Jailbreaking fans are still waiting for the iOS 6 solution, and they also want to know how to get Cydia onto their iPhone 5s, iPod Touch 5Gs and other iOS 6 devices. Where is this JB? Should we forget about it for now and install iOS 6.1 already?
iPhone & iPod touch iOS 6 untethered jailbreak: current status
Dev teams are slaving away looking for firmware exploits, and there has been a bit of progress, but only for the iPhones 3GS and 4, and the iPod Touch 4G. If you’ve got one or more of these devices, get the iOS 6 jailbreak from Redsn0w. Install it into your PC, plug your handset in and follow the instructions.
If you’ve got the iPhone 4S and you want the jailbreak, you’ll have to revert to iOS 5. If you’ve got the iPhone 5, tough, you’re stuck on iOS 6. Absinth came out for the iPhone 4S last year, and there’s a tethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPod Touch 4G on iOS 5. If you need to reboot at any point, however, you’ll need to jailbreak your phone all over again. There is as yet no publicly available release of an untethered iOS 6 jailbreak for the iPhone 5 or the iPod Touch 5G.
iOS 6 has beaten the devs, it seems. If you’ve got an iPhone 4S and want that JB pronto, then revert to iOS 5 for now. iPhone 5 owners don’t have this option, sadly.
At this time, all hope lays on the Evad3rs, a team of hackers who are expected to unveil an iPhone 5 iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak as early as this week. If this comes to fruition then the remaining iOS devices would have successfully being jailbroken much to the dismay of Apple’s engineers.