Will 6.1.3 ever be jailbroken?

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  1. Jynto macrumors 6502

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    Or 6.1.4 for that matter.

    I know that these two iOS versions are 'impossible to jailbreak'. But I've also heard that certain developers have found exploits, but are saving them for iOS 7, because they don't want to reveal their hands to Apple at a too early stage. Correct?

    Now, my reasoning is this: once iOS 7 is jailbroken, those exploits will be public knowledge, and it would make no difference if those exploits were ported back to iOS 6. Alternatively, some of those exploits might be found not to work on 7, in which case it would do no harm to give them back to 6.

    In either of the above cases, when can we expect a jailbreak to happen? I ask this because I don't want iOS 7 on my iPhone 4S, for reasons that will not be discussed here. But I'm sure there are a lot of other users in the same boat, who would choose to hold out on the final releases of iOS 6, and still want to jailbreak.

    Lastly, there are some people who claim to have jailbroken iOS 6.1.3 already, like these guys. Should we trust them? And if not, why not?
     
  2. hamiltonDSi macrumors 65816

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    Unlikely.
    You answerd your own question : iOS 6.1.3/4 are not "impossible" to jailbreak, they just don't want to use an exploit because iOS 7 is just around the corner.
    And after iOS 7 is jailbroken, I don't think they will waste time with iOS 6 exploits.

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    Nope.


    EDIT : your signature says that you are from the future, so why don't you know if iOS 6.1.3/4 is going to be jailbroken ? :D
     
  3. Jynto thread starter macrumors 6502

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    In what world is that 'unlikely'? Once those exploits are used on 7, they can again be used to jailbreak 6... right?
     
  4. hamiltonDSi macrumors 65816

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    Nobody will waste time.
    Look at the history of jailbreaks.
     
  5. iRock1 macrumors 6502a

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    This time it could be different. Perhaps a lot of people won't stand the radical changes in iOS 7 and will decide to stay in iOS 6.
     
  6. poplars macrumors newbie

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    I'd say that's a serious possibility. I highly doubt everyone is unanimously in favor of the changes in ios 7. Would the hacks be completely different to the point that its not worth hacking both? I don't know...but I think this time it will be worth it for the devs to hack both of them.
     
  7. cyks macrumors 68020

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    As mentioned, hackers would have no reason to waste their time working on what will then be an outdated OS that won't run on the latest devices.

    If people end up being against iOS 7, the hackers will then be busy developing ways to make iOS 7 look/ feel more like 6 or trying to find a way to install an older version of 6 onto the new devices.

    Either way, it's incredibly unlikely that they'll ever touch iOS 6.1.3/4.
     
  8. Jynto thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The future is not set in stone like some time travel movies would have you believe. Every decision we make, from the products we buy to the conversations we have, affects the future in unpredictable ways.

    In my timeline, there never was an iOS 6.1.3. The 6.1.x branch finished at 6.1.2, and the exploits went unpatched until 7.0.1. We did have an iOS 6.2.0 and 6.2.1, which were easily jailbreakable, but that future will never happen now.

    And with every decision, the timelines diverge further and further. We could end up living in a very different world from my original timeline.
     

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