iOS 6 Jailbreak Fakes Called Out

Two fake iPhone 5 jailbreak hackers were unmasked this week by veteran iOS jailbreaker MuscleNerd.

The fake jailbreak teams claimed to be working on an iOS 6 jailbreak tools, claiming an untethered iPhone 4S jailbreak for iOS 6 would soon be available, and alluding to an iPhone 5 jailbreak on numerous occasions.

Word of fake iPhone 5 jailbreak activities, one of which asked for money, comes on the heels of GottaBeMobile’s look at iPhone 5 jailbreak sites that promise an iPhone 5 jailbreak for $25.

International Digital Times wraps up the fake iOS 6 jailbreak fracas, digging in to the history behind @JHerthop and @Defiant6 and their separate iOS 6 jailbreak schemes.

Read: iPhone 4S Jailbreak Likely Tied to iPhone 5 Jailbreak


The first iOS 6 jailbreak scheme comes from Twitter user @JHerthop who claimed to be working on an iOS 6 jailbreak, but was also found to be looking for apps that allowed jailbreak like tweaks without being jailbroken. More recently, @JHerthop started asking followers for donations to start a website for his Claash jailbreak tool. The request for payments prompted users to ask for proof.

This is where the tale begins to unravel. After a variety of excuses, @JHerthop’s scheme comes apart when @MuscleNerd calls him out for using XCode to create a fake iOS 6 jailbreak video. After much attention, @JHerthop tweeted the following explanation for his actions.

MuscleNerd wasn’t one, turning attention to @Defiant6 of the BlackW1dow hacking team. @Defiant6 claimed a working iOS 6 jailbreak, tweeting a photo of an iPod Touch that was meant to serve as proof of a working iOS 6 jailbreak tool. in reality, it served as proof that @Defiant6 and the BlackW1dow team were not in possession of an iOS 6 jailbreak tool.


MuscleNerd called out an extra 0 next to the Photos line, and signs of a Photoshop error around the6 on the version line.

iOS 6 jailbreak fake
Clearly a doctored photo offered as proof of an iOS 6 jailbreak.

In this case, @Defiant6 claims his jailbreak is not a fake, but without further proof MuscleNerd’s allegation stands.

iOS 6 jailbreak claims
Defiant6 claims work continues on an iOS 6 jailbreak.

Cases like this are why claims of an iPhone 5 jailbreak, even one shown on the video below, are approached with skepticism. At this point, its a good idea to wait for an official iOS 6 jailbreak announcement from the Chronic Dev Team or the iPhone Dev Team.

For more, follow our iPhone jailbreak coverage.

Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and He's always looking for ways to help you get the most of your gear and loves to talk about tech on radio and TV. Josh uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows Computers. Josh Smith on Google+ Email: [email protected]


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