Nearly five months after Apple shipped iOS 6, an untethered jailbreak for the operating system is now available. Unlike its predecessor, the Evasi0n iOS 6 jailbreak tool works on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux at launch.
The release of Evasi0n has been highly anticipated for owners of the iPhone 5 and fourth generation iPad, both of which shipped running iOS 6 by default. For others, the release means they can finally upgrade their devices to iOS 6 without losing the ability to download unauthorized apps and customize the look and feel of their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
As is now standard for iOS jailbreaks, the launch of Evasi0n came with its fair share of technical difficulties. Demand is so high for jailbreaks that they tens to crash servers and cause performance issues on the hosting site – at least at first. In this case, the evaders team that developed it decided to use Google Sites, which apparently has a page view limit. After several failed attempts, I finally managed to get the .dmg file to download.