Posted by: Alihassan Mahdi in Jailbreak News, tags: iOS 6 jailbreak
We have a really good news for all of you today. The famous iOS hacker planetbeing posted on reddit regarding the progress of iOS 6 untethered jailbreak. Planetbeing claims that he has a working untethered jailbreak running on his iPhone 5.
Yeah, I'm not really sure what all the doom and gloom is about. The fact is, I have an untethered iOS 6.0.2 JB running on my iPhone 5 right now.
The reason he hasn't released it yet is because its not yet the right time. It's useless burning exploits when there's a new version coming out so developers are waiting for iOS 6.1 to be released and then use the exploits in developing an untethered jailbreak .
Furthermore he goes on saying:
[Pod2G] told me last night he looked into a couple of bugs (without much success) recently, after basically not being around since WWJC, so that's cool. I doubt he wants to promise he’ll be around working on this full time however. I haven't worked on any jailbreak stuff for a couple of months as well, not until basically I was flying back from 29C3 in Germany and realized/remembered I actually know about enough bugs to put together an entire untethered jailbreak (still unreleasable due to reasons I stated in my other comment here).
Saurik has also approved that Planetbeing has a working iOS 6.0.2 untethered jailbreak running on his iPhone 5.
I actually was working with pod2g (albeit with a worse headache than I've had in at least a year, so mostly as a "gdb test monkey"), and can thereby personally attest that he didn’t just say it, he actually did it.
So its only a matter of time before we can get our hands on the untethered jailbreak. All we gotta do is wait and have patience for the right time to come.
Yeah, I’m not really sure what all the doom and gloom is about. The fact is, I have an untethered iOS 6.0.2 JB running on my iPhone 5 right now.
The reasons it's not released are because 1. releasing it would burn an exploit we want to save for ourselves so we can always get in to look at new firmware and help JB in the future, 2. iOS 6.1 is coming very soon and will likely break a small part of it anyway, there's no point in sacrificing the many bugs it won't break.
Anyway, where there are 4+ bugs (that it took to get this to work), there's gotta be one or two more so while jailbreaking is getting harder, reports of its death are highly exaggerated.
This is not stuff I want to say over Twitter with 140 characters because I'm afraid of starting some sort of riot, but I like the smaller /r/jailbreakcommunity more.