The iOS 6.1 jailbreak is almost here! Coded by the evad3rs – a new team of hackers that works with the legendary Chronic-Dev and iPhone-Dev crews – evasi0n is currently in development. A closed beta is up next, followed by the official (public) release.
The evad3rs are currently putting the finishing touches on the app’s interface. The next stage in the development process is a private beta testing which, unfortunately, doesn’t have a timeframe set yet.
The tool will be compatible with all iPhone, iPod touch and iPad models running iOS 6.0 through 6.1, says the team.
Mac, Windows and Linux operating systems are supported, meaning you’ll be able to use pretty much any computer to hack your iDevice.
The requirements are 5 minutes of your time, a computer running Windows (XP minimum), Mac OS X (10.5 or later) or Linux (x86 / x86_64), a supported iDevice model (basically whatever can handle iOS 6), and the USB cable that came with your device, so you can tether it to your PC.
A FAQ section is offered in the form of a question-and-answer web site (available at this address).
The team mostly credits its own members for the effort, but also mentions some outside help.
@phoenixdev did research; @Surenix did the evad3rs and evasi0n designs; Hanéne Samara worked on the app’s interface; @chronicdevteam and @iphone_dev offered their support; and Kiki the cat reportedly inspired everyone to do a great job.
The straightforward layout of the site goes to show how a real jailbreak is advertised. Hopefully users will take note of this in order to avoid getting sucked in by jailbreak scams.