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Untethered iOS 6 jailbreak confidence from pod2g

Under: Apple iPhone, Phone Software
By:Debbie Turner | October 14th, 2012

We know how eagerly awaited an iOS 6 untethered jailbreak is for the many of you who like to have more freedom with your device and we’ve been covering developments about this. There has been a lot going on over the past week or so and today we thought we’d update you with the latest news. Respected developer and hacker pod2g seems to be confident of achieving an untethered iOS 6 jailbreak, although don’t hold your breath as it doesn’t seem imminent.

There were ripples of disappointment amongst the jailbreaking scene a few weeks ago when pod2g, an associate of the Chronic Dev Team, first said that he was not currently working on the untethered iOS 6 jailbreak. We then heard of a UK Student @like-a-sir, who was claiming to be close and he then teamed up with others to become Team Dr1zzle. There were equal amounts of excitement and skepticism surrounding Team Dr1zzle and just as an untethered jailbreak looked promising, the team broke up amidst some controversy.

We then heard that members of the disbanded team were still close to an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 and renowned members of the jailbreaking community with Twitter handles such as @musclenerd, @p0sixninja and @pod2g were reaching out for proof that these unknowns were on to something. However that all seems to have gone quiet and there was some more exciting news from the Hack in the Box international security conference where members were said to be “at fever pitch” that a surprise iOS 6 untethered jailbreak may be forthcoming at an event featuring @pod2g, @musclenerd and @planetbeing. That event, also featuring Mark Dowd of Azimuth Security, came and went though and there was still no news, so what is the latest situation?

It seems that Apple has really tightened up security with its latest iOS and these renowned hackers have noted how much more difficult it is to jailbreak, although also feel it’s not impossible. According to MacWorld, French hacker Cyril (pod2g) acknowleged, “At the moment, I’m kind of stuck… but it could change in a week. It’s luck, I think.” While anybody who knows anything at all about jailbreaking knows it’s a highly skilled complex process with very little luck involved, pod2g remains hopeful that an iOS 6 untethered jailbreak will be forthcoming saying, “I’m still confident that we can find something in the next few weeks.”

While that may not be the news that many readers want to hear, hopefully it’s a promising sign at least that some of the best-known hackers on the scene haven’t given up on achieving this. David Wang aka @planetbeing spoke at the event to say that they had a couple of kernel bugs that could possibly be a key to a jailbreak saying, “We still have a few tricks up our sleeves.” Meanwhile another big name on the jailbreaking scene, Musclenerd, also added his thoughts saying that the team had something so far that only worked under certain conditions but before it got as far as a release there was an awful lot of testing and further steps to take.

Meanwhile Mark Dowd told how Apple had definitely “raised the bar” with iOS 6 as far as security was concerned but added that exploiting the kernel in the latest Apple mobile operating system was still possible. At the moment then it seems that the best hopes for an iOS 6 untethered jailbreak lies with pod2g and his other respected associates, rather than the newcomers on the block who caused so much earlier anticipation. However, although it’s good to hear that pod2g is still confident of achieving this, it certainly seems as though there might be some time to wait.

As usual we should point out that at Phones Review we don’t advise jailbreaking your devices as if things go wrong you will void your warranty. However we know just how popular it is and how many of our readers like to hear the latest news on jailbreaking and so we continue to bring you developments on this. While you’re waiting for the untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 to materialize we’d be really interested to hear your thoughts on this.

Are you one of the many hopefuls waiting for an iOS 6 untethered jailbreak? What do you think of the work of experts such as pod2g and their endeavors to release a solution to the wider public? Let us know with your comments.

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  • iOS6toBeContinued

    I really hope they come out with a jailbreak for iOS 6. Almost 40% of iphone owners have there devices jailbroken and I am one of them. I really cant see my self useing my iphone without it being jailbroken. Lets all keep our hopes up and have our fingers crossed…..

    • http://twitter.com/Reimzter Reimer van der Woude

      Do you have a reference to support that number? No, because it’s lame.

      • robbie79

        no doubt!!!!

      • Lex

        the reference is the same as mine, of every 4 users of iphone i’ve met, 2 of them have it jailbroken. So maybe it’s not that lame…

  • fanta

    pod2g i like :)

  • Jack

    Will you guys ever buy the iPhone if jailbreak is dead for good?

    • OmarZ

      Of course IPhone’s are the best smart phone there is.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Crimanal Michael Richard Cybulak

      nope

    • ACCATX

      Two chances…. Fat & slim. I like Apple’s intentions to preserve the user experience that runs circles around Msft, but you have to think that sooner or later people like us will move to Android if they make JB’ing a thing of the past? I’m not convinced they’re doing themselves any favors.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000379402637 George Johnson

    whilst its always seems like an age waiting for the dev teams to provide the next JB – it is encouraging to see that Apple are finally starting to sort out their iOS security flaws…,,,, even if they are not quite there yet.. It would seem that iOS6 may be the benchmark for holding on to the JB when it arrives … guessing things may start getting tougher for security researchers from iOS7+

    • http://www.facebook.com/nick.benedetto.54 Nick Benedetto

      Actually once you find an exploit it is easy to build up from there.

  • iRock84

    I’m enjoying my iPhone 4 without IOS 6 I don’t really care about the maps and all added features! Downgraded to 5.1.1 =)

    • Jj Rubio

      Wish I would’ve saved my SSH blobs. How would i do that for this ios6?

      • iRock84

        Have you jailbreak on 5.1.1 before and just updated to IOS 6?

