By Shailesh Shrivastava email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Jan 07, 2013 01:38 AM EST
Jailbreak fans who were waiting for an untethered iOS 6.0.2 jailbreak have some bitter-sweet news here.
Crucial member of the iPhone Dev team Yiduo David Wang alias Planetbeing revealed in his Reddit post that his iPhone 5 already has the untethered iOS 6.0.2 jailbreak up and running.
"Yeah, I'm not really sure what all the doom and gloom is about. The fact is, I have an untethered iOS 6.0.2 JB running on my iPhone 5 right now," he said in his post.
Planetbeing also disclosed something that iOS 6.0.2 users will have to take like a bitter pill. The hacker said that though the jailbreak is found and working, it will not be released soon because of some issues.
He also clarified the reason behind the delay saying, "The reasons it's not released are because 1. Releasing it would burn an exploit we want to save for ourselves so we can always get in to look at new firmware and help JB in the future, 2. iOS 6.1 is coming very soon and will likely break a small part of it anyway, there's no point in sacrificing the many bugs it won't break. Anyway, where there are 4+ bugs (that it took to get this to work), there's gotta be one or two more so while jailbreaking is getting harder, reports of its death are highly exaggerated."
Planetbeing's disclosure came after Pod2g, who had a crucial role in jailbreaking the iOS 5 on A3 and A4 devices, urged the iOS users to demand for an open iOS.
In his appeal, Pod2g had thrown a hint that the members of the two dev teams gave up on finding an untethered jailbreak for the iOS 6.
Recent comment by Pod2g, however, gave hopes to the iOS users who lost hopes of getting amazing applications and features from Cydia on their iPhones, iPads, and iPods.
"I read some coms on the internet today saying that if I started #weWantAnOpenIOS it is because we can't jailbreak iOS 6 and Apple won. This is false in many ways. Firstly, the jailbreak is being developed in the underground, and is just not ready for a public release," Pod2g said.
"Secondly, it's not the jailbreaker that talked with this message, as I am not involved in security research for some months now, working on my application and other projects. If the only possible way to #weWantAnOpenIOS is the jailbreak, it'll happen. It is not the end!"