iOS 6.1.3 is out with fixes for Lock screen vulnerability, Japan Maps improvements

By , Mar 19, 2013

iOS 6.1.3 download prompt

Apple has just issued iOS 6.1.3 (build 10B329), an incremental update to its mobile operating system powering iPhones, iPads and iPods. This particular update brings fixes to the widely reported Lock screen vulnerability, first discovered a month ago, which lets people with access to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to easily bypass your passcode and get to your personal information on the device.

Today’s firmware also contains Maps improvements for Japan. If you’re jailbroken, you’ll want to stay away from this update until we collect more information…

According to release notes accompanying the 18.2MB download, this update contains the following improvements and bug fixes:

• Fixes a bug that could allow someone to bypass the passcode and access the Phone app
• Improvements to Maps in Japan

You’ll recall that Apple earlier this month has delivered a bunch of much-needed fixes and improvements for its iOS Maps application in Japan via an over-the-air update to non-iOS 6.1.3-beta devices.

To apply this update, go to General > Software Update in your iOS Settings or connect your device to iTunes.

The previous update, iOS 6.1.2, fixed an Exchange calendar bug that could result in increased network activity and reduced battery life.

Per PlanetBeing, iOS 6.1.3 might fix some of the vulnerabilities needed to make the latest Evasi0n jailbreak work so you should hold off updating your jailbroken devices for now. We’ll keep you posted once we find out more.

In the meantime, you can download iOS 6.1.3 directly from here.

Let us know in the comments if you spot other changes worth sharing.

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  • http://twitter.com/setaneka Bisikan Syaiton

    Oh my..

  • http://twitter.com/GHaukland Geir haukland

    And those who are jailbroken are told to stay away from this update since there is no jailbreak avail for this update yet, correct me if i am wrong…

    • http://twitter.com/nmPraveen Praveen

      Update just released. Wait for them to work out for some new exploits.

      • http://www.facebook.com/liamsagooch Liam Googolplex Merlyn

        That’s if they bother. They may very well just wait until iOS7 is out

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        IOS 7 will take a very very loooooong time to JB especially for iphon5S and and ipad5

      • a smit

        how do you know?

      • http://www.facebook.com/tafk1 Taf Khan

        He doesn’t, he’s clueless.

  • RarestName

    If you’re asking, no. There is no untethered jailbreak for this version. You’re welcome.

    • pauleebe

      And I’d rather the devs save any exploits they have saved for iOS 7. I highly doubt we’ll see a 6.2, or any new features until iOS 7.

      Any 6.1.3 features can surely be implemented via Cydia I bet.

      • http://www.facebook.com/TiT0109 Abdullah Adhami

        Theoretically, your right

      • Tr1pTr0p

        you’re*

      • http://twitter.com/YzMENTALzY YzMENTALzY

        Lol troll

      • genXhippie

        “You are,” is also acceptable.

      • http://www.facebook.com/TiT0109 Abdullah Adhami

        oh, really I didn’t know

      • pauleebe

        It was “your”, Adbullah corrected it afterwards.

      • Shiggity Shwa

        Abdullah*

      • http://twitter.com/rud0lf77 rud0lf77

        “You are” is actually right and “You’re” just an abbreviation. One must be pretty dumb to like your comment.

      • Tr1pTr0p

        He wrote “your”, but edited his comment.

      • http://twitter.com/rud0lf77 rud0lf77

        Well, I am sorry in that case.

      • Optimizer

        Does anyone think the jailbreak community can patch the lock screen vulnerability?

      • http://twitter.com/reallyandy Andy

        There are tweaks that disable the Emergency Call button.

      • http://twitter.com/Jackzzz99 Jack Wong

        I doubt it because iOS 7 will have a new iPhone, even the exploit still there, it will work with iPhone 5/4S/4… only.

        So what is the point to wait?

        Enjoy whatever you have now and stay with 6.1.2 if you still want a jb iPhone.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

      yup the fun is over folks.. no more restoring to 6.1.2 either so be careful what you install in cydia..lol

    • http://twitter.com/JenineGiommi Jenine Giommi

      If you think Robert`s story is shocking…, last week my auntie basically got $7925 putting in a fifteen hour week in their apartment and they’re co-worker’s mother-in-law`s neighbour did this for 5 months and got a cheque for more than $7925 in there spare time at there pc. the steps on this link,………… BIT40. ℂom

  • Guest

    Evasi0n killer?

