Those who like to jailbreak their Apple devices have been waiting for developers to bring out the iOS 6 jailbreak and they also want to know how to install Cydia on their iPhone 4S, 5 and iPod Touch 5G pronto! So just where is the jailbreak right now and should we move on and install iOS 6.0.1? Well here is what is known as of the first week of December.
Update on iOS 6 untethered jailbreak for iPhone & iPod touch devices
The iPhone Dev Teams are working hard to find exploits in the firmware and it seems that progress has been made. However for now progress has only been made for the iPhone 3GS, 4 and iPod Touch 4G. Owners of any of these devices can get the iOS 6 jailbreak courtesy of Redsn0w. Just install this onto your computer and plug your device in and then read the instructions.
Owners of the iPhone 4 however will have to make do with iOS 5 for now if they want the jailbreak. If you have the iPhone 5 then you are stuck with Apple’s latest OS, iOS 6 and at the moment there is no jailbreak available. For the iPhone 4S, Absinthe was released just months ago and this is for the iPhone 4S with iOS 5. There is also a tethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4 and the 3GS, along with the iPod Touch 4G. However the downside is that if your battery runs out or you have to reboot, then you will have to undertake the jailbreak again. So at this moment in time there is no jailbreak for the iOS 6 and there is nothing to suggest that it will appear any time in the immediate future.
It seems that for the moment iOS 6 have the developers baffled. If you own the iPhone 4S and you are fed up with waiting then you could go back to iOS 5. However iPhone 5 owners will be able to do nothing but wait. It could be that the developers are waiting for Apple to release iOS 6.1 before they release a jailbreak. That is of course if they have got that far with the jailbreak. If so we can only hope that Apple has not closed off any exploits that developers may have already found when iOS 6.1 is officially released. The beta 2 version of this is already out and you can have a look at it if you have a developer’s account. iOS 6.1 will bring numerous bug fixes so you should be happy to go with it. therefore it is looking as though it will be next year before an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 5 makes an appearance, due to the fact that this is when Apple is expected to roll out the official version of the iOS 6.1 update. So at this time, we recommend moving up to iOS 6.0.1 as we doubt developers have an iOS 6 jailbreak ready.