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iOS 6 untethered jailbreak could be on hold for iOS 6.0.1

Under: Apple iPhone, Phone Software
By:Debbie Turner | October 24th, 2012

We’ve been following developments on an iOS 6 untethered jailbreak and know just how many readers are keenly awaiting further news on this. Recently we told how an iPhone 5 tethered jailbreak looked much closer and that work on the untethered iOS 6 jailbreak was ongoing. Now it appears that Apple will soon bring out iOS 6.0.1 and when you think about it, it makes sense that the jailbreaking community may have put an untethered iOS 6 jailbreak on hold until after the update arrives.

We’ve had plenty of comments to our previous articles on an iOS 6 untethered jailbreak and it’s clear that there’s a certain amount of impatience on the part of many, although of course others point to all the good work that hackers and developments put into these jailbreaks. A few days ago we told how renowned jailbreaker @planetbeing suggested a tethered iPhone 5 jailbreak was very close and that this could also work for the iPhone 4S. However one snag was that for now at least @planetbeing also said that a dev account would be needed to access it.

Following this though came speculation that the reason the upcoming tethered jailbreak was being kept internal was that the jailbreaking community was busy focusing on a preferred untethered iOS 6 jailbreak. We asked readers if they would prefer a tethered iPhone 5 jailbreak right now or wait a bit longer for an untethered jailbreak and the response was pretty mixed.

After further news it now seems that the jailbreaking community may be waiting for an iOS 6 update before releasing an untethered jailbreak. We told readers yesterday about leaks that Apple was already in the process of testing an iOS 6 update with carriers and that this 6.0.1 maintenance update would fix several glitches and bugs in iOS 6. The release of the update could arrive at any point now, in time for the holiday season and we also learned that iOS 6.1 was also being worked on but was not likely to arrive until after Christmas. If this is accurate and 6.0.1 is indeed imminent it would make perfect sense if the jailbreaking community put an untethered iOS 6 jailbreak on hold until after the update appears.

Developers such as @pod2g have already discussed how much harder the iOS 6 jailbreak is because Apple has tightened up security but did recently say he was confident that an untethered iOS 6 jailbreak would appear in the next few weeks. Previous untethered jailbreaks have appeared more quickly but this increased security would explain the delays. However another reason this latest untethered jailbreak is taking a while to arrive could be more to do with this upcoming update. These things do leak out and so it’s perfectly logical to think that jailbreakers would not want to thrown away all the work they’ve done so far on the untethered iOS 6 jailbreak if they would just have to start all over again from scratch as soon as iOS 6.0.1 arrives. An untethered iOS 6 jailbreak may even already have been developed but jailbreakers could be keeping it back until Apple pushes out 6.0.1 so that their exploits aren’t wasted.

Over on iDigitalTimes the untethered iOS 6 jailbreak is also discussed and the reason it is taking so long is speculated upon. The site also believes that the untethered jailbreak could actually be ready to go but may be being deferred because of the upcoming iOS 6.0.1 update. The article also points to the fact that if an untethered jailbreak was released before the update arrives then Apple will simply patch the vulnerabilities in the update meaning that hackers will have to start again from scratch with another jailbreak.

Releasing an untethered iOS 6 jailbreak prematurely then could mean many hours of work could be wasted. Taking this all on board we’d say that the untethered jailbreak may arrive shortly after iOS 6.0.1 which is expected any time. However iDigitalTimes feels it may not be released until after iOS 6.1 arrives, which could be after Christmas and this could disappoint many. Of course all of this is conjecture at the moment but it would explain why an untethered jailbreak is taking so long. We’re interested to hear your opinions on this.

Do you think an untethered iOS 6 jailbreak simply isn’t ready yet and as soon as it is it will be released? Alternatively you may feel that an untethered iOS 6 jailbreak could already exist but is being held back until Apple releases an iOS 6 update? Let us know with your comments.

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  • Dildor

    apple can suck a fat one. I dont want to be stuck in their sandboxes, why can’t someone just take thier OS, reverse-engineer it and make a whole new one that would not restrict anything, Apple we will break out of your jail, it’s just a matter of time.

    • abtekk

      The minute iBoot is hacked on new devices, that will happen. For example the iBoot on the iPhone 2/3G allows the booting of Android.

  • iRob

    I think they are just waiting for 6.0.1 to come out

    • Gregory Surels

      What’s with the bullshit advertisement right over half the article that I can’t close out ?????????????????? I found the ” close ” option that they hid, AND IT STILL WON’T CLOSE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fuc* the ios 6 JB for now, can we get this godamn advertisement down ????????????