    • pauleebe

      Yes

  • queen_ir3ne

    F*CK!! I meant to upgrade my devices to 6.1.2 and jailbreak before 6.1.3 was released! =(

    • http://twitter.com/int3nsive Int3nsive

      You still can.. just download manually the .ipw (6.1.2) file from the Internet.

      • http://www.facebook.com/liamsagooch Liam Googolplex Merlyn

        Yeah? I have a friend who’s still on iOS5. So can I manually download 6.1.2 and update his phone to that instead of going to 6.1.3 an killing his JB?

      • http://twitter.com/int3nsive Int3nsive

        You need to download the ipw, re-jailbreak (with the new version of JB)… but make it faster as you can because apple can block the 6.1.2 activations on a near future. Or maybe don’t.. I can’t give you that information for sure… but just in case, do it now ;)

      • http://twitter.com/nAcolz Acolz

        Yes use TinyUmbrella to run a server that will allow you to update to an older version of iOS than which is currently signed.

    • Rajan Tailor

      you can still upgrade your devices to 6.1.2 and jailbreak untethered!!

    • GotzLotz

      Me either, restoring to 6.1.2 right now….

    • http://twitter.com/leothelion96 Leonard Wong

      You can still restore it as Apple still signing it.But you should act fast,it might close it soon

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        signing has ended

    • http://twitter.com/Agsantyo AgSanTyo

      Yes u still can…..its 12 o’clock midnight here in Indonesia and right now I’m restoring my ipad and iphone to 6.1.2 before its too late …

  • http://twitter.com/nmPraveen Praveen

    I’m just curious. What does they mean by update to Japanese maps. It isnt like we have an offline maps now. Isnt? All maps are downloaded from their server when we browse. So why it has to be updated in our side. They could have simply updated new maps, textures or whatever in their side. Disclaimer: I might be completely wrong about this theory. .

    • http://twitter.com/leothelion96 Leonard Wong

      They added 3D Buildings to Japan :)

    • http://twitter.com/int3nsive Int3nsive

      Like you said, most information is server side, but there’s some things that are “client side” … can be just tiny bits, but updates in some cases are needed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/TiT0109 Abdullah Adhami

    can I restore my iDevice to 6.1.2 ???

    • http://twitter.com/reallyandy Andy

      Yes, you can still manually restore to 6.1.2 by downloading the .ipsw file. Do it now, before it’s too late!

      • http://www.facebook.com/TiT0109 Abdullah Adhami

        thank’s

  • http://www.facebook.com/Y.S.S.YKSA Hzeem Assyria

    I think it’s better not to upgrade to 6.1.2 ’cause I’m having problems with wifi connection !!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

      6.1.2 is muuuuch better than 6.1.1

  • bloodshed

    haha..suck it apple.
    no more updating bb

  • Latrese

    Aaannnddd I’m stuck on iOS 6.0 with no access to an Internet pc connectin till Sunday.

    [insert expletive]

  • Mohammed Sahib

    I waited for this for too long. Hope it will improve my battery life. Brace for down-votes :p

    • http://www.iDownloadBlog.com Sebastien

      6.1.3 now available on the Download page :)

      • Mohammed Sahib

        I noticed, thank you.

  • cnoTe4

    I’m buying another mini on Thursday. Any guess as to what the OS would be? Am I crazy hoping it be 6.1.2?

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

      wait for retina

      • cnoTe4

        I have my 4 already it’s my brother buying himself a mini. I told him to wait, but he don’t want to

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        sad

    • Malay Mody

      It will definitely have 6.1.2 or lower. Software is loaded during production, which couldn’t have been when 6.1.3 was ready to ship

      • cnoTe4

        That’s what I was thinking. Thanks.

      • Kaptivator

        Yup, just had to have my 4s replaced under apple care Friday past. Got home on wifi and had to upgrade to 6.1.2 and did jailbreak Saturday.

      • Kaptivator

        Wifi was to get my stuff from iCloud..Did direct download and install through iTunes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kenrick88 Kenrick Fernandes

    does no one here ever complain how massively f****ed up their iphone 5 battery is ? Why doesn’t apple release a fix already. I hate android, but i might have to move to one soon. Or the Z10. I don’t want too , but meh ..

