iOS 6 Jailbreak Progress Made as Hackers Wait for iOS 6.1 Release

The iOS 6 jailbreak for the iPhone 5 and other devices appears to be close to finished as hacker @pod2g urges Apple to release iOS 6.1.

The team behind the iOS 6 jailbreak is waiting for Apple to release iOS 6.1 so the company cannot fix the exploits used as part of the iOS 6 jailbreak.

Earlier this week the team was able to discover a new exploit that lets them save an important exploit for a future jailbreak.

The urging comes days after big names in the jailbreak community join the iOS 6 Jailbreak Dream Team and @planetbeing reports progress on the iOS 6 jailbreak.

The team is already in possession of an iOS 6 jailbreak for the iPhone 5 running iOS 6.0.2, but as of this week is still looking for the final pieces needed to make a public release viable.

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According to @planetbeing, iOS 6.1 breaks part of the iOS 6 jailbreak, so the team is waiting for Apple to release the new version so that it does not waste any exploits.

On Reddit planetbeing reports that the team discovered a new exploit that replaces one of those the group doesn’t want to burn,

pod2g discovered a vulnerability and told me about it and I tried to integrate it into my existing jailbreak code to replace one of the ones we don’t want to burn. I discovered I couldn’t get his to work due to some miscommunication, but in the process of trying to get his to work, I discovered a new vulnerability for doing the same thing. I did get THAT one to work and it’s now integrated with the rest. :)

Unfortunately, as pod2g says, neither bug has to do with initial code injection, which we currently don’t have a duplicate/backup vulnerability for at all.

Hopefully @planetbeing is talking about the exploit that lets hackers look at iOS firmware, an essential part of delivering future jailbreaks.

iOS 6 jailbreak

Despite reports that the iOS 6.1 jailbreak release is at hand, it is much more likely that the team will release an iOS 6 jailbreak capable of performing an iPhone 4S jailbreak that works on iOS 6.0.1 and an iPhone 5 jailbreak that works on IOS 6.0.2. By waiting for the iOS 6.1 release, the team will have a better chance of jailbreaking the iOS 6.1 firmware.

Anyone looking to jailbreak the iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S should not upgrade to iOS 6.1 until an all clear is issued by one of the members of the iOS 6 jailbreak team.

There is speculation that the iOS 6.1 release date is soon as the iOS 6.1 beta expires in a few days. Apple could choose to release iOS 6.1 at that time, or more likely a golden master version of iOS 6.1 which would allow final testing before the iOS 6.1 release to consumer devices.

Security expert Stefan Esser, aka @i0n1c, thinks we’ll see a longer wait for the official iOS 6.1 release.

Stay tuned for the lates iOS 6.1 release information and iOS 6 Jailbreak news.

  

Comments

  1. IPHONE4EVER says

    Stephan esser is a douchebag, all he ever says is negative remarks about jailbreaks, either get on board or keep your useless trap shut and let us be happy about the jailbreak.. Freaking loser hacker..

    • Satan says

      Well said hes a total dick the guy would rather sit and talk shit and annoy the quality hackers no wonder they and everyone hates him

  2. Tripout says

    I bet the reason for Apple to hold out on iOS 6.1 is because @pod2g and @planetbeing are having to much success in finding new exploits in their firmware.

  3. csglinux says

    I’m not sure pod2g was wise to goad Apple into releasing 6.1. If Apple were to pay any attention to what he said, they’d be more likely to hold off releasing 6.1 as long as possible. There’s almost nothing new in 6.1 – the only folks desperate to see 6.1 released are those waiting for the jailbreak.

  4. Burg88 says

    Esser you prick, sort your head out and help with the jb, who gives a rats arse what you think, just do what you know and jb and show apple they know nothing. To the hackers working on it, I am waiting patiently for the jb and can’t wait to see a red faced apple scratching their arses when you break ios 6.

  5. Musty says

    Guys guys listen here we will never hava jailbreak for ios 6 are you actually believe all this shit?

    • Stephanie says

      Gtfo! What do you know about jailbreaking?

      Guys, don’t listen to this idiot; chances are he’s prolly an Android fan looking for trouble. I for one am a true iPhone fan since I’ve waited patiently for jailbreaks in the past, and now, I’m gonna await the jailbreaks to come. :)

  6. Burg88 says

    Musty what evidence have you got for this statement, it’s obvious they are waiting for 6.1 so they can compare what they already have, then we will have it. Everything is hackable it just takes time.

  7. Mager says

    I believe apple now losing many coustomers to sumsung
    For many reason !!!
    ———–
    And the hacker new that !!
    They jst wanna apple to realise it
    So they can believe apple are listening

    How ever apple listening or not
    And the hacker have (jb)it or not
    We still waiting and that wt they wanna do !!!!!!

    Waiting make thing u waiting for more value !!!!

    • Andrew says

      Wow that was a very intelligent comment. Learn how to speak.

      Also keep up the good work dream team.

  8. Trav says

    Apple will have to release something before the 28th that’s when the ios 6.1 beta 4 expires leaving people who have it with inoperable phones. So it will either be the official ios 6.1 or another beta we will see they have 3 days.

  9. Dingdong says

    I don’t see why every iPhone lovers rage a android users And vice versa… They are both fine devices and different. I for one prefer an iPhone but I do own a android tablet… Anyways good work to the devs! And nice article.

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