The cat and mouse game between iOS Hackers and Apple is finally over. Apple has won the war once again by fixing the initial Evasi0n Untethered Jailbreak exploit in its iOS 6.1.3 Beta 2 release. The iOS 6.1.3 Beta 2 was released by Apple this past week and before that Apple released iOS 6.1.2 to fix issues with Exchange bug along with battery issues for iPhone/iPod/iPad. With the release of iOS 6.1.3 Beta 2, Apple has not only patched the Evasi0n exploit, indeed Apple has made it difficult for iOS Hackers to Jailbreak iOS 6.1.3 because the security level has increased for iOS in this new iOS 6.
The main focus of Apple in iOS 6.1.3 is to bring out some changes for the Japanese Maps and to fix the most viral unlock screen bug that was founded in iOS 6.1, iOS 6.1.1, and iOS 6.1.2. As of now, the viral unlock screen bug seems to be fixed along with Evasi0n Untethered Jailbreak exploit. The reports of Evasi0n fix comes from the upfront member of Evad3rs, @Planetbeing who told Forbes that Apple has patched one exploit out of five with the release of iOS 6.1.3 Beta 2. The exploit that has been fixed by Apple breaks the rhythm of Evasi0n Untethered Jailbreak on iOS 6.1.3.
Wang tells me that he’s analyzed the 6.1.3 beta 2 update and found that it patches at least one of the five bugs the jailbreak exploits, namely a flaw in the operating system’s time zone settings. The beta update likely signals the end of using evasi0n to hack new or updated devices after the update is released to users, says Wang, who says he’s still testing the patch to see which other vulnerabilities exploited by the jailbreak might no longer exist in the new operating system.
As told by Planetbeing, if vulnerability doesn’t works, the whole program of Evasi0n will not work. Therefore, we will need to look for more vulnerability to replace that patched exploit by Apple or we will need to start from scratch for the Untethered Jailbreak. Planetbeing also notes that the chances are high that Apple might patch all the available exploits when iOS 6.1.3 rolls out for Public. However, it is early to say anything about the exploits going to be patched or not.
The fixing of Evasi0n Exploit in iOS 6.1.3 doesn’t puts the tool to an end or it doesn’t puts the era of Untethered Jailbreak to an end. The work will carry on the Untethered Jailbreak by Evad3rs as soon as iOS 6.1.3 is out for public. It will take a while to release the Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 6.1.3 because the Evad3rs would require some time to find the exploits or test the existing exploits.