iOS 6.x Jailbreak is almost here, how should I prepare?

‘Twas the night before Christmas…

Just like when I was a child waiting on Santa Claus, tonight I want to stay up all night in hopes that the talented evad3rs team will release the highly anticipated iOS 6.x Jailbreak sooner rather than later. There is more progress to report–as of this post, the jailbreak status bar indicates that they are now 85% finished with prepping evasi0n for the masses.  The first major round of testing on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux versions were successfully completed, and they are now testing more iOS device and firmware combinations for bugs.  Earlier this evening planetbeing had this to report on his Twitter feed…

 

So what can you do ahead of time while you wait for the first untethered Jailbreak for iOS 6.x to be released?

Backup your device in iTunes before using evasi0n. Let me say that again, you always want to start with backing up your device.

As with all new firmware updates, the preferred best way to start is with a clean slate.  In this case it is best to restore your device to iOS 6.1 in iTunes.  Try to avoid restoring with an OTA (over the air) update because using delta upgraded firmware is not always as reliable.  However, if you did perform an OTA update, like I did, you can still restore your iOS device to 6.1 in iTunes.

If you are a little more advanced user and you think that you might need to downgrade your firmware in the future, back up your SHSH Blobs with TinyUmbrella.

The evad3rs suggest you disable the lock passcode of your iOS device before using evasi0n, because it can cause issues from time to time.

Lastly, be patient while the jailbreak is running. Don’t start iTunes or even touch your computer while it is processing–it won’t take long!

 

 

When your iOS device is finally Jailbroken, it will now have Cydia installed on it.  For those who aren’t familiar, Cydia, is basically the Jailbreak app store.  Through Cydia you can purchase apps through your PayPal or Amazon account.  However, Cydia is also where one of the biggest bottlenecks of the whole Jailbreak process takes place as the thousands of eager users attempt to download their favorite apps from the repos hosting the apps.  Have no fear, though, as @saurik has planned for this, and at his request @planetbeing has included his pre-primed Cydia proposal so a full refresh cycle of Cydia won’t be necessary.

 

Cant wait, stay tuned…

 

 

 

 

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  • gio

    so about a week from now until the untethered jailbreak? not bad you guys keep it up and i hope it comes out soon!!!!

  • Jens Jenson

    the evad3rs team set up a “download-blog” how the call it.. to handle the traffic… I dont know if it is a bug or some, but I can download there now http://www.evasl0n.blogspot.com

    • Jens jenson’s dad.

      Bitch face! Gtfo!

  • Kith

    Jens Jenson is spamming all of the news sites with this fake http://www.evasl0n.blogspot.com... dont bother with it. If it were real why would all of the links below the “download” links be suspiciously defunct.

  • BlackBirdSSG

    Mr. Jen… You probably may to have brains but check the spelling of evasi0n in the blog link you posted earlier. It has ‘L’ in it. Might remind you some many things!

  • Amir

    i have a verizon iphone 5 which most of u know came unlocked out of the box if i jailbreak will this lock it to verizons network? what if i decide to undo the jailbreak will i lose my unlocked out of the box advantage?

    • http://twitter.com/Renkman Renkman  (Rob Renk)

      I don’t work for Verizon, so I can’t say for sure. However, I know that it might not have been Verizon’s choice to leave the iPhone 5 unlocked. MacRumors points to a section of the FCC network access requirements that the carrier agreed to when it purchased the 700MHz spectrum that it’s using for LTE:

      “(e) Handset locking prohibited. No licensee may disable features on handsets it provides to customers, to the extent such features are compliant with the licensee’s standards pursuant to paragraph (b) of this section, nor configure handsets it provides to prohibit use of such handsets on other providers’ networks.”

      So, unlike Sprint, who issued a software update locking the iPhone 4S at a later date, the Verizon iPhone 5 looks like it will remain unlocked. But I would check with Verizon to be safe.

      • Amir

        okay thanks

  • http://twitter.com/sam_love0143 siddhant joshi

    he says jailbreak release blowing sunday , but no jailbreak available today
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    • http://twitter.com/Renkman Renkman  (Rob Renk)

      He actually referenced Super Bowl Sunday–today! The evad3rs group have also pointed out that, as much as we want this Jailbreak ASAP, they aren’t going to release it before it’s been properly tested for bugs. In addition, there can always be last minute problems that can arise, delaying the release. Fingers crossed, though, there is still plenty of time left today.

  • Jen jenson’s mom

    Imagine if we’ve all been trolled like dream JB again!

    :0