Evad3rs dev team releases “evasi0n” untethered jailbreak for all iOS 6 devices
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Evad3rs dev team releases “evasi0n” untethered jailbreak for all iOS 6 devices
iOS 6.1 was released just last week, but there’s already a public jailbreak available, thanks to the work of a new team of hackers known as Evad3rs. The jailbreak, called “evasi0n,” works on all versions of iOS from 6.0 and up, and it supports all current iOS 6.1 devices except the third generation Apple TV. According to the Evad3rs team, the following devices are supported on iOS versions 6.0 through 6.1:
iPod touch 5
iPod touch 4
Apple TV 2 (NOT third-gen)
The “untethered” status means you can safely reboot your device without having to worry about losing your jailbreak or any of the built-in features, as opposed to a “tethered” jailbreak that requires you to plug your device into a computer and re-run the jailbreaking app anytime you reboot it.
Before you download, here’s a bit of advice from the team:
Before #evasi0n reaches 100%, those with iPhone4 and ipt4g tethered 6.1 JB should now restore to stock 6.1 (but NOT if you use ultrasn0w!)
The tool is available for Mac OS X (10.5 or higher) Windows XP or newer, and Linux from the evasi0n website completely free of charge.
Evasi0n iOS 6 Jailbreak Crashes Weather App On iPhone And Reveals It On iPad
The highly anticipated Evasion jailbreak was released earlier today for all iOS 6 devices, including the iPhone 5. The release saw incredible success with over 100,000 downloads in the first 10 minutes of availability. As we said in our official guide to jailbreaking with Evasi0n, this really is one of the smoothest jailbreaks of all time.
But every jailbreak has its initial quirks, and the main issue with Evasi0n is how it affects Apple’s stock Weather app in iOS 6. On the iPhone, the app instantly crashes. However, the iPad is a different story. Apparently Apple has been hiding a Weather app in the iPad this whole time, and Evasi0n reveals it.
The iPhone problem is obviously a concern among many users who rely on the Weather app to.. well.. check the weather. I tried opening it on my newly-jailbroken iPhone 5, and it immediately crashed.
Evad3r hacker extraordinaire pod2g tweeted that his team is aware of the Weather app issue, and a patch will soon be available for everyone to install in Cydia.
After jailbreaking an iPad with Evasi0n, you may notice an additional icon next to Cydia on your Home screen. It’s an old Weather app Apple normally has hidden within a plist entry in iOS, according to MuscleNerd, another Evad3rs team member. For some reason, the iOS 6 jailbreak unhides it.
Unfortunately, this Weather app isn’t iPad-optimized. It’s an old, pixelated, iPhone-sized version that looks far from crisp on the iPad’s Retina display. What’s interesting is that Apple had it hidden there in the first place. Why don’t we have an iPad version of the Weather app?
Regardless of the reason for it being there, an inbound Cydia update should also get rid of the mysterious Weather app on jailbroken iPads.
Here’s How To Fix Your iOS Weather App That Was Broken By The Evasion Jailbreak
If you took the plunge and jailbroke your iPhone yesterday, you may have noticed that the Weather app in iOS doesn’t really work anymore, like at all. When you try to open the app on iPhone it just crashes, and then crashes some more.
Evad3rs figured out that the jailbreak screws up some files like com.apple.mobile.installation.plist. It’s not a big deal, and every jailbreak has its little quirks, but if you can’t wait for evad3rs to push their fix to Cydia you can fix the problem on your own manually.
Here’s how to do it:
1. Open Cydia and install Open SSH and MobileTerminal
2. Load MobileTerminal and type “su root” (no quotes). Then hit enter.
3. Enter your password. It’s probably “alpine” if you haven’t changed it yet.
4. Copy and paste the following script into MobileTerminal #!/bin/bash
chmod -x /usr/libexec/mobile_installation_proxy
killall -9 mobile_installation_proxy
rm /var/mobile/Library/Caches/com.apple.mobile.installation.plist /var/mobile/Library/Caches/com.apple.LaunchServices-045.csstore
launchctl stop com.apple.mobile.installd
launchctl start com.apple.mobile.installd
while [ ! -f /var/mobile/Library/Caches/com.apple.mobile.installation.plist ];
while [ ! -f /var/mobile/Library/Caches/com.apple.LaunchServices-045.csstore ];
chmod +x /usr/libexec/mobile_installation_proxy
reboot 5. Wait for your iPhone to reboot
6. Have fun, you’re done.
Evasi0n Jailbreak Installed on 1.7 Million Devices Since Monday Release
In a discussion with Forbes, Cydia appstore administrator Jay Freeman revealed that the evasi0n jailbreak had been installed 800,000 times within six hours of its Monday release.
