An untethered jailbreak solution for Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS 6.1.3 and iOS 6.1.4 is expected to be released in the next few months, an iOS developer who goes by the Twitter handle @wincom confirmed on Monday.
Wincom took to his Twitter page and announced that he had made significant progress in developing the iOS 6.1.3/6.1.4 untethered jailbreak and that a public release would take place before 2014.
“Thanks to everyone who are dumping iPad kernels. It helps a lot. It speeds things up with the 6.1.3/.4 jailbreak (A lot). A definite ETA is before 2014,” wincom said in consecutive tweets. At the same time, the iOS developer asked users to be patient, saying “we are all trying to get things done as soon as possible.”
Wincom, who has been working on an iOS 6.1.3/6.1.4 untethered jailbreak for quite some time now, said last month that “a very small subset of devices” was left to be tested in the quest to release the jailbreak solution.
Last month, Wincom posted a video on Reddit, showing a working untethered jailbreak for both iOS 6.1.3 and 6.1.4.
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He even allowed iDownloadBlog to have hands-on experience with some of his work. The publication’s Jeff Benjamin used some of wincom’s tactics and was able to install Cydia on his iPhone 4S running iOS 6.1.3. And, according to Benjamin, wincom asked him not to speak about the process that allowed Cydia to be installed on the iPhone 4S.
Here is the video of Cydia running on the iPhone 4S, powered by iOS 6.1.3.
Meanwhile, evad3rs, the iOS hacking team that created the popular evasi0n untethered jailbreak tool for iOS 6, also said that it has found all the pieces for a future jailbreak, taking the group one step closer to releasing an iOS 7 jailbreak to the public.
However, no ETA has been given by evad3rs, suggesting that there is still a lot work to be done to get the jailbreak ready for public consumption.