      • mfoshizz

        It is called, adblock. Lol

        • Gregory Surels

          I had adblock too, so I’m not sure what you mean. Lol

      • E4life

        Your blobs are in cydia you can get 5.1.1 back as long as you’ve been jailbroken on 5.1.1 and you have the latest redsn0w

        • Gregory Surels

          I was in fact JB on 5.1.1. I did see my SHSH at the top of the Cydia home page, I also saved with tiny umbrella but it was too late at that point. it did say it retrieved them from Cydia though but crapple stopped signing 5.1.1, I would LOVE to go back to 5.1.1 but my new phone was never JB and never on 5.1.1, my girlfriend has my old ip4 which was the JB one but is now running IOS 6 due to a restore. is it possible to get my new 4S JB or would it only apply to my girl’s ip4 ? I don’t have the latest redsn0w installed. I really went through hell and back just trying to get the old ip4 restored for my girl. I got a 3194 error after 3 hours of waiting for it to restore. I was also on an POS Optiplex 380 CP, hence the 3 hour restore. I ended up using a MAC for the restore and it took 4 minutes ! then to find out IOS 6 sucks compared to Cydia !!! ( I knew it would because no version of IOS will compare to what Cydia can do for the iPhone, EVER !!! ).

          • RRdevo

            Unfortunately you can not. You would need blobs saved from that 4S when it was on 5.1.1 in order to restore to it. Sorry to disappoint…

          • Gregory Surels

            @rrdevo:disqus

            No problem man and thank you for jumping in with your suggestions, I was already prepared for the disappointment of IOS 6 and the possibility of being screwed, I may try it with my girlfriends phone and see if I can pull it off. Thanks again !

        • http://twitter.com/kiran09r Kiran Kumar

          Hi, I updated my iphone 4 from ios 5.1.1 (Jailbroken – but SHSH blobs was not saved) to ios 6 . but I have saved SHSH blobs for ios 5.0.1 and some how I managed to downgrade to ios 5.0.1. Now, I want to upgrade to ios 5.1.1 and use untethered jailbreak. Is it possible to upgrade to ios 5.1.1 with the use of new redsn0w. Thanks in advance for your reply.

  • mfoshizz

    Anyways, I am sure they are waiting for iOS 6.0.1 or what ever to come out so that Apple doesn’t patch their jailbreak vulnerability in this next update they will release. Since this jailbreak was one of the tougher ones and lots of work was put into it after all. If they waited, then they would have jailbreaks for both of the latest firmwares. It makes sense to me.

  • sameer somu

    ha i remember when i was waiting for a jailbreak..when i had an iphone 4. now its just for my ipad 2. soo glad i switched to android..

  • nazke

    I guess there is no success on jailbreak iphone 5

  • George

    I think waiting for 6.0.1 is a very good idea however there is no point waiting until 6.1 as whilst the community is waiting for a 6.1 jailbreak they will at least have a 6.0.1 jailbreak to keep them occupied.

  • Gangster

    I’m not waiting look on YouTube some people all ready got iphone5 jailbreak on the phone why is that

  • Gangster

    Come up with something very soon plz pod2g and dev team

  • rgroves

    This is exactly what they’re doing, it makes complete sense because why would they release an exploit that took many many hours to develop when it will just be patched when iOS 6.0.1 is released (soon). They may release it on iOS 6.0.1 or iOS 6.1 no one knows except them, all we do now is wait.

  • http://www.facebook.com/PAUL.BEAUCHAMP07 Paul Beauchamp

    And after the 6.1comes out there will be a 6.1.1 and the rev team won’t wait that long I’m sure they will release the JB after 6.0.1 (fingers crossed) btw #follow the dev team and support them

  • S-man

    APPLE WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO U BEAT SAMSUNG SUMSUNG SUCK GO GO APPLE DEV TEAM BRING UP A JAILBREAK FOR IOS 6.0 ESSPACILLY U POD 2G WE APPRECIATE U AND THE DEV TEAM COME ON

  • Batman

    I just want to jailbreak my iPhone 5. Waiting for the untethered jailbreak as it is better than the tethered!!!!!

  • Batman

    £700 on an iPhone pretty good deal don’t you think?

  • Pod 2g

    There will be no jb until apple releases 6.1.1.

    • Demigod- doesen

      Ugghh I just want my 4s job!!!

  • asdfasf

    tdsfsdfsf weegwe

  • John

    Just got my S3. It is awesome. It also accepts sd card. You can transfer files easily. No need to install an app just to do that.

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