Wherever you stand on the issue of jailbreak politics, you can’t deny that the team behind the first ever iOS 6 untethered jailbreak is one hardworking lot. Not a week has passed since the release of evasi0n, but the evad3rs team has already issued two updates for the jailbreak.
Last Wednesday, just a couple of days after its release, evasi0n received its 1.1 update. Version 1.1 of the jailbreak fixed widespread issues that caused the stock Weather app to crash on jailbroken iPhones and to appear on jailbroken iPads. Further, it addressed a problem that caused long reboot times.
More recently, evasi0n received its 1.2 update.
This time, evasi0n 1.2 fixes a certain time zone issue and disables over-the-air (OTA) software updates for jailbroken devices.
The time zone fix is, of course, a welcome improvement. But it’s the disabling of OTA updates that is of decidedly greater significance.
Effectively, this latter enhancement ensures that you don’t accidentally install an OTA update, which is likely to put the kibosh on your jailbreak.
If you’re experiencing either issue or both, just look for the evasi0n Untether package update in Cydia. Otherwise, you need not update to the latest version of evasi0n, which, by the way, has been confirmed to be the fastest-adopted jailbreak method ever.
If you haven’t jailbroken your iDevice but intend to jailbreak sooner or later, I suggest you take a look at our previous coverage of evasi0n. My colleague Dom has walk-through videos on how to go about the jailbreak process. Bryan has also compiled the top 10 jailbreak tweaks and apps you’ll need for the iPhone 5 and iPad.