to survive iOS 6.1.1 and iOS 6.1.2. The first week of it’s debut brought them nearly 7 million downloads within one week. This proves how popular it is to jailbreak the iPhone and iPad.
In all honesty, it did take Apple awhile to patch up the jailbreaks, which they finally got around to doing. David Wang (one-fourth of the evad3ers who created the Evasi0n hack) reminds users who skip the latest update in efforts to keep jailbreaking their phone may also have to keep a close eye on their phone. Without the new update, unauthorized users will still be able to bypass the lockscreen and access their phone.