The iOS 6.1 jailbreak release remains unclear as the team toils away on testing the jailbreak on multiple firmwares and devices and completes first round of testing the evasi0n untethered iOS 6.1 jailbreak tool on Mac and Windows.
Update: evasi0n iOS 6.1 jailbreak release scheduled for Monday.
Private beta testing for the iOS 6.1 jailbreak started on Friday and the team is already seeing the results of testing as work on the jailbreak is marked at 85% on the evasi0n jailbreak website.
Progress on the iOS 6.1 jailbreak increased 10% over the weekend, but it remains unclear if the evad3rs will be able to pull off a Sunday iOS 6.1 jailbreak release.
The team updated the evasion site with more details about the process, including a reminder to backup and to remove any passcode lock before performing the iOS 6.1 jailbreak.
iOS 6.1 Jailbreak Release Details
According to the official website and PlanetBeing, the team must still test the jailbreak tool on other devices and firmware combinations. On Saturday Planetbeing reported that he discovered “some weird edge cases,” while testing, but was able to resolve the issues.
Good full day of testing. Found some weird edge cases, but they’re resolved. Still need to test on many other device/firmware combos
— planetbeing (@planetbeing) February 3, 2013
The team has already been forced to roll back the status bar as new bugs are discovered, according to a comment from Planetbeing.
The iOS 6.1 jailbreak release was originally rumored for today, Sunday February 3rd, but it looks like the team may not make the teased release date based the timing and additional testing needed. In the past Planetbeing has said he would avoid a Sunday release of the jailbreak tool.
After the additional IOS device and firmware combination testing is done it looks like the iOS 6.1 jailbreak will be almost complete. Even after the iOS 6.1 jailbreak release, the team anticipates, “even more all-nighters as we try to resolve problems some minority of people have that did not come up in testing.”
In other iOS 6 jailbreaking news, IntelliscreenX, MyWi and ISX are compatible with iOS 6, for a $4.99 upgrade fee. Vocal jailbreak users are voicing complaints about the update on Twitter and on Reddit. Jay Freeman, aka Saurik – the man behind the Cydia, responded in the comments to explain why supporting an app for the iOS 6.1 jailbreak is a task worthy of an upgrade fee.
Stay tuned for the latest iOS 6.1 jailbreak news, a how to jailbreak the iPhone 5 guide and our top iOS 6.1 jailbreak apps.