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Nothing lasts forever in this world, so does a jailbreak. The reign of evasion untethered jailbreak has finally come to an end today, after Apple released iOS 6.1.3, fixing the exploits used for the jailbreak.
Evasion Jailbreak End
Evasion was the first software that could remove Apple’s restrictions on iOS 6.x, i.e. jailbreak the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It specifically used five exploits which worked together to create a “chain” that helped in jailbreaking an iOS device.
Evasion was released on 4th February and soon it quickly become the most downloaded hacking software in Apple’s history. Just after a four days, evasion jailbroke around 7 million iOS devices and the number kept rising. After a month this number had risen to 14 million iOS devices!
That is simply huge. In comparison more people have jailbroken their iOS devices than there are people in Singapore!
Well it has been six weeks since evasion was released. And, finally Apple has fixed the exploits used for the jailbreak. If you plan on updating (don’t) to iOS 6.1.3 for your iOS device, you won’t be able to jailbreak it.
iOS 6.1.3, as mentioned before, is the first firmware which can not be jailbroken since the release of evasion jailbreak.
Those of you who want to keep their iOS devices jailbroken, should not download iOS 6.1.3. Those people who download iOS 6.1.3 would not be able to downgrade back to a lower firmware (except iPhone 4 & iPhone 3GS). So it is better to avoid iOS 6.1.3 as it does not bring any major change to the overall experience.
Evasion coming to an end does not mean that jailbreaking is over, we currently do have some exploits that can be used for a jailbreak but I bet that hackers are saving those for iOS 7.
Well what do you think about the evasion untethered jailbreak? Let us know in the comment section below.