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iOS 6 Untethered Jailbreak For iPod Touch & iPhone (Update)

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Jailbreak fans are waiting for developers to reveal the jailbreak for iOS 6. People want to know how they can install Cydia onto their Apple iPhone 5, along with the Apple iPod Touch 5G and other iPhone & iPod touch models running the new OS. So where is the jailbreak and should we go ahead and install the update to iOS 6.0.2 or keep waiting at iOS 6?

iPhone & iPod touch iOS 6 untethered jailbreak: current status

The developer teams are working hard to find exploits in the firmware and there has been some progress made. However for the time being this has been with the Apple iPhone 3GS, 4 and the Apple iPod Touch 4G. If you have these devices then you can get your hands on the jailbreak for iOS 6 courtesy of Redsn0w. You then install this onto your computer, plug in your handset and then follow the steps.

If you have the Apple iPhone 4S for the time being if you want the jailbreak then you will have to make do with iOS 5. If you own the Apple iPhone 5 then there is no jailbreak. Absinthe was brought out in 2012 for the Apple iPhone 4S in 2012 and you can get an untethered jailbreak for the Apple iPhone 4S, 4 and Apple iPod Touch 4G on this older OS. However if you have to reboot the device or the battery dies, then you will have to jailbreak the handset again. At the moment there is no public release of an iOS 6 untethered jailbreak for the iPod touch 5G or iPhone 5.

At the moment the developers are beat by iOS 6. However if you have the Apple iPhone 4S and you don’t want to wait then you might want to consider going back to iOS 5 for the time being. Apple iPhone 5 owners cannot do this. Developers may well be waiting for more exploits to come up, as was evident by PlanetBeing and Pod2g’s posts. If this is so then keep your fingers crossed that Apple doesn’t patch any exploits.

iOS 6.1 beta is out at the moment if you have a developer account. iOS 6.1 is said to bring fixes to some bugs. Whether or not the predictions of @p0sixninja will come true, about the untethered jailbreak coming in 2013, will be true, we will just have to wait and see. So you may as well make the update to iOS 6.0.2 for now as it is clear that Pod2g and PlanetBeing who have both managed to create a working iPhone 5 iOS 6 untethered jailbreak don’t plan on releasing it to the public anytime soon.

Cecelia has the patience of a praying mantis. She spends the day sifting through press releases from all the major brand’s PR reps. From the most ridiculous announcements to those you really want to know more about, Cecelia makes it a point to skim through as many daily as possible so you won’t have to.