Hunt For iPhone 5 Untethered Jailbreak May Have Hit A Roadblock

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Apple has already rolled out its iOS 6.1 SDK beta 2 to developers just 12 days after the beta 1 release. There is only a few changes, but some are important and worth knowing about.

iOS 6.1 beta 2 development may pose as problem to release of iOS 6 untethered jailbreak solution

There will be more news coming in about the new beta, but for now, the changes that we can see include an improved Panorama, which has support once more. There’s also a new Passbook card that improves the app’s features. iTunes Match has been sorted and you can now download individual songs. There are also loads of smaller fixes, some seem random, though, like the position of an album cover on the cover lock screen.

This beta 2 download is a pre-released version that Apple is trying out on a few devices so that developers can tinker with them. These devices include various gens of the iPad, the iPod Touch and the iPhone. The company has also got the beta out onto Apple TV.

This new beta is great news for all but jailbreakers who may have more work cut out for them. Hackers are still slaving to create an iPhone 5 iOS 6 untethered jailbreak and now will need to take this new update into account.

We’ve seem iOS 6.0.1 come out since, and iOS 6.1 beta is moving along very nicely. So, even if someone does have an iPhone 5 jailbreak solution, hackers will probably want to wait for the first lot of updates to release, so that the cracked exploits that they found can’t be patched up first. So jailbreakers may be playing their cards close to their heart for now.

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