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iOS 6 and 6.0.1 Untethered iPhone 5 Jailbreak waiting game

Under: Apple iPhone, Phone Software
By:Debbie Turner | November 13th, 2012

The story of an iOS 6 and then iOS 6.0.1 untethered iPhone 5 jailbreak has been rumbling on for some time and we’ve been keeping readers in the know about all the latest updates. We won’t pretend that the latest news means the untethered jailbreak is imminent but nevertheless we hope to clear up some of the misconceptions that have been reported over the last few days by giving you some news from two of those in the know, p0sixninja and MuscleNerd.

We recently gave readers a full recap of the iOS 6 and iOS 6.0.1 untethered jailbreak progress so far so if you want to get totally up to speed then check that out. Sn0wBreeze has also now been updated but this only provides a tethered jailbreak for iOS 6 and iOS 6.0.1 and only for pre-A5 iOS 6 devices at that and earlier today we told you about a tethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1 Beta 2 using RedSn0w.

At Phones Review we have always urged readers to follow news from the iPhone and Chronic Dev Teams and many of the most prominent and well-respected members of the jailbreaking community who post on Twitter, such as @p0sixninja, @MuscleNerd, @pod2g, @planetbeing and more. We are pleased therefore that the latest developments come from p0sixninja and MuscleNerd, who we know are very much in the loop.

Apparently p0sixninja, aka Greenpois0n Absinthe developer Joshua Hill from the Chronic Dev Team, caused some excitement at the weekend by tweeting about the iOS 6 and iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak and his progress with it but this was misinterpreted by some blogs which then spread the news that the jailbreak was about to be released. An article on iDigital Times clears this up by explaining that firstly p0sixninja tweeted that the “current status of an iPhone 5 jailbreak is grim” but added that he was working on something even bigger. When questioned over what could be bigger p0sixninja tweeted, “BootROM and decryption keys for A5/A5X/A6/A6X.”

This is what seemed to cause a whirlwind of excitement and articles appeared on blogs saying that p0sixninja had found BootROM and decryption keys when in fact that is NOT what p0sixninja actually said. Because of this misinterpretation many were led to believe that the untethered iOS 6 and iOS 6.0.1 jailbreak was virtually ready to go. MuscleNerd then helpfully stepped in to try to clarify the situation tweeting himself that “Bootrom hasn’t even been dumped since 2010, let alone crashed or exploited.” MuscleNerd went on to explain that it was easy for such things to be misunderstood and iDigital Times then managed to have a chat with MuscleNerd to ascertain further developments.

MuscleNerd made it clear that p0sixninja had never said that he had found BootROM and decryption keys but had merely said he was working on it. This would mean he would get access to the aes engine and bootroom dump but that this hadn’t happened yet. Following this p0sixninja tweeted again to reiterate that he’d never said he had a bootrom exploit but was attempting to get bootrom code. This of course all means that we cannot give the news that many of you are waiting for, that an untethered iPhone 5 jailbreak is around the corner, although of course with every day it does become closer.

MuscleNerd also gave a glimmer of hope about progress though by explaining that if p0sixninja manages to find the decryption keys they could be tweeted and other developers would then know he was on to something. Those members of the jailbreaking community such as MuscleNerd himself would then be able to confirm the codes as proof of an exploit but progress hasn’t reached this stage yet. However p0sixninja has more recently noted that he is now “making some good progress,” so that’s further promising news.

As usual we’ll give you our usual message that at Phones Review we cannot recommend jailbreaking and if you do so the responsibility is entirely your own. Nevertheless we know from the many, many reader comments to our jailbreaking articles how important this is to many of you so we will continue to bring you further developments as we hear them.

We are always interested in hearing from readers so if you wish to tell us your thoughts about the iOS 6 and iOS 6.0.1 untethered jailbreaking situation then send us your comments. Are you eagerly waiting to be able to jailbreak your iPhone 5 or other iOS device? Maybe you wish the untethered jailbreak would hurry up and come but at the same time respect the hard work of members of the Dev teams?

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  • applebite

    What a totally misleading title shame on you!

