It was said that developers had put the untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 on hold until the update to iOS 6.1 was released by Apple. This was thought to be due to the fact that the new software might break some parts of the untethered jailbreak and the Dev Team didn’t want to burn any jailbreak exploits.
iPhone 5 iOS 6 untethered jailbreak not waiting for iOS 6.1 release
PlanetBeing has now been talking about this and he said that the release of iOS 6.1 is irrelevant.
He said that the reason was if they released the iOS 6 untethered jailbreak now Apple could fix the exploit that has allowed the team to explore new firmware. This is an essential tool when it comes to jailbreaking. Being able to take a look at new firmware for details about jailbreaking is how they manage to jailbreak new versions when Apple release them, along with new handsets.
Jailbreaking has been a lot tougher with the release of iOS 6, however PlanetBeing and P0d2g are optimistic about it happening in the next 6 months. They have also said that iOS 6 needs to be open, but this is not a sign that developers have given up on the untethered jailbreak.
PlanetBeing meanwhile did downplay the difficulty and said that the death of jailbreak has been exaggerated somewhat.
Earlier in the week he said that that there was an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.0.2 and the Apple iPhone 5. This is the current OS for the Apple iPhone 5 and the Apple iPad Mini.
The untethered jailbreak isn’t tied to the release of iOS 6.1, however users wanting to unlock more features of their handset might not want to upgrade to iOS 6.1 as it would break some parts of the current jailbreak for iOS 6.
It seems that progress with the jailbreak is moving much faster than it was last year or at least this is how it seems as there has been more comments by some of the most respected jailbreakers. It also seems that the amount of fake iPhone jailbreaks is dying down at last.
So now that we know the iPhone 5 iOS 6 untethered jailbreak release isn’t necessarily waiting for the iOS 6.1 update, I would refrain from updating any further.