iPhone 5 owners, and anyone with any iOS 6 device will be wondering when the untethered jailbreak will be out. We do not have good news, sadly.
iPhone 5 & iOS 6 untethered jailbreak: setback after setback
Jailbreak developers have taken to Twitter of late to talk about how they’re doing with iOS 6. Some devs are working on kernel exploits. P0sixninja is looking into how to dump the bootROM – as Apple has seriously upped security here, a bootROM dump is pretty much a thing of the past.
If someone finds out how to work around this, then the iOS 6 untethered jailbreak might finally get here. Twitter users have been asking p0d2g, who tweets regularly, about his progress on the iOS 6 untethered jailbreak. The dev responded to say that he wasn’t working on userland exploits anymore. He said that he was taking on different challenges now, and that he might return to iOS 6 in the future. P0d2g has been asked this a lot, especially as he said he was going to DJ at 2013’s WWJC.
If you’re really interested in this untethered jailbreak, then there’s a YouTube video for the JB community. It shows a live stream all about the iOS 6 jailbreak, with the top jailbreakers speaking on it. It’ll show you where we stand with this most elusive of solutions. You’ll see p0d2g, MuscleNerd and PlanetBeing, who all say that the untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 and the iPhone 5 is way, way out of reach still.
Even though p0d2g is tweeting mainly about his WWDC DJ stint, fans are still pleased to see him, despite the lack of good news about iOS 6. We have to remember that even developers have a life outside of the jailbreak (yes, really), and if this job is just too stressful, then they deserve a bit of time off.
iOS 6 is the hardest iOS to break, as Joshua Hill said. He also claimed that Apple’s protection in this version is ridiculous. Joshua also urged people to remember that if they see a jailbreak offer that involves payment, it’s a scam and they should avoid it.
On a side note, the recent announcement by Dream JB about the untethered iOS 6 jailbreak for the iPhone 5 and other devices coming out on December 22nd has been proven to be a hoax.