Apple’s iOS 6.1 just came out a few days ago and a jailbreak could already be on the way as early as this Sunday. Rumors are spreading that the Evad3rs jailbreak development team is gearing up for an “untethered” jailbreak for iOS 6.1, ready for a Super Bowl Sunday release. This means that you can restart your device without worrying that you’ll lose the jailbreak. The Evad3rs team consists of few jailbreaking veterans such as MuscleNerd, planetbeing, and pimskeks, and pod2g.
First off, a “tethered” jailbreak using the latest version of Redsn0w is already available for iOS 6.1, though only older pre-A5 devices will work with this fix, like the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS. A “tethered” jailbreak would allow third-party apps and tweaks to function on the device, though it needs to be connected to a computer running Redsn0w every time it’s started up. So if you’re looking to jailbreak your iPhone 5, you’ll probably have to wait a few more days.