The cat and mouse game between Apple and iOS Hackers is going to Start again soon. Apple recently released iOS 6.1.1 Beta 1 following the preceding iOS 6.x.x Untethered Jailbreak made on Monday. Apple released this new iOS 6.1.1 Beta 1 exactly two days after the Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 6.x.x arrived. When this iOS 6.1.1 Beta 1 was seeded to Developers, it was assumed that the Exploit used by Evasi0n for the Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 6.x.x might have patched by Apple in this Beta build, but the change log of Beta 1 never stated anything related to exploit being fixed.
The change log of iOS 6.1.1 Beta 1 focused on improvements to be done on Maps for Japan including numerous major improvements and some bugs fixed in it. Other than the Maps, there was no sign of fixing the exploit or anything related to exploit patching was discussed. Therefore, the iOS Security researcher, iOS Hacker, and upfront member of Evad3rs released a statement on his Twitter account stating that the Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 6.x.x isn’t fixed in this initial build of iOS 6.1.1 Beta 1.
6.1.1 beta (10B311) does not fix the jailbreak. It’ll probably happen in a future revision. Don’t upgrade though, evasi0n won’t let you jb.
— pod2g (@pod2g) February 7, 2013
This doesn’t means that Apple will not patch the Untethered Jailbreak exploit in iOS 6.1.1 because this is just the initial Beta of upcoming iOS 6.1.1 and Apple might not have considered looking into the exploit for fixing it. However, we are skeptical about the fix of Evasi0n’s iOS 6.x.x Untethered Jailbreak in iOS 6.1.1 Public Release because the chances are low that Apple will fix the exploit in it. The reason that Apple will not patch the exploit in it is that Apple is mainly focusing on a Maps fix for a particular country of Japan and not for the world.
We can also conclude that Apple might release iOS 6.1.1 for Japan users only because the main area of focus in Japan and not the rest of the world.
Still refrain from updating your iPhone, iPod, and iPad to iOS 6.1.1 Beta’s or public release because the Untethered Jailbreak won’t work and once updated, there is no way coming back.