It's been one month exactly since the last iOS 6 update arrived and untethered jailbreak users everywhere have been able to breath easy...that is till now. After the beta for iOS 6.1.3 released, we heard @planetbeing state in an interview with Forbes, that there was a good chance 6.1.3 would break key vulnerabilities in the iOS 6, 6.1.2 evasi0n jailbreak for iPhone 5 and other devices. Indeed, one of the five key vulnerabilities was patched for sure in the beta. When iOS 6.1.3 beta released, David Wang believed it was possible all vulnerabilities would be patched.
"If one of the vulnerabilities doesn't work, evasi0n doesn't work," Wang told Forbes. "We could replace that part with a different vulnerability, but [Apple] will probably fix most if not all of the bugs we've used when 6.1.3 comes out."
Today, the iOS 6.1.3 update has been released for over-the-air (OTA) download, which is said to fix a security flaw involving the iOS device Lock screen and the Apple Maps application for Japan. The fix will likely include some other improvements as well, but those are unknown at this time.
The iOS 6.1.3 update/fix has been released for the following devices:
iPhone 3G[S], iPhone 4 (GSM), iPhone 4 (CDMA), iPhone 4[S], iPhone 4 (GSM / 2012), iPhone 5 (GSM), iPhone 5 (Global), iPod Touch 4, iPod Touch 5, iPad 2 (WiFi), iPad 2 (GSM), iPad 2 (CDMA), iPad 2 (Mid 2012), iPad 3 (WiFi), iPad 3 (CDMA), iPad 3 (GSM), iPad Mini (WiFi) and iPad 4 (WiFi).
Though this fix may be one that some Apple users will desire, if you have an iDevice that is jailbroken via the evasi0n 6.0-6.1.2 jailbreak, then now is NOT the time to upgrade. According to @MuscleNerd of the evad3rs jailbreak team, iOS 6.1.3 update patches four evasi0n exploits, therefore, if you do update, you will lose your jailbreak.
So for now, iOS 6 jailbreakers, hang tight with 6.1.2 or below. If you haven't up to this point saved your 6.1.2 blobs NOW is definitely the time to do so, as the next step the Devs are likely to take will be to look at options for creating a restore. However, without saved blobs restore wpuld not be an option. The signing windows close quickly now, and therefore, it is imperative to save your blobs for optimal success at maintaining the iOS 6 + jailbreak you've come to enjoy.
As @iH8sn0w noted just moments ago,
"Obviously [the 6.1.2 window] hasn't yet [closed] since 6.1.3 is not fully released yet. It will stop signing shortly after the IPSWs are live."
He went on to say he expects within 30 minutes to one hour the window could close.
In other words, get it done now people!!!
Just to reiterate, even with saved shsh blobs DO NOT upgrade to 6.1.3 if you like your jailbreak. There is currently no way for A5+ devices to be jailbroken again even with these blobs saved. Hang tight, don't try any "iffy" tweaks, and don't upgrade -- particularly A5+ devices.
Now some of you are probably saying "I have an iPhone 5, why save blobs?"
The answer again is, there could be a tool in the future for restore, so it's worth it to save them, but at this time they will not restore your jailbreak, so DO NOT upgrade to iOS 6.1.3
Here are the instructions for saving your blobs using either the iPhone DevTeam's Redsn0w tool or Tiny Umbrella.
(Note: you do NOT have to be jailbroken or on a particular system to save those blobs as long as Apple is still signing them, so save away! Plus those who are jailbroken, redsn0w now automatically sends blobs to Cydia for safekeeping)
Save Blobs using Redsn0w 0.9.15b3:
1. Download latest Redsnow and unzip (download links below)
2. Connect your device to the computer
3. Open the redsn0w Application
4. Click on "Extras"
5. Click on "Save SHSH Blobs"
6. Click on "NEW"
7. Select the 6.0.1 blobs to save or any others listed that you want to save
For More detailed instructions, with pictures, visit iClarified.com's fantastic tutorials
redsn0w 0.9.15b3 (OS X - use Ctrl-Click->Open if on Mountain Lion for now)
redsn0w 0.9.15b3 (Windows - run in Adminstrator Mode)
Saving Blobs Using Tiny Umbrella
1. Download Tiny Umbrella (download links below)
2. Connect you device to the computer
3. Open the Tiny Umbrella application
4. Click on the "Advanced" tab to the left
5. If you are NOT jailbroken, uncheck the box labeled "request blobs from Cydia"
6. To the left choose the device you want to save blobs for
7. Click on "Save Blobs"
Tiny Umbrella (OS X)
Tiny Umbrella ( Windows)
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