Demand for a jailbreak for iOS 6 has reached fever pitch thanks to it looking as though the tethered jailbreak for iPhone 5 will be coming sooner than expected.
Product-Reviews reports that one of the jailbreaking team’s Twitter accounts yesterday published the progress on the iOS 6 jailbreak which said that while the jailbreak was more difficult, it could be released in the next few months.
PR explains that “failbreak” is a new word that has been invented recently and means that while the jailbreak for the iPhone 5 may be possible, a release to the public may not be possible, due to numerous reasons. Shortly following the launch of the iPhone 5 someone released a photo of Cydia on the device, and this caused a lot of excitement for jailbreakers. However this was a failbreak, as there was no chance of it working in a public release.
Hackers are said to be getting close to jailbreaking the iPhone 5 and other iOS 6 devices, however there are problems like the need for developer accounts and these individuals have signed into non-disclosure agreements. Some developers, along with users believe that they will not be able to offer am untethered version of the iOS 6 jailbreak for perhaps many months, and the same could apply to the tethered version being available for download by the public.
A failbreak does not necessarily mean that a jailbreak is almost with us. Failbreaks are jailbreaks for those with developer accounts, for hackers can start to reverse engineer the jailbreak. They do this by using tools which the average people cannot access. So a failbreak is just a tool that allows hackers to find jailbreaks and these can appear many months prior to the jailbreak being available. So don’t get excited with what you’ve seen so far.