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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.

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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 Feb 25, 2013, 02:16 PM   #6
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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   #7
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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   #8
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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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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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Old Feb 25, 2013, 02:21 PM   #10
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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.
there are still a few tweaks exclusive to jailbreakers that i find handy, namely activator and sbsettings, which are not available with JB
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 02:21 PM   #11
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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.
Are you serious? there is so many things you can do with an iPhone jailbroken that you can't with iOS on its own.

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Old Feb 25, 2013, 02:25 PM   #12
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Are you serious? there is so many things you can do with an iPhone jailbroken that you can't with iOS on its own.

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Apple updates have been piss poor. The last good update was back when we got iOS 5 in 2011. iOS 6 was just one big screw up - hence the SVP getting let go over it.
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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.
Oh brother, where to begin on this one...
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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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Question is, can a jailbreak tweak fix the passcode bug?

If not... well we have the choice between a jailbroken iPhone or a secure iPhone
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 02:26 PM   #16
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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.
True to an extent. But NCSettings (or sbsettings) and BiteSMS are clutch, along with 3GUnrestrictor (FaceTime for unlimited data plans, for example) and TetherMe (or MyWi).

FolderEnhancer (more than 16 apps in a folder and folders inside folders) and f.lux (also available for OSX) are also very worth it, IMO.
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Oh brother, where to begin on this one...
Well, it's true to an extent. I still have reasons to Jailbreak, but with every iOS release, I have less and less critical needs to do so.
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If ios let's you quick reply and quick compose for sms and adds toggles in notification center I might agree with you but until then I'm jailbreaking. I theme my phone and there are other tweeks that I use but I can live without them.
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Question is, can a jailbreak tweak fix the passcode bug?

If not... well we have the choice between a jailbroken iPhone or a secure iPhone
Of course there is the bizarre option of not using the simple passcode. You know ? Like more than four numbers ?
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Well, it's true to an extent. I still have reasons to Jailbreak, but with every iOS release, I have less and less critical needs to do so.
MyWi, Auxo, NcSettings, Zephyr. Enough said.
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Annnnnnd there it is
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Question is, can a jailbreak tweak fix the passcode bug?

If not... well we have the choice between a jailbroken iPhone or a secure iPhone
It's hardly something to worry about anyway.

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MyWi, Auxo, NcSettings, Zephyr. Enough said.
I don't disagree that everyone has different needs, but that list used to be a lot larger. That's all I'm saying.
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MyWi, Auxo, NcSettings, Zephyr. Enough said.
Aside from MyWi I'm hoping 7.0 will do away with the need for JB
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 02:29 PM   #24
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Zephyr is the only reason I jailbreak.

Dunno why it isn't a stock feature, swipe down and swipe up... almost crazy Apple didn't think of it
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It's hardly something to worry about anyway.

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I don't disagree that everyone has different needs, but that list used to be a lot larger. That's all I'm saying.
What has Apple added recently that satisfied your needs? NC and perhaps twitter/FB integration is all I can think of.
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