Evad3rs team releases the first untethered jailbreak “Evasi0n” for iPhone 5, iPad Mini and iPad 4. This new tool can, actually, jailbreak any idevice running on iOS 6.0 – iOS 6.1.
In past other devices like iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPod Touch etc have been jailbroken but since iPhone 5 is released no such software is released by the jailbreak community.
Every time new device or new iOS firmware is released by Apple, hackers and researchers start working on it to find the loop holes so that they can inject unauthorised codes in them. Apple provides two types of security for each device, one in the form of bootrom and another in the form of updated iOS firmware.
Every new device contains an updated and more secure bootrom. Bootrom is the very initial built-in code/software which runs on the device after it reboots. Once the devices is delivered in the hands of customers, Apple can not change this code. If hackers manage to breach this security wall, it becomes difficult for Apple to patch the loop-hole in the bootrom.
The other exploits which are found in iOS firmware are usually kernel exploits. These exploits can easily be patched by a new firmware.
So far Evad3rs team didn’t disclose what types of exploit they used to jailbreak iPad mini and iPhone 5. But the chances are they are kernel based exploits which Apple will fix in the next iOS iOS 6.2/iOS 6.1.1/iOS 7 firmware.
The process of evasi0n jailbreak is very simple. All you have to do is to download evasi0n for your PC, run it, connect your device with PC and press the Jailbreak button. The download links and complete jailbreak process can be found in this separate post.