iOS 6.1 beta 5 has just been released by Apple and within hours the software has been jailbroken. Owners of the Apple iPhone 5 have been waiting for the release of an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 and it seems that everything is in place now and the download could come very soon.
iOS 6.1 beta jailbreak already announced, public release likely near
Developers who have an Apple account are able to head over there and get beta 5 of iOS 6.1, which brings new features. These include movie ticket support for Fandango, which has Siri integration, along with the Map app being improved when people search and better security when using new devices with iCloud.
Developers can also try their hand at jailbreaking with Redsn0w. You will need Redsn0w 0.9.15b3 and then follow the guide. This is the same method of jailbreaking that developers used on the first beta of iOS 6.1 and the same process can be used with beta 5.
So how long might we have to wait for the untethered jailbreak? Well Apple released iOS 6.1 shortly after that to the public so the jailbreak team evad3rs should already be checking to see if it has patched any of the exploits they had found. So we could be anywhere from days to weeks away.
If you are someone who downloads the iOS betas on a regular basis then you may wish to know that right now the changelog seems to be minimal, however Apple may have put in a few secrets for those who are feeling let down by substantial updates, which they have been starved of.