iOS 6.1 Difficult To Jailbreak

By Sumit Passary email: s.passary@mobilenapps.com | Dec 27, 2012 01:11 PM EST

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Many iDevice owners want to jailbreak their devices to customize them to suit their personal needs and install apps, which are not permitted by Apple to run on iDevices. All iterations of the iPhone family apart from the latest iPhone 5 have been jailbroken; however, recent reports suggest that Apple is making it difficult to jailbreak the iDevices running on its next software update of iOS 6.1.

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Apple already has stringent security in place so that hackers don't find it easy to hack the latest iPhone 5 running on iOS 6. The next expected update of the operating system, iOS 6.1, is supposed to have even more rigid codes which hackers may not be able to crack.

Recent reports suggest that the hackers expect to eventually jailbreak iOS 6.0 running on A5 or A6-powered devices and users who want to jailbreak their iDevice should not update to to iOS 6.1 when it lands.

"There must have been some change of guard at Apple.iOS6.1 adds again tougher protections although public JB community hasn't broken iOS6 yet," per the tweet posted by i0n1c, a known iOS hacker.

Cult of Mac reported that "There's no more details of what he means, but i0n1c is a proven talent in the jailbreak scene, and he certainly knows what he's talking about."

The "change of the guard" may refer to the former iOS chief Scott Forstall who was recently fired. The new iOS boss at Apple, Craig Ferenghi, may have low tolerance for iOS jailbreaking and may introduce even more severe software code in place, which may make the iDevices running on iOS 6.1 just next to impossible to hack.

Jailbreaking iDevices has always proven challenging in the past and it seems that it may get even more difficult with the iOS 6.1.

If you own an iDevice would you want to jailbreak it?

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