Apple is beta-testing an update that will disable the Evasi0n jailbreak. David Wang, one of the creators of Evasi0n said, that in analyzing the beta release of iOS 6.1.3, he found that one of the five bugs used by the Evasi0n team to jailbreak iOS had been fixed. If 6.1.3 ships to users with this fix in place, it would mean that the Evasi0n jailbreak no longer worked. According to Forbes, Wang says that Evasi0n currently requires all of the exploits to function:
?If one of the vulnerabilities doesn?t work, evasi0n doesn?t work,? he says. ?We could replace that part with a different vulnerability, but [Apple] will probably fix most if not all of the bugs we?ve used when 6.1.3 comes out.?
It?s not uncommon for iOS updates to contain fixes for bugs that jailbreak developers use to get around the restrictions of iOS, so the fact that 6.1.3 effectively disables Evasi0n is not surprising. Wang expects that iOS 6.1.3 could remain in beta for another month. This might give him and the rest of the Evasi0n team time to begin to develop a version of the jailbreak that works with 6.1.3, but they will have to wait until 6.1.3 is finalized and released to the public before they know the entirety of what they?re up against.
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