After several long months of waiting, there is finally a Jailbreak for iOS 6.
I know most of you are like “so effing what?”
But for the geek technorati, this Jailbreak is a godsend.
In the past, I went through all kinds of conniptions to get my iOS devices jailbroken.
When word of a new jailbreak hit, it was on!
I’d head uptown, snaking my way through side streets and back alleys.
Think Neo getting a knock on his door in The Matrix.
A few hours of tinkering, backing up, installing and configuring and…Viola!
And free apps as far as the eye can see.
But that was before Hackulous and the Installous store were unceremoniously shuttered.
You didn’t know that Installous, the infamous pirate app store, shut down earlier this year?
Well it did.
Leaving many Jailbreak aficionados, like myself, in the dark about the future.
And with no way of getting our grubby hands on cracked and app store rejects.
For months we’ve been wandering an iOS wasteland, waiting for a Jailbreak messiah.
And we’ve been rewarded for our faith and patience.
The Evasion jailbreak tool picks up where Installous left off.
For one, it makes jail breaking your phone a cinch.
I’ve never personally jailbroken my own phone.
Moreover, I never dreamed that I’d be able to jailbreak my own device in a matter of minutes.
It was so simple, that I found myself shell shocked.
I haven’t even visited Cydia to cop any new apps.
Now that’s not to say that I won’t.
I just haven’t yet.
I think the ease with which I was able to bypass Apple’s draconian efforts to bar third party app developers, dulled it’s appeal.
What good is being bad if everyone can do it?
A jailbroken device was a sign of anarchy.
But you’re not an anarchist if your actions are….ordinary.
In any instance, I’m just happy I’ve (once again) wrested control of my device from Apple.
And can trick my iPhone 5 out the way I want.
If you’re interested in joining the 7 million of us who have already tasted freedom, check out Redmondpie.com’s simple instructions for getting your jailbreak on.
Disclaimerm: Jailbreaking allows you to access apps and tools which have not been expressly blessed by Apple (=passed Apple’s vigorous muster). So whenever you install apps onto a jailbroken device, know that you run the risk of fucking some shit up.