The iOS 6.1 jailbreak is 75% complete as the evad3rs team starts starts private bete testing for the jailbreak tool.
In an update to the evasi0n website, the team announced the progress, saying that work on the Linux app continues and the next major step is extended testing.
The team is not looking for iOS 6.1 jailbreak testers, so contact the evad3rs team on Twitter to apply is not recommended.
MuscleNerd hinted at a Sunday iOS 6.1 jailbreak release date earlier this week, but pod2g and Planetbeing have both tweeted that the public iOS 6.1 jailbreak release will come when it comes, be it before or after Sunday.
planetbeing latests posts on reddit regarding that subject. They are really interesting. We’re close to the release! Stay tuned!
— pod2g (@pod2g) February 1, 2013
The iOS 6.1 jailbreak testing process is no small feat, and a very important part of releasing the jailbreak in a manner that won’t cause problems for the millions of users who will likely perform their first iPhone 5 jailbreak in the near future. Planetbeing explained the wait for the iOS 6.1 jailbreak in a recent post. In short, the team wants to ensure a smooth jailbreak process and keep the future of jailbreaking vibrant.
Jailbreaking has come a long way since the early days of the iPhone. Planetbeing shares a memory of a 74-step jailbreak and an all nighter on Reddit where he is taking time to talk to the jailbreak community while working on the iOS 6.1 jailbreak.
For users interested in why the team will not charge for an iOS 6.1 jailbreak, choosing to use ads and donations instead, Planetbeing also shares the reason behind keeping the jailbreak free.
The iOS 6.1 jailbreak tool will arrive soon with the evasi0n name and will provide a jailbreak for iOS 6, iOS 6.0.1, iOS 6.0.2 and iOS 6.1. The iOS 6.1 jailbreak will work on the following devices.
- iPhone 5
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 4
- iPhone 3GS
- iPad 4
- iPad 3
- iPad 2
- iPad mini
- iPod touch 4th gen
- iPod touch 5th gen
Stay tuned for the latest iOS 6.1 jailbreak news.