Yesterday we read the news that the iOS 6.1 jailbreak tool for iPhone 5 and other iOS 6.1 powered devices was almost ready for launch. Evad3rs – the team behind the new jailbreak – announced publicly on its website that it was just adding some finishing touches to the GUI yesterday. Today, there’s some more progress (as reported by iDB): the Mac and Windows tools for jailbreaking have been completed and the release date is still set for Sunday.
The last stage is some private beta testing to iron out any potential bugs before the big launch. It’s fair to say we’ve waited a long time for this new jailbreak to be released, possibly the longest time from a new iPhone launch to a jailbreak we’ve ever had. But with tweaks like Auxo and InstaSnap waiting to be tried and tested by countless users, I’m guessing this year’s jailbreak is going to be the most popular yet.
Not long to go now. We’ll keep you up to date with any more developments as the next few days pass. In the mean time, follow our own Matt Sholly’s guide on preparing your iPhone for the jailbreak. If you want to ask him anything more about jailbreaking hit him up on twitter: @MattSholly
If you want to keep up to date with the update, hit Evasi0n’s site for a live progress report.