We all want to know how we can jailbreak iOS 6 and install Cydia into the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5. So where are these jailbreaks? Are they any closer? Should we just give up waiting and take iOS 6.0.1 on board already?
iOS 6 untethered jailbreak for iPhone & iPod touch: should you wait for it or move up to 6.01?
iPhone dev crews are trying to locate and crack exploits in the firmware, and while they say they’ve made some progress, it is only for the 3GS, the 4 and the iPod Touch 4G. If you’ve got one of these devices, you can get an iOS 6 jailbreak – download Redsn0w onto your computer, install it, plug your device in and follow the steps.
If you’ve got an iPhone 4S, you’ll have to either wait of revert to iOS 5 and jailbreak it. If you have the iPhone 5, tough – you’re stuck with it! The iPhone Dev team released Absinthe, the iOS 5 jailbreak for the 4S, a few months ago, and this is the only one we’ve had yet. If you installed iOS 6 onto your 4S, you’ll have to wait as well. There is a tethered jailbreak for the 3GS and the 4S, and for the iPad Touch 4G, but there are restrictions – if your battery dies or you have to reboot, you’ll need to jailbreak your phone all over again. There’s no untethered solution yet, and no news about one, either.
iOS 6 has stymied developers and hackers so far, so if you’re desperate for an iOS jailbreak and you have an iPhone 4S, go back to iOS 5. iPhone 5 owners are stuck with iOS 6 for now. Jailbreakers might be waiting for iOS 6.1 before getting their jailbreak out, which makes it look like there IS a jailbreak ready. We can only hope that these exploits aren’t going to be closed by iOS 6.1, as the beta 2 is already out. Personally I would suggest moving up to iOS 6.0.1 just for the bug fixes. If anything, all eyes are now on the iOS 6 untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 5 to only roll out next year, when the final iOS 6.1 update rolls out to the public.