Owners of Apple devices that are running the latest iOS 6 are still waiting to get their hands on the untethered jailbreak, and they want to know how to put Cydia on the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and the iPod Touch 5G. So what is happening for the untethered jailbreak, are the developers getting any closer? If not, should people install iOS 6.0.1 or wait to hear about the untethered jailbreak for iOS 6? Let’s check out the current status.
iPod touch & iPhone iOS 6 untethered jailbreak status
At the moment the Dev Teams are working on finding exploits in the firmware of Apple and some progress has been made. At the moment this is for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G. If you have any of these devices with iOS 6, you can jailbreak them courtesy of Redsn0w. This has to be installed on the computer and the device has to be plugged in to the computer and instructions should be followed.
If you own the iPhone 4 or the iPhone 4S and you want the jailbreak, you will have to remain with iOS 5. Absinthe will jailbreak the iPhone 4S with iOS 5 on it.
Those who own the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or the iPod Touch can get a tethered jailbreak as well. The problem with this is that if your device should run out of battery, or you have to reboot the handset, you would have to go through the jailbreak process again. Right now there is no untethered jailbreak in sight for iOS 6.
Developers have said that iOS 6 is one of the hardest of the Apple operating systems to jailbreak and it has them beaten. Owners of the iPhone 4S might want to revert to iOS 5 for now. However if you have the iPhone 5, you are stuck with iOS 6 and will have to wait. Developers may well be waiting for a major update before releasing an untethered jailbreak. However the downside to this is that Apple may patch exploits that have been found. Beta 2 of iOS 6.1 has been released; however this is only available with a developer account. The update does bring bug fixes but no details if it patched up any exploits jailbreakers have been eying.
Unless a miracle occurs it will be 2013 before the untethered jailbreak for the Apple iPhone 5 and other iOS 6 devices is revealed. If you want to go ahead and install iOS 6.0.1 then go ahead, as right now the untethered jailbreak is nowhere to be seen.