Jailbreak tool evasi0n for iOS 6.x has finally been released. While the iOS 6 jailbreak have been available for pre-A5 Apple device users via Redsn0w, evasi0n is the first jailbreak tool to support the latest devices.
Evasi0n performs an untethered jailbreak, which means that users do not have to tether the device to a computer whenever they need to restart, and compatible with the iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, and iPod touch running iOS 6 or iOS 6.1 operation system.
The evasi0n tool was put together by a team of iOS hackers calling themselves Evad3rs. While the name isn’t very familiar for many, the names of its four members might: @pimskeks, @planetbeing, @pod2g, and @MuscleNerd.
First sighting of the jailbroken iPhone 5 was spotted just hours after the release back in September. While this proved that jailbreaking the latest Apple devices was certainly possible, evidently the exploit was so good that the team decided to hold onto it for future use. They went ahead to search for another exploit and when they did find one, pending the imminent release of the iOS 6.1, the team decided to wait until Apple released its latest update.
Apple released the iOS 6.1 on January 28 and the Evad3rs promised to deliver the jailbreak within a week. Exactly 7 days after the announcement the team delivered Evasi0n, an untethered jailbreak tool available for the latest Apple devices including the iPhone 5, fourth-generation iPad, and the iPad mini.
Applying the jailbreak is simple. In a nutshell, make sure that you backed up your iPhone/iPad/iPad mini/iPod Touch and run the evasi0n tool. Check out a more detailed set of instructions on Cult of Mac as well as their list of awesome iOS 6-compatible jailbreak tweaks in Cydia.