Fans of jailbreaking are still waiting on the iOS 6 solution, as well as wondering how to get Cydia onto the iPhone 4S, the iPhone 5 and the iPod Touch 5G. Is this solution coming, or should we just install iOS 6.0.1 and get it over with?
Update on iOS 6 untethered jailbreak for iPhone & iPod touch
iPhone Dev teams are busy looking for firmware exploits, and there’s been a bit of progress, but only for the iPhone 3GS, the 4 and the iPod Touch 4G. You can get the jailbreak from Redsn0w, install it into your PC and follow instructions. iPhone 4 owners will have to go back to iOS 5 if they want to use this jailbreak, and iPhone 5 owners are stuck on iOS 6 for the foreseeable. We had the Absinthe jailbreak for the 4S recently, the there’s a tethered jailbreak for the iPhones 3GS and 4, as well as the iPod Touch 4G. If your phone’s battery gives out, or you need to reboot for any other reason, you’ll have to repeat the process. There is not, we repeat, not, an iOS 6 jailbreak yet.
iOS 6 has outwitted the dev teams! If you’ve got an iPhone 4S and are impatient, go back to iOS 5. If you’ve got an iPhone 5, you’re in limbo. It’s possible that devs may be waiting for Apple to get iOS 6.1 out before they release the jailbreak, but this assumes they actually have it in the first place. If they do, then Apple might beat them again by patching the exploits.
The beta 6.1 is already out, so if you’ve got a developer account, take a look. iOS 6.1 has some bug fixes that you’ll appreciate. It looks like the iOS 6 jailbreak isn’t going to be out until later this year, when Apple will be releasing the official update anyhow. So, it might be best to bump up to iOS 6.0.1 now, as it’ll be some time before we get an untethered jailbreak. A well-known hacker tweeted recently about the enormously high levels of security in iOS 6, so don’t hold your breath for a jailbreak even after the official update.