Jailbreak fans are still waiting on the iOS 6 jailbreak, and they want to know how to get Cydia onto the iPhone 5 and the iPod Touch 5G. Where is this jailbreak, then? Might it be best to forget about it for now and install iOS 6.0.2 for the time being?
Update: iOS 6 untethered jailbreak for iPhone & iPod touch range
What we do know is that dev teams are busting their bums to find firmware exploits, and while there’s been some progress, this is restricted to the iPhones 3GS and 4, as well as the iPod Touch 4G. Anyone with these devices can get the iOS 6 Jjailbreak from Redsn0w, install it into their PC, plug the gadget in and follow the leader.
Owners of the iPhone 4S will be stuck on iOS 5 if they want this jailbreak. If you have the iPhone 5, you’ll have to stay on iOS 6 without a jailbreak, though. Absinthe came out for the iPhone 4S last year, and there is an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 3GS, the 4 and the iPod Touch 4G. But….if your phones dies or you have to reboot it, you’ll need to jailbreak it again. We have no news of an imminent iOS 6 untethered jailbreak.
It seems that iOS 6 has got the devs beat for now. If you’ve got an iPhone 4S and you’re fed up of waiting, you could go back to iOS 5, but this isn’t a luxury the iPhone 5 owners have. Devs might be waiting for Apple to bring out iOS 6.1 before they unleash their jailbreak, but this assumes they actually have it like @plantetbeing recently boasted. If they do, we need to hope that Apple hasn’t patched the exploits. The beta of 6.1 is already out, so you can have a look at it if you have a dev account. iOS 6.1 will feature some bug fixes, so it’s looking good. It’s also looking like we’re not going to have an untethered iPhone 5 jailbreak until later this year – @p0sninja recently said he predicted it within the next 6 months. We say update to iOS 6.0.2 for now, as you may have a long wait anyway.