iPhone 5 owners, as well as owners of other iOS 6 devices are still wondering about when the developers are going to release an untethered jailbreak. It’s not looking too good right now.
iPhone 5 & iOS 6 untethered jailbreak progress not great
Jailbreakers have been tweeting recently to talk about the iPhone 5 jailbreak game. They have said that different developers are working on different aspects of this jailbreak, including kernel exploits. P0sixninja is one, and he’s been looking into dumping the bootROM. Appls has beefed up security in this area, and no one has dumped a bootROM in years.
If someone works out how to do this, it’ll speed the whole untethered jailbreak process up no end. Twitter fans have been asking p0d2g, who tweets regularly, about his progress on the iOS 6 jailbreak.
He has replied that he’s not focusing on userland exploits anymore. Each day brings new challenges, he says, and while he might come back to working on the iPhone 5 jailbreak in the future, he’s not doing it right now. He’s been asked this question quite a lot, especially as he’s been tweeting about DJing at next year’s WWDC.
Anyone interested in the iOS 6 untethered jailbreak will enjoy a recent YouTube video posted for the JB crowd. It shows a live stream featuring the top jailbreakers. This gives an interesting peek into where the iOS 6 JB stands right now. The video features developers like p0d2g, PlanetBeing and MuscleNerd, who all give hints that the iOS 6 untethered jailbreak is nowhere near.
Even though p0d2g has returned to twitter to talk about the WWDC, fans are glad to see him back. Developers do have a life outside of jailbreaking, and if iOS 6 with its mega security is stressing them out, they deserve to take a break.
iOS 6 is the hardest iOS so far, which is confirmed by Joshua Hill. He described Apple’s protection in iOS 6 as ridiculous. Hill also warned people not to be taken in by iOS 6 jailbreak con artists. There are some fake websites that claim to have the jailbreak for a price – but they are scams.