Guide for untethered jailbreaking of the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and iPad mini with the the latest iOS 6.1.
The Evad3rs Jailbreak Team has finally released the elusive and much-anticipated untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1. After failing to deliver on Super Bowl Sunday, and increasing fears among the jailbreak community that it was all part of another cruel hoax, the team posted Monday morning that the jailbreak had been pushed live at last.
— evad3rs (@evad3rs) February 4, 2013
The Evad3rs Jailbreak Team has reportedly been working for months on a jailbreak for iOS 6.1 using Apple’s own developer betas, but decided to wait for Apple to release iOS 6.1 so it wouldn’t have a chance to patch security holes exploited by the jailbreak team.
The reason the development is such big news for the jailbreak community is the fact that many had postponed updating their devices from iOS 5.1.1 to >6.0 because they didn’t want to lose their untethered jailbreak. Now they can finally update and jailbreak their device – including the new iPad mini.
I’ve already mentioned how to jailbreak devices running iOS 5.1.1, and this time the process is just as easy.
1. Make a Backup Copy of Your Device Using iTunes or iCloud
Connect your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or iPad Mini to your computer via USB and make a backup of your device in iTunes by right-clicking the name of your iPhone under the “Devices” menu and selecting “Back Up.”
This is the probably the most important step because it ensures that you have a copy of your iPhone to revert to just in case you decide a jailbroken iPhone or iPad isn’t right for you, or heaven forbid something goes wrong.
2. Erase Your your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or iPad Mini
Erasing all the data on your iOS device makes the jailbreak process much, much faster.
Go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase all Content and Settings.
4. Open and Click “Jailbreak”
5. Sit Back and Watch the Magic Happen
It’s that easy.
For a great rundown of jailbreak apps and tricks check out our assortment of guides here at ZeroPaid.
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