Owners who like to jailbreak their iOS devices have one thing on their mind and that is when the iOS 6 untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 5 and other upgraded devices will arrive. But at the moment there isn’t a lot of good news from developers and things are looking gloomy.
iPhone 5 & iOS 6 untethered jailbreak situation
Well known developers of jailbreaks were seen on Twitter a few days ago discussing aspects of the iPhone 5 jailbreak. They explained that the focus was on certain parts of the iPhone 5 jailbreak, and this included kernel exploits. P0sixninja was said to be looking into dumping the bootROM, however Apple have improved security and dumps of the bootROM haven’t been possible for many years on hardware of the iPhones.
If the developer could do it then it is possible that an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 5 and possibly even the next generation iPhone 6 could be revealed, as it would make things easier for them to jailbreak devices. Some Twitter users asked p0d2g where things were at the moment with this untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 and the iPhone 5. After all, questions have been increasing as the developer has started to update his account on Twitter more frequently.
However there is a gloomy side as he said that he wasn’t focusing on userland exploits as people had said he was anymore. However he did say that with each new day something new came along and he might start work on the untethered jailbreak again for the iPhone 5, along with the iPhone 4S. So to clarify, at this moment in time he isn’t focused on the jailbreak. This had been the most frequently asked question of the developer after he began Tweeting about being a DJ at WWJC 2013.
A video has been posted on YouTube showing a live stream and this is about the jailbreak and iOS 6, plus other things. Anyone interested in the untethered jailbreak will find it very interesting as it provides an insight into exactly where the developers are at this moment in time, when it comes to the jailbreak for iPhone 5 and iOS 6. The developers in the video include pod2g, MuscleNerd and PlanetBeing, however they do give details that seem to suggest that the jailbreak is not close to being released.
Fans have welcomed p0d2g back to Twitter, despite the fact that he has been mainly talking about WWJC. Of course it would have been preferable if he had talked about being close to a jailbreak reveal. However you do have to bear in mind that developers have a life apart from looking into a jailbreak and it could be that iOS 6 is causing so many problems and stress that they need a break.
It seems that iOS 6 is the hardest of Apple’s operating systems to jailbreak to date and developer Joshua Hill confirmed this. He said that Apple had used ridiculous protection. He also said that people should be aware that there are scammers out there who claimed to have the iPhone 5 iOS 6 untethered jailbreak and people should avoid handing over money.