By Tuesday, Cydia had been installed 1.7 million times, and according to a chart tweeted by Freeman, Cydia was receiving 14,000 hits per minute at peak download times.
The demand for the jailbreak resulted in site wide traffic problems, causing Freeman's server to go offline several times. To put it in perspective, that's approximately 1,200 Cydia downloads per minute.
Evasi0n is the first significant jailbreak since the widely used Redsn0w iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak. Hacking Apple devices is a detailed process, which is why jailbreaks are few and far between.
According to David Wang, one of the evad3rs' four developers, the program takes advantage of at least five distinct, new bugs in iOS's code. (For reference, that's one more than Stuxnet, the malware built by the NSA to destroy centrifuges in Iran's nuclear enrichment facilities.)
The evasi0n jailbreak is the first untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 5 and for devices running iOS 6.x. Evasi0n is available for OS X, Windows, and Linux on the evasi0n website.
Update Released In Cydia To Fix iOS 6 Weather App Bug In Evasi0n [Jailbreak]
After the untethered Evasi0n jailbreak was released for iOS 6 devices, we told you about a bug that was causing Apple’s stock Weather app to crash on jailbroken iPhones. On the iPad, the jailbreak was unhiding an old iPhone version of the Weather app.
There was a manual way to fix the bug, but now an official patch has been released in Cydia for all devices that have been jailbroken with Evasi0n.
One of the hackers behind Evasi0n tweeted the news about the patch earlier today.
The update to UIKit Tools should be available under the “Changes” section of Cydia on your jailbroken iOS device. If you don’t see it, refresh the Changes page and it should appear. There’s also an update to the Evasi0n untether itself that fixes an issue with long reboot times.
FullForce Stretches iPhone 4S Apps To Fill Your iPhone 5 Screen [Jailbreak]
The iPhone 5’s been on sale for almost five months now, but there are still plenty of apps that have yet been updated to take advantage of its larger 4-inch display. They don’t get blown up automatically, either, so they sit in the middle of the screen and look silly.
As is often the case, a tweak is now available for jailbroken iPhones that solves that. Developed by Ryan Petrich, the creator of many popular jailbreak tweaks, FullForce automatically takes apps designed for the iPhone 4/4S and makes them longer for the iPhone 5.
Once installed on your iPhone 5, FullForce asks you if you’d like to apply “tall mode” when you open up an app that isn’t yet designed for the larger display. With your permission, it will then stretch your app to fill the screen — as you can see in the examples above and below.
The tweak works well in most apps, but there are others that don’t work so well. If you decide you don’t like how a certain app is stretched, you can change it back by visiting the FullForce preferences within the Settings app. Here you’ll find a list of toggles for all apps that don’t have iPhone 5 support, and you can choose whether to stretch them or not.
FullForce is available now via Cydia’s BigBoss repository. It’s priced at $0.99, and in my opinion, it’s well worth it.
First ios 6.1.1 beta fails to patch holes exposed by ios 6.1 jailbreak
Good news for everyone who downloaded the iOS 6.1 jailbreak — it seems that Apple hasn’t yet figured out how to patch the holes opened up by the Evad3rs Jailbreak Team just yet. 9to5Mac points us to an update from iOS security researcher pod2g noting that the just-released iOS 6.1.1 beta “does not fix” the iOS 6.1 jailbreak, which will probably be patched “in a future revision.” Pod2g does caution, however, that the iOS 6.1 jailbreak isn’t designed to work on the 6.1.1 beta, so anyone who wants to jailbreak their phone shouldn’t download the newest beta. Even though the Evad3rs had a working untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1 weeks ago, the group didn’t launch it until the final version of iOS 6.1 went public so that Apple wouldn’t have time to fix the jailbreak immediately after its release.
evasi0n jailbreak tally hits nearly 7 million devices
May make software most quickly-adopted for jailbreaks
Almost 7 million iOS devices have been jailbroken since evasi0n was released earlier this week, according to Jay Freeman, administrator of the Cydia app store for jailbreakers. Cydia tracking has so far recorded about 5.15 million iPhones, 1.35 million iPads, and 400,000 iPod touches. Freeman claims that the numbers make evasi0n the most rapidly-adopted jailbreak utility to date.
The admin says that evasi0n has brought "insanely more new traffic" than Absinthe, which was designed for iOS 5. Jailbreakme3, a web-based jailbreak from 2011, was only used on 1.4 million devices in its first nine days, Forbes notes.
