Everyone keen to jailbreak their Apple devices is waiting for the iOS 6 jailbreak, as well as waiting to see how they can install Cydia onto the iPhone 4s, iPhone 5 and iPod Touch 5G. Where is this jailbreak? Should we forget about it and install iOS 6.0.1 already? It is the second week of December, after all.
Update on iOS 6 untethered jailbreak for iPhone & iPod touch devices
The dev teams are trying to find exploits in the firmware and they have made progress, but only for the iPhone 3GS, 4 and iPod Touch 4G. These owners can get the iOS 6 jailbreak from Redsn0w. They need to install it onto their computers, plug their devices in and then follow instructions.
iPhone 4 owners will have to stick with iOS 5 for now if they want the jailbreak. If you have the iPhone 5, you’re stuck with iOS 6 until the untethered jailbreak is out. Absinthe was released for the iPhone 4S on iOS 5 a few months ago. For the iPhone 4 and 3GS, as well as the iPod Touch 4G, there’s also a tethered jailbreak. The problem with this is that if you need to reboot your phone or the battery dies, you need to go through the whole process again. So, there is no iOS 6 jailbreak right now, and we’re still waiting for a sign of one.
It seems that iOS 6 has dev teams stumped. If you ahve an iPhone 4S and are fed up with waiting, then you can revert to iOS 5. iPhone 5 owners will just have to wait further. It may be the case that developers are waiting for iOS 6.1 before the jailbreak is released. If, that is, they even have a jailbreak. If they do, we hope that Apple hasn’t patched up any exploits that have already been found. The beta 2 version of iOS 6.1 is out, and if you have a dev account you can have a look at it. iOS 6 will bring several welcome bug fixes that you’ll be pleased to see.
Otherwise you’ll have to wait until next year before you see an untethered iPhone 5 jailbreak, when Apple rolls out the official iOS 6.1. Realistically, we reckon you should move to iOS 6.0.1, as there’s probably no iOS 6 jailbreak round the corner.