iOS 6 Jailbreak Update: Pod2g Speaks on Jailbreaking, iPhone 5 and Apple

The iOS 6 jailbreak process is a slow and difficult wait, especially for the first iPhone 5 jailbreak, with few official updates from the well-known and respected iOS hackers, but Pod2g breaks his silence on the iOS 6 jailbreak in an interview with iDownloadBlog.

In the lengthy interview Pod2g, who’s real name is Cyril, shares his thoughts on the iOS 6 jailbreak progress, what motivates him and a message to Apple about the iPhone 5 and the future of the iPhone.

Pod2g isn’t working on an iOS 6 jailbreak full-time, but he has high hopes that one will be found and he may jump back into the jailbreak game.

I honestly believe that iOS 6 will be jailbroken and that developers will keep coming up with more quality apps.

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Pod2g talks about the iOS 6 jailbreak and the iPhone 5.


Will Pod2g work on the iOS 6 Jailbreak?

After WWJC Pod2g found renewed interest in working on an IOS 6 jailbreak, likely the untethered iOS 6 jailbreak, especially when in the company of @planetbeing, another well-known iOS hacker who is one of the hackers on the front lines of bringing a public iOS 6 jailbreak release.

There is a big chance I change my mind. I actually spent a few hours on it since WWJC, but I still don’t have enough time to work on it.

Working with @planetbeing motivates me a lot. He’s always very resourceful and he raises the bar.

Despite the Dream Team Jailbreak efforts on the iPhone 4S jailbreak earlier this year, Pod2g is disheartened by the lack of credit for his role in the jailbreak, telling IDownloadBlog it is one of the reasons he has not been actively working on an iOS 6 jailbreak.


I’ll admit that when I hear that the jailbreak was released by the Chronic Dev Team, it makes me jump off my seat, and it is the reason why I kinda stepped away from it these last few months.

Cyril is not a one man show, he credits @MuscleNerd, @pimskeks, @planetbeing, and @saurik as the major players behind the jailbreak. He teamed up with the Chronic Dev Team thanks to their infrastructure.

Forcing Himself to Work on the iOS 6 Jailbreak

Cyril is positive on the outlook for an iOS 6 jailbreak, and he is forcing himself to work on the jailbreak by carrying two iOS 6 devices that aren’t jailbroken as his daily use devices.

All my devices are jailbroken except for the ones I use daily (iPhone 4S, and iPad 3). These two aren’t jailbroken for two reasons:
to force me to work on the iOS 6 jailbreak and because I am currently developing an official application, I want to be able to test it in a stock configuration

This is good news considering the instrumental role pod2g played in the iPhone 4S jailbreak for iOS 5. Cyril feels the pressure from his Twitter followers, but overall the community is respectful to the jailbreak developers, who balance family and a full-time job with the work on an iOS 6 jailbreak.

Some of his followers are suggesting the teams wait to release an iOS 6 jailbreak until iOS 6.1 is out. We expect iOS 6.1 in early 2013. By waiting the iOS 6 jailbreak would last longer on new devices.

On Apple and the iPhone 5

Cyril ends the interview challenging Apple to innovate the iPhone line.

The second message is to Apple, because I was disappointed about the iPhone, which has no significant added value compared to the iPhone 4S, especially in France where there is no 4G LTE support. I can’t find the innovation in this product that I was able to find in previous models. You have to take risks, add new features while improving interactivity. I’m worried about the future, especially with this closed OS and pressure coming from Android.

This isn’t his only advice to Apple. Earlier in the interview he also suggests that Apple stop fighting the jailbreak, and allow users to install unsigned apps without a jailbreak. Cyril says, like OS X, “It could be done the right way to let people install tweaks while making sure piracy is limited.”

iOS 6 Jailbreak Today

The iOS 6 jailbreak for the iPhone 5 and other Apple devices is still a work in progress. We’ve heard of progress from various parties in the past three months, but it looks like the iOS 6 jailbreak release won’t arrive until at least 2013. Pod2g says he is, “very confident about the next 6 months.” while talking about the community and the jailbreak, which is a good sign.

After a fake iOS 6 jailbreak turned out to be a “lesson” this in-depth look at one of the primary iOS 6 jailbreak figures provides hope for progress and an official release.

Stefan Esser says we won’t see a public untethered iOS 6 jailbreak. Esser uses the exploits he finds privately.

Update: Clarified Esser’s jailbreak usage.

Stay tuned for the latest iOS 6 and iPhone 5 jailbreak news.