  • http://twitter.com/bLrsMaLx Jesse Streid

    Been usin the dev version of redsnow since it came out for ios6, and now if you look there’s a list of cydia apps saying that they work with ios6 or don’t. Making it much easier for those of us on the dev release.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000379402637 George Johnson

      Jesse – is Redsn0w out for 4S yet ? … haven’t been able to find it

      • http://twitter.com/bLrsMaLx Jesse Streid

        Nope, Only 4, sorry buddy

  • Scott Marquez

    I’m one if the millions who are patiently (as patiently as possible) awaiting that iOS 6 jailbreak. I’m also was hoping that the ability to downgrade back to iOS 5.1.1 (I have the iPhone 4S) was available without having to wait in the iOS 6 jailbreak…life without my apps are unbearable to say the least, hope the jailbreak is achieved ASAP :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/FadedPanda Justin Comstock

      You can actually downgrade to 5.1.1 with or without shsh blobs! There’s one method if you didn’t save your shsh blobs, But if you did then just use TinyUmbrela to downgrade from iTunes. :)

      • Scott Marquez

        Hi Justin, that’s great, but I I’ve checked and the downgrade is for A4 devices, and not A5 (iphone 4S and iphone 5) but if you can give me the steps I’ll surely look at it, as I’m really missing my apps :)

        • http://twitter.com/cactusjack01 Ian Sandeman

          Any info on downgrading A5 device to 5.1.1?

          • Scott Marquez

            I would prefer the downgrade from iOS6 to 5.1.1 than having to wait some months on a iOS6 jailbreak myself….but nothing as yet on the downgrade :(

      • http://www.facebook.com/sphingxz10 Dave Bragat Orque

        can i downgrade my iphone 4s ios6-5.1.1,,plz share how?

        • Scott Marquez

          Don’t think it’s possible at the moment Dave..Justin is incorrect :(

  • John

    im fine with waiting as long as its free :)

    • robbie79

      it took about 7 1/2 months for greenposi0n to jailbreak 5.1.1 using absinthe, May 25 th it was released!

  • John

    Im using ipad3 how can i downgrade it i jailbroke it on 5.1.1 and updated to ios6.. Pls help

    • robbie79

      to downgrade to 5.1.1, you must have saved your SHSH blobs, if you dont know what im talking about at this point, research it :)

  • Dave G

    .I refuse to upgrade to ios 6 until I know there’s a working jailbreak for it. SBsettings and Tetherme are much more important to me than new maps and instant replies. The biggest thing I want from IOS 6 is the Message Access Profile to allow texts to be pushed to my smartwatch. I will wait as long as it takes (though, I am looking forward to the day it is released)

    • robbie79

      no doubt me too, i love my jailbreak device and installous to update to 6 until theres a fully untethered jailbreak, hopefully by greenpois0n using absinthe, it took the chronic dev team to jailbreak 5.1.1 from 5 and 5.0.1, 7 months, 4s was released october 2011, the jailbreak was released may 25th, 2012, do the math, almost 8 months, they always find exploits to jailbreak since iphone 1, patience, if you updated to 6, you must have lots of patience, suckers lol, do not update to ios 6 if you dont want to lose your jailbreak! nice post, i am also looking forward for its release “)

      • Scott Marquez

        Totally concur with u on this Robbie…but I too must be patient as I’m stuck with iOS6 on my 4S…my apps are soooooo being missed *sigh*

  • Jason Cormac

    I have recently come out with a private modified version of redsn0w that i have gotten to make ios 6 untethered. however currently there is a bug where mobile substrate will crash the device if you want to be a beta tester please email me at [email protected]. thanks all help would be appreciated.

    • Apple Empire

      Jason Cormac, I emailed you yesterday to test it.

    • http://twitter.com/Nickthegreekuk Nick Morris

      Hi, I would be willing to help if I can. I have an iPhone 5 at the moment so not sure if this is what you’re looking for. Have previously had 3gs, 4 & 4s all jailbroken so I have some idea what I’m doing.

      Regards

      Nick

  • http://www.facebook.com/lawrence.holland.311 Lawrence Holland

    Hopefully we will see a jb. soon as I am suffering from a severe case of cydiaitis brought on by ios 6 my doctor says its the worst case he has seen. A serious case of iPhone boredom has set in good luck guys we are all waiting :-)

    • robbie79

      long wait, it took 7 1/2 months to release absinthe from greenpois0n, May 25th 2012, 4s was released oct. 2011

  • http://twitter.com/novafollower Philip Anderson

    I wonder if archivers such as WinRAR could help with jailbreaking, correct me if im wrong.

  • Johnson

    i’m sick of paying for apps! hurry up, please!

  • dan

    4s’s been sent by the devil, whts going on can jailbreak all over iphones bar them, even can jailbreak iphone 5, hope the hackers get there act together and get us this ios 6 jailbreak, another big problem stop telling the whole world about expoits, if u tell apple they just gonna slam a big iron gate in the way, think about it

  • jailbreak believer

    the untethered jailbreak should be here in a few weeks, theres already a tethered one for ios on redsnom, but im gonna wait for the untethered

  • jailbreak believer

    ios6*….sorry for the typos

  • Nikolai141

    Best idea is to wait to update from a previous jailbreak until you know you you apps work. i cant lose my tether abilities.

  • LAKSH

    YAP GUYS THS DAM IOS6 I FED UP WITH OUT CDYA

  • Birich Matowala

    hey fellows i have upgraded to ios 6.0 it awsum but no jailbreak :(
    pls dev team im eager for a jailbrak

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