One of the biggest questions surrounding the iPhone 5 and iOS6 at the moment is when the jailbreak is coming? Along with this people want to know how to install Cydia on the iPhone 4 and 4S. So are the developers getting any closer to delivering the jailbreak? Here is the update for the week.
Update: current status of iOS 6 untethered jailbreak for iPhone & iPod touch
The Dev Team is reportedly working hard to find exploits in iOS 6 firmware and some progress has already been made. However for the time being the progress has been made only for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G. If you are the owner of any of these devices then you can download Redsn0w and flash your handsets using your computer.
However if you own the iPhone 4S, then you better stick with iOS 5 for now if you want to keep your device jailbroken. The Dev Team released the jailbreak for iPhone 4S on iOS 5 some months back in the form of Absinthe. It is also important to note that at the moment there is a tethered solution for the iPhone 4S, 3GS and the iPod Touch 4G, however if your battery runs out then you would have to jailbreak the device again. At the moment there is no word on when the untethered version is likely to come out (or even if it is anything more than a failbreak at this stage).
iOS 6 seems to have the developers stumped at the moment. The other possibility is that developers could be waiting for iOS 6.1 to make an appearance before they release a jailbreak, so the exploits can’t be closed up by Apple so quickly. iOS 6.1 is already at beta 2.
If this is true then keep your fingers crossed that the update doesn’t close off any exploits beforehand and we can see an untethered jailbreak before the year is up.