  1. Ryan says

    Selling exploits? I thought jailbraking was, and I quote ” a profitless activity” hmmm…

    • Jdmef says

      People sell exploits to apple so they can patch them. Jailbreakers like the dev team and pod2g like to take them and keep them quiet so they don’t get patched.

  2. Joshua says

    I lived for my iphone 4 jailbroken, when the 5 came out I was so excited because jail breaking made me an iPhone only kind of guy. With that said I believe in our providers, and I believe us true believers will never lose faith. Come on fellas I want mywi back…. LoL chronic dev teams most faithful fan

  3. Asssol says

    Time for you guys to move on. There is no guarantee there will be a jb in 6 months. This how Apple wants it. SS4 is coming out soon. This is a better phone.

  4. Dharmesh says

    I think people’s should move to android
    These hackers should understand..they just want the public to realise thr importance they have it but they don’t want to release until the 6.1 arrives
    Even they aren’t releasing the way to downgrade the A5 devices (without shsh blobs)
    Yup Asssol. S4 will be better phone
    I can’t wait for 6 months nm
    Moving to android

    Bubye Cydia. No headache for a jailbreak from now on
    Android doesn’t need…. Its User friendly phone

  5. John says

    iPhone 5 is not much better than the previous version (4S). Jb is pretty much dying slowly in every new release of ios. Why buy a phone and wait painfuly for a jailbreak? Save yourself the headache and try something else. There are better products out there. Why stick with one brand that is not going anywhere? Life is too short. Take a chance and move on.

  6. Jack says

    @i0n1c is the MathieulH of the iOS scene.

    Such a shame when devs get full of themselves and don’t help anyone else.

  7. Jbip5_already says

    Kinda lame – he’s disappointed that he’s not getting more respect? Please. If you expect something in return for your efforts, setup a donations box. Tons of people would donate tons of money.

    And btw, I thought it was known that the previous jailbreak was mostly a result of POD2G’s work – what kind of credit is he looking for?

    Also, I agree completely with his opinion of the latest iPhone. Really lame (as was the 4s), and I wouldn’t even consider upgrading if it weren’t for LTE (which is pretty cool). Can’t wait to upgrade (when the JB comes out).

  8. Blindhopes says

    I have owned an iPhone since the 3G came out a few years ago and continued to update every year.. I love this phone. And loved it even more with all the tweaks that the jailbreaks brought . I now own an iPhone 5. Not jailbroken but with a dev account. You can still do more with a jailbreak! Dev accounts are basically for app developers or app pirates that just sign app. Considering moving on to Android. I know we also have to “root” Android phones for modding and theming, but still those dam androids come basically (pre)jailbroken.
    I love apple. Have an iPad nano, iPhone 5, a MacBook Pro and a Lenovo A2109 Jelly Bean tablet.
    Kinda diggin jelly bean.
    Android may be my next phone.
    Lets see if Apple can add a micro sd card slot and some sort of pre jailbreak. I’m a geek. And love to experiment. Come on, Apple!

    • John says

      I have to agree with you. The state of ios phone is not improving. I have a MacBook Air, iPad 3, and iPhone 4S. I am considering android for my next phone as well. Gotta try something else.

  9. Iphone says

    Same here my next phone will be an android and no I’m not a fanboy maybe just yet I been on the iPhone sense the so call “2g” to the iPhone 5. And now with the 5 with all the crappy update from apple and jailbreak is getting harder from what I can see. Got to try something else

  10. Sonic 21 says

    We should face the truth that the jailbreak time is over. Everybody should move on and try the androids. I’m a solid apple user and planning to move to androids in the near future. What are we going to do to a top of the line device if we cannot customize or do what we want to do. The greediness of this monster company is outrageous.

  11. max says

    i dont like apple, i dont like iphone or idevices, long time i am using android. no hassle about such kind, root is more easy. hope this jailbreak will need more than just a click or redsnow style. so not every kiddy be able to jb their ish1t.

    but if pod2g or any other can do the jb, i am definatly will donate 10$ to them.

  12. Jdmef says

    If everyone is so mad that they haven’t released a untethered jailbreak then why don’t you guys spend the hours doing one. You honk it’s a snap of the fingers and done. Your ignorant to the effort it takes to fid exploits and string them together. They don’t set up a donations box because they do this for free and fun. So instead of bashing them how about a little congratulations and thank you for keeping them free.

