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Old Feb 25, 2013, 02:11 PM   #1
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iOS 6.1.3 Beta 2 Fixes Exploits Used for Evasi0n Jailbreak




The upcoming iOS 6.1.3 update, which was seeded in beta form to developers last week, will put an end to new versions of the evasi0n jailbreak.

Forbes reports that evad3rs team member David Wang (aka planetbeing on Twitter) tested the patch over the weekend and found that one of the five exploits the hack uses was repaired.
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Wang tells me that he's analyzed the 6.1.3 beta 2 update and found that it patches at least one of the five bugs the jailbreak exploits, namely a flaw in the operating system's time zone settings. The beta update likely signals the end of using evasi0n to hack new or updated devices after the update is released to users, says Wang, who says he's still testing the patch to see which other vulnerabilities exploited by the jailbreak might no longer exist in the new operating system.
Despite evasi0n's record number of downloads, hitting seven million installs just four days after release, Apple has been relatively slow to patch the bugs that make evasi0n possible, compared to some previous jailbreaks.

The Cupertino-based company pushed the iOS 6.1.2 update six days ago, without a fix for evasi0n, which has now been available for download for three weeks. According to Forbes, it took Apple just nine days to fix Jailbreakme 3.0, the jailbreaking tool for the iPhone 4.

Wang is predicting that the iOS 6.1.3 update might take as long as a month to be released, and he also mentioned that the evad3rs have discovered additional bugs in the operating system, which could lead to a new jailbreak in the future.

iOS 6.1.3 will bring improved Maps to Japan along with a fix for the Passcode bug that was discovered after iOS 6.1.

Article Link: iOS 6.1.3 Beta 2 Fixes Exploits Used for Evasi0n Jailbreak
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 02:12 PM   #2
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The passcode bug existed prior to 6.1.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 02:13 PM   #3
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They really are on the ball with these things now aren't they?
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 02:13 PM   #4
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So many updates, for ****s sake. Get your act together!
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 02:15 PM   #5
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Looks like I won't be leaving 6.1.2 for awhile.
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Old Mar 2, 2013, 02:18 PM   #6
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Looks like I won't be leaving 6.1.2 for awhile.
I have said several times that I don't really need to jailbreak any longer, but now that I have, and now that I've paid for a few things, I'll probably do the same as you and stay on 6.1.2 as long as necessary.

It's working fine, and once you get used to Accelerate an iPhone seems slow.

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Old Feb 25, 2013, 02:25 PM   #7
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So many updates, for ****s sake. Get your act together!
What? Lots of updates are a GOOD thing and means that they DO have their **** together.

Would you rather they find out about bugs and security flaws and ignore them so that they can patch them all at once a month from now? It's much better to release a small update to patch a hole and then release another one a week later to patch the second hole.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 02:34 PM   #8
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What? Lots of updates are a GOOD thing and means that they DO have their **** together.

Would you rather they find out about bugs and security flaws and ignore them so that they can patch them all at once a month from now? It's much better to release a small update to patch a hole and then release another one a week later to patch the second hole.
No, I'd rather them fix everything at once. Like the recent 6.1.2 and now 6.1.3 could easily be combined.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 05:12 PM   #9
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No, I'd rather them fix everything at once. Like the recent 6.1.2 and now 6.1.3 could easily be combined.
Said no one who was experiencing the Exchange problem.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 09:29 PM   #10
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So many updates, for ****s sake. Get your act together!
Ask your buddies to stop jailbreaking. It always relies on basically doing the same thing that viruses do; crash the app and take control. Write stuff in places it would normally not be permitted. Then force-quit the app or the OS. Bingo! It's changed. How can they not patch that? If the jailbreaking worked some other way, they could leave it alone. But if EvasiOn can do it, then anybody else can, too.

