The latest beta build of iOS 6.1.3 was seeded to developers last week, and it appears that Apple has finally fixed the exploits used by the Evad3rs team in its Evasi0n jailbreak. Forbes reports that Evad3rs team member David Wang (aka planetbeing on Twitter) tested the new build over the weekend and found that at least one of the five exploits the hack used has been fixed.
The exploit, which tapped into a bug in iOS’s timezone settings, has taken Apple a long time to fix; Evasi0n launched almost three weeks ago, and with iOS 6.1.3 unlikely to be released for another few weeks, it will be a long time until an official fix will make its way to consumers. Considering that, in the past, Apple took just nine days to fix the JailbreakMe hack for the iPhone 4, the month-long freedom enjoyed by Evasi0n is unheard of.
However, all is not lost for the Evad3rs team – Wang also mentioned that the team has discovered new bugs in the operating system, which may allow for more jailbreaks in the future.
For those who want to continue using the Evasi0n jailbreak, you’ll want to avoid the iOS 6.1.3 update when it’s released next month. iOS 6.1.2, released last week, still works fine with Evasi0n, however, so currently there are no issues.