Fans of jailbreaking have been waiting to hear from developers about the untethered jailbreak for iOS 6. Along with this people keep asking about how to install Cydia onto the Apple iPhone 5, the Apple iPod Touch and any other device that runs the new iOS 6. So what is happening and should people install iOS 6.0.2 or 6.1 when it arrives? Or should they sit on iOS 6?
iPod touch & iPhone 5 iOS 6 untethered jailbreak update
The jailbreaking teams have been working hard to discover exploits in the iOS 6 firmware and they have made some progress. For the time being this is just for the Apple iPhone 3GS and the Apple iPod Touch 4G. If you own any of these then you can jailbreak iOS 6 with Redsn0w. This has to be installed on the computer and you then have to plug in the device and follow the directions given to you.
If you own the Apple iPhone 4S then at the moment you will be stuck with iOS 5 if you want the jailbreak. Also if you have updated to the Apple iPhone 5 you will also know that there is no jailbreak available for your device either. Absinthe came out in 2012 and this was for the Apple iPhone 4S, 4, along with the Apple iPod Touch, running on the older OS. There is an untethered jailbreak out there, but if you find you have to reboot your handset or your battery runs out of juice, you will have to undertake the jailbreak all over again. Right now there is no untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 for either the Apple iPhone 5 or the Apple iPod Touch 5G.
Developers have been stumped by iOS 6, so if you own the Apple iPhone 4S you might want to go back to iOS 5 for now. Of course if you own the Apple iPhone 5 then this isn’t possible. It seems that developers are keeping their exploits close to their chest and this is something that PlanetBeing and Pod2g have confirmed in posts. You might want to keep your fingers crossed that Apple isn’t able to patch the exploits found when they release iOS 6.1 as this is when the top developers are expected to rollout the jailbreak publicly.
Apple has released the iOS 6.1 beta to developers and this fixes some bugs but none of the developers seem all that worried suggesting all is good so far. iOS 6.1 is expected to be rolled out to the public something next month at which point we can hopefully see the untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 5, 4S, iPad 4 and iPod touc 5G.