Evasi0n jailbreak for Apple's iOS updated to fix glitches
Days after issuing its long-awaited Evasi0n jailbreak for devices running Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS 6 or 6.1, hacker collective Evad3rs has resurfaced with an updated version designed to resolve persistent bugs identified in the original release.
Evasi0n 1.1, available for download from Evasi0nJailbreak.com and optimized for OS X, Windows and Linux, patches the problem of long reboot times and patches a bug causing iOS 6's stock Weather app to crash. The patch also updates the UIKit Tools.
iPodnn reports that AppSync, another unofficial app designed for installing pirated iOS apps to jailbroken Apple devices, continues to experience problems on iPhones running Evasi0n, preventing the new fix from working and also interfering with some iCloud functions. "Piracy has costs," Evad3rs team member MuscleNerd told one Twitter follower who complained.
Jailbreaking is a legal but warranty-voiding process that allows consumers to run unauthorized code, adding software, features and user interface tweaks not supported by the original manufacturer. While jailbroken iOS devices can still access Apple's iTunes and App Store, users may also download unauthorized applications from alternative mobile software storefronts like Cydia, which features a host of free and premium apps that have run afoul of Apple rules and restrictions.
Apple warns against jailbreaking iOS devices, stating that unauthorized modifications could result in system instability, security breaches, abbreviated battery life and other issues. That hasn't stopped a growing number of consumers from installing Evasi0n: Cydia creator Jay Freeman recently tweeted that more than 4 million unique devices used Cydia since the jailbreak's release.
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