The jailbreak community has come to terms with the fact that they will never be able to develop the untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1.3 during a time in which it is still relevant. However, recent progress shows that an iOS 7 update may be right around the corner. Many are asking the question: should I update to iOS 7? Is it worth losing all my precious jailbreak features? Let's take a look at this.
Is the update out [Updated as of 6/12/13]: NO.
First and foremost, it is important to establish that while you are running 6.1.3 or are planning to, you will not be able to jailbreak your device untethered. This is so as Apple has taken many measures to thwart jailbreakers in that iOS, but this shouldn't be accepted as defeat as the release of iOS 7 leads promising footsteps to an untethered jailbreak.
How far off is the iOS 7 Jailbreak?
According to multiple trusted sources, such as the Evasi0n team that was responsible for making the jailbreak for iOS 6, they are making fruitful progress. The exact date is unsure although the consensus seems to say that it should be available within the month. For the latest news and updates check out these pages:
Should I update?
Some users are perplexed when deciding whether or not to update their iDevice to the newest iOS 7 firmware. The sad answer to this question is that it is impossible to answer this question bluntly. For those of you that jailbreak your device 'just to have it' or do not use tweaks or apps heavily, it is a no-brainer and you should update. However, if you are a heavy user of say at least 5 tweaks and a fair share (3-4) of apps, then it is something to consider. If it was a 6.1.2 to a 6.1.3 update, I would hands down say "no" you shouldn't. But because iOS 7 is a full firmware update, I would recommend updating to it to check out the new features and layout (as it is a BIG update).
It's probably worth it to dump your jailbreak pleasures for a while, but only to replace them with new firmware feature pleasures!
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