Work on the iOS 6 jailbreak yielded 2 new vulnerabilities late last week, but the key to a public iOS 6 jailbreak release for the iPhone 5 and iPad 4 remains elusive.
The jailbreak community is already benefiting from @pod2g’s return to jailbreaking. Pod2g and Planetbeing connected last week to work on the iOS 6 jailbreak and reportedly made, “nice progress.”
Planetbeing and pod2g discovered 2 new vulnerabilities needed to release the jailbreak, but are missing a key part of the iOS 6 jailbreak, which prevents a public release.
Planetbeing shared the good news on Saturday.
Made some nice progress today with @pod2g. I think I’ll try to reward myself with a nap. :)
— planetbeing (@planetbeing) January 19, 2013
To which @pod2g responded.
. @planetbeing oh yeah! 2 new vulnerabilities in a day, chance was with us. But we still miss that initial code execution for a public jb :/
— pod2g (@pod2g) January 19, 2013
iOS 6 Jailbreak Status
The team combines two of the most prominent iOS 6 jailbreak figures, both of which have spoken publicly about the iOS 6 jailbreak progress on numerous occasions in early 2013.
Planetbeing reported in early January that he is in possession of an untethered iOS 6 Jailbreak for the iPhone 5. This jailbreak reportedly works on the iPhone 5 with iOS 6.0.2. The jailbreak is not ready for a public release, as the team does not want to give up an exploit that allows the group to discover jailbreak vulnerabilities.
The iOS 6 jailbreak is not linked to the iOS 6.1 release, which we expect in late January or early February. Users looking to jailbreak the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 should not update to iOS 6.1 as it breaks part of the jailbreak. It is not uncommon for jailbreak users to hold back from Apple’s latest release in order to jailbreak their iPhone. The lack of an iOS 6 jailbreak is likely keeping a good number of iPhone 4S owners on iOS 5.1.
The iOS 6 jailbreak that pod2g and Planetbeing are working on will likely work on modern iOS devices, based on progress we’ve seen over the last several months. We expect support for the following devices.
- iPhone 5
- iPhone 4S
- iPad mini
- iPad 4
- iPad 3
- iPad 2
- iPad mini
We’ve heard less about the specifics of an iOS 6 jailbreak for the iPad, but based on past releases it is likely that this jailbreak will cover the current iOS 6 devices.
The iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and older iPod touch devices are already jailbroken with Cydia. It’s possible a new tool will allow these users to upgrade to an untethered jailbreak.
We’ve seen our fair share of iOS 6 jailbreak fakes including a fake GeoHot return, so it is good to hear about real progress on the iOS 6 jailbreak for the iPhone 5 and other iOS devices.
Check out the latest iOS 6 jailbreak news to find out everything we know about the progress towards a release.