Those who own the iPhone 5 and other devices with iOS 6 are thinking about just one thing and that is when developers are going to come out with an untethered jailbreak. As things stand right now it’s not looking good.
iPhone 5 & iOS 6 untethered jailbreak progress not great
Jailbreak developers have been seen using Twitter over the past few days talking about the aspects that surround the jailbreak for the iPhone 5. It was pointed out that developers are working on certain aspects of the jailbreak for iPhone 5, one of which was kernel exploits. P0sixninja was one of them and this developer was looking into how to dump the bootROM. Apple has greatly improved security in this area and a dump of a bootROM has not happened for years on iPhones.
Should someone find how to work around this then the untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 and iPhone 5, plus other iPhones to come, might come a lot quicker as it would be easier to jailbreak devices. Twitter users have asked p0d2g, who has been updating his account on Twitter regularly, about progress for the untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.
Things are not looking good apparently as he said that his focus was not on userland exploits anymore. He went on to say that each day brings something new and so he might begin work on jailbreaking the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S again. So it appears that for the time being he is not working on the jailbreak. Of course this question is one of the most asked since the developer started tweeting in regards to the fact that he will be a DJ at the WWJC 2013.
Anyone who wants to know more about the untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 may be interested in a YouTube video recently posted for the JB community. The video shows a live stream focused on the jailbreak for iOS 6 featuring the top jailbreakers out there. It provides an interesting insight into just where the jailbreak stands. Developers in the video include p0d2g, PlanetBeing and MuscleNerd, all of whom provide information which suggests that the untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 is nowhere in sight.
Of course even though p0d2g has come back to Twitter to mainly talk about the WWJC, fans have still welcomed him. They would have liked him to have brought more positive news about the actual jailbreak though. You do have to remember that developers do have a life outside of looking for the jailbreak and if iOS 6 is as hard to jailbreak as they are saying, then this will cause stress and the developers will need to take a break.
Right now iOS 6 seems to be the hardest iOS to crack and this is something that Joshua Hill confirmed. He also said that Apple had included protection that was ridiculous in iOS 6. Joshua also reminded those wanting the jailbreak not to be conned by those who said they had it. People have been setting up websites claiming to have the jailbreak for iOS 6 and asking for money, but they are scams.