Evasi0n Jailbreak Works with iOS 6.1.2, 1.4 Update Coming Later Today

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today released iOS 6.1.2, fixing a Microsoft Exchange bug that surfaced after the release of iOS 6.1.

    Though there were fears that the update might fix the bugs used by the recently released iOS 6.x evasi0n jailbreak, the evad3rs team has confirmed with a tweet (via iPhoneHacks) that the evasi0n jailbreak works with iOS 6.1.2 on an iPhone 5 and an iPad mini. Testing for other devices is still ongoing.

    According to evad3rs team member @planetbeing, evasi0n 1.4 will be released later today with official support for iOS 6.1.2. The new update will allow jailbreakers to update to iOS 6.1.2. When released, the download will be available from the evasi0n website.

    Update: Evasi0n 1.4 is now available for download.

    Article Link: Evasi0n Jailbreak Works with iOS 6.1.2, 1.4 Update Coming Later Today
  2. zin
    macrumors 6502

    May 5, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Phew. Huge sigh of relief there.

  3. macrumors 6502

    Nov 13, 2011
    Hmm, two releases and they haven't patched it? Did they give up? ;)
  4. macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2008
    Yes, a huge sigh of relief.

    I quite enjoy being able to tether my Mac or my work laptop to my iPhone for legitimate, non-excessive purposes, especially when I have had unlimited data for at least 4 years.

  5. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 7, 2008
    I don't think the jailbreak vulnerabilities are really that high on Apple's priority list. It will probably be fixed with iOS 7 or a 6.2 update.

    This is mostly because,
    1. Vulnerability requires physical access to device
    2. It requires passcode to be off
    3. Requires the phone to not have an encrypted backup

    Something like the old Jailbreakme.com hack is higher up since the user can just visit a website and be compromised.
  6. macrumors 6502


    May 7, 2009
    Incorrect on one count and mostly useless on the other--does not require passcode to be off (is recommended however) and most people do not encrypt their backups anyway. But yes, physical access is required.

    I doubt its just a security issue as well--I can imagine there being an embarrassment factor there too.
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2011
    Time to unjailbreak and rejailbreak lol
  8. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 7, 2008
    I believe if you have an encrypted backup before, you need to turn off your passcode. I know others, including myself, needed to turn off the passcode to complete the jailbreak without an error.
  9. sza
    macrumors regular

    Dec 21, 2010
    evasi0n 1.4 will be released later today with OFFICIAL support for iOS 6.1.2
  10. macrumors 6502

    Mar 18, 2009
    I don't even use exchange any more, so I probably won't bother upgrading.
  11. macrumors regular

    Nov 9, 2012
    Should I update? Really dont think its necessary. IP5 6.1 Jb :)
  12. macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2012
    I'm updating to ensure I have a proper SHSH blob save for 6.1.2.
  13. macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2010
    How does this work? Do I have to update, lose the jailbreak, then re-jailbreak? I currently have the latest jailbreak prior to the update. If I update and have to re-jailbreak, how do I get all of my stuff back on there?
  14. macrumors 6502


    Dec 31, 2012
    Apple does not discourage jailbreaking.
  15. macrumors 6502

    Jan 2, 2007
    Carlsbad, CA
  16. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2006
    It's released now.
  17. macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2012
    Hmmm :(. So really, it is probably still best to update to the latest iOS version if it supports jailbreaking. Might not have a problem with the Exchange bug now, but I maybe in the future. Seems like a good idea to update now than wait until 6.2 or w/e is released that makes the JB not work anymore.
  18. macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2007
    So do you have to update. then re jailbreak? Any way to save all your tweaks?
  19. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 3, 2012
    Why is MuscleNerd saying not to update? I mean it's still jailbreakable.
  20. macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2012
    They still matter, they just won't let you downgrade anymore. However, if you want to restore your device for whatever reason, and your current firmware is no longer signed, you will be forced to update unless you have your blobs saved.
  21. macrumors 68000


    May 28, 2008
    Anyone updating with no issues using iTunes 11.0.2?
  22. macrumors 65816

    May 17, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    Very interested to know this as well if anyone can help?
  23. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2006
    Yes, you need to restore to 6.1.2 in iTunes, then the JB is just the same as any other fresh 6.1.2 device. Then you can set your phone up from a backup (you did remember to back up right?) and then restore your Cydia purchases. There are Cydia apps to assist with restoring those apps, but its easier to just reinstall them from a list if you are sure to write down the JB apps that you use.
  24. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2006
    I updated to iTunes 11.0.2 first, then restored my JB'd 4S to original state 6.1.2, then was able to re-JB with evasi0n, launch Cydia to prepare the JB filesystem, then restore my phone from the backup I had just taken in iTunes.

    A bit cumbersome, but certainly not difficult. The restore says it's got ~20 minutes left, but based how long it took last time to actually complete the restore and do the initial sync of my apps, songs and stuff in iTunes, I'm going to let it run overnight and hope things look good in the morning.
  25. macrumors 6502

    Jan 2, 2007
    Carlsbad, CA
    Don't think this is true. You can't downgrade at all. According to this reddit thread the only reason blobs are being saved is if a future bootrom exploit is found and then you could use them to downgrade. At this point it is not possible.


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