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iOS 6.1.3 Beta 2 Patches evasi0n Jailbreak 272

hypnosec writes "Apple released iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 to developers, patching at least one of the vulnerabilities used by evasi0n thereby rendering the jailbreak tool useless — the time zone settings vulnerability. David Wang aka @planetbeing, has confirmed that iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 does patch one of the vulnerabilities that they exploited in their evasi0n tool."
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iOS 6.1.3 Beta 2 Patches evasi0n Jailbreak

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  • by cshark ( 673578 ) on Monday February 25, 2013 @11:15PM (#43011097)

    Well, the way I remember it, jail-breaking came about because someone noticed that you can run a full on unix command line on an i-phone. This was before we had Android phones, and it was really fucking novel at the time. I can't tell you how many times I had to sit there, and hear the fan boys ask me things like, "So, can you ssh into your Nokia?" To which I always told them, "Look dude, if I wanted a command line, it would have a real fucking keyboard."

  • Re:Vulnerabilities (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Desler ( 1608317 ) on Tuesday February 26, 2013 @12:06AM (#43011409)

    Such as?

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 26, 2013 @12:27AM (#43011545)

    My Nexus One was a piece of shit compared to the iPhone which replaced it. Not just the buggy glitchy software, but the camera, battery, call quality and pretty much everything else.

    One of these days I'll pick up an Android 4 device and see how things have improved, but as 1-2 years ago iOS won hands-down.

  • by aussersterne ( 212916 ) on Tuesday February 26, 2013 @12:34AM (#43011569) Homepage

    get with the program. I don't have a problem with a secured OS that can't be jailbroken.

    But I do have a problem with the way in which Android offers compelling features that Apple doesn't—like applets that display information on the launcher screen, and a notification system that doesn't suck. All of which are only available to iOS through Cydia. Grrrr.

    I also wish Apple would release a phablet-sized iPhone.

    I'm caught between two worlds. I'm a Mac user and an iPad user and until recently an iPhone user. But I switched to Android because it did things that iOS simply doesn't do right now without jailbreaking (which I get tired of—I want OS updates *and* features, not a choice between the two), and because Apple seems dead set against a phone with a large display.

    But now, with a Galaxy Note II, I'm stuck with the crashiness, laggishness, UI inconsistency, and comparatively crappy apps available for Android. It's a no-win situation.

    There's no comparison between iOS and Android when it comes to UI consistency and the smoothness and transparency of the system, or the app store. iOS wins hands down, and it isn't even close.

    But there's also no comparison between iOS and Android when it comes to features, flexibility, and form factor. Android wins hands down.

    But I hate having to choose between these when it's clearly technically possible for humans to build a great device with great UI consistency, smoothness, and transparency, great apps, and great features, flexibility, and form factor.

    As a user, it's like being caught in a battle between two self-centered idiots.

  • by SilenceBE ( 1439827 ) on Tuesday February 26, 2013 @02:56AM (#43012053)
    Because of the bigger range of quality apps to be honest.

    And btw I'm an android developer but my main tablet for example is still an iPad. The thing that harms andriod seriously is fragmentation, bad documentation (quality, not quantity) , less strictness which results that a lot of hw companies are sloppy, weak support for older devices, no really good design guidelines,... . For me it is the Drupal of the mobile world. Not a bad platform, but it sometimes drives me nuts.

    People that say things like "they think the software is better... And are greatly mistaken" have never used the two platforms on a daily basis. Android is slowly getting there, but the really big problem is that a lot of devices are still suck on 2.3 gingerbread. It would be nice if android hw companies would support their older devices as Apple does with older hardware. An iPad 1 being stuck on iOS 5 is nothing in comparison with a lot of android situations. And the number of normal people (non geeks) that root their phone is zero to none.

    To be honest with Android I have the feeling that a lot of love gets into the advertisment or google services part of the os, but it lacks in the other departements. The Android API (especially the older versions) sometimes amazes me in stupidity.
  • by Kr1ll1n ( 579971 ) on Tuesday February 26, 2013 @03:04AM (#43012083)

    I purchased used 2 of the AT&T iPhone 4s devices.
    Had them unlocked, and then bought Straight Talk sim cards for them.
    I ended up being forced to jailbreak so I could access the APN settings, which control the ability to send MMS messages.
    Currently, both Straight Talk and AT&T are unwilling to address this issue.

    Jailbreaking allowed me to download a module that unlocked the APN settings page, which then allowed me to actually send and receive MMS messages.
    I would have preferred to not jailbreak, but having spent $750.00 on gear, not being able to use such a simplistic feature was asinine.

  • by AmiMoJo ( 196126 ) * <mojo@world3.nBLUEet minus berry> on Tuesday February 26, 2013 @08:34AM (#43013041) Homepage Journal

    Android is like VHS and iOS is like BetaMAX. VHS was open and anyone could implement it, resulting in some really terrible VCRs but also some really good ones. BetaMAX was pretty much limited to just Sony and eventually lost out because VHS outsold it.

    BTW, having recently done some Android development I think the documentation is fine, certainly no worse than most systems. Admittedly I have not done any iOS development for comparison, but most of the people raging about Android on Stack Exchange are the ones who don't really get the mobile app paradigm.

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