attempt to help clarify any and all uncertainties our readers have concerning jailbreaking, iOS 6.1.3 and the future of jailbreaking, the staff here at Evasion Jailbreak brings you this ultimate jailbreak resource guide. In an attempt to maintain our renowned simplicity, we’re keeping this article as concise and straightforward as possible. Here you’ll find brief explanations with links to more in-depth and informative jailbreak articles on everything from evasi0n for iOS 6.0 through 6.1.2 to the relatively-new 6.1.3 firmware (the latest version of iOS that patches the evasion jailbreak) – we even detail what SHSH blobs are and how they’re pertinent to downgrading. Read on for answers to all your 6.1.3 jailbreak-related questions and more
Untethered 6.1.3 Jailbreak 6.1.4, iOS 7 Guide
Evasi0n and Jailbreaking
Evasion is, simply put, an incredible jailbreak utility developed by the evad3rs, which consists of expert hackers and security experts Musclenerd, pod2g, planetbeing and pimskeks, for iOS 6. Evasi0n is not only capable of jailbreaking iOS 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.1, 6.1.1 and 6.1.2 (Apple’s second latest firmware), but it also includes support for every iDevice that can upgrade past iOS 6, including theiPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, Apple’s new 7.9-inch iPad mini, the iPod touch 4G and the iPod touch 5G. If you own a device that’s running one of the earlier pre-6.1.3 versions of iOS 6 that’s listed above and it has yet to be jailbroken, we strongly advice following our in-depth evasion jailbreak 6.1.2 tutorial.
iOS 6.1.3 and Evasion
On March 19th, Apple released iOS 6.1.3 to the public, which effectively patched the evasi0n jailbreak by addressing a number of the vulnerabilities the evad3rs used in the creation of evasion. As of now, if you own a newer device on 6.1.3, which includes the iPad 4, 3, 2, the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and the 5th generation iPod touch, said device cannot be jailbroken.
However, that doesn’t mean 6.1.3 isn’t capable of being jailbroken. iPhone 4,iPhone 3GS and 4th generation iPod touch owners can jailbreak 6.1.3 using a simple redsn0w workaround, which we detail in great length in our iOS 6.1.3 semi UnTethered jailbreak guide.
Untethered, Tethered and Semi UnTethered or Semi Tethered
Although the terminology confuses a majority of our readers, it’s actually quite simple. While devices jailbroken using an Untethered jailbreak utility (like evasion) can simply reboot as they normally would if they were otherwise un-jailbroken, devices jailbroken using a Tethered jailbreak tool (like redsnow) require the assistance of a computer to fully reboot into their jailbroken state.
With that said, devices that are “Tethered” can essentially covert their jailbreak into a semi Tethered or a semi UnTethered jailbreak, both terms refer to the same type of jailbreak, by installing a simple package inside Cydia – this becomes particularly useful for the iOS 6.1.3 jailbreak. Once the semi Tethered package is installed on a device, it can then reboot without the aid of a computer and limited functionally. To regain full functionality of the device, a standard tethered boot is required. For additional clarification on Tethered and Untethered jailbreaks, we recommend reading our in-depth jailbreak 6.1.3 Q&A article.
SHSH Blobs and Downgrading
For the sake of simplicity, SHSH blobs or SHSH files are unique to every iOS device and are generated by Apple for every firmware. SHSH blobs are used by Apple to determine which firmware is current and which firmware iTunes can restore the device to, there will always be only one verified firmware by default: the latest version.
While users can manually backup SHSH files for whichever firmware Apple is currently signing using TinyUmbrella, currently only iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 4G owners can utilize blobs to downgrade.
Newer devices like the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad mini and the iPod touch 5G are regrettably “stuck” on whichever firmware they’re currently running – no downgrade method exists, as of now.
For additional jailbreak information, we recommend watching iCrackUriDevice’s latest video, which is embedded above for your convenience.
Jailbreaking iOS 7 and Beyond
While it’s likely that Apple will release 6.1.4 sometime before iOS 7, the evad3rs will not upgrade evasi0n to include jailbreak support for 6.1.4, or even the latest firmware for that matter: 6.1.3. In an attempt to preserve exploits for use with future devices and firmwares, namely iOS 7, both the evad3rs and p0sixninja, who have confirmed that they’re developing new jailbreak solutions, will wait to release such utilities until they deem fit. It’s not a matter of “if” a jailbreak will be released, but “when” and judging by the latest reports from various contributors to the jailbreak scene, it will likely be some months until owners with new devices who mistakenly upgraded to 6.1.3 can jailbreak again.