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Beware iOS 6.0.1 untethered jailbreak realistic claim, not iPhone 5 solution

Under: Apple iPhone, Phone Software
By:Debbie Turner | November 11th, 2012

We’ve been following developments, or should we say non-developments regarding an iOS 6 and then an iOS 6.0.1 untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 5 for many weeks now. There are many, many people eagerly waiting for the untethered jailbreak but so far it has been somewhat of a saga. While we are still waiting though we want to make readers aware of one particularly convincing untethered jailbreak that is being touted in a bid to stop them being parted from their money for nothing. Please remember that there is no untethered jailbreak solution for the iPhone 5, yet.

A few days ago we posted an article that was a total recap of everything we’d heard so far about an untethered iOS 6.x jailbreak. If you want to catch up on the saga so far then please check it out at the link and to say that it is an epic story is an understatement. In the conclusion of that article we told about the Redsn0w update meaning a tethered jailbreak for pre-A5 iOS devices was now available, and also that jailbreaks had been found for the iPad mini and also the iPhone 5. At the moment though the latter two were failbreaks, meaning that they would not be released to the general public yet and are only available to those with Apple Developer accounts.

The fact that prominent Dev Team members have now come up with multiple exploits though, hopefully means that an untethered jailbreak is on its way to a public release. As usual though we are definitely looking to the Chronic Dev Team and iPhone Dev Team with prominent members of the jailbreaking community such as @pod2g, @musclenerd, @plantbeing, @p0sixninja and @chpwn to be first to a release of an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 5 or other iOS 6 device. We want to remind you that these jailbreakers do this in their own time and do not charge for their work when it is publicly released.

We warned people some weeks ago to beware of claims of untethered jailbreaks that were being charged for, as they were unscrupulous scams and we have seen further scams since. Now another scam has come to light and because of how incredibly convincing this one looks we wanted to warn readers in a bid to stop them being fooled. The newest scam looks incredibly realistic as the people who have come up with this one have done a good job of making it look as though the untethered jailbreak being touted has come from Dev Team members. However where it differs from the genuine article is that this claimed jailbreak asks for money.

iDigital Times imparts that this hoax looks as though it comes from @pod2g and uses what looks to be the greenp0isin/absinthe page. It claims an iOS 6 and iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak for the iPad mini, iPad 4, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 using Absinthe v.3 and at least three websites have cropped up touting the jailbreak. We are not naming them here but iDigital Times does have links to these. The very clever part of this scam is the use of a greenp0ison page but although this does look very realistic and copies the greep0ison logo and general look of the actual website, it is in fact a big fake. Those who are already aware of how the real website actually looks may notice that it is not the genuine article but many people could be very easily taken in.

If a person does try to use this scam untethered jailbreak site then they find that either nothing happens at all or they are taken to a survey of some sort that then asks for payment. It seems that people have already been taken in by this and the one thing we can tell you is that this is a hoax and if you pay out for it you will lose your money for nothing. As we said in our recap article the best way of knowing if a genuine untethered jailbreak is available when it comes is from the Twitter pages of the most prominent jailbreakers as we’ve mentioned above, or through the Dev-Team blog, so please don’t be tempted to part with cash for anything that claims to be an untethered jailbreak but requires payment.

Of course other websites such as this will also tell you when a genuine jailbreak eventually arrives, with links to downloads. Although Phones Review cannot recommend jailbreaking we know how many of our readers enjoy the freedom of jailbreaking their devices so like to bring you all the news. We’ll continue to follow all the developments regarding the iOS 6 and iOS 6.0.1 untethered jailbreak for iPhone 5 so do check back with us for more.

In the meantime we’d like to hear your thoughts on this. Have you ever been caught out by an unscrupulous source claiming to have come with an untethered jailbreak? Maybe you’ve already spotted the above scam and almost thought it was the real thing as it’s so convincing? Let us know with your comments as well as any other thoughts on an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 5.

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  • Anonyme

    Ive been waiting for a jailbreak of ios 6 and 6.0.1 since ios 6 came out! its disappointing that hackers have not found their way through it! its been long since it has come out and its high time they came up with a hack!

    • Dave

      You’re an idiot dude. They don’t get paid for this. Any money they do get is purely donation based. You want to speed up the process? Then maybe line their pockets a little bit. Until then, shut up, have a little patience and maybe show a little encouragement or gratitude.

      • 123

        Totally agree. These guys have day jobs and jailbreak in their spare time.
        Maybe a bit of gratitude should be shown since without these guys there would be no jailbreak…

      • http://twitter.com/cammywrites Cammy H

        In total agreement. I talk to the Dev Team members like @MuscleNerd, @p0sixninja and some other hackers several times a week and these guys are totally committed to the community and do NOT get paid for their work. They do this because it is an art for them and people give to the cause if they feel they want to but never have I ever seen a DEV team member request money of any kind!

      • rick

        why they should wait just for a donation? while the rest of the people are being scam and cheated. i would suggest, they come up soon with every ios upgrade cause i prefer to pay for it rather then wait and lost patient.. get it straight dude..

        • http://www.facebook.com/Mike.Lawrence9 Mike Lawrence

          Inbred…STFU about being impatient! We all want it, but with your attitude, YOU don’t deserve it… some peoples kids!

    • Blaze3manY

      Disappointing??? What are You doing to speed it up??? I’ve bet You’ve never donated to the Dev Team! Ever!

      • http://www.facebook.com/Mike.Lawrence9 Mike Lawrence

        You’ve got that right.. what’s disappointing is, we have to read these ignorant posts by idiot douche bags… These guys on the Dev teams should be praised and never rushed, after all, do you want a jailbreak that crashes all the time or do you want something rock solid? All good things take time, some more than others.

    • SmokenChicken

      no kidding, These guys do it in free will. Why do you think in the jailbreak it says donations. Its so they can get a little money for all there hard work. I can bet most people just bypass it and don’t care. If people were starting to give even like $1-5 per person they would make alot since how many people sue them.

    • Delujoinc03

      I bet you work for Apple and want to frustrate the genius behind the jailbreaks… Don’t worry we will Jailbreak and we will be successful!!! :) .

    • Bloger

      ‘I have been waiting . . . ‘ What? who the f*** r u first of all? You can go old waitng if you have to! What an inverted hammer head r u? Do you think there is anyone ‘serving’ you?! Shame on you! My God, some people! Some . . . really really . . . people!

  • Doney

    Well said Dave. He is an absolute tit…..

  • cyberdude020

    i’m new to the iphone, converted from android but i bought an iphone 5 purely to jailbreak it and im still waiting patiently no point in being negative it doesnt help anything. does anyone use other utillities instead of itune to manage there songs? i find itunes a pain :)

    • Raziel36

      Copy trans manager does a great job, without using iTunes. It’s free, too.

  • Djxtra74a

    I’m a hacker and its very difficult to exploit the vulnerabilities as apple patch them every time we find them, rest assured we will bring the iOS 6 break untethered as we have made good progress, all I’m saying there WILL be a early Christmas present for the rest of the iDevices including the iPhone 5 and 4s as they are going to be basically the same JB :) I hope that puts your mind at rest

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