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iPhone 5 Jailbreak set for release

05 Feb 2013
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After a four month wait, jail breaker group Evad3rs are planning to release its jailbreak tool for Apple's iPhone 5.

Evasi0n as it is called, is expected to be released today and will become the first untethered jailbreak to be released for the product.

The legal tool is reported to support the iPhone 5, 4S, 4 and 3GS, as well as both the 4th and 5th generation iPod Touch, the iPad mini and the 3rd and 4th generation iPad.

Compatible with all models running iPS 6.0 through 6.1, Evasi0n claims to be virtually ready to launch on their website.

Requirements includes a computer running Windows (XP minimum), Mac OS X (10.5 minimum) or Linux (x86 / x86_64) as well as a USB cable to connect the device.

Jailbreak plans to give users root access to allow the installation of third party software and system modification, making phones no longer bound by Apple's restrictions.

For anyone interested in using the tool, they are advised to backup their iOS device using iTunes or iCloud before using Evasi0n, to ensure no data is lost.

The lock passcode of the device must also be disabled, with users advised to allow the tool to install and not interfere on the screen.

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