The Apple iPhone 5 and iOS 6 has been on the shelves for many weeks now, but even with their best efforts, hackers haven’t yet managed to release an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 5 and iOS 6.
The operating system is far more complicated than any other, as Apple have boosted security of the new OS and iPhone 5 and it now appears to be tamper proof. Right now some crucial steps are missing if the developers are to be able to release the jailbreak to Apple iPhone 5 owners.
iPhone 5 & iOS 6 untethered jailbreak still elusive
Jailbroken devices rely on custom coded software and this changes the configuration of the original files on the device. Users are then able to use 3rd party apps on their Apple iPhone not found in the App Store. The iPhone can also be unlocked and the device used with any carrier.
Jailbroken handsets are often used in small to mid-size firms, so they can make use of in house apps, without having to get permission from Apple and get their app into the App Store. A jailbroken iPhone 5 also means that the company can use the cheapest carrier and get the best deal. The lack of the jailbreak could see some business owners moving away from Apple and choosing a more open source platform, such as Android.
Early implementations have been seen with the iOS 6 jailbreak, but right now testing of the untethered jailbreak is still taking place. Mid-size IT companies are boxed in at the moment in regards to being able to customise their handset. One good thing to have come out of this is the fact that the Apple iPhone 5 and iOS 6 have security that is better than other generations of the iPhone. On the downside this could mean some business owners re-considering moving up to the Apple iPhone 5.
Developers have found it easier to jailbreak other versions of iOS. This time Apple seems to have patched any vulnerability that have made it possible to jailbreak devices in the past. Despite the tight security, p0sixninja, a developer by the name of Joshua Hill, is still working hard on the untethered jailbreak.
Hackers have used YouTube to keep fans updated on the jailbreak. One video tells of how developers are nowhere close to being able to release an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 and the Apple iPhone 5. Fans of jailbreaking are hoping that more positive news will come at the WWJC in 2013.
Apple should be proud of themselves as they have hackers and security experts baffled for the time being.
Of course there are some businesses who want a jailbroken device, so they are able to customise the handset. For some this is more important than having a device that is the securest on the market.
The untethered jailbreak for the Apple iPhone 5 remains elusive for now, and it may be some time before we see the untethered iOS 6 jailbreak released. For now fans of the Apple iPhone may wish to stick with an older iOS and handset.