Apple beta-testing iOS update that kills Evasi0n jailbreak

“All good jailbreaks must come to an end,” Andy Greenberg reports for Forbes.

“Late last week Apple released an update for iOS to developers in beta that prevents the use of the popular jailbreak software evasi0n, according to one of evasi0n’s creators who tested the patch over the weekend, David Wang,” Greenberg reports. “Wang tells me that he’s analyzed the 6.1.3 beta 2 update and found that it patches at least one of the five bugs the jailbreak exploits, namely a flaw in the operating system’s time zone settings.”

Greenberg reports, “The beta update likely signals the end of using evasi0n to hack new or updated devices after the update is released to users, says Wang, who says he’s still testing the patch to see which other vulnerabilities exploited by the jailbreak might no longer exist in the new operating system. ‘If one of the vulnerabilities doesn’t work, evasi0n doesn’t work,’ he says. ‘We could replace that part with a different vulnerability, but [Apple] will probably fix most if not all of the bugs we’ve used when 6.1.3 comes out.'”

Read more in the full article here.

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Nearly 7 million iOS devices jailbroken with Evasi0n in first 4 days – February 8, 2013
Apple warns against iOS jailbreaking following evasi0n hack – February 6, 2013


    1. You have the freedom to make you own phone and do what ever you like. Buy a phone on a contract and you are obligated to the contract. Use iOS and you must agree to the conditions of use. I am so tired of you ‘freedom lovers’ who show no responsibility. Quit freeloading off of society and make something yourself.

    2. As long as the “freedom lovers” don’t complain when Apple closes down their iOS exploits in the continuing game of cat and mouse, I am fine with it. In fact, I am glad that the jail breaking crowd is helping Apple to clean up bugs in the code.

      From a more idealistic standpoint, I agreed with the fundamental premise that you should be able to modify your device as you please. You bought it and your should be able to (jail) break it. There are some fuzzy legal considerations with respect to messing with iOS, and I am concerned with the potential of vulnerabilities being opened up that could adversely weigh upon Apple’s reputation. But I am more concerned about the current dismal state of consumer rights with respect to “purchases” which are only “licenses” and leave the consumer fairly powerless.

  1. Cue the whining from “electronic freedom fighters” who will argue that Apple should leave these vulnerabilities unpatched so that they can get what they want. Sorry, but I’d rather that my iPhone be secure. If one set of hackers can use vulnerabilities to jailbreak my phone, another set could use the same vulnerabilities to do something less nice.


  2. If you take away my jailbreak then i want the abilities it gives me built in. I like to have the HTC weather as my lock screen and choose different themes as i want. Also the ability to tether without carrier charging me an arm and a leg. I dont tether often but its nice when i travel to see reletives who dont have internet i can still use my ipad tethered to my iphone. And when we are driving i can stream video from home to my daughters ipad.
    I like to jailbreak its nice to be able to change things around a little. Gosh apple till ios 5 couldnt even let you change the background.
    And no i hate android. They copied apple rather then do their own thing.
    EULA have been ruled before as non binding. ADobe v softman is one that comes to mind. And i dont care what any eula says i bought the phone its mine i own it im not renting it i can do what i want with it.

  3. Jailbreakers:
    Here is the bottom line, you are modifying iOS by jailbreaking, thereby violating the end user licensing agreement that you agreed to buy firing up the iphone and starting to use iOS.
    From the end user agreement:
    Note the part that says ‘Modify’, therefore by jailbreaking, you are VIOLATORS!:

    You may not and you agree not to, or to enable others to, copy (except as expressly permitted by this License), decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, attempt to derive the source code of, decrypt, modify, or create derivative works of the iOS Software or any services provided by the iOS Software, or any part thereof (except as and only to the extent any foregoing restriction is prohibited by applicable law or by licensing terms governing use of open- source components that may be included with the iOS Software).

  4. Eula means nothing. It has over and over again been ruled that Eula’s mean nothing. They are not enforceable. And apple use to e the company who let you do things to your machine they were the anti company the non conforming.
    Now they don’t want you to modify your system and they are no longer the company who let you do what you want.

    I have no issues with jail breaking and expecting apple to fix it. I have jail broken all my I devices including my apple tv2 and never bricked anything. It’s easy to just redo your system if you mess it up.

    Apple needs to chill out and just us jailbreak or give us those features that JB does

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