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Update of Evasi0n jailbreak tool for iOS 6.1.2 released

updated 06:01 pm EST, Tue February 19, 2013

All devices supported by original hack still usable with update

Holding true to a promise made on evasi0n spokesperson "planetbeing's" twitter feed, the iOS jailbreak tool has been released enabling support for the new 6.1.2 OS update. No bug fixes are noted for the release, or specific notes on what the group had to modify to enable the hack.

Problems such as app instability, battery drain or other minor issues are common with jailbreaks, as they rely on injecting new code to overwrite portions of the original Apple code. Other potential hazards, according to Apple, include security issues as the jailbreak relies on an exploit, which could be found and misused by others to serve malware or foster hacking attacks as seen on the Android platform.

Apple has also warned that iOS devices that are jailbroken may in some cases be refused warranty or extra-warranty service, particularly if there is any chance that the jailbreaking is related to the complaint. Most devices can be easily un-jailbroken and returned to normal service if they are still operable, but if they are nonfunctional as a result of the process (known as "bricked') then the jailbreak cannot be removed before servicing.




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  1. besson3c

    Clinically Insane

    Joined: 03-03-01

    NewsPoster: why would there be a problem with app instability or battery drain in a jailbroken OS? Isn't the jailbreak just the stuff that allows you to boot the OS while allowing Cydia apps to install on the device? In other words, if you had no Cydia apps installed wouldn't the experience be identical?

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