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iPhone 5 Jailbreak: Wait to Update to iOS 6.0.1



Today, Apple released iOS 6.0.1, it first update for its latest mobile operating system iOS 6 and in doing so, the company apparently patched up security holes used by hackers developing jailbreaks for the devices like the iPhone 5. That being said, until otherwise stated, it’s best that iPhone 5 owners, and those with devices already jailbroken on iOS 6, to wait before updating to iOS 6.0.1

iPhone 5 owners who are waiting to jailbreak their device should hold off on updating to the latest iOS 6.0.1 software as hacker PlanetBeing reports (a tweet that has since been deleted for unknown reasons) that some of the exploits that were discussed at the HITB conference have been patched up by Apple in the latest update which could translate to a lengthy wait if that’s indeed the case.

Screen Shot 2012-11-01 at 4.53.53 PMA jailbreak for iOS 6 will likely come faster than one for iOS 6.0.1 if the reports of security exploits being patched up are true. So, those who own an iPhone 5 would be wise to hold off on updating until it’s deemed to be safe by one of the leaders of the jailbreak community. At this point, the status is unclear.

In the past, leaders of the jailbreak community have cautioned users to hold off on updating to the latest iOS update and while there still isn’t any word, it’s smart to assume the same for the iOS 6.0.1 update.

Read: How to Jailbreak iOS 6 for iPhone 4 & iPod Touch With Cydia.

Something else to keep in mind is that there is no harm in waiting, especially if the bugs fixed by iOS 6.0.1 aren’t a big deal. iPhone 5 owners can always upgrade at a later date but once the new update is installed, there is no way to downgrade which would mean that an iOS 6 jailbreak for the iPhone 5, should it arrive, would be unobtainable.

Thus far, progress on a jailbreak for an iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 iOS 6  jailbreak has been looking up, but there is still no way to jailbreak either device if it’s running Apple’s latest operating system.

It could be that a future iOS 6 jailbreak tool released by the Dev-Team could feature jailbreak access for both the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 though that remains unconfirmed. The development community often releases tools that can jailbreak a number of devices at once. For example, the current iOS 6 jailbreak which can jailbreak the iPhone 4, iPod Touch and iPhone 3GS.

Almost needless to say, owners of those devices will not want to update to iOS 6.0.1 right now either if they wish to jailbreak.

So, for the time being, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 owners looking to jailbreak should stay away from iOS 6.0.1 until told otherwise. We’ll let you know when we hear something new in regards to iOS 6.0.1 and the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4 jailbreak.



  1. Prit

    11/01/2012 at 5:14 pm

    This wait is making me so anxious… iDevices suck without jailbreak

    • Wil

      11/01/2012 at 5:49 pm

      Yeah I know. I had a jb iPhone 4S an upgraded to the ip5 and its cool but nothing compared to a jb ip5 ha

    • HipHopGodd

      11/11/2012 at 6:36 am

      So true. I simply cannot use an iPhone without a jailbreak.

  2. Mason

    11/01/2012 at 7:09 pm

    Well that sucks I already updated!

    • rushawn

      11/01/2012 at 7:40 pm

      lol u know what would be funny, if the jailbreak comes out tomorrow for ios 6. for u it would be like getting kicked in the balls

    • Fuumar Hudson

      11/01/2012 at 9:40 pm

      Lmao sucks for yu, cuz you’ll be waiting even longer for a jailbreak

    • jalarob

      11/02/2012 at 6:24 pm

      Costly rookie mistake! SMH

    • reese

      11/02/2012 at 6:35 pm

      me too

  3. Tushar

    11/01/2012 at 7:57 pm

    well..downgrade back when u got the time…apple is still signing ios 6…hurry…

    • Mason

      11/02/2012 at 6:02 am

      How do you downgrade…didn’t know that was possible.

  4. Tiger9210

    11/01/2012 at 9:07 pm

    Come on guys please we want jailbreak for iPhone 4s iOS 6 with out jb my iPhone is trash is like using an old school phone lol.

  5. Anton

    11/01/2012 at 10:01 pm

    What about the iPad? 😰

  6. 4pplesauce

    11/01/2012 at 10:32 pm

    this weekend looks promising, cant wait to see Cydia on my springboard.

