iOS 6.1.3 Beta 2 Fixes Exploits Used for Evasi0n Jailbreak

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    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.
    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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    The passcode bug existed prior to 6.1.
     
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    They really are on the ball with these things now aren't they?
     
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    So many updates, for ****s sake. Get your act together!
     
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    Looks like I won't be leaving 6.1.2 for awhile.
     
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    that was quick .... too bad.

    Hope they fix all the other bugs as quick.
     
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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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    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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    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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    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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    This!

    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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    Oh brother, where to begin on this one...
     
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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.
     
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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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    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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    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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    Of course there is the bizarre option of not using the simple passcode. You know ? Like more than four numbers ?
     
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    MyWi, Auxo, NcSettings, Zephyr. Enough said.
     
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    Annnnnnd there it is
     
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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.
     
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    Aside from MyWi I'm hoping 7.0 will do away with the need for JB
     
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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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    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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