Apple just seeded iOS 6.1 beta 5 to developers, but some hackers believe that it’s actually a GM or even a final build dressed up as a beta. Recently formed jailbreak super team ‘Evad3rs’ are ready with an iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak, but will not release it until Apple seeds a public version of iOS 6.1.
In a recent interview with iDigitalTimes, Cyril (Pod2g) confirmed that the team has both the iOS 6 and iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak ready. He also stated that the most important work on the jailbreak was done by other members and not him. When asked who were the important members behind the jailbreak, he said @planetbeing and @pimskeks (Nikias Bassen). They are also part of the Evad3rs team who’ll be working on finding exploits on iOS and bringing us the jailbreak.
Pod2g did work on the iOS 6/iOS 6.1 jailbreak, but most of the credit goes to Planetbeing and pimskeks, who worked much harder. According to Pod2g, he just ‘unblocked the situation‘ towards the end.
“I arrived at the end, gave ideas that pushed them to their maximum, I kinda unblocked the situation, but it would certainly have happened without me helping. Now I am helping as much as I can in terms of communication, websites, and also development, but I was not involved the same way as previous, focused on my work and all… Yes, in order @planetbeing, @pimskeks, then me.”
MuscleNerd too contributed on the jailbreak, as he has always done. When asked about the future of jailbreaking and the jailbreak for the next version of iOS, Pod2g gave some good news. He stated that while working on the current jailbreak, he found some more exploits that could be used with the next version of iOS, probably iOS 7.
According to the hacker, iOS 6.0 is jailbroken as is iOS 6.1 Beta 4. The team is now waiting for iOS 6.1 GM to drop after which they can confirm there is no new security measures introduced. Once everything has been tested successfully the team will release the jailbreak.
"6.0 is jailbroken, 6.1 beta 4 also. Now we are waiting 6.1 to confirm and release."
The new Evad3rs Dev-Team consists of Pod2g, MuscleNerd, Planetbeing, and Pimskeks.
It’s only a matter of time before Apple releases iOS 6.1 to the public, which is when the Evad3rs will release the untethered jailbreak. Both the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 on iOS 6/iOS 6.1 will be supported, so don’t you worry. Just be patient a little longer and pray that Apple doesn’t patch those exploits.