First iOS 6 Jailbreak Launches; Will Hack the iPhone 5

As expected, the first iPhone 5/iOS 6 jailbreak is now available, courtesy of evasi0n, a team consisting of the original iPhone hackers.

The software itself is called evasi0n and provides an untethered jailbreak. A tethered jailbreak has been available since iOS 6's launch, but the former continues to function after an iOS device has been turned off.

The software runs on Mac, Windows and Linux, with users being able to jailbreak "all iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini models running iOS 6.0 through 6.1." Once users jailbreak [LHP1] their device, applications not available on the App Store, such as Cydia, will become available.

After such software is installed, tweaks can be made to the platform, alongside the integration of extra functionality. Elsewhere, Apple recently released iOS 6, which adds additional LTE support.

The requirements for the iOS 6 jailbreak are:

  • 5 minutes of your time
  • A computer, running Windows (XP minimum), Mac OS X (10.5 minimum) or Linux (x86 / x86_64)
  • An iPhone, iPad or iPod running iOS 6.0 through 6.1 (you may check in Settings / General / About => Version)
  • A USB cable to connect the device to the computer


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  • Sometimes I wonder why Apple even bothers trying to make their iOS resistant against jailbreaking. It's like watching EA launching a game with DRM, and then watching the DRM get broken within less than a month.
  • It lasted a pretty long time.
  • It's sad that the jailbreaker is one who provide extra functionality to the phone instead of Apple itself. Apple should really hire those guys.