In keeping with the tradition of “Sunday is Funday,” MuscleNerd, front-man for the new Evad3rs jailbreak development team, confirmed on Twitter today that iOS 6.1 has been jailbroken, and he teased that the untethered jailbreak will release on Super Bowl Sunday. The “untethered” status means you can safely reboot your device without having to worry about losing your jailbreak or any of the built-in features, as opposed to a “tethered” jailbreak that requires you to plug your device into a computer and re-run the jailbreaking app anytime you reboot it.
The Evad3rs team is made up of jailbreaking veterans, including MuscleNerd and planetbeing of the original iPhone Dev Team, pimskeks of the Chronic Dev Team, and pod2g, who was responsible for part of the second-generation iPod touch jailbreak and other more recent jailbreaks. The team has worked on the iOS 6.1 beta for months and recently announced that it created a working untethered jailbreak, but were waiting for the impending release of iOS 6.1 to ensure that Apple didn’t have time to fix the security holes they used to hack the devices.
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