If you have the untethered jailbreak down as your most wanted thing for Christmas then it looks like you will be left very disappointed. Developers have said that you should not pin your hopes on the jailbreak coming your way before 2013.
iPhone 5 & iOS 6 untethered jailbreak progress slow
For fans of jailbroken iPhones this of course is bad news, especially if you have the iPhone 5. There was a rumour going around that the jailbreak might come out last Monday, however it turned out not to be the case.
Posixninja was thought to have a partial jailbreak and making headway when it came to releasing the jailbreak. However it is thought that he has been slowed down thanks to the advanced protections that come in iOS 6 and now the recent iOS 6.0.1 update.
Even though the jailbreak is still far away, there are some websites popping up claiming to have it. Be aware that these are just scammers who want money. The Dev Team said that you shouldn’t hand over cash to anyone who claims to have the untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 5 or iOS 6.
The last site to claim this was EasyUnlockiPhone, who says that they have the untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 5, iPad 2, iPhone 3GS, 4 and 4S. The cost for the jailbreak is $24.99 and you get support and a money back guarantee of 30 days. While it hasn’t been proven, it is thought that due to the fact of there not being a jailbreak, this is nothing more than another scam.
Of course if you are the owners of the iPhone 4 or iPod Touch 4G then you can get your hands on the jailbreak in the form of Redsn0w. As for the rest, cross the jailbreak of your Christmas wishlist as it now looks like January 2013 may be the earliest we could see a public release.