Evad3rs team member Planetbeing has confirmed that jailbreak exploits used in iOS 6, 6.0.x, 6.1 and 6.1.2 has been patched by Apple in the newly released iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 firmware.
For iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch – the iOS 6.1.3 B2 is available to those on Apple’s Developer Program, and is available – as ever – over at the iOS Dev Center. This latest version also includes the passcode bug fix which allowed users to bypass the passcode protected lock screen easily, so it now looks as though the system of betas is back on track as it should be.
The installments of iOS 6.1.x are coming in thick and fast of late, and with iOS 6.1.2 having just been pushed out to the end-user by Apople with no patches. Now that the next release of iOS 6.1.3 – has just reached its second beta. Downloadable only by those with paid-for access via Apple Developer program. Compatible with iOS 6 and although the first beta was known as iOS 6.1.1 beta 1, the Cupertino has deemed it necessary to rename this one to avoid confusion with those recent bug-fix updates.
It looks as though the Japanese version of Maps will finally get its improvements when iOS 6.1.3 finally hits the downloads page. As with iOS 6.1.1 beta 1, the major changes pertain to the Maps offering for iPhone users based in Japan. After the initial release of iOS 6, Tim cook was even forced to apologize for the state of Apple Maps, and although the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and much of Europe have seen welcome improvements over the past couple of months.
Apple thinks that countries like Japan are to become a focal point for business moving forward, and improvements such as turn-by-turn facility and directional optimization. Which has also updated the freeway color to green, added several 3D landmarks, and updated icons of locations such as hospitals and fire stations.
Apart this, Apple has put an eye on plugging the Evasi0n jailbreak, which was first and foremost released by the Evad33rs team at the beginning of the month. With two different versions of iOS released since to counteract numerous, critical bugs – which affected the untethered break – a report over at Forbes suggests Apple is working to finally come through with an iOS release to patch the various exploits which wllos Evasi0n to work its jailbreak.
Today, Planetbeing speaking to Forbes – has revealed that iOS 6.1.3 beta 2, which released a couple of day to developers, patches at least one of the bugs exploited by the Evasi0n jailbreak. What it actually means?
It’s the end of the Evasi0n jailbreak for devices pre-installed with iOS 6.1.3, and anybody on the current version of iOS 6 looking to retain their untethered jailbreak iOS 6, are pretty recommended to stay put, and refrain from updating their software. The patched vulnerability pertains to the Time Zone settings!
However, Planetbeing is currently running some tests, the domino effect to having one exploit patched will have devastating effects on the Evasi0n jailbreak, He explains:
“If one of the vulnerabilities doesn’t work, evasi0n doesn’t work. . . We could replace that part with a different vulnerability, but [Apple] will probably fix most if not all of the bugs we’ve used when 6.1.3 comes out.”
I am the one in million iPhones, iPads and iPod touche devices having been jailbroken since the release of Evasi0n v1.0. Now, Planetbeing has pointed out that it could be up to a month before such an update is released. Once you do update your software on the latest public version, there is currently no way of reverting back, at least none on all of the newer devices.
Are you currently owning an older version of iOS and want to jailbreak your device, it is highly recommended to update iOS 6.1.2. Just follow our tutorials to jailbreak iOS 6.1 or jailbreak 6.1.2 using Evasi0n tool.