iPod Touch & iPhone iOS 6 Untethered Jailbreak Report

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Apple fans who have updated to iOS 6 or own an iPhone 5 are waiting to hear about news of the untethered jailbreak, along with wanting to know how they can put Cydia onto their iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and iPod Touch 5G. So where do things stand on the untethered jailbreak front? Will we see it soon, or should we go ahead and just install iOS 6.0.2?

Current status of iPod touch & iPhone iOS 6 untethered jailbreak solutions

There has been some progress made in the untethered jailbreak and Dev Teams are working on ways to find furthere exploits in the OS. However for the time being this is only for the Apple iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and the iPod Touch 4G, running iOS 6. Owners of these handsets and devices are able to jailbreak them with Redsn0w. With this installed on the computer, owners should then plug in their handset at then follow the instructions.

However if you have the Apple iPhone 4 or the iPhone 4S and you want to jailbreak the handset, for the time being you will have to stick with iOS 5. In this case the device can be jailbroken using Absinthe.

If you have the Apple iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or iPod Touch, then a tethered jailbreak is also available. However bear in mind that if your battery runs down or you need to reboot, then you would have to carry out the jailbreak again. At the moment there is no untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.

iOS 6 is one of the hardest operating systems to jailbreak to come from Apple and it has developers beaten. For the time being, if you have the iPhone 4S you might want to go back to iOS 5. Owners of the Apple iPhone 5 unfortunately have no choice but to wait patiently. The developers may be waiting around for an update to the OS before they go ahead and release an untethered jailbreak. The downside is that Apple may have patched exploits by then. Apple have released Beta 2 of iOS 6.1, however you can only get this if you have a developer account. There are some bug fixes in the update, however there is no telling if it might have patched exploits that developers have been working on.

It is looking as though it will be well into 2013 before we see the release of an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 devices which include the Apple iPhone 5. Therefore if you wish to update to iOS 6.0.2, you might as well go ahead.

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