Many users got excited when they could finally jailbreak their iPhone 5 smartphones but it looks like Apple will be putting a stop to that in iOS 6.1.3. Discovered in beta 2, which was seeded to developers last week, the update patches the jailbreak and will attempt to put an end to new versions of the exploit.
Forbes reported that David Wang of the evad3rs team tested the patch over the weekend and found that one of the five exploits that the jailbreak uses was repaired by Apple.
Wang tells me that he's analyzed the 6.1.3 beta 2 update and found that it patches at least one of the five bugs the jailbreak exploits, namely a flaw in the operating system's time zone settings. The beta update likely signals the end of using evasi0n to hack new or updated devices after the update is released to users, says Wang, who says he's still testing the patch to see which other vulnerabilities exploited by the jailbreak might no longer exist in the new operating system.
Wang predicts that iOS 6.1.3 will arrive to users in about a month, and he also says that the evad3rs team has discovered additional bugs in iOS which could lead to a new jailbreak in the future.
If you really love your jailbreak tweaks it may be best to wait to update until a new exploit rears its head.
Source: Forbes | Image via Apple