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Confirmed: iPhone 5 iOS 6 Untethered Jailbreak Ready, Awaiting Next Update

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Apple fans who have been waiting for the iOS 6 untethered jailbreak to be released will be rejoicing today as some of the best news in ages has come out. Official confirmation has come out that tells us the Apple iPhone 5 can be jailbroken. Planetbeing said that jailbreaking is getting harder, but fans should not give up hope.

iPhone 5 iOS 6 untethered jailbreak already accomplished

Planetbeing gave the following news through Reddit:

Yeah, I’m not really sure what all the doom and gloom is about. The fact is, I have an untethered iOS 6.0.2 JB running on my iPhone 5 right now. The reasons it’s not released are because 1. releasing it would burn an exploit we want to save for ourselves so we can always get in to look at new firmware and help JB in the future, 2. iOS 6.1 is coming very soon and will likely break a small part of it anyway, there’s no point in sacrificing the many bugs it won’t break.

Anyway, where there are 4+ bugs (that it took to get this to work), there’s gotta be one or two more so while jailbreaking is getting harder, reports of its death are highly exaggerated.

This is not stuff I want to say over Twitter with 140 characters because I’m afraid of starting some sort of riot, but I like the smaller /r/jailbreak community more. 😉

Of course everyone doesn’t understand why a working jailbreak would not be released, however hackers have been spending a great deal of time looking into exploits for iOS 6 and exploring hardware. Planetbeing did say that some of the exploits are very important when it comes to future jailbreaking, and releasing the untethered jailbreak now would mean they would be wasted.

On the good side it seems that the hackers are finally putting the pieces of the puzzle together and an untethered jailbreak release could happen soon. Planetbeing seems to think that more bugs will be seen in iOS 6.1, making an iPhone 5 jailbreak even more difficult to patch up.

So it seems that we are closer than ever to a working untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 and its now just a matter of time before we get it. As an iPhone 5 owner, I’m now less stressed.

Cecelia has the patience of a praying mantis. She spends the day sifting through press releases from all the major brand’s PR reps. From the most ridiculous announcements to those you really want to know more about, Cecelia makes it a point to skim through as many daily as possible so you won’t have to.