iOS 6.1 Jailbreak Release Unclear, Evasi0n 85% Complete

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.

Read: How to Prepare for the iOS 6.1 Jailbreak


iOS 6.1 Jailbreak Release unclear
The iOS 6.1 jailbreak release may not land on Sunday.

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.

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.

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  1. I’ve got an iPhone 4s Sprint model (recently bought used) that’s been of no use to me as I’m in Ecuador and its (apparently) impossible to unlock for use here. This jailbreak is my last and only hope. Help my Obi-Wan Kenobi…

    • Call sprint international dept. if your acct is in good standing then they will do an international sim unlock to use on gsm networks. Also if you aren’t able to do that then you can buy a gevey sim to unlock your device. Google gevey sim if you don’t know what it is.

    • I’m a Sprint user, most Sprint phones are not INTERNATIONAL, many doesn’t even have a SIM card tray. These would not work anywhere outside good ole USA.

      I know many international travelers/students get contract phones in the US so they can scam the phone companies out of a expensive phone, maybe this is one of the reason of lack of word support from Sprint?

  2. Jailbreak doesn’t unlock the phone… And geveys simcards I think that they doesn’t work as well with the iOS 6 and the new baseband… Read!!

  3. While I am as impatient as anyone else I do appreciate the diligence of the Evad3rs team. Nobody wants a buggy jailbreak, right? And yes, it’s worth $5 for this application, so please consider donating $5 to the cause when you’ve finished jailbreaking your device. That’s my plan and they’ve made it easy to do through PayPal, right off the download site. Go Team Evad3r!

  4. No big surprise really… I anticipated a delay on the release…. It’s nearly always that way with these things…. And in fairness the team working on this have never actually said it would be released Sunday 3/2/13….. It was taken that it would be because of a tweet about the Super bowl… But no conformation from the team when the rumors started circulating….

  5. hey I have iPhone 4S whenever I’m Trying to restore via iTune or Redsn0w it’s showing Error -1 at the last stage…can anyone help me out to solve it ?

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