By Alexandra Burlacu | Mar 21, 2013 10:17 AM EDT
Apple finally contained the popular Evasi0n jailbreak with its latest iOS 6.1.3 software update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.
The iOS 6.1.3 is a minor software update, offering improved maps for Japan and fixing the security bug that allowed someone to slide past the lock screen and make phone calls, view contact photos or listen to voice mail. The update also patches several holes that Evasi0n exploited to allow an untethered jailbreak on all iGadgets, including the iPhone 5, iPad and iPod touch.
In other words, iOS users who upgrade to version 6.1.3 will no longer be able to use Evasi0n to jailbreak their devices. Some learned it the hard way, but those who did not upgrade yet may want to think twice and determine what's more important: fix the lock screen bug (which, by the way, doesn't really work yet) or stick to the Evasi0n jailbreak. Keep in mind that once 6.1.3 kicks in, newer Apple devices cannot downgrade to a previous iOS version.
Jailbreaking an iOS device basically allows iGadget owners to escape Apple's walled garden and install apps from sources other than the App Store, including software that has access to system files and settings that Apple doesn't normally allow. Jailbreaking allows users to customize the look and feel of their iOS devices or change the devices' behavior by changing the default browser and other such things.
Meanwhile, iOS 6.1.3 users running the software on an older iPhone or iPad touch can still use Redsn0w to jailbreak the software on any device that packs an Apple A or older processor.
Evasi0n is out of the question for now due to Apple's latest software update, but those who make a hobby out of exploiting security vulnerabilities to jailbreak devices will likely work hard to find new holes to exploit and release new jailbreaks in the future. For now, however, those who installed the latest iOS software update on their jailbroken devices can say good-bye to Evasi0n.
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