By Sumit Passary email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Jan 21, 2013 02:11 PM EST
The launch of iOS 6 has attracted smartphone enthusiasts as well as developers who want to jailbreak Apple's latest mobile OS. The struggle to jailbreak iOS 6/6.0.1 continues and recent reports suggest that developers Pod2g and Planetbeing are working together on jailbreaking it and have made some progress.
Well-known developers Planetbeing and Pod2g (also an iOS security researcher) recently updated followers on Twitter with information that some progress has been made on the iOS 6 untethered jailbreak, giving a glimmer of hope to those iOS 6 users who want to customize their iOS devices.
"Made some nice progress today with @pod2g. I think I'll try to reward myself with a nap," tweeted Planetbeing.
"@planetbeing oh yeah! 2 new vulnerabilities in a day, chance was with us. But we still miss that initial code execution for a public jb :/," tweeted Pod2g in response to Planetbeing's tweet.
The iOS developer's community seems to be on their toes to find a jailbreak for iOS 6. Earlier this month, Planetbeing confirmed that he has a working iOS 6 jailbreak running on his iPhone 5. Recent tweets indicate that both developers are looking for an initial code execution for a public jailbreak.
Previous reports suggest that developers 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," noted the tweet by i0n1c, a known iOS developer.
Apple is said to be testing iOS 6.1 and may roll it out to iDevices soon and without a shadow of a doubt, the company will put even more severe security in place.
The tweets from Planetbeing and Pod2g seem promising as a proper untethered jailbreak now seems impending and on its way to iOS 6 devices. However, we will have to wait and see how quickly developers are able to crack into the latest iOS.