Few days back, iH8sn0w, developer of jailbreak tools such as Sn0wbreeze had confirmed that a jailbreak for iOS 6.1.3/6.1.4 was indeed in the works.
If you have been waiting for the iOS 6.1.3 jailbreak, then we’ve another update for you.
iH8sn0w reports that he has got the kernel dump for all the iPads running iOS 6.1.2. He explains why the kernel dump for iOS 6.1.2 was needed:
The 6.1.2 kernel dumps are crucial for locating specific functions within the kernel that are static between iOS 6.1.x kernel builds. This means functions such as “_START” within the kernel, are located at the same location in 6.1.2 kernels and 6.1.3 kernels.
So, why do we need these? Simple. We need some static offsets for functions within the 6.1.2 kernel to utilize them in the 6.1.3 kernel, and dump the actual 6.1.3 kernel.
They now need the kernel dump for the iPad running iOS 6.1.3 to make the untethered binary for the iPads. The untethered binary is ready for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s and iPhone 5.
The 6.1.3 kernel is more essential as some kexts such as the sandbox kext, signature check kexts [AMFI], etc, are not static and tend to shift its location on every recompile.
If you’ve an iPad running iOS 6.1.3 then please head over to iH8sn0w’s blog for the instructions on how you can help.
It also looks like there is quite a bit of work to be done so don’t expect the iOS 6.1.3 untethered jailbreak to be released anytime soon.
ETA for it is before 2014. When release is close, we’ll tweet it. (Please don’t bother tweeting asking for an ETA/progress).
winocm has reiterated the same thing:
A definite ETA is before 2014.
— winocm (@winocm) October 7, 2013
They’ve given such a vague ETA to get people of their backs. So please be patient, and don’t bother iH8sn0w and winocm by asking for an ETA. When they’re close to releasing a jailbreak, they’ll let us know.
Meanwhile, the evad3rs team are also making progress with the iOS 7 jailbreak.
Are you waiting for the iOS 6.1.3/6.1.4 jailbreak? Let us know in the comments.
[Via iH8sn0w’s blog]