Yes, you can jailbreak your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, as well as most Apple TVs, even on iOS 6 or 6.1! Now you should be ready to escape from Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) pomaceous walled garden of parody-free, sexless, family friendliness. What's not to like?
In IT Blogwatch, bloggers fire up the new evasi0n untethered hotness.
Your humble blogwatcher curated these bloggy bits for your entertainment. Not to mention: Quentin Tarantino is "unbalanced"...
Jeremy Kirk sets phasers to stun:
Apple modders can rejoice. ... The jailbreak is the result of months of work by a four-man computer security research team called the "Evad3rs."
...Jailbreaking is legal in the U.S. due to an exemption under the [DMCA], which forbids circumventing protections. ... With a jailbroken Apple device, users can install applications not vetted by [Apple] as well as make other modifications. MORE
Neil McAllister foresees Apple's panties in a bunch:
After a long wait – almost six months – a jailbreak...is finally available. ... [It] works on "all iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini models running iOS 6.0 through 6.1." [It's] available for Linux, OS X, and Windows.
...The Evasi0n method is an untethered jailbreak, meaning it's a one-time process...the device can be rebooted as often as needed, without hooking it up to a PC. ...jailbroken iOS devices are a primary enabler of app piracy, and they also allow users to install apps that...violate one or more of Apple's terms. ...that might get Apple's undies in a twist. MORE
And Goncalo Ribeiro gives props:
Team Evad3rs was established earlier this year, combines...talented developers: Nikias Bassen (Pimskeks), Planetbeing (David Wang)...Pod2g (Cyril) and...MuscleNerd; all known for producing reliable jailbreaks.
...iOS firmware versions supported:...iOS 6.0, iOS 6.0.1, iOS 6.0.2, iOS 6.1. Out of all new iOS devices, only the Apple TV 3 is not currently supported. MORE
Here's Eric Limer with a public service announcement:
When you jailbreak...you're changing some fundamental aspects of the system software...real low-level stuff. ...if you follow directions carefully, you should be fine. But...back up first. ... Apple claims that jailbreaking voids your warranty. ...be careful and smart, and everything will be fine.
...[It's] all about taking the training wheels off and getting in touch with your inner tinkerer. If the prospect of getting some new functionality...sounds like fun to you, get to it. MORE
So xoa cheers:
Without jailbreaking I find iOS practically unusable. ...it's hard to really appreciate how useful even minor features like customizable information on the lock screen or enhanced action menus...is until you get used to it and then have to do without.
...Some of the functionality...is hard to see why Apple doesn't build-in...it breaths a lot of extra life into an OS that has otherwise been pretty stagnant. ... Android may be a better choice...but for those with existing investments jailbreaks help a lot. MORE
But Emperius jeers:
Can't believe [this is] still being done to provide basic functions WP/Android and even Symbian had long ago. MORE
Meanwhile, your humble blogwatcher reiterates his usual advice:
Here are some top tips, learned from bitter experience. Ignore them at your peril:
... Neither I, nor Computerworld are responsible for anything you choose to do with your iDevice -- only you are. MORE
- Make sure you stop iTunes from automatically updating itself. ...
- Make sure you stop iTunes from automatically updating your iPhone. ...
- ...make sure you don't update the baseband firmware. ...
- Plug your iPhone directly into a USB socket on your Mac or PC's case [not] a USB hub. Unplug...other USB devices. ...
- Use a genuine Apple USB cable. ...
- Be patient. ... If it appears to have hung, it probably hasn't. ... [Don't] interrupt it mid-process.
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