If you are one of those people waiting impatiently for an iOS 6 untethered jailbreak to liberate their non-jailbroken devices from the shackles of factory-imposed limitations, you must be aware of the latest happenings within the jailbreaking community. Yes, things are gradually moving towards a positive end with prominent figures in the world of iOS jailbreaking clubbing together to create the long-sought-after exploit.
Renowned iOS hacker pod2g took to his Twitter account Thursday to announce something unexpected, yet cheering. The hacker announced the birth of a new “Dream Team” of developers called “evad3rs.”
“We (+ @MuscleNerd @planetbeing @pimskeks) are the @evad3rs. We don't take any donations ATM, please don't be fooled at donating to others,” pod2g tweeted.
The team that includes pod2g, planetbeing, Musclenerd and pimskeks is very likely to be related to the iOS 6 untethered jailbreak hunt. The word “likely” is being used here as the hackers are yet to clear things up regarding exactly what the team will be working on.
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A report from Redmond Pie has even stated that the hackers apparently have what they have been hunting for so long and “are just waiting for Apple to release iOS 6.1 before they release iOS 6 untethered jailbreak for iPhone 5, iPad mini and all other devices to public.”
The report has added that from constant conversations between the iOS hackers through Twitter and IRC discussions it’s quite easy to determine that hackers have managed to make significant progress in terms of developing the untethered jailbreak in the last few days.
The prospect of the highly anticipated exploit started to look bright after the announcement earlier this week that pod2g and planetbeing had found two new vulnerabilities in iOS 6 for jailbreak but were still missing an initial code execution that was the key for a public release.
On the heels of this encouraging update, planetbeing came to the vanguard again announcing “tons of progress” in creating the untethered solution. Planetbeing indeed sounded optimistic when he said that the future for jailbreaking was looking bright.
Then it was pod2g, who gave people a reason to hope for a jailbreak release sooner than later. On Wednesday, the hacker tweeted almost begging Apple to release the iOS 6.1 firmware update.
“If that is the case then we would need to hope that no vulnerabilities are patched when 6.1 does go live… that the iOS 6 untethered jailbreak is most definitely ready, and is just waiting for Apple to release the final version of iOS 6.1,” said the Redmond Pie report.
Another report from iDownloadBlog rightly noted that “from the looks of things, they might just be a new hacking crew—sort of like the new ‘Dream Team.’ After all, these are the guys working on the latest jailbreak.”
In addition, the report also said that a newly registered website with the URL “evad3rs.com” had been spotted under a proxy.
Although the real owner of the site had not been revealed, pod2g’s announcement of the “Dream Team” with the same name gave enough reason to believe that it belonged to the iOS hackers, the report added.
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