iOS 6.1 Untethered Evasi0n Jailbreak: What Are Users Doing With Their Jailbroken Apple Devices?
By Ian Kar | February 6, 2013 9:34 AM EST
On Monday, the iOS community was ecstatic when the developer group known as evad3ers unveiled their untethered iOS 6.1 jailbreak. The jailbreak tool, which is being called "Evasi0n," took five months to prepare and an amazing 74 steps to complete.
Jailbreaking is a tool that allows users to have almost complete control over their devices and their devices’ operating system, and allows users to install custom themes, tweaks, and unsanctioned apps that companies like Apple don’t deem fit to be on the App Store.
The Evasi0n jailbreak tool is the first of its kind to work on Apple’s newest batch of iOS devices, including the iPhone 5, iPad Mini, the iPad 4, and the newest family of iPods. Since the iOS 6.1 update works on other devices, including the iPhone 3GS, 4, and 4S, the Evasi0n jailbreak works on all of those devices.
There are some problems by downloading a jailbreak for your iOS device. Legally, it is technically illegal to jailbreak your tablet, after the U.S. Copyright Office published a document on Oct. 26th explaining that, while it was completely legal to jailbreak a smartphone, the same rules are not extended to tablets like the Apple iPad or iPad Mini. The double standard might seem a little unfair, but the rule was meant to be for video game consoles, like the PlayStation 3, which can be jailbroken, but takes a lot of time, knowledge, and effort. As The Verge notes, jailbreaking your iOS device also voids your warranty and can cause some issues for your device, so make sure to back up your mobile device before you start the Evasi0n download. For example, reports indicate that the Evasi0n jailbreak is causing Apple’s Weather app to malfunction, however developers are saying an updated version will fix this issue.
Jailbreak users across the world are uploading their tweaks, fixes, and screenshots onto a number of social sites like Twitter and Instagram. Here are some of the best Evasi0n jailbreak screenshots we found.
Finally got all my usual tweaks installed from Cydia. :) Hope you guys are ready for some cool new stuff! twitter.com/SBCoders/statu…— SBCoders (@SBCoders) February 5, 2013
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