by Joe White
August 31, 2013
One iOS hacker claims to have discovered an untether binary for iOS 6.1.3, suggesting that the presently un-jailbreakable version of Apple's mobile operating system could soon see a compatible jailbreak solution launch. As a reminder, no jailbreak is presently available for iOS 6.1.3, and with iOS 7 scheduled for release in the coming weeks, it's been said that the next major jailbreak release will most likely address the seventh iteration of Apple's mobile OS. That being said, iOS hacker @winocm now claims to have uncovered an essential untether binary for iOS 6.1.3, which would make it possible for the jailbreak community to develop and release a jailbreak tool for the software. In a Twitter update published recently, @winocm said:
I now have a binary that untethers 6.1.3. Needs some more work though. — winocm (@winocm) August 30, 2013As such, it would appear that a iOS 6.1.3 jailbreak could soon be in the works. But should iOS 6.1.3 users hold off on updating to iOS 7, in the hope that such a jailbreak solution may be developed and released in the near future? We're not so sure, but check back with us, because more information will be published on @winocm's efforts as soon as we receive it. In the meantime, see: Jailbreak Developer Ryan Petrich Announces TweakWeek 2, Joshua Hill's Developer Resource OpenJailbreak Launches For All, and JailbreakCon Offers A Live Stream Of Talks From Famous Developers And Hackers.