iOS 6 was released nearly 3 months ago, back on September 19th, and word has been quiet regarding the state of Untethered Jailbreak iOS 6 and Untethered Jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 for the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 5G, iPod Touch 4G, iPad Mini, iPad 4, iPad 3, and iPad 2 Untethered Jailbreak.
Before we begin a quick recap for people new to the iOS Jailbreak scene, the difference between Untethered Jailbreak vs. Tethered Jailbreak. A Tethered Jailbreak iOS 6 is currently available for pre-A5 processor devices; the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, 4th Generation iPod Touch, and iPod Touch 3G, but not for A5, A5X, A6, and A6X processor iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, 5th Generation iPod Touch, iPad Mini or any of the iPad models.
However, if you are planning to Tethered Jailbreak iOS 6 on an older device, you need to know that “Tethered” means that if your iPhone or iTouch loses power and shuts off, you will need to go to a computer and Boot Tethered using Redsn0w. Doing a Tethered Boot can be a bit of a hassel for some, not always close to a computer, but this is the main con of not having an Untethered iOS 6 Jailbreak.
Now on to more recent iOS 6 Jailbreak News. chpwn, a member of the Dev Team, was able to install Cydia and Jailbreak iPhone 5 on the first day of release, with limited to no use. Later on, MuscleNerd was able to get “root#” running on an iPad Mini Jailbreak just 1 day after launch. Then a few days later, chpwn once again came through and posted a screenshot of the A6X iPad 4 Jailbreak running Cydia on the device. These were all the first steps towards an iOS 6 Untethered Jailbreak.
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Back in September, Pod2g spoke at the Worldwide Jailbreak Convention, which we attended, about the Untethered iOS Jailbreak for iOS 6. Pod2g mentioned that he had some “partial injection data” but that Apple has since patched the .plist file he was working with, making it almost impossible to use this method.
Fast forward to November, which was a big month aiming towards the new Untethered Jailbreak iOS 6 and iOS 6.0.1. Former Chronic Dev Team Member, P0sixninja Tweeted he was “working on bigger things” and was asked over Twitter “What can be bigger then an iPhone 5 Jailbreak?” he replied, “BootROM and decryption keys for A5/A5X/A6/A6X”. BootROM exploits are rare and hard to find, but they allow the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad Mini, and iPad to have an Untethered Jailbreak forever.
Later in the month, chpwn ‘s Failbreak made progress and he Tweeted out a photo of an iPhone 5 with A6 processor running Jailbreak Cydia Tweaks. He also Tweeted the following along with the photo; “Can’t say too much, but we’re still missing critical pieces so it’s not releasable right now. Believe me, we’d love to release it asap”.
At the end of November, the Hack In The Box Security Conference took place with the iOS 6 Untethered Jailbreak Dream Team including pod2g, MuscleNerd, Planetbeing, and security expert Mark Dowd. Dowd mentioned that Apple has completely reworked the security in iOS 6, making an Untethered iOS 6 Jailbreak more difficult, but still very possible. Planetbeing went on to say “we still have a few tricks up our sleeve”, referring to the iOS 6 Jailbreak Untethered. Pod2g later said that he was working on a userland patch, an exploit allowing iOS to execute Jailbreak code.
Going forward, we are unsure when an Untethered iOS 6 Jailbreak or an Untethered iOS 6.0.1 Jailbreak release date will take place. iOS 5 was much easier to exploit and Jailbreak because Apple hadn’t upped the security until iOS 6. We do know however, that progress in the Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 6 is taking place and we are slowly getting there.
Currently available are guides on how to Tethered Jailbreak iOS 6, Tethered Jailbreak iOS 6.0.1, and Tethered Jailbreak iOS 6.1 on pre-A5 devices such as the iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod Touch 4th generation, and iPod Touch 3rd generation.
We’ll be sure to keep our readers updated along the way daily with Untethered Jailbreak iOS 6 News, iOS 6 Jailbreak Guides, and everything else having to do with iPhone Jailbreak, iPod Touch Jailbreak, iPad Mini Jailbreak, and iPad Jailbreak.
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