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.
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.