If you’re an iPhone or iPad user and you’re looking to jailbreak your device and experience freedom from Apple’s fruity grasp, you now have an option: Enter Evasi0n, an application built specifically to liberate iDevices from the shackles of manufacturer code.
The Evasi0n method of jailbreaking takes about “5 minutes of your time” according to the Evasi0n website documentation and works with iOS 6.0 and 6.1. Users are required to have a PC running Windows XP or above, a Mac running OS X 10.5 or above, or Linux x86 / x86_64.
Before you even start the process, however, it’s always a good idea to back up your data just in case there are some issues while going through the process. Also, keep in mind that some official apps won’t run on jailbroken devices. You’ll also want to read through the Evasi0n frequently asked questions and documentation to make sure you’re following the process correctly and to avoid any unforseen roadblocks. Otherwise, you’re ready to give your device the proverbial “Get Out of Jail Free” card. Have fun.
Update: The Verge has confirmed that the evasi0n jailbreak is causing some users’ Apple Weather apps to force close. As always, use caution when jailbreaking.