Apple Releases iOS 6.1.3 Update to Kill Evasi0n Jailbreak
Much to the dismay of the jailbreak community, Apple has released its latest iOS 6.1.3 software update which kills the highly accredited evasi0n untethered jailbreak for iOS 6. As feared, the latest iOS update contains patches for at least four out of five exploits used in the popular iOS 6.x jailbreak.
As iDownloadBlog notes, renowned iOS hacker and developer MuscleNerd's recent Twitter update points out that the iPhone maker has credited the evad3rs Dream Team with the discovery of four out of six security flaws that were patched in the latest update. The jailbreak developer community has strongly advised its users to stay away from the new iOS update to protect their existing jailbreak, along with associated tweaks and apps. Accordingly, jailbreak users should save their SHSH blobs, use safe mode and stay away from iOS 6.1.3 update until further notice from the evad3rs Dream Team.
Earlier in February, David Wang (aka planetbeing) revealed that at least two critical vulnerabilities found in evasi0n jailbreak were fixed in the iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 update. In the recent shared e-mail link from Apple Product Security, the veteran hacker MuscleNerd reveals the fix released by Apple to break at least six security flaws found in iOS 6.1.3, out of which only four have been used by evasi0n jailbreak.
Here is the complete list of security flaws (with description) that have been reportedly patched in the newly released iOS 6.1.3 update: