Friday, February 01, 2013

Will the evasi0n untethered jailbreak for all iDevices arrive on Super Bowl Sunday?

The evad3rs hacking team is nearing a release of its untethered jailbreak for iOS 6+. On Thursday, the team revealed the jailbreak's name: evasi0n. It also teased the release date: Super Bowl XLVII Sunday -- sort of.

That date was -- once again, sort of -- revealed on the new evasi0n website. The website notes that the upcoming jailbreak will compatible with all iDevices running iOS 6.0 through 6.1 -- including the iPhone 5, iPad mini, and iPad 4. iOS 6.1 was released to the public just a few days ago.

It also includes the requirements for the jailbreak to work including, the team says, just 5 minutes of your time.

The site also has a progress bar, which showed at 68 percent as of late Thursday afternoon, and said:
Applications for Windows and OS X are finished. Remains linux and some testing. Come back soon!

Next step: private beta testing
Nowhere obvious does the site say the release date. However, a look at the iDevices on the site's home page shows that all of them have a "3" on the calendar app. That could mean that the jailbreak would be released on Feb. 3, or Super Bowl XLVII Sunday.

On the other hand, the Calendar app also has Wednesday as the day, and the next month that has Wednesday as the 3rd of the month is April. Whoops!

On the other hand, veteran jailbreaker and evad3rs member MuscleNerd tweeted the following:
Hey, did everyone know the Super Bowl is this Sunday? What will you be doing? /cc @evad3rs
For those unaware, a tethered jailbreak means that each time you reboot -- whether it be from booting the iPhone or turning it off and then back on -- you will have to re-jailbreak your device. Obviously that is a painful process.

In an untethered jailbreak, your device remains jailbroken even after a reboot. The only way to lose your jailbreak is to restore from a backup or install a future software update from Apple.

Thus, the tethered jailbreak is the gold standard of jailbreaks. We'll see if the team can managed this landmark event by the time kickoff occurs.

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