The iOS 6 jailbreak for the iPhone 5, called Dream Jailbreak is a fake.
After posting video proof that was quickly torn apart by the jailbreak developers, the individual behind the stunt claimed it was all a “dream” to teach a, “lesson to the public.”
The Dream Jailbreak website now includes a rant about fake jailbreak claims, a portion of which is quoted below.
The provided proof tonight was intended as a final boost to the viewers before this message was released.
Let this be a lesson to the public. PLEASE be careful when it comes to jailbreak solutions that are advertised outside of the prominent and accepted dev teams. Do some research and follow them on Twitter now.
Dismiss any claims made by anybody, unless it has been confirmed from the dev team members
Despite claims that the entire event was designed to raise attention, it’s possible that the elaborate hoax was the beginning of an attempt at tricking users into paying for a fake jailbreak, which morphed into a “lesson” after being called out by the jailbreak community.
Dream Jailbreak started as the answer to many users’ requests for an untethered iPhone 5 jailbreak that would work on any device running iOS 6 or iOS 6.0.1. We shared the news of a planned iOS 6 jailbreak release of December 22nd with skepticism.
People should get over it. There won’t be a public iOS 6.0/6.0.1 untethered jailbreak.
— Stefan Esser (@i0n1c) December 11, 2012
With another iOS 6 jailbreak fake behind us it’s clear that we won’t see an untethered iPhone 5 jailbreak during 2012. According to Stefan Esser, we may never see an untethered iOS 6 jailbreak. That doesn’t mean it’s time to give up hope on the iPhone 5 jailbreak, but users may need to wait until after the iOS 6.1 release date for developers to complete work on the first iPhone 5 jailbreak.
There is no current iPhone 5 jailbreak available. Users on iOS 5.1 can jailbreak the iPhone 4S, but there is no option for users on iOS 6. The only iOS 6 jailbreak available today works on the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS. It is a tethered jailbreak, which means users must connect to their computer anytime the iPhone restarts, which is not practical for many users.
Stay tuned for the latest iOS 6 and iPhone 5 jailbreak news.