We have been religiously following all developments in the jailbreak arena and yesterday’s developments lead us to believe that an iOS 6.1, 6.0.2 untethered jailbreak release is going to take place soon. It appears that more jailbreak developers have joined forces in a bid to release untethered jailbreak for iPhone 5, as well as other new devices running iOS 6.0 and higher firmwares.
Only last week it was revealed that legendary jailbreak developers Planetbeing and Pod2g are working together to release an iOS 6.1, 6.0.2 untethered jailbreak for iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad Mini and other new devices. No untethered jailbreak has been released for iOS 6.0 or any of the incremental updates after it and the developers have already stated that an iOS 6.1, 6.0.2 untethered jailbreak release is not happening until Apple releases iOS 6.1 firmware.
Planetbeing is one of the most respected jailbreak developers in the community. He has always resonated sanity in between the craziness of rumours painting a dull picture of an untethered jailbreak release possibility. A little while back he posted a picture of his iPhone 5 running an untethered jailbreak and assured everyone that solid progress was being made.
Earlier today he tweeted the following: “Tons of progress the last few days. I think the future is looking bright for jailbreaking. :)” and his tweeted was replied to by another jailbreak developer named pimskeks who said: “yeah @planetbeing looks like we made some #awesomesauce lately :D”. This goes to show that jailbreak developers are working very closely in order to gain an iOS 6.1, 6.0.2 untethered jailbreak. We already know that Pod2g is working on this jailbreak as well, with both of them. He and Planetbeing have recently found two new vulnerabilities which have aided immensely in the process of creating this jailbreak.
We, the jailbreak hungry population, should bear this in mind that there exists no possibility that an iOS 6.1, 6.0.1 untethered jailbreak release will take place before Apple rolls out iOS 6.1. The jailbreak will not be released before that happens in order to save the exploits from getting patched. iOS 6.1 GM build is said to be ready, which means that we have to wait for a couple of weeks for iOS 6.1 to drop.