UnTethered iOS Jailbreak 6.1.3 iPhone 5, iPad 4 Information – Following both Apple’s release of iOS 6.1.3 and our in-depth jailbreak tutorial for the new firmware, a large number of avid Evasion Jailbreak readers have inquired as to the status of an UnTethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1.3, how the current Tethered and semi Untethered jailbreak functions and whether or not it’s possible to downgrade from 6.1.3 to 6.1.2. While we’ll answer all of the most commonly asked questions we receive in this Jailbreak 6.1.3 Q&A article, iCrackUriDevice (a popular iOS and jailbreak tutorial YouTuber) has recently published an in-depth video explaining much of what is detailed in this post. If you’d prefer a vocal explanation to the iOS 6.1.3 jailbreak questions previously mentioned, be sure to watch the video embedded below.
Is it possible to Jailbreak 6.1.3?
Yes, it’s possible to jailbreak an iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or a 4th generation iPod touch on iOS 6.1.3 using Redsn0w. Unfortunately, because Apple patched a number of the exploits utilized by the evasi0n jailbreak utility, it’s not currently possible to jailbreak the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad mini or the 5the generation iPod touch on 6.1.3.
Redsn0w utilizes Geohot’s limera1n exploit form 2010, which is a hardware based vulnerability that cannot be patched by Apple for the devices it supports simply by releasing a new firmware. That’s why older devices are supported by the 6.1.3 jailbreak, while newer devices cannot make use of redsn0w to accomplish the same task. Furthermore, older iDevices jailbroken on 6.1.3 will be jailbroken by what’s referred to as a Tethered jailbreak, meaning users will be required to reboot their device using redsn0w every time it powers off. However, that being said, it’s possible to install a Semi Tethered or a Semi UnTethered jailbreak following the Tethered Redsn0w jailbreak.
Semi UnTethered or Semi Tethered vs. Untethered and Tethered
There are a few terms that are important to remember when it comes to jailbreaking. The most important are Tethered and Untethered. As detailed in the answer to the previous question, a Tethered jailbreak requires the user to reboot the device using a utility every time they wish to reboot it into its fully-functional jailbroken state. Alternatively, devices that are jailbroken by means of an Untethered jailbreak utility (like Evasi0n) can fully reboot without the assistance of a computer or a utility.
It gets tricky when the terms “Semi Tethered” and “Semi UnTethered” are thrown around, which are simply two different terms used for the same type of jailbreak. Once an individual jailbreaks his or her iPhone or iPod touch using the Tethered RedSn0w jailbreak, they can then install a package from Cydia that converts the Tethered jailbreak into a semi Untethered jailbreak. A semi Untethered jailbreak will then allow the device to at least reboot without the assistance of a computer, acting as a life line of sorts if preforming a Tethered reboot is improbable at any given time. To regain full functionality after rebooting a device that’s jailbroken on 6.1.3 by means of a semi Untethered jailbreak, all that’s required is a simple tethered boot with Redsn0w.
Downgrade from 6.1.3 to 6.1.2 for Evasi0n Jailbreak?
Once users understand the answer to the first question in this jailbreak iOS 6.1.3 Q&A article and realize that 6.1.3 patches the evasi0n Untethered jailbreak for all iDevices, preceding questions are often related to downgrading and whether or not it’s possible to downgrade from 6.1.3. The short answer is regrettably no, if you own a newer device – the long answer is bittersweet. Yes, it’s possible to downgrade from 6.1.3 to 6.1.2 in order to make use of the Evasion UnTethered jailbreak utility for 6.0 through 6.1.2 on older device with SHSH blobs saved.
An iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or iPod touch 4th generation can downgrade from 6.1.3 if the device’s SHSH files or blobs are either backed up locally or through Saurik’s server. Due to the restore method utilized for iDevices, iTunes is required to check against Apple’s server to detect the latest firmware and then grab device-specific SHSH blobs to complete the restore process.
If a user has SHSH files saved for their older iDevice, it’s possible to utilize the TinyUmbrella utility to trick iTunes into restoring to an older firmware that’s no longer signed by Apple. Remember, newer devices like the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPod touch 5th gen, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2 or the iPad mini are incapable of downgrading from iOS 6.1.3 to 6.1.2.
Will there be an Untethered Jailbreak for 6.1.3?
Unfortunately, the answer is simply no, the evad3rs will not update evasion to include untethered jailbreak support for 6.1.3. Apple’s latest firmware is nothing more than a minor update and the evad3rs won’t waste valuable exploits without the release of a major update and newer iDevice models. However, the evad3rs plan to develop another Untethered jailbreak from scratch for future firmwares. With that said, the UnTethered Evasi0n Jailbreak still functions on all iOS devices running 6.0 through 6.1.2. We strongly advise following our in-depth written tutorial if your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch is on a pre-iOS 6.1.3 firmware.
If you still have additional questions after reading this iOS 6.1.3 Q&A article in its entirety and watching iCrackUriDevice’s above video, feel free to ask relevant questions in the comment section.
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