Tool now in “final testing and preparation,” development team posts 95% progress
The evasi0n jailbreak is almost ready! The evad3rs have posted 95% progress with the confirmation that the next step was the tool’s official release.Evasi0n is now undergoing “final testing and preparation,” according to the team of hackers who is responsible for the software.
A jailbreak tool targeting all iDevices running iOS 6.0 through iOS 6.1, evasi0n will be released as soon as today, February 4, 2013. At least that’s what hacker @planetbeing says.
“Yes, tomorrow is a concrete release date. It's also the only release date we've ever given,” writes the jailbreak expert.
On the evasi0n.com site, the hackers have released an important “read me” note mentioning a few dos and don’ts.
Future users of the jailbreak tool are told to back up their device using iTunes or iCloud, as well as to disable the passcode lock – “it can cause issues,” according to the evad3rs.
As the jailbreak is running, users must be patient and wait for the process to end.
“Be patient while the jailbreaking process is running, don't start iTunes or Xcode in the meanwhile. The best is to not touch the computer until the end of the jailbreaking process,” according to the notice.
Some users might experience hangs or crashes. The team says not to worry. Simply restart the process and, if necessary, reboot the iPhone / iPad / iPod touch.
“If the process gets stuck somewhere, it's safe to restart the program, reboot the device (if necessary by holding down Hold and Home until it shuts down), and rerun the process,” according to the hackers.
Evasi0n will be a free download for Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows users. In other words, pretty much anyone with a relatively new iDevice and a computer will be able to jailbreak iOS 6 today.