iOS 6 has been cracked!
This is probably one of the biggest news stories in the tech world right now, considering how much influence Apple has on consumers today. iOS 6 is the latest iteration of their mobile operating system, and it’s packed into their flagship smartphone, the iPhone 5. As expected from the Cupertino-based electronics giant, their iOS 6 proved to be a pain to crack. The restrictive nature of Apple’s mobile gadgets is one of the downsides of owning one, but this has previously been addressed with the available over-the-air jailbreaks. But as evidenced by iOS 6, it seems that Apple has tried to prevent this “hack” from changing the way they design their gadgets. The result: it took months before a workable “solution” emerged.
Unfortunately, the rugged iOS 6 has crashed. Truly, hacker persistence trumps all, especially with a team of like-minded people successfully jailbreaking any operating system. This means that the iPhone 5, the new iPad, and all gadgets running iOS 6 can now be freed from Apple’s limitations. Evad3rs, the group that created Jailbreak Eva0n this time, released the untethered jailbreak last February 4th. It’s been downloaded over 500,000 times, flooding Evasi0n’s servers multiple times just hours after it went live. Tips before jailbreaking, you need to back up important photos/videos/music/contacts/messages to your PC via iphone transfer tool ne like IOTransfer if something bad happens while jailbreaking.
What do I get out of this?
If you don’t have an iOS 6 device, there’s no gain for you. Now if you do or if you have an iPhone or iPad with an older OS like iOS 5, the possibilities are endless. Apple iPhone and iPad owners who were on the fence with upgrading to iOS 6 due to the lack of a jailbreak option can now rejoice because they can continue their unrestricted ways even with the newest OS.
Jailbreaking any gadget running on iOS 6 (or any earlier version) will be able to bypass the limitations set by Apple. They can now install both paid and free apps without any hassle, even if they’re not from Apple’s actual App Store. After jailbreaking, users can now download apps from alternative sources like Cydia. Users may also apply mods or modifications that are not actually authorized by Apple, such as UI functionality and experience.
All eyes are on Apple
Even with the impressive sales figures generated by Apple’s latest gadgets, there are still many people who are hesitant to get their hands on an iDevice. Again, one of the biggest reasons is the lack of customization options, as well as the limitations that are set by default. News (even early rumors) of an iOS 6 jailbreak has many turning to Apple. Potential buyers don’t have to worry about using “stock” iPhones and iPads.
The convenience of installing free and inexpensive applications is also a special attraction, especially now that users rely on tablets and smartphones in almost every aspect of their daily lives. With the right productivity apps, iPhone can be at its best entertainment and business phone hybrid. The iPad will be the gadget of choice for people who are on the go. Setting up an iOS 6 device “free” from Apple’s strings attached also frees consumers from the expensive app prices and stupid designs and interfaces of these “smart” gadgets.