    • Blindhopes says

      I don’t think people’s jailbreaking attempts or work is the issue here. More like bashing on Apple. We buy our idevices and feel handicapped untill a jailbreak is released. There’s something wrong here. Lol

  13. Krkendk says

    Ios 3-4 were the best times ever
    When the iphone. 4 came that was a big innovation for all of us now its like adding a voice search and sell

    • Scott says

      I’ve noticed that a lot, theirs not much thought going into it. Slap an s on it maybe more ram or another camera nothing very exciting.

  14. Hmm says

    “the lack of credit for his role in the jailbreak…is one of the reasons he has not been actively working on an iOS 6 jailbreak”

  15. Scott says

    Why doesn’t the devs look to the jailbreak community for help? I’m sure their are bugs that can be used! Instead of asking when how about asking,” how can we as a jailbreak community help?”

  16. Damion says

    Why not make a jailbreakfor iPhone 4S and ipod 4 and down…they done it in the past so it shouldn’t be that difficult…that way people with iPhone 4S and ipod 4 and under Dont have to wait for the iPhone 5 to be jailbroken.

  17. Larry says

    Just plain simple go android and be simple more u can do with and customize and spend less than greedy apple devices no jailbreak like iPhone crap!!! So be a handicap till your jailbreak for you sad ass iOS 6 iPhone 5 Sorry all u I fags!!

  18. AyyDoT says

    It makes me sick that people can eve consider gettin a bullshit Android. They r such crap that u need to download n Anti Virus just to use it. Nothing runs as smooth as a MAC.. u can drop n iPhone 700 times and it still works the same.. I know people who’ve had tiger droid for 1 month and blank spots are already appearing on the screen. Just junk all around. iOS 6 will be JailBroke in no time n then everyone will stop Cryin ! As for me I’m still runnin iOS 4 with every tweek in the book cauz I’m not a Retard who upgrades iOS everytime iTunes tells u to.. My phones been doiN for years what is just coming to iPhone wit the 5

  19. Sazzat says

    I love my iphone a lot but without jailbreak it looks like useless toy. Com’n DEV, I’m sure you guys can make my phone usefull.

  20. denvard charles says

    i never was a iPhone guy, went and brought one a Iphone 4s. jailbreak it when 5.3 was the o.s. actually like it. by the way I’m a huge android fan. but i wanted to give iPhone a shot. upgraded to ios 6. its been 6 months plus waiting for a untethered jailbreak for this phone that always seems to be one step behind android tech. iPhone always seems to wait a year to come with an “upgrade” this year a supposedly bigger screen, yeah crap! Samsung galaxy 3 screen makes a joke of apple on that aspect. so as im writing this i don’t see what innovations this phone has come out with sense it debut other then jail-breaking it! now i can’t even do that! very upset with apple but this is exactly how in the 90’s apple almost went bankrupt, being ridiculously strict with their products and trying to monopolize their tech. I’m not happy with this phone unless i can jailbreak it now I’m reading i gotta wait 6 months plus?!!! yeah this may be the last time ever i buy anything apple. i will deal with so called laggy android, at lease with android i can do anything with those phones and that’s without unlocking the phones!!! apple get your BS together cause it seems droid is about to literally kill you.

    • Taylor DuBose (@tayloradubose) says

      droid about to kill apple? have you checked US market share lately? and no one said the jb is exactly 6 months away. it could come tomorrow for all any of us know. apple will never again be on the verge of bankruptcy so we can just drop that all together.

      • Larry says

        It’s pathetic that iPhone users have to JB there devices just to customize or try to do what us android can do and than after ip people JB they loose there warranty on there iPhones haaa haaa should have went android in the first place

  21. Pompoei says

    Apple will never give access for installing unsigned apps. This will show them that they are uninspiring and doesnt have any initiative at all without Steve Jobs (Big Respect). Its like being fat and going to the gym. Either the big guys motivates you enough to change or you feel so bad about yourself that you avoid the gym. In this case – apple avoids the gym because of their ego!!

    • Larry says

      You got that right!!! That’s hitting the nail on the head with the hammer!!! Great post and simple!!!!!

  22. braj says

    it would be a wise idea to change your mobile set to android smart phone.we don,t have this types of f**k**g problem.

  23. Roger says

    The problem isn’t really the Iphone itself, the problem is 1. Apple is paranoid of pirating and 2. the lousy mobile plans available to use on the iPhone. If AT&T, Verizon, etc had real unlimited plans for reasonable monthly amounts people would need unlocking to use those providers that do. Straight Talk, Net 10, etc. AND if Apple wasn’t so restrictive on apps people wouldn’t need jailbreaking to get those needed and wanted apps. The iPhone capabilities are there, the greed keeps the manufacturer and the service providers from allowing normal people from using those capabilities.