The popularity of evasi0n could stem from several factors. There are now more iOS devices on the market than ever, and Freeman points out that anticipation may have built up to intense levels, since it took 136 days for iOS 6 to be cracked. In the end, hackers had to exploit five different bugs in the firmware to make a jailbreak possible.
Convert a Tethered Jailbreak to an Untethered for iOS 6 & iOS 6.1
Nobody likes a tethered jailbreak, which is part of why it’s such a big deal when an untethered variety like the recent Evasi0n tool arrives. But not everyone was patient enough to wait, and some users have to use jailbreaks for various reasons which leaves them with no option but to jump ahead on the tethered varieties. Recently, this included a redsn0w tethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1 and the same thing for 6.0.1 and 6.0, and this simple solution is for those individuals. What you will do is install the evasi0n untethered exploit through Cydia. a process that is both easy and familiar.
To reiterate: this is not necessary if you used the Evasion tool to jailbreak your iDevice in the first place. This solution is aimed at iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPod touch 4th gen users who used the aforementioned Redsn0w releases and are tired of using the computer-based boot assistance tools when the phone reboots or turns off.
Untethering a Tethered Jailbreak with Evasi0n for iOS 6, iOS 6.0.1, and iOS 6.1
This is only necessary if the iOS device is currently tethered and on a compatible version of iOS.
Open Cydia and tap on “Search” in the lower right corner
Search for “evasi0n” and install the “evasion 6.x Untether” package
When finished installing, reboot the device
and you should be untethered
It is that simple. The iOS device should reboot completely untethered, freeing the device from connecting to computers and using the redsn0w app for boot assistance.
One More Thing: Patch the Evasi0n Untether with UIKIt Tools
After the device reboots with the new Evasi0n untether, you may find some apps not working 100% or being prone to crashing upon launch, notably the Weather app tends to crash immediately. These issues weren’t present with the Redsn0w tether, but the good news is they are very easy to fix on your new Untethered jailbreak, and the resolution is just a matter of installing a new package called UIKit Tools:
Open Cydia, go to “Changes” and install the new UIKit Tools update
OR: Search Cydia for “UIKit Tools” and install it that way
Either approach resolves the Weather app bug.
If there was any ambiguity regarding what the Evasion Cydia package is or looks like, it’s shown below in full size as would be found in search.
Why is Evasi0n for 6.1 Untethered but Redsn0w for 6.1 is Not?
Redsn0w and Evasi0n are different tools and use different ‘exploits’, that is, ways to gain root level access to the iOS device and make modifications to the system software, which allows for the jailbreak to be installed. Because each exploit is used and enabled differently, not all jailbreaks will be of the ‘untethered’ variety. A recent Forbes profile delves into this a bit more and discusses how Evasi0n works with one of it’s founding members “planetbeing”. That interview offers some insight into the technical workings behind the software and what makes the aforementioned Evasion tool and Cydia package function as an untethered jailbreak vs the tethered variation:
“evasi0n changes a file called launchd.conf that alters the configuration of launchd so that the changes evasi0n makes to it are repeated every time it runs. That’s what will make the jailbreak “persistent”: The user won’t need to re-run the program over a USB cable every time the device boots.”
Even if you’re not interested in actually jailbreaking a device, the topic can still be fascinating from a purely technical standpoint. No matter how you look at it, the evasi0n exploit is an extremely complex feat of engineering, as Forbes puts into some perspective:
“According to David Wang, one of the evad3rs’ four developers, the program takes advantage of at least five distinct, new bugs in iOS’s code. (For reference, that’s one more than Stuxnet, the malware built by the NSA to destroy centrifuges in Iran’s nuclear enrichment facilities.)”
New Pages+ Tweak Supercharges Your iOS Home Screen [Jailbreak]
Pages+ is a new tweak for jailbroken iOS devices that promises to supercharge your home screen. It adds some great features like home screen “cards” and multi-page wallpapers that change as you flick through them — and it’s compatible with other popular tweaks like Barrel and Winterboard themes. Check out the demonstration video below.
Pages+ turns your home screens into “cards” in an effort to further separate your home screen icons from the dock, and you can customize these with different colors if you choose to. But the best part about this tweak is the multi-page wallpapers. You can set a different one for each and every page of your home screen, and they’ll change seamlessly as you flick between each one.
Looks great, doesn’t it? There is one caveat, however. It appears you can’t set the multi-page wallpapers yourself — they have to be downloaded as part of a “theme.” A few are included to get you started, but you’ll have to wait for developers to make other wallpaper packs available through Cydia.
Pages+ is available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch — though it’s only in beta on iPad — and it’s priced at $1.99. You’ll find it in Cydia’s ModMyi repository.