The iPhone 5 jailbreak remains a matter of hard work and luck according to the hacker responsible for unlocking the full potential of the iPhone 5 and Apple’s iOS 6 software.
Over the past weeks the status of the iPhone 5 jailbreak has not dramatically changed, but the outlook of key jailbreak contributors is looking up.
While the iPhone Dev Team released an iOS 6 jailbreak update earlier this week, the tool cannot jailbreak the iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S running iOS 6.
The iOS 6 jailbreak for newer devices requires the discovery of new elusive exploits. Jailbreaking is legal, but Apple is not a fan of the activity. In the iOS 6 update it appears that Apple patched many vulnerabilities in an attempt to frustrate and stop an iPhone 5 jailbreak or iOPS 6 jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 3rd generation.
Last month at JailbreakCon in San Francisco Cyril, aka pod2g, announced that there is no iOS 6 jailbreak yet, and that the completion of a jailbreak for the iPhone 5 could be months away. The full talk on the jailbreaking is below. At the 38-minute mark, Cyril covers the iOS 6 jailbreak pieces the Chronic Dev Team already has.
The demeanor changed while speaking on a panel about the iPhone 5 jailbreak at the Hack in the Box conference in Kuala Lumpur on October 10th. The International Design Times reports that the most prominent iPhone 5 jailbreak team members are optimistic, despite the need for, “luck”, and comparisons to breaking into a castle.
The iDT states that Cyril says, “At the moment, I’m kind of stuck … but it could change in a week,” adding, “It’s luck, I think.” David Wang, joined the panel, telling attendees, “We still have a few tricks up our sleeves.”
The best news of the conference comes from Cyril. iDT reports that Cyril said the iPhone 5 jailbreak would be finalized, “in the next few weeks.”
Assuming the iOS 6 untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 5 and other devices is completed in a few weeks, it may take longer to arrive as a tool that users can download and use to jailbreak the iPhone 5 at home. Typically the Chronic Dev Team and the iPhone Dev Team test jailbreaks internally and on a limited number of beta testers before a public release to make sure the tool does not do harm to any iPhones.
Right after the iPhone 5 release, iPOS hacker chpwn, showed off an iPhone 5 jailbreak with Cydia on the new iPhone, but this jailbreak was not ready for public release and it remains unclear how much of this will apply to the iPhone 5 jailbreak or the iOS 6 jailbreak for the iPhone 4S.
Stay tuned for the latest jailbreak news.
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