    • Aarjan

      11/28/2012 at 9:15 am

      Same here

  7. Dawood

    11/01/2012 at 10:36 pm

    when jb IOS 6 release

  8. Tusher Mir

    11/02/2012 at 12:14 am

    Can’t wait to job my iPhone 4S to iOS 6

  9. Bradley Jordan

    11/02/2012 at 1:32 am

    I totally agree, the 5 is a nice phone, but as with ALL iPhones, they are boring as hell when not jail broken. All of the uninformed, scared, non jail breakers out there in the world will never know what they are missing. They are unknowingly content with what Apple deems they should have. I’m not one for settling for what someone else thinks is “good enough” for me. Only I will determine that for myself. I enjoy having options and with that, having the freedom to exercise those options. I hope that the jailbreak is within sight because I’m becoming increasingly frustrated and it’s getting harder and harder for me to “shut up and color” as Apple would have it.

    • 4pplesauce

      11/02/2012 at 1:34 am


    • Jack

      11/03/2012 at 8:33 am

      You and I must think a like! It’s like saying the government know best for me, but actually I know what’s best for me. Apple is very similar. Ugh…

    • Byron

      11/24/2012 at 10:02 am

      They just scared, lol

  10. Reese

    11/02/2012 at 2:17 am

    Non jb iph5 boring af…the 1st app ima download on cydia (whenever that’ll be) is iswipe I hate Apple keyboards

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    11/02/2012 at 4:50 am

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  12. Sarah Morgan

    11/02/2012 at 4:57 am

    Its a major update for the Apple iOS and this will definitely affects the customers and users minds. The bugs have been fixed which are really need of the time when people using iOS 5. Thanks for updating.

  13. Nasrat

    11/02/2012 at 10:47 am

    Hey buddies, so what shall we do now? Have JB or wait to inform. Currently I’m with iSO 6 with 4s…..????

  14. Bradley Jordan

    11/04/2012 at 2:07 am

    I’m holding out on updating from 6.0 because I have faith in those much smarter than me. Someone out there knows how shitty a stock iPhone is and is working relentlessly on fixing that for the rest of us. This I’m certain of.

  15. John

    11/07/2012 at 5:37 pm

    There will be no ios6 jb for A5 devices. Sell it if you can before too late.

  16. emp9

    11/10/2012 at 4:21 pm

    I miss sb settings and my nes emullator and custom chimes and ringtones

  17. Hamza

    11/11/2012 at 11:37 am

    hey guys can anyone tell me whats jailbreak. i just got an iphone 5 and heard alot about jailbreak but i have no idea what it is.

    • Lenin-McCarthy

      01/08/2013 at 8:52 am

      Jailbreaking removes restrictions and limitations that Apple imposes on their devices. Hence the term out of it’s “Apple jail”.

      • Lenin-McCarthy

        01/08/2013 at 8:57 am

        With a jailbroken device you can do a lot of things such as fix annoyances such as hiding the newstand app and the “X” on jiggle mode. You can add a column and have five instead of four. You can also adjust the size of icons. If you have an iPod touch it can be concerted to a mobile phone with an Apple peel. you can also unlock your phone and use other carriers, however this is becoming more difficult. Jailbroken iphones are much better. Unjailbroken phones are boring as hell.

  18. Gangster

    11/16/2012 at 9:21 am

    We need a jaibreak plz. Come on

  19. Mike

    11/17/2012 at 3:50 am

    Iphone 5 without jailbreaking is tooooooooooo booooooooring!!! Hope everyone understand! So realease iphone 5 6.0.1 untethered jailbreak ASAP. PLEASE…..

  20. Gangster

    11/17/2012 at 4:02 am

    We want jailbreak come on why r we waiting for

  21. Gangster

    11/17/2012 at 4:05 am

    Bring out the jailbreak come on de team and pod2g plz

  22. Gangster

    11/17/2012 at 4:08 am

    Do we up date to 6.0.1 or stay on 6.0 plz let us know for jailbreak

  23. Gangster

    11/17/2012 at 4:11 am

    We med jailbreak

  24. Gangster

    11/17/2012 at 4:15 am

    Pod 2g how come u not talking about the iPhone 5 jailbreak on your iDownloadBlog come on let is know something

  25. reese

    11/17/2012 at 7:19 pm

    iphone 5 is my 1st iphone but i have all other Apple devices i love my iDevices…but man the iphone is so dam boring OMG all them dam apps and NOTHING…jailbreak quick fast…this will more likely be my last iphone 5 tooooo dam boooring for me…i miss android…ishoulda got a SIII

    • Long dong

      11/18/2012 at 3:35 am

      iPhone 5 is a rip off. It is not much different from iPhone 4S.

