It has been a few months since the rollout of iOS 6. In that time we have yet to see a successful iOS 6 untethered jailbreak for the two main smartphones in waiting – the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5.
iPhone 5 & iOS 6 untethered jailbreak progress report
This has left iPhone 4S users on iOS 5 and iPhone 5 users left with no option but to remain locked down. So where is the iOS 6 untethered jailbreak? Let’s take a look at the progress so far.
Starting off in September, we saw the first evidence of an iOS 6 jailbreak from chpwn, who gave us a glimpse of an iPhone 5 jailbroken and running Cydia.
Then in October came news from @planetbeing of a tethered iOS 6 jailbreak under development, and the solution was usable but needed a developer account.
Then it November @planetbeing returned and said that he was even closer to a public release but “missing critical pieces.” At the time he showed IntelliscreenX running on an iPhone 5.
Then in December we were met with a number of hoaxes including a very convincing one from Dream JB. Lastly in the last days of the year, famed iOS hacker pod2g in an interview with iDownloadBlog said that he was, “very confident about the next 6 months” when it came to an iPhone 5 compatible iOS 6 untethered jailbreak.
And that’s where the music has stopped. If so, it may be deep into the summer before the iPhone 5 will be jailbroken. We sure hope this isn’t the case.