Back in January Apple released iOS 6.1 to the public. To fix issues that have arisen since then, 2 further updates have been released, bringing the firmware to v6.1.2. Many thought that these updates would have been used to halt the newly released evasi0n jailbreak tool in its tracks but testing by the Dev team showed that wasn’t the case.
For those of you that have not yet updated your device to 6.1.2, you should do so to eliminate any problems with connectivity and pass-code issues. If you have jailbroken your device using evasi0n then all you will need to do after updating is run the jailbreak tool again – this has also been updated to support 6.1.2.
There are 3 main ways to update your iOS device to firmware 6.1.2:
- OTA – the quickest way but not advisable if you are going to jailbreak your device afterwards.
- A fresh restore through iTunes.
- Download the IPSW. Click on the link for your device to get the correct file.
- iPhone 5 GSM
- iPhone 5 CDMA
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 4 GSM
- iPhone 4 CDMA
- iPhone 3GS
- iPad mini (GSM, CDMA, Wi-Fi)
- iPad 4th-generation (GSM, CDMA, Wi-Fi)
- iPad 3rd-generation (GSM, CDMA, Wi-Fi)
- iPad 2 (GSM, CDMA, Wi-Fi)
- iPod touch 4th-generation
- iPod touch 5th-generation
If you intend to jailbreak your device again after the update you can get the latest version of evasi0n here and you will find our step-by-step tutorials here .
UPDATE: Apple have released 6.1.3 beta to developers and it has been confirmed that this will patch at least one of the exploits used by the evasi0n jailbreak. Therefore, if you want to keep the jailbreak intact, do not update to this version when it is released.