iOS 6.1 Final Version In Testing: Don't Update If You Want A Jailbreak

By Shailesh Shrivastava email: s.shrivastava@mobilenapps.com | Jan 13, 2013 10:44 AM EST

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Apple's latest operating system for its mobile devices iOS 6 has been struggling with one issue or the other since its release. To counter the issues, Apple has been working on updating the iOS 6, however, new reports suggest that the Cupertino-based company is almost done with updating the OS.

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According to a report of German site ifun, the fifth beta version of iOS 6.1 has been issued to developers and Apple is going to make this version as the Golden Master.

Golden Master built of any software is supposedly the last and the final version for the users and thereafter no beta version will be issued to the developers.

The first beta of the iOS 6.1 was released to developers in November last and so far Apple has released four beta versions of the OS to its registered developers.

According to the report, the final version of iOS 6.1 won't have anything major, however, key changes mainly dealing "with bug fixes and optimizations in the area of connectivity and interface" will be carried out.

It is also believed that Apple will not take much longer to roll out the update.

With the release of iOS 6.1, the voice assistant - Siri - will become more helpful for its users. According to an Apple Insider report, "Changes in iOS 6.1 are mostly minor, with the most significant user-facing additions including the ability to purchase movie tickets through Fandango with Siri, and a new prompt that asks users to enter security questions for iCloud when setting up their device for the first time."

The release of iOS 6.1 will deter the hopes of iPhone, iPad and iPod users who have been waiting for an untethered jailbreak to enjoy unlimited excess to amazing apps available in Cydia store.

As one of the core members of the iconic iPhone Dev team, Planetbeing has already said that though he has the untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.0.2 running in his iPhone 5, updating to iOS 6.1 will make the devices tougher to jailbreak.

At the same time, if you want to jailbreak your device running on iOS 6, you should save your SHSH blobs. Apple has tendency of closing the signing window with the release of new firmware updates.

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