Update: iPhone 5 iOS 6 Untethered Jailbreak Progress

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The Apple iPhone 5 with iOS 6 was released a month ago and unlike previous versions of iOS and the iPhone, it has yet to be jailbroken.

iPhone 5 iOS 6 untethered jailbreak solution not easy to come by

It seems that for the time being the security methods of Apple have kept the hackers at bay and they are struggling to find a way in to the new operating system. On saying this there was a conference held recently, for jailbreakers, and it was said that it was only a matter of time before they found new exploits and could use them against the iPhone 5 and iOS 6.

The good news on the jailbreaking front is that if you have an iPhone 4 with iOS 6, there is a jailbreak available and the untethered version can now be downloaded. This version does not work with the iPhone 4S and neither will it work on the iPhone 5. This means that the title of being the first to offer an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 5 remains up for grabs. There happens to be many teams challenging for this title right now.

For iPhone 5 users it could be a long wait as the untethered jailbreak could be months away from being available for download based on the current progress. Some have said that this could be just weeks away, however as there have been no positive news yet, we cannot see it happening.

One of the main jailbreakers of the past has been Pod2g and you can see a video of him at work below. If you fast forward to around 38 minutes he talks about the progress so far with iOS 6 and jailbreaking. What will be interesting to learn is whether the jailbreak will extend to cover the new iPad Mini, which Apple are rumoured to be releasing very soon, possibly on 23rd October.

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