iOS 6, 6.0.1, 6.0.2 Untethered Jailbreak For iPhone 5 – When And What To Expect

By Prarthito Maity email: p.maity@mobilenapps.com | Dec 31, 2012 07:10 AM EST

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Apple iOS fans and users have been wondering for quite some time as to when they can expect the latest iOS 6/6.0.1/6.0.2 untethered jailbreak for their iPhone 5, 4S, and iPad Minis. Now it seems like the jailbreak team has new information to share as far as a new jailbreak is concerned.

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Although the first untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 was released around this point last year, this year, unfortunately, the team is still quite a way from tasting success. Basically, the latest release from Apple – iOS 6 – has given developers and jailbreak gurus quite a headache, and to make things worse, security researcher i0n1c believes that the upcoming iOS 6.1 will be even tougher to exploit.

“It’s a no surprise that many within the iOS community have grown restless with the lack of a jailbreak for iOS 6. The trouble is, once you become accustomed to using a jailbroken device with the vast quantity of tweaks available, it’s like a drug, and a stock device feels crippled in comparison,” a Redmondpie report states.

“The casual swipe to open SBSettings, the luxury of a Notification Center on the lock screen, the enhanced messaging experience offered by tweaks like BiteSMS, or the new multitasking switcher offered by Auxo tweak – these are the kinds of things many iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users have been missing since upgrading to iOS 6.”

However, the team assures that not all is lost in this matter, as it seems David Wang or Planetbeing is still working on a new jailbreak with hopes that he will soon get the better of it, and any kind of security measures introduced by Apple.

On top of that, although MuscleNerd of iPhone Dev Team has warned against updating to iOS 6.0.2 (which is only available for iPhone 5 and iPad mini at the moment) for an eventual jailbreak, David believes that there is not much change in iOS 6.0.2’s kernel, when compared to iOS 6.0.1.

What this means is that there’s probably a good chance that any jailbreak for iOS 6.0.1 would also work on iOS 6.0.2, although taking into account how difficult this current jailbreak is proving to be, there is a very slight chance that users will opt for it till a major breakthrough happens.

“So to be on the safe side, we will advise users to avoid 6.0.2 if they can, and definitely avoid iOS 6.1 whenever it is released to public, that is if you don’t want to pull yourself out of contention of enjoying a future iOS 6 jailbreak,” the report adds.

Nonetheless, due to this current problem, many Web sites are offering fake jailbreaks that don’t work. So the team advises not to go for any such malicious offerings and keep patient until the team themselves release the official version.

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