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Isn't it ironic. I unlocked every Android device bootloader I've owned just to get the latest and greatest version of Android but iOS users will be avoiding the next version like the plague to keep their jailbreaks. That shows you the difference between Apple vs Google right there.
Samsung can try to re-lock my Note 2 bootloader till the cows come home but once your unlocked on Android there is no need to load up a factory ROM or accept OEM updates. You can just keep using custom or modified stock Samsung ROM's without seeing an update. I'm about to flash a Rom called "JediX". How can you not love a Rom with the word "Jedi" in it's name? My S-Pen will double as a lightsaber in about 5 minutes .
Apple's practices will actually make people want to come over to Android.
Actually, no. iOS users will not, as a rule, be anything but glad about the new update, since it squashes vulnerabilities. Go ahead, enjoy your fun, but jailbreakers are about as high a percentage as those who make PC Macs. Interesting, but you're not THE market. I'd be hellishly annoyed if I had to worry about bootloaders and so on. Most people like the updates, because, unlike Android, we do get new versions of iOS regularly, and for free.
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 09:34 PM   #11
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So many updates, for ****s sake. Get your act together!
At least all of Apple's devices with this problem will receive this update.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 02:16 PM   #12
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that was quick .... too bad.

Hope they fix all the other bugs as quick.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 02:16 PM   #13
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I don't care. I am not giving up my jailbreak. I am not upgrading until ios7.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 02:18 PM   #14
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I don't care. I am not giving up my jailbreak. I am not upgrading until ios7.
Hell if we have another joke update like iOS 5 was to iOS 6, I have no problem skipping iOS7 all together.
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Hell if we have another joke update like iOS 5 was to iOS 6, I have no problem skipping iOS7 all together.
At first glance I thought you called iOS 5 a joke update.
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Hell if we have another joke update like iOS 5 was to iOS 6, I have no problem skipping iOS7 all together.
Another joke update like iOS 6 and even more people won't have a problem skipping iOS devices all together.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 02:44 PM   #17
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I don't care. I am not giving up my jailbreak. I am not upgrading until ios7.
There's literally no point. The battery is ok, the Exchange bug doesn't effect normal users, the lock screen may be risk but unlikely and many of the small features in future releases will likely be replicated on Cydia anyway.
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There's literally no point. The battery is ok, the Exchange bug doesn't effect normal users, the lock screen may be risk but unlikely and many of the small features in future releases will likely be replicated on Cydiq anyway.
The Exchange bug has actually been fixed in the already released iOS 6.1.2 update (which still works with the existing jailbreak).
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Seems like apple doesnt really care about jbing and they just post patches to stop it to pretend like they do care.
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Seems like apple doesnt really care about jbing and they just post patches to stop it to pretend like they do care.
JBing exploits security holes in the system. They patch those because they are a security issue, not because of JBing specifically.
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Seems like apple doesnt really care about jbing and they just post patches to stop it to pretend like they do care.

Yeah, but David Wang of the evad3rs team says that exploits used by the evad3rs to make the jail real tool are being patched by Apple in the next 6.1.3 update.

From the article...
"Wang tells me that he's analyzed the 6.1.3 beta 2 update and found that it patches at least one of the five bugs the jailbreak exploits, namely a flaw in the operating system's time zone settings. The beta update likely signals the end of using evasi0n to hack new or updated devices after the update is released to users, says Wang, who says he's still testing the patch to see which other vulnerabilities exploited by the jailbreak might no longer exist in the new operating system."
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 02:54 PM   #22
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I jailbreak so I can put more than 16 apps in a folder. NCSettings isn't bad either. I can't believe Apple thought it was a good idea to limit the number of apps per folder. I like to have one games folder, and one utilities folder and all of my apps on a single page. It looks ridiculous to have to have six folders for games spread out across several pages.
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Bro do you even lift?!

Ah u must be one of those jail break haters.

Be jealous
I'm really not clear on something...how could anyone generate the powerful emotion of hate over something so completely insignificant and trivial as jailbreaking.

I can't imagine why anyone would care one whit whether someone jaulbreaks or not.

Let's get a little perspective here, folks.

This is trivial ca-ca.

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I'm really not clear on something...how could anyone generate the powerful emotion of hate over something so completely insignificant and trivial as jailbreaking.

I can't imagine why anyone would care one whit whether someone jaulbreaks or not.

Let's get a little perspective here, folks.

This is trivial ca-ca.

Just one man's humble opinion.
Well said
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In this day and age, with all of the substantial improvements that Apple has made to iOS over the years, I don't really think that there are many excuses left for jailbreakers.
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