Just hours after Apple released their final version of iOS 6.1 to the general public, jailbreakers revealed a tethered jailbreak for the Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak solution on its way
You have to have the Redsn0w software to do this and as this is the tethered jailbreak the downside is that if you want to reset your iPhone or it runs out of battery you will have to plug the device into the computer, otherwise you will lose the jailbreak.
Good news is on the way in that the untethered jailbreak solution could be coming out as early as this Sunday, so you may want to hang back from downloading the RedSn0w solution. If you have the Apple iPhone 5, the iPad 4 or the iPad Mini this jailbreak is thought to work for you too, which isn’t the case with RedSn0w.
The latest news in regards to the jailbreak has come from PlanetBeing who said that iOS 6.1 is vulnerable to many different exploits. MuscleNerd meanwhile said that he was working on an exploit; this was revealed in a cryptic Tweet made not long after PlanetBeing made a post. There have also been hints about the untethered jailbreak coming through the new Evad3rs team, of which he is a part of.
At the moment the Twitter account of Evad3rs has been quiet, however according to MuscleNerd, the first important announcement will be made very soon. For now there are instructions on how to undertake the tethered jailbreak on the Redmond Pie website.
Of course hacking is undertaken at your own risk and jailbreaking your handsets could void its warranty. Jailbreaking of handsets is legal in the US, however this may not be the case for tablets.