Jailbreaking fans are still waiting for the iOS 6 fix. They’re also wondering how they can install Cydia onto the iPhone 4S, the iPhone 5 and the iPod Touch 5G. Where is this solution? Should we just go on and install iOS 6.0.1?
Update on iOS 6 untethered jailbreak for iPhone & iPod touch
The iPhone Dev teams are looking for firmware exploits, and they’ve made some progress, but only for the iPhone 3GS, the 4 and the iPod Touch 4G. Owners can get the jailbreak from Redsn0w, install it into their PCs and follow the instructions. iPhone 4 owners will have to revert back to iOS 5 if they want this jailbreak, and poor old iPhone 5 owners will have to stay on iOS 6 with zero hopes for now. There was Absinthe for the iPhone 4S a while back, and there’s also a tethered jailbreak for the iPhone 3GS, the 4 and the iPod Touch 4G. If, however, your phone’s battery dies, or you have to reboot for some reason, you’ll need to jailbreak your device all over again. There is still no iOS 6 jailbreak.
It seems that iOS 6 has got the dev teams on the run! You could, if you have an iPhone 4S and are sick of waiting, revert to iOS 5, but if you have an iPhone 5, bad luck…. Devs might just be waiting for Apple to release iOS 6.1 before they unleash the jailbreak, but that’s assuming they actually have it. If they do, we can only hope that Apple hasn’t patched the exploits already.
The Beta version of 6.1 is out already, so if you have a dev account you can have a look. iOS 6.1 includes some bug fixes which will be very welcome, no doubt. So, it’s looking like a 2013 launch for the iOS 6 jailbreak now, as Apple should be releasing the official 6.1 update then anyway. We say just bump up to iOS 6.0.1 now, as it’s going to be a while before we see the untethered jailbreak. On a side note, recently a well known iOS hacker tweeted that iOS 6.1 has even more beefed up security, so don’t expect a jailbreak to roll out the moment the update goes for a public release.