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Update: iOS 6 Untethered Jailbreak (iPhone & iPod Touch)

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Everyone is waiting for news about the untethered jailbreak for iOS 6, iPod touch and the iPhone 5. So are we any closer to getting the jailbreak or should we go ahead and make the upgrade to iOS 6.0.1?

News about iOS 6 untethered jailbreak for iPhone & iPod

At the moment the Dev Teams are working hard to crack the exploits in the firmware and it appears that they have been making progress. However for the time being the only progress being made is for the 3GS, iPhone 4 and the iPod Touch 4G. If you own any of these then you can get the Redsn0w app and install it on the computer and then plug your handset in and jailbreak the handset.

On the other hand if you own the iPhone 4S then you will have to wait for the jailbreak or you will have to remain with iOS 5. For those who have bought the iPhone 5 there is nothing you can do but wait for the release of the untethered jailbreak. The Dev Team released Absinthe for iOS 5 month ago for the 4S, however this is the only one to come out since for the 4S. If you have iOS 6 on your handset then you will need to downgrade to enjoy it. You can also get the tethered version for the iPhone 4S, 3GS and the iPad Touch 4G, however there is a downside. Should you have to reboot your device or if you let the battery die on the handset, then you will have to go through the jailbreak once again.

At the moment it seems that iOS 6 has the developers stymied. It could also be that the Dev Team is waiting for iOS 6.1 to be released and then they will get the jailbreak out. However if this is the case then we will have to hope that Apple don’t close any exploits that have been found so far. So you might as well make the upgrade to iOS 6.0.1 as based on the current progress, it could be next year until we see the untethered jailbreak.

Alex customizes his cars and smartphones like its going out of fashion. Jumping between Korean and American, not only does Alex provide in-depth reviews but he usually hangs on to the models for some “real world testing” weeks at a time.