Hackers make progress in iOS 6 untethered jailbreak, still far from releasing it for public

by Zaib Ali on January 19, 2013

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Even after months of its release the iOS 6 untethered jailbreak hasn’t been released for public and users who use Cydia have to rely on not so convenient tethered solution. Hackers who have been working on it have made progress in getting an iOS 6 untethered jailbreak but they haven’t been able to prepare it for the public release.

Now iOS hackers who go by with Twitter handles @planetbeing and @pod2g have announced that they have been able to find two new vulnerabilities in iOS 6, which will help them in releasing the untethered jailbreak for all of us. While its a good news don’t get too excited over it as hackers have already made it clear that the jailbreak is not ready for public release as they haven’t been able to execute the initial code required for an iOS 6 untethered jailbreak on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Earlier this month @planetbeing on Reddit shared that he has the untethered jailbreak running on his iPhone 5, which is on iOS 6.0.2 but he cannot release it because it uses a valuable exploit which can be used in iOS 6.1 jailbreak that Apple is going to release soon. On the same Reddit thread @planetbeing added that jailbreaking iOS is getting harder but the reports of its death are highly exaggerated  hinting towards the fact that we will see jailbreak releases for future iOS versions as well.

This news and the recent development on iOS 6 untethered jailbreak would give some relief to those who have bought a new iPhone 5 or other recently released iOS 6 device and are eagerly waiting for a jailbreak.

 

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