What’s happening with the untethered jailbreak for iPhone 5 on iOS 6.1.4?
iOS 6.1.3 was announced earlier in the year and there are some people who don’t realise that the update was just a small one. However when it arrived and people updated they soon found that they couldn’t jailbreak their iPhone 5 and other device.
iOS 6.1 came out with around 200 features and an interface that had been revamped. Since the release Apple has released update and bug fixes, with the latest being an update for the speaker profile to iOS 6.1.4. The update brings with it security improvements, but you cannot jailbreak your device.
Developers could offer a jailbreak for iOS 6, but they have not released one as they wish to keep the exploits a secret. A member of the Evasi0n team said that the jailbreak for iOS 6.1.3 would not happen thanks to the fact that it was just a minor update. The iPhone 5 was also difficult to crack and the team also believe that Apple will reveal iOS 7 very soon. For now owners of the iPhone 5 will have to wait patiently.
It is hoped that iOS will make its way out in June at the WWDC and if so we could have seen the last update for iOS 6. Of course this would be down to whether Apple release new hardware or if security issues arise which would mean that Apple have to reveal another minor update.
As Apple have just revealed an update to iOS 6.1.4 it is a good thing that the Evasi0n team didn’t reveal their exploits by jailbreaking iOS 6.1.3, as Apple would have fixed the exploits with iOS 6.1.4.
So if you want to update your iPhone to the latest OS you can, however the update is just minor. If you want to jailbreak your device you will have to wait for iOS 7 to come around.
If you buy a new iPhone 5 it will come with iOS 6.1.3 and so jailbreaking your handset is out of the question at the moment. As the developers haven’t released a jailbreak for iOS 6.1.3 it did cause anger among owners of the iPhone, who go a petition up to get the team to reveal their exploits with an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1.3.
I own an iPhone 5 with iOS 6.1.3 and so don’t have the option to jailbreak it yet. Having been an Android user, this took some getting used to, however waiting for iOS 7 isn’t too bad and it could be worth the wait.
So is the jailbreaking team right not to release an untethered jailbreak until a major update for iOS is released?