Ever since Apple released iOS 6 to the public, many people have been asking about the status of untethered iOS 6 jailbreak. Up till now no significant progress has been made notwithstanding the fact that A4 based devices can be jailbroken tethered on iOS 6. However it is possible that an untethered iOS 6 jailbreak may be possible soon as several key iOS hackers have been working quite hard at it.
iOS 6 features enhanced security measures which are giving jailbreak developers a bit of a hard time. Nevertheless they have been hard at work and their efforts have definitely bore fruit. Earlier last week we were shown an iPhone 5 with Cydia installed, however this untethered iOS 6 jailbreak is far from complete. Significant progress has been made nonetheless, and the hacker community seems to be quite close to a working model of said jailbreak.
Well known iOS hackers, namely PlanetBeing, Pod2g and MuscleNerd, were presenting at the Hack in the Box conference in Kuala Lumpur. Afterwards they also took part in a panel discussion. A talk on Kernel Security for iOS 6 was also given followed by a demonstration of a kernel exploit used for installing Cydia on iPhone 5.
At the conference, Pod2g gave an update on the status of untethered iOS 6 jailbreak, he said: “At the moment, I’m kind of stuck … but it could change in a week, It’s luck, I think.” He also added that the hacking gurus were confident that they will be able to come up with a working solution soon.
MuscleNerd had a bit more to add and his statement raises our hope of an early untethered iOS 6 jailbreak release. He said: “We think we have something that’s working under a certain set of conditions but before the final jailbreak is released, it’s a very technical, very boring set of steps that need to be taken to make a more refined user experience… The overall technique works. We think we have the flow for it”
The previous techniques used by hackers have been rendered useless by enhanced security of iOS 6, therefore it is taking quite some time for the jailbreak to be released. PlantBeing confirms that it is still possible to exploit the kernel on iOS 6, so all hope for an untethered iOS 6 jailbreak is not lost yet.