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Hot on the heels of releasing evasi0n 6.0-6.1.2 Untether Cydia package, evad3rs dev team has also released a new version evasi0n – evasi0n 1.5 that improves boot-up times and also comes with updated Cydia package list.

evad3rs dev team had released evasi0n 1.4 to jailbreak iOS 6.1.2, that was released earlier in the week to fix the Exchange Calendar bug.

Here’s the complete change log for the five versions of evasi0n released by the evad3rs team this week:

Version 1.5:

  • Improved boot-up time.
  • Updated included Cydia package list.

Version 1.4:

  • Support for 6.1.2

Version 1.3:

  • Support for 6.1.1 on the iPhone 4S.

Version 1.2

  • Disable OTA updates.
  • Correct timezone issue in evasi0n binary if client fails to correct it.

Version 1.1

  • prevent Weather app from appearing on iPads.
  • mitigated the long reboot issue.
  • fix issue with not working after connecting multiple iOS devices
  • fix blinking of the jailbreak instructions on OS X.
  • codesigned Mac app.

Version 1.0

  • first public release

Head over to our download page to download the latest version of evasion for Mac, Windows or Linux.

Check out our step-by-step guide on how to jailbreak iOS 6.1.2 with evasi0n in case you need any help.

If you’ve already jailbroken your iOS device using evasi0n then you don’t need to re-jailbreak using evasi0n 1.5, all you need to do is install the evasi0n 6.0-6.1.2 Untether package from Cydia, which should be available via the Changes tab.

Let us know if you’ve noticed any improvements in boot-up time or if it has fixed any booting problems.

Via: evasi0n website

Sure, the iOS passcode lock screen might make you feel a bit safer than not having it standing in the way of strangers’ access to your phone. However, if you find it a little annoying to type in a password after every time your screen powers down, you’re in luck: It’s currently so easy to bypass the lock screen that you might as well not bother using it.

In iOS 6.1, a perpetrator simply needs to adhere to the follow few steps.

  • Choose emergency call from the passcode lock screen
  • Hold the power button as if you’re powering down the phone, but then hit cancel to abort
  • Dial an emergency number like 911 (or 112 if you’re in the UK), then as quickly as you can, hit call (green button) then disconnect (red button)
  • Go back to the lock screen by tapping the phone’s power button, then hitting the home button or power button again

Passcode screen

  • Now, the tricky part: Hold down the power button for around three seconds, and before the “slide to turn off” option comes up, quickly hit the Emergency Call button
  • Then quickly hit the home button to prevent the phone from powering down

I tried this on an iPhone 4S with iOS 6.1 and just couldn’t get it to work. User reports around the web say that the timing is extremely tricky, and if you mess up, you have to begin the whole (albeit quick) process again. Along with the above video, a video from The Verge shows the precise timing required for the trick, but a few of us around Geek HQ couldn’t get it to work even though we were mimicking the videos’ timing.

Something, however, is happening when I perform the trick — just not what the videos say should happen. Rather than access to the full phone app, my 4S stays powered on, but only displays a black screen with the status bar still visible at the top — something the phone doesn’t normally do. So, something is working, just not what is supposed to be.

The trick doesn’t give you unfettered access to the whole phone either, but it does give you access to the phone app, and anything that can be accessed from that, which includes the phone’s photo library.

Even though we couldn’t get the trick to work properly, it does say something about the person who found it, as the combination of steps are fairly random, and we’re wondering what the thought process behind finding them was like. If you’ve tried the bypass, let us know if it worked or not!

“More and more people are taking their tablets to bed with them to surf the web, check Facebook or email before switching off the light,” Stephen Adams reports for The Telegraph. “But researchers are warning that the blueish light their screens emit can stop users getting a good night’s sleep.”

“That is because this type of light mimics daylight, convincing the brain that it is still daytime,” Adams reports. “Blue light suppresses production of a brain chemical called melatonin, which helps us fall sleep. This is because our brains have evolved to be wakeful during daylight hours.”

Adams reports, “By contrast, light which is more orange or red in tone does not suppress melatonin production, perhaps because our brains recognise it as a cue that the day is ending.

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Suggestion to Apple for iOS 6.1: Settings>Screen>Tint>color slider(indicate orange/red as “night” and blue/white as “day.”

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]