Famed iOS hacker pod2g is ready to focus on the iOS 6 jailbreak now that his new iPad app podDJ is live in the App Store.
You probably know Pod2g for his work on the iOS 6 jailbreak and for his role in providing an iPhone 4S jailbreak last year, but his new app is one music lovers and DJ’s should check out.
In January pod2g said he would return to jailbreaking once he finished work on his app and the app’s website. Over the weekend, podDJ, launched in the App Store, offering a full featured DJ experience on the iPad for just $8, and a ton of special features that look to satisfy professional DJ’s and amateurs like us.
In a post to his blog this morning pod2g, aka Cyril, announced his new company 2G Lab. This new company will focus on app creation and security research. For now it looks like Cyril is planning to focus on iOS, which is no surprise ut on Twitter he mentions he might branch out to Android later this year.
Cyril’s return to security work is great news for users waiting for the iOS 6 jailbreak release. Cyril previously stated that he is hopeful for the next few months and expressed excitement about working with @Planetbeing. In an interview from December 2012, Cyril said,
Working with @planetbeing motivates me a lot. He’s always very resourceful and he raises the bar.
Planetbeing is one of the most public figures working on the iOS 6 jailbreak. Last week he confirmed success on an untethered iOS 6 jailbreak for the iPhone 5, one that works on the lastest iOS 6.0.2 software. The iOS 6 jailbreak isn’t ready for release yet. Doing so would burn an exploit that is essential to future jailbreaks and the team wants to wait until after iOS 6.1 is out so as not to sacrifice bugs.
Based on the information we currently know, users who want to jailbreak the iPhone 5, iPad 4 and iPad mini should not upgrade to iOS 6.1 when Apple releases it. The iOS 6.1 release date is unknown, but it could arrive as early as this month.
With Planetbeing and pod2g working together, alongside less public members of the jailbreak team, it’s a good time for those of us waiting for an iPhone 5 jailbreak.
Stay tuned for the latest iOS 6 jailbreak news.