    • http://twitter.com/nAcolz Acolz

      Did you have another iPhone before the 5?

      • http://www.facebook.com/kenrick88 Kenrick Fernandes

        yes ofcorse , the good ol iphone 4s

      • http://twitter.com/nAcolz Acolz

        And when updating the iPhone 5, did you restore from backup? If so, try setting up as a new iPhone. It helped my dad’s 4S a lot when he updated from 5.1.1 to 6.1.2 and restored from backup resulting in bad battery life.

  • ich

    just today, i sended my 4s to apple due to battery problems – im sure, ill get it back with 6.1.3 :(

  • Victor

    I’m going to say this now, get 6.1.2. from the downloads section while apple is still signing it (Usually takes less than 24hrs for 6.1.3. to be in full effect). Otherwise you are screwed if you want your idevice jailbroken. :)

  • KingSevenThirty

    I’m still using 6.1 and it works fine. I don’t care about a jailbreak but I always save my blobs. Will me updating really make that much of a difference to my battery life?

  • shojus

    Is Apple still signing 6.1.2 so I can do a restore on my iPhone 5 real quick?? Thanks!

    • http://www.facebook.com/brandon.higgins.12 Brandon Higgins

      Yes from my understanding they are. SHIFT+Restore to downloaded 6.1.2

      • shojus

        Thanks! I did it a few minutes before your comment but it did work just fine! :) I just wanted to redo my iPhone 5 from square one again…

  • Malay Mody

    Getting my 4S replaced this weekend. Think it’ll still have 6.1.2?

    • pegger1

      If it’s being replaced, then no, it won’t come with 6.1.2. It will be something lower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/extremekin Alr Kishore

    guys i have an iphone 4 running on ios 6.1.2, and im ready to jailbreak it now but wen i connected my iphone to the laptop itunes prompted me that a newer version 6.1.3 is up, so is it safe to jailbreak now without updating to ios 6.1.3? help me out im confused

    • queen_ir3ne

      Jailbreak now while you’re still on 6.1.2 and keep away from the update.

  • sambuzzlight

    omg :( can someone please tell me if i get an iphone 5 with pre installed iOS 6.0, can i update it to 6.1.2?(for the jb of course) or is it too late?

    • queen_ir3ne

      You’re fine. It’ll have whatever OS version it was stocked with when produced, most likely 6.0-6.1. It’d be impossible to have 6.1.3 at this moment.

      • sambuzzlight

        yeah thanks.. gave me some hope as i might be getting it by 24th

  • http://www.facebook.com/ishaanmalhotra92 Ishaan Malhotra

    god damnit!! i gave my iphone for replacement and im getting it back with ios 6.0.1. does ios 6.0.1 work fine with cydia? or should i wait for the new jb?

    • http://twitter.com/_lemonhead94_ lemonhead

      Yes it will work dont update tough..

  • queen_ir3ne

    I just hope Apple is still signing 6.1.2 by Thursday. I don’t have time to restore to 6.1.2 and jailbreak before then.

  • pedro

    hi,i bought today ny iphone 5 and it comes with ios 6.0.2. now it have the ios 6.1.3 for actualize,but i want the 6.1.2 to do the jailbreak.there is anything do manualy instal the ios 6.1.2?

    • http://twitter.com/_lemonhead94_ lemonhead

      Yes if u shift restore right now with a ipsw ios 6.1.2 then yes else no.

  • t_sl

    how to restore to ios 6.1.2?? help me please

  • Jeffrey Yeo

    The BIGGEST change in 6.1.3 is that it un-jailbreak all jailbroken devices… lol

  • zack

    how to remove jailbreak ?anyone?

  • zoya

    after downloading ios 6.1.3 my iphone 4 does not work now… help me please. what can I do?

  • http://www.facebook.com/elenabinbinthang BinBin Thang

    After update.. The front camera self taken hav problem!! Please fix it!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/foxy.leah86 Leah Holmes

    What if you need to restore I downloaded a tweak call assistantenhancer and now Siri don’t work but if I restore I’ll have to wait till iOS 7 to jailbreak u just wanna hope nothing goes wrong on ur devices or you will have to wait too :(