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iOS jailbreak evasi0n 1.1 rolls out, offers bug fixes

iOS jailbreak evasi0n 1.1 rolls out, offers bug fixes

On January 30, the iOS 6.0 - 6.1 jailbreak's name - evasi0n - was announced, with a tentative release date for the first week of February. A few days later on February 4, the jailbreak was rolled out, and 24 hours later it resulted in a massive traffic spike, causing Cydia to hiccup. Now one of the individuals behind the app known as @planetbeing has announced that version 1.1 is available.

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iOS 6.1 jailbreak sees massive numbers, Cydia usage spikes

iOS 6.1 jailbreak sees massive numbers, Cydia usage spikes

Yesterday, the iOS 6.1 jailbreak officially released to the public, and it essentially was a scramble for millions of iOS 6 users, similar to how someone announces there's free food in the break room, and everyone dashes in to get their share. It turns out that the release saw a huge wave of users join in on the jailbreaking fun, and even Cydia became overloaded, resulting in errors that left users without tweaks for now.

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iOS 6.1 jailbreak arriving Sunday, here’s how to prepare

iOS 6.1 jailbreak arriving Sunday, here’s how to prepare

An official iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak is just around the corner. Come Super Bowl Sunday, iOS users will once again be able to jailbreak the latest firmware in order to open up a world of customization on their iOS devices. However, we haven’t seen an untethered jailbreak since Apple released iOS 5.1.1 back in May 2012, so it’s definitely been awhile since avid jailbreakers have had anything to do. With that said, we’ve decided to refresh your brain and help get you on the right track towards a successful jailbreak before it officially releases on Sunday. Here are a few things you should do before you dive in.

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evasi0n iOS 6.x jailbreak announced, tentatively planned for next week

evasi0n iOS 6.x jailbreak announced, tentatively planned for next week

The iOS 6.x jailbreak - dubbed evasi0n - has been announced, and according to a tweet from @planetbeing, one of the hackers working on it, is tentatively scheduled for release next week. The tweet advises that the jailbreak could come out earlier than that, or it could come out later. According to the official website that is now live, the jailbreak's GUI is being finalized.

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iOS 6.1 tethered jailbreak out now, iPhone 5 support rumored for February 3

iOS 6.1 tethered jailbreak out now, iPhone 5 support rumored for February 3

iOS 6.1 officially rolled out today, and already it's been hacked into and jailbroken. Courtesy of Redsn0w, pre-A5 iPhone and iPod Touch devices are now able to jailbreak on iOS 6.1. Granted, it's a tethered jailbreak, but it's better than nothing if you really want to update. Furthermore, an untethered jailbreak that will support the iPhone 5 is said to be arriving on February 3.

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Microsoft “actively investigating” Surface RT jailbreak

Microsoft “actively investigating” Surface RT jailbreak

Last week, amid the chaos that was CES, we learned that coder Netham45 from the XDA Developers Forum delivered a jailbreak for Surface RT. Aptly named Jailbreak RT, this batch file is good news for those in the homebrew community, as it allows users to install unsigned apps on the ARM-based device. Without the jailbreak, users can only run authorized apps found in Microsoft's Windows Store, and it appears the company would like to keep it that way.

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