A really hot question right now is how you can jailbreak the iOS 6 firmware, and also how you can install Cydia on the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5. So what’s going on in the jailbreaking world? Are we any nearer to jailbreaking iOS 6 for the iPhone 4S and remaining iOS devices.
Status of the iOS 6 untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4S and other iOS devices
iPhone dev teams are slaving away to crack exploits in iOS 6 firmware. They’ve made some progress, but only for the iPhone 3GS, the iPhone 4 and the iPod Touch 4G. If you’ve got one of these, then iOS 6 can be jailbroken (and even iOS 6.0.1). You’ll have to download Redsn0w onto your PC, set it up, install it and then plug in your device and follow instructions. What, though, if you have the iPhone 4S and up?
The iPhone dev team did get a jailbreak for the iPhone 4S on iOS 5 out earlier this year – Absinthe. Absinthe has been, so far, the only tool to jailbreak the 4S. If your 4S now has iOS 6 installed, though, you’ll have to wait for the next one. This also applies (obviously) if you have the iPhone 5.
The tethered jailbreak for the iPhone 3GS and 4, as well as the iPod Touch 4G on iOS 6 has been released only. It does have restrictions, though – if you have to restart your phone or the battery dies, you’ll need to jailbreak all over again. The untethered solution isn’t out yet nor is there any updates about it.
It seems that developers are hitting a brick wall with iOS 6, and hackers are staying silent about how close they are to hacking iOS 6. So if you can’t wait any longer and own an iPhone 4S, roll back to iOS 5. As for iPhone 5 users, you’ll have to wait. We’ve heard that jailbreakers were just waiting for iOS 6.0.1 to rollout before realling their jailbreak, so it may not be too long.