The iPhone5 has been conquered. Hackers have broken into the coding of the world’s most sophisticated mobile operating system and released the jailbreak for iOS6 and the just released iOS6.1 A group of hackers known as the Evad3rs late last night (UAE time) released the jailbreak known as Evasion.
The group took to twitter to announce the jailbreak. Tweeting through their handle @evad3rs, the group said, “evasi0n iOS 6/6.1 jailbreak is live! Download from.”
The move resulted in a near mad frenzy among iPhone users who rushed in to download the cracked code from various servers.
The software was uploaded onto three servers – box-net, Mega and Rapidshare.
No sooner had the files been available online there was a big demand. The rush was so severe – almost 1TB of downloads in ten minutes – that 100,000 downloads were recorded within a short span and some of the servers became overloaded and unresponsive.
Jailbreaking means installing a program that removes restrictions in the default software and run apps not approved by Apple.
This is the first time it has taken almost four months for a popular jailbreak to become active. While the iPhone 5 was released on September 21, it took almost four and half months for the jailbreak to appear.
Although iOS6 was been jailbroken earlier, this new release will ensure that the jailbroken phone will continue to work even when the iPhone or iPad is restarted. Jailbreak allows the iPhone to download aps from outside the Appstore.
In a detailed FAQ posted for those attempting to jailbreak their phones the group points out that there could be some errors like the appearance of the iPhone weather app on the iPad.
Also it reminded users of the heavy traffic, “The Cydia Store system and the repositories are all under very heavy traffic today. If you get error messages (such as 500 errors) or pages won't load (such as the "Manage Account" page), please be patient and try again later,” one of the answers read.
The group is also open for donations and has created a paypal account through which it is accept payment from volunteers.