iOS 6 Untethered Jailbreak: Why You’ll Really Want It

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One of the main reasons why the current available jailbreaks are not being widely adopted is because they aren’t untethered solutions. Unfortunately this is hard to come by.

iOS 6 untethered jailbreak: why you’ll want the untethered solution only

There are many factors that have to be taken into account, such as finding exploits and then finding a way to make the jailbreak tool so that the average iPhone owner is able to use it. In order to send out a jailbreak such as this, it has to be an untethered jailbreak.

There is a jailbreak out at the moment for the Apple iPhone 4; however this is a tethered jailbreak solution. This limits the usefulness of the device for someone who relies on it in everyday use.

There is good news however and this is that PlanetBeing does have an untethered jailbreak for the Apple iPhone 5 running iOS 6.0.2. At the moment he is working on making it ready for a public release and news that Pod2g has come back to jailbreaking may just help to speed things up.

There is a difference between the tethered and the untethered jailbreak for the Apple iPhone. A tethered jailbreak means that if the device has to be re-booted the jailbreak is lost, whereas the untethered does not. If the user has the tethered jailbreak on the device then the device will not move past the Apple logo unless it is attached to the computer either. This is why you’ll really want the untethered iOS 6 jailbreak only.

Jailbreaking is popular as it allows users of the iPhone to access jailbroken apps through Cydia. However tethered jailbreaks are not practical as the device has to be connected to the computer if they are restarted. This means that if the handset runs out of battery or is reset whilst out, you cannot make or receive calls, until you get back home to the computer. This is one of the main reasons why an untethered jailbreak is needed.

The untethered jailbreak allows the user to reboot their phone as normal, which means that the device is never left unusable.

The difference may not seem that much, however if you use the iPhone on a daily basis, you will be very happy to wait for the developers to release the iOS 6 untethered jailbreak.

Alex customizes his cars and smartphones like its going out of fashion. Jumping between Korean and American, not only does Alex provide in-depth reviews but he usually hangs on to the models for some “real world testing” weeks at a time.