Ever since iOS 6.0 was released the jailbreak community has been having a hard time getting a significant breakthrough. Apple has worked very hard to patch previous exploits as well as making it quite harder to find new ones. Nevertheless earlier today we were told that work on iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak iPhone 5 is underway, whereas said jailbreak has already been achieved on an iPhone 5 running iOS 6.0.2.
One of the most trusted and well known jailbreak developers in Planetbeing. He has played a big part if development of some of the most widely used jailbreak exploits. Since iOS 6.0 was rolled out the work on development of a new jailbreak has suffered a big setback. While talented developers such as Planetbeing and the iPhone Dev Team have been hard at work, they haven’t been able to come up with a jailbreak for iOS 6.
Only recently Stefan Esser, another well known developer, crushed everyone’s hopes via Twitter by announcing that iOS 6 untethered jailbreak will never take place. A couple of days back Joshua Hill went on a bit of a rant on Twitter in a bid to urge Apple to make iOS more open. We’ve never seen jailbreak developers go to such extreme lengths, but this time around it is indeed proving difficult to obtain an iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak iPhone 5, as well as other compatible devices.
Earlier today Planetbeing went on reddit and reestablished our faith in the future of jailbreaking. He announced that he has been able to achieve an iOS 6.0.2 untethered jailbreak on iOS 6.0.1, whereas work is needed to be done on iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak iPhone 5.
Yeah, I’m not really sure what all the doom and gloom is about. The fact is, I have an untethered iOS 6.0.2 JB running on my iPhone 5 right now.
He explained the entire mystery surrounding iPhone 5 jailbreak. The exploit that he has used in order to jailbreak his iPhone 5 is a pretty big one and the developers don’t want to release that exploit yet. Given how iOS 6.1 is due to be released in the near future, releasing a jailbreak at this stage would entail patching of the exploit used in the upcoming iOS update. So it can safely be said that we can expect iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak iPhone 5 once the actual iOS 6.1 firmware release takes place.
Planetbeing further added that regardless of the fact that jailbreaking is getting harder, reports that it has died completely are false and greatly exaggerated. The information provided by him on reddit has been much appreciated by the jailbreak community at large, since not much has been said or head about iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak iPhone 5 for quite some time now.