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iPhone 5 iOS 6 Untethered Jailbreak Swarms, Lands Posters In “Jail”

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The iPhone 5 and its iOS 6 operating system have both been in the media glare since their September release. Anyone upgrading to a new Apple gadget will have to wait for an untethered jailbreak, though, if they want one.

iPhone 5 iOS 6 untethered jailbreak cheeky announcements swarm Twitter

If you have been on the lookout for a jailbreak, you may well have heard of two scammers who were tweeting promises of a successful jailbreak. They were soon uncovered, though.

You always need to be cautious about installing unofficial software into your phone, but as loads of people do jailbreak their iPhone, it’s one of those “safe risks”, as it were. These two scammers offered the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 untethered jailbreak – for money! Thankfully the Dev Team stepped in to point out that there is just no jailbreak as yet.

One of the scammers – jherthop – did show some contrition when he was rumbled, and offered refunds. We don’t know if he has kept this promise yet. The other rip-off merchant turned out to be a real charmer…

Not only did he want $500 for his rubbish, he even posted a screenshot of it “working” on an iPod Touch 5G. When his below-par Photoshop skills were pointed out, he started abusing his critics on Twitter!

There is no untethered iOS 6 and iPhone 5 jailbreak yet, so if someone offered you one for cash, it’s fake, and they’re scam artists. When the untethered jailbreak finally comes, it’ll be free.

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