Last week, Apple released the iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 for developers. This new update which is in beta stage consists of enhancements to Maps in Japan, and Apple said that it has fixed the highly publicized Lock screen bug.
It was believed that this new update would also take care of the exploits that were used by evasi0n in order to jailbreak Apple devices. The evad3rs team has tested this beta update and has confirmed to Forbes that this iOS 6.1.3 update breaks evasi0n and makes it useless.
One of the team members David Wang, who is better known as @planetbeing, said that Apple has patched one of the five critical exploits that was currently used by evasi0n. Wang 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. He also said that this beta update could result in the end of using evasi0n to hack new or updated devices after the update is released to users. He is still testing this patch in order to check whether any of the other vulnerabilities that are exploited by the evasi0n jailbreak tool are still present in this new operating system.
Wang also added saying that the team could replace the vulnerability that has been patched. And if Apple continues to patch these known exploits then the team will ‘start from scratch.’ Even after this new update arrives and is released to all the Apple users, the Jailbreaking team known as evad3rs will once again get to work and might pull off some new tricks. According to the information given by Wang, the Jailbreaking team has discovered enough bugs in the iOS mobile operating system using which they can build an almost new iOS Jailbreak even if the currently known bugs are fixed by Apple.
“If they patch most of the bugs, Then we’re starting from scratch” said Wang. So I think that users who love jailbreak will have no reason to worry at all.