The jailbreak team called Evad3rs has been hard at work to release iOS 6.1 jailbreak for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The jailbreak called “evasi0n” is now available for download and supports all current iOS 6.1 devices with third gen Apple TV being the only exception.
Apple released iOS 6.1 software update last week which fixed a few bugs and brought movie ticket booking to Siri. The jailbreak team had been busy testing their exploits with the beta version of iOS 6.1 however, waited until final release. Releasing jailbreak to the masses after the final release of software would force Apple to work on another update to patch security holes, which could take considerable time.
Evasi0n is an “untethered” jailbreak which means that you can safely reboot your device without losing the tweak. It will be compatible with devices running iOS 6.0 through 6.1 and requires Windows (XP minimum) or Mac OS X (10.5 minimum) or Linux (x86 / x86_64).
It’s important to note that this jailbreak release won’t unlock your device. However, once the device is jailbroken it allows you to download and run any software that has not been authorised by Apple.
In the past we’ve covered various reasons why one should jailbreak their iPhone, iPad, iPad mini or iPod touch. It allows you to access the Cydia app store where you can download tweaks and themes which can change the way your device looks and works.