iOS 6 Jailbreak Confirmed, Launching on February 3

The first untethered iOS 6 jailbreak has been confirmed, with a launch scheduled for Sunday, February 3.

The jailbreak, entitled evasi0n, will work with the iPhone 5, 4S, 4, 3GS, fourth and fifth-generation iPod Touch, the iPad Mini and the iPad 3 and 4. Since the release of Apple's latest version of its mobile OS and the iPhone 5 on September 19 and September 20, respectively, only a tethered jailbreak has been released.

However, a tethered jailbreak ensures that iPhone owners can't reboot their smartphone unless it's attached to a computer. Team evasi0n, which consists of some of the original iPhone hackers including pod2g, pimskeks, planetbeing and musclenerd, are currently finalizing the software for an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.

A computer running Windows, Mac OS or Linux will be required to perform the jailbreak. A website dedicated to evasi0n claims the team is "Processing the GUI", while a release date is currently set for Sunday.

The current progress bar reads: "68%: Applications for Windows and OS X are finished. Remains linux and some testing. Come back soon!" with the next step said to be "private beta testing".


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  • It was only a matter of time but, with the US jailbreaking leniency now no longer there (it ended on feb.1st 2013) it will be interesting to see if a lot of people still jailbreak phones.
  • last i heard jailbreaking/rooting your phone was still legal after DCMA jan 26 unlock rule, Did I miss something?
  • yeah i don't think the ban on unlocking applies to jailbreaking since you don't have to unlock when jailbreaking.