iOS 6.1 Evasi0n Jailbreak Tool Reaches 80% Completion, Private Beta Testing

Just yesterday the Evad3rs jailbreak team updated their evasi0n.com website to show the tool was at 75% per cent completion, and as of today it is now at 80% per cent, noting “private beta testing has started for OS X, Windows and Linux.” The next step as explained will be extended beta testing.

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The following devices will be able to be jailbroken using evasi0n:

  • iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5
  • iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Mini
  • iPod touch 4G, iPod touch 5G
  • Apple TV 2

How to prepare for the iOS 6.1 jailbreak? Back up your device to iCloud or iTunes, then update to iOS 6.1 within iTunes via a complete restore (instead of over-the-air) as recommended by the Evad3rs. If you’re currently jailbroken, consider backing up your tweaks via OpenBackup first before updating.

Many believe the iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak will be released tomorrow as previously hinted by @MuscleNerd. Stay tuned!

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  • TopBrokr

    Just let me know when it’s ready !!!

    Thank you 🙂

  • Will do!

  • Setak

    Could you reach them to know when the jailbreak will be available for Apple TV 3 ?

    Thanks !

  • Such a money grab, if I ever did see one!

  • How so?

  • Gurinder

    check out the posts by well known jailbreak dev @i0n1c

    Here’s an example of his tweets posted on Jan 31

    “But there are still 2 or 3 more days to the JB release. Plenty of time to add more ad-banners and maybe a second donation button”

    “And of course plenty of time to do fake tweets that people have to re-check said website.”

    Don’t mind the 20 ads and 5 donation buttons. It is all good okay. Money is not our interest. We are Apple Freedom Fighters!

  • Just think of how many people refresh their site constantly waiting for ‘updates’. I can only imagine how many ad impressions they are getting. Pretty smart though!

  • Yeah that part is pretty smart. Someone has to get paid for doing all this work for the entire iOS world though, lol.

  • Yeah I saw those tweets. As much as I see how they are trying to monetize the site, the jailbreaks are always free so I have no issues with them making some money.

  • bradg17

    Lol I don’t see the problem with them offering the option to donate for free software that took many hours of hard work to accomplish. It’s just common sense. I’m going to donate as soon as I get the software and see its real.

  • KJ

    No doubt what do I give a squirt of piss if they have ads, I don’t donate either…so it’s really no sweat if they make money somehow

  • Joseph

    Gary, I wanted to say I found this website 3 years ago when I was in University and considering an iPhone. I’ve avidly followed it since and must check this website 3-4 times a day. I’m not an IT buff or a diehard Apple fanboy, but I’m on my third iPhone and enjoy them, and I’ve loved following this website over time. But while we’re on the topic of monetizing website traffic, I have to admit that the ad content in the site has reached the point of excess. The underlined keywords that linked to ads were incredibly intrusive and disruptive to trying to read an article. I understand you have your own costs and have every right to earn money from this project, but I feel it came at the expense of the image and friendliness of iPhoneinCanada. Other than that, keep doing what you’re doing Gary!

  • I appreciate your support and feedback. However, we don’t comment on future iterations of the website, but I can tell you this: it’s an area of intense interest.

  • I’m in no rush to JB. Security and stability are #1 and 2 in my books. This is why I moved to the iPhone. Don’t get me wrong, choice is good. I had a few different Android based phones which were all rooted and had a custom ROMs installed. None were as stable as stock Android and from people I know who have JB they say the same.

    A concern I had coming to iOS was it being too restrictive, so far I see nothing that prevents me from doing what I want to do.

  • I agree completely on that aspect, I myself have donated. I’m just saying that bringing people to a static site with ads infesting it, and that it just shows a % and going from ‘Private beta testing starts soon”, to “private beta testing started”, then to “extended beta testing soon” is just over the top. All this can be done by a single tweet. Milk, milk, milk 😛

  • Breathless

    Oh crap I knew I should have waited before updating to 6.1 just today I upgraded my iPhone 5 via OTA to 6.1 hopefully it still allows me to jailbreak. I just did it as I’ve never done OTA before.

    Glad to see the apple tv2 getting this as well. For a long time the newer firmwares hasn’t been jailbroken.

  • No one has to get paid though, Donations are one thing, revenue income from something that is claimed to be done for free, and the greater good, is something else though. Not that I give two hoots, just my 2 cents.

  • I agree, but it’s the websites that blog about the updates, not the Evad3rs themselves. That blue status bar is almost mesmerizing, makes us all keep refreshing the page hehe.

  • They have no plans to release, so they will not give you any sort of ETA.

  • Joseph

    What’s interesting is most people and enterprise flock to BB as a secure and stable device, given their encryptions and trusted experience with businesses. I believe the growing interest in the JB community is creating a customizable iPhone experience, and though you may not see stock iOS ‘preventing’ you from doing things, there’s currently little customizability in lock screen, notifications, text messages, overall appearance, and other intriguing apps that were banned from the App store. Take ‘Bite SMS’ for example, which allowed you to choose the way texts appeared when received, replying to a message without leaving the app/page you’re in, automatic responses, replying from lock screen, scheduled automatic text sending….just to name a few. The cookie cutter approach from Apple is far too locked down for my taste.

  • Thiago

    I think this is fake and apple is behind this whole thing… Just be prepared for the cold water on top of us….