    • shaking my head

      Amen brother! This blog is as bad as those others. You want real news follow iDigital Times. That reporter there is the only one who actually cares about readers. She doesn’t write misleading titles ad gives it to us straight. Obviously this blogger would have nothing without mooching off posts of others. Another self referrer. Digital Times is the only one to trust.

      • crazy internet

        agreed. Cammy Harbison knows her stuff. She is a real reporter not just a blogger. She finds the facts and keeps it real. She is the only source I trust. I read these others just to see how much info is taken from iDigital Times

        • headstillshaking?

          I think you forget she has had it wrong in the past.

    • Killa Konnections

      Hahaa

    • IMO

      Whats misleading about it? Maybe when you first read it you didn’t see the words ‘Waiting game’ at the end of the title? Those words would suggest that the jailbreak is still being waited on no?

      • applebite

        The title has been changed since originally made it sound as if the jailbreak had been released got my hopes up at first!

        • IMO

          If this is the case then fair enough.

  • iPhone5Mad

    Ok. I got it. Every day the same news,nothing new😡

  • elio

    thank you guys for keeping us updated with this topic, i wish you could send me regular emails about the progress for jailbreaking A5 processor for ios 6.0.1

  • Crazy for iPhone 5 jailbreak

    Same over and over and over

    • jakw

      I KNOW RIGHT

  • achiless

    damn it, again, too much news with the same title, but the topic one never give the actual jailbreak

  • Gangster

    Keep up the good work still waiting for jailbreak on iPhone 5 can u tal us do we u date to 6.0.1 or 6.1 let us know

  • http://twitter.com/phonesreview phonesreview

    It was not our intention to mislead in any way at all, we did not put in the title that it was released, you do not see the words release or released in the title at all. It clearly states in the first paragraph ” We won’t pretend that the latest news means the untethered jailbreak is imminent but nevertheless we hope to clear up some of the misconceptions that have been reported over the last few days by giving you some news from two of those in the know, p0sixninja and MuscleNerd.” We are only reporting what we have been sent and what iDigital Times has reported…

  • B

    We need it this week plz can not wait for jailbreak plz plz

  • B

    Come devteam pod2g

  • http://twitter.com/phonesreview phonesreview

    We are so sorry for the misleading title, we had no intentions on leading people down the wrong path. We do make mistakes now and then, please do accept our apologies. We should not have published a title like that and we do thank you for pointing this out, we do our best in reporting the news as we get it. Once again we are so sorry and hope you will still continue to read Phones Review

    • Damn

      Right on brother – People are going to read what ever googles spiders meet. Theres no loyalty here.

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

      It was brought to my attention that some trolling was taking place here regarding my recent post which you have been kind enough to reference. For those reading please know I do not condone this kind of Internet bullying. So far as I can see product reviews has done nothing wrong. I’m not sure about the title thing but everyone needs to relax and realize all any of us are trying to do us keep folks updated as that is what they seem to want. Let’s stop the trolling now.

      • http://twitter.com/phonesreview phonesreview

        Hi Cammy, thank you for your reply it means a lot to us. We do our very best to provide news as we get it. We do appreciate your nice reply.

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

          No prob man. Hated that my name was mixed up in that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/clarey281 Musty Yildirim

    another disappointment what can I say really ?

  • wawoob

    the author of this article should go die in a fire.

  • Killa Konnections

    Dont’ bother looking for a jailbreak for IPhone 5 anytime soon or 4s on ios 6.0.1

  • Yoyo

    Seriously.. stop blogging things no one care about, this was just a lose of time

  • ZAHID

    so saD IT IS YAAR WE R WAITINNG FOR A LONG

  • Vajid world

    a wannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnting for you ?

  • coll dude

    good thing i never updated my ios 5.1.1 now i am untetherd

  • Apple_developer

    I’m an ios dev from apple. Your days of jailbreak are numbered. Enjoy.

  • jugnoooo

    i wana untethered jailbreak for my iphone 5 in ios 6.0.1 thanks Asad is here

  • whatabees

    I just want to use my 4s on 6.0.1… :(

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