    • Larry says

      Pure simple just don’t buy apple crap and this won’t give them there greed and power, Tim cool and the ip 5 are going down anyways!! Apple will never keep up with android!!!

  24. Neoprince says

    The apple might have a secret deal with a developer to make sure a jailbreak will be released few weeks before next iPhone release and everyone forgets the problem and start loving the iPhone again. I hope if everyone start moving to other phones like android this world will become a better place. android will release better and stable OS with more money coming in and apple will start respecting the consumers and developers will stop selling the exploits to apple. May be apple might even remove restrictions to allow installing cydia apps without a jailbreak. By the way I own iPhone 5 and S3 and I love S3 much better than iPhone 5.

    • Larry says

      You should like ur S3 better!! I smashed my iPhone 5 inside an apple store and was so great seeing all the ohhhh in faces there on people trying to buy ip 5 and were out of stock, I went there to have my iPhone looked at and the nerd there had no idea what to do so I smashed it and laughed my head off!! And left the smashed mess there on the floor and walked out!! Best of all the iPhone was barely a day old lol

  25. neversink says

    Guess what?? More than 99% of iPhone buyers don’t jailbreak their phones. In fact, I only know one person of about 250 individuals who have iPhones and they don’t JB them. Further, I now have met thousands of people at corporate conferences who are not allowed to JB their phones because their company bought the iPhones for them – and universally corporate policy prohibits jailbreaking. Jail breakers are in the minority, way in the minority. So go to android if you wish, but the doomsayers of Apple’s demise because of Apple’s refusal to go along with the small jb community is absurd. In fact, more and more corporations are either supplying iPhones for their workers or telling their workers that they need an iPhone, for security reasons, as their mobile to communicate with the company….

  26. neversink says

    Oh yes, and I just asked my two 13-year-old twin daughters how many kids in their school have an iPhone. The answer from both of them simultaneously was “Everybody!!”
    I then asked if anyone uses a different mobile device like an Android. “What’s an Android?” one daughter asked. “Like a Galaxy,” I said. “No Way,” was their answer. How many jailbreak their phones. “Dad, that’s a stupid question. we don’t care about jail breaking. Their parents pay for the phones and the bills.”
    Now continue to tell me that between the my friends and my corporate “friends” I mentioned in the post above and my children (and obviously their parents) who all own iPhones but never jailbreak them why Apple’s refusal to support JB is going to even hurt them, let alone put them out of business??? Neither Apple’s support of jail breaking, or their current program to undermine jail breaking, will have no impact on Apple’s future. Stop deceiving yourselves.

    • Larry says

      This is why people think iPhone out sells android but DON’T!!! A stupid kid hears iPhone, it’s like the soccer mom in the stupid slow mini van in the drive thru at mc Donald’s, oh mom I want that!!! Wen they can’t even have the money to buy a phone anyways, that’s why the eat the dollar menu than go to Walmart and buy there low life cell phones at Walmart!!!

  27. Rob says

    My iPhone 5 without jailbreak = useless.
    Do it please! I want to download color profile app to correct my yellow tint screen :(

  28. Jovani says

    Larry.. You are exceedingly annoying. I’m an android user and even I think you’re annoying. Get a life.

  29. Jesse R says

    Difference for me between iPhone and a android… No matter the brand of android be it s3, note 2, etc etc… The video quality is too horrible and pixelated. Wifi does not help and with the iPhone, wifi makes such a crisper image. Jail breaking and using unrestrictor makes the videos always crystal clear. That’s what keeps me getting a iPhone. Played with all the phones that I listed, and for me, it’s all about the picture quality. If the video quality ever catches up then I might switch back to android type phones. Almost forgot… Multitasking on iPhone is a lot better than android and Also the battery life. I agree that the iPhone un jailbroken is kinda useless. But you know, that doesn’t affect the visual of videos.

  30. Tips for every one says

    yes i think so that jailbreak of iphone 5 will be possible in near feature. Apple makes the iphone 5 jailbreaking very difficult. iphone 4 and other jailbreaking is very easy for iphone 4 and iphone 3. lets see when iphone 5 jailbreaking will possible.

  31. Racsan says

    What is wrong with you people, everyone is allowed to have their own opinion and their own likes and dislikes. If a person likes a certain thing then more power to them. We like the way a product with shiny buttons, knobs and capabilities do for our lives and we should never be ashamed of our decisions. Attacking a person so violently by communication is not a way to go. It is the violence of the mind that is tearing this country apart and once again dropping us down to the animals we once were. Respect is gained, not a Rite.

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