Users who own an Apple device with the latest iOS 6 on it are still hanging around waiting for the untethered jailbreak to be released along with wanting to know how to install Cydia on their iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and iPod Touch 5G. So where do we stand on the untethered jailbreak front, are we any closer? What’s more, should people go ahead and install iOS 6.0.1 or still hang back at iOS 6 for a potential jailbreak solution release?
iPhone & iPod touch iOS 6 untethered jailbreak status
The Dev Teams are working to find exploits in Apple firmware and they have made some progress with it. However up to now this is just for the iPhone 3GS, the iPhone 4 and the iPod Touch 4G. Owners of these devices are able to get the jailbreak for iOS 6 by way of Redsn0w. It needs to be installed on the computer and then owners need to plug in their device and read the instructions.
For now if you own the iPhone 4 or 4S you will have to make do with iOS 5, if you want the jailbreak on your device. Absinthe was released for the iPhone 4S running iOS 5. If you have the iPhone 4 or 3GS, or the iPod Touch you can also get an tethered jailbreak. However the issue with this is that you would have go through the jailbreak again if your device runs out of battery or you have to reboot it. At the moment there isn’t an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 and its nowhere in sight.
iOS 6 is said to be the hardest OS to break and at the moment it has the developers beaten. So if own the iPhone 4S and you are fed up of waiting then you might want to go back to iOS 5 for the time being. Owners of the iPhone 5 can do nothing else but wait. It could be that the developers are waiting for the next major update before they release a jailbreak. Apple however could have patched any exploits found by then. Apple have released the beta 2 version of iOS 6.1, however you need a developer account to get it. This update has been known to brings with it some bug fixes already.
Other that this it will be next year before we see an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 5 or any other iOS 6 device. So you might want to install iOS 6.0.1, as there is no sign of a jailbreak coming this year anymore.