  26. Dan

    11/18/2012 at 3:32 am

    S4 is coming out next year. Forget the iPhone as it cannot compete with the new galaxy without a jb.

    • Ali

      11/18/2012 at 4:15 am

      S3 and s4 crap phone iphone 5 is daddy phone

      • Dax

        11/20/2012 at 4:47 pm

        iPhone 5 is for women and sheep.

      • long dong

        11/20/2012 at 5:36 pm

        Ali, I agree with you. Iphone 5 is the daddy of gayness.

  27. Dj-Shabz

    11/18/2012 at 12:13 pm

    It is sooooo funny when randomers put comments like what is jailbreak expecting someone to go through the whole definition….if they can get this far why cant they just search for what jailbreak is.
    And still somewhere along the comments someone asks about should I upgrade to 6.0.1….. the whole passage at start recommends not to but some noobs still ask the question.,….
    Yes I agree – iphone 5 (and older models) are kinda useless and boring without jailbreaking and the numerous tweaks out there.
    Not bothering to upgrade to iphone 5 until a jailbreak is confirmed, for now my jbroken iphone 4 is working well enough even if I am missing out on Siri!!!!

  28. nicky

    11/23/2012 at 7:41 pm

    iphone 5 ka jailbreak kaise hoga

    • Prithvi

      11/28/2012 at 6:20 pm

      Para nahi beta

  29. Harry

    12/01/2012 at 9:31 pm

    Come on jailbreak community/hackers please jailbreak the iphone 5 soon as i dont enjoy using unjailbroken iphones, and i aint paying jack for the apps after paying 600 pounds for the darn device. Best of luck and kudos to the jailbreak hackers on the time and effort they are putting in to get this show on the road.

    • Bradley Jordan

      12/01/2012 at 10:50 pm

      Well said! I totally agree. Un-jailbroken iphones are boring as hell !!!

  30. Shakur

    12/02/2012 at 2:39 am

    Chill people soon we have jailbreak

    • $3 on the donkey

      12/02/2012 at 2:44 am

      my top 5 favorite things about jailbreak:
      1. Sbsettings

  31. dencio

    12/04/2012 at 6:56 pm

    i’ve got an iphone 5 and waiting for jailbreak, without jailbreak my iphone 5 is like just another phone with an mp3 player it sucks!

  32. Ryan

    12/05/2012 at 11:03 am

    I have some serious questions about jailbreaking my iphone 5. Can anyone tell me, if I successfully jailbreak it:

    1) Are there increased security risks?
    2) Does Facetime over 3G still work?
    3) Can you still sync everything through iTunes
    4) Can you still update applications OTA?
    5) Can you still update your iOS operating system
    6) Will it still connect to LTE just fine?
    7) Will lock screen notifications still work?
    8) Does it harm the battery life?
    9) Do you have to reboot your phone while tethered to your computer, in order for Cydia to restart? (I heard this was true)
    10) Is there a version of the Swype keyboard that works for it?
    11) Is there a way to go back if you don’t like it?
    12) Is there a way to make folders where you can put more than 16 apps per folder?
    13) Will iMessage still work?
    14) Will all songs, videos, text messages, photos, contacts, calendars, etc., be unharmed?

    Thanks for any information anyone can provide! I greatly appreciate it!

    • reese

      12/05/2012 at 12:10 pm

      1) yes. but can be avoided 2) yes 3) yes. and you can still use app store 4) Yes 5) yes. but more than likely will affect your jailbreak, as that jailbreak is for that specific iOS version 6) yes 7) yes 8) no. but some apps may be battery hogs (just the same w/ non-jailbreak iphone) 9) uncertain 10) yes. iSwipe (1 of my main reasons for jailbreak, former android user) 11) yes. connect iphone to itunes and restore. there may be another way to do it but this is the only 1 im aware of 12) yes. iforgot the name of the app but its in Cydia…google research 13) yes 14) they will remain unharmed…but make sure you back everything to cloud service. Your welcome!

      • Ryan

        12/05/2012 at 12:22 pm

        Seriously awesomely wonderfully fantastically comprehensive reply…thanks much reese!

  33. Lenin-McCarthy

    01/08/2013 at 9:01 am

    One thing that really sucks about the iPhone 5 is the new dock and port. If you have a port in every room and in your car, they must be changed because they are NFG for iPhone 5.You cannot get attachment devices for them either on special apps such as blood sugar tester and a realtor tool to gain access to a property.

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