Where’s The iOS 6 Untethered Jailbreak? A Detailed Analysis Of The State Of The iOS 6 Untethered Jailbreak

I have written numerous iOS 6 Untethered Jailbreak status update articles in the past, but I thought now would be a good time to write another considering there is fresh information available.

So, where is the iOS 6 Untethered Jailbreak?

Good question, unfortunately it is not an easy one to answer. The iOS 6 Untethered Jailbreak is about 6 months away from being released to the public. In a recent interview with @Pod2G the hacker said “I’m very confident [the iOS 6 Untethered Jailbreak will be released within the] next 6 months.” This would push the release date of the iOS 6 Jailbreak for devices like the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini back to June 2013.

Unfortunately however, Pod2G will not be working on the iOS 6 Untethered Jailbreak like he has been with past Jailbreaks. At this current time he is in the process of creating a company and also writing software.

Well, Who is working on the iOS 6 Untethered Jailbreak?

At this time it looks like the iOS 6 Untethered Jailbreak is in the hands of @MuscleNerd, @Pimskeks, @Planetbeing, and @Saurik. These are the individuals that Pod2G has said helped the most with past Jailbreak releases.

If you remember correctly, Planetbeing shared an image on Twitter of his iPhone 5 Jailbroken and later we found out that this wasn’t just a Failbreak (a Jailbreak relying on copyrighted files and or developer certificates). Planetbeing said that “we’re still missing critical pieces” though and giving an ETA would not be possible. This was one of the last times we heard about the progress of the iOS 6 Untethered Jailbreak. Since that point the only information we have learned is that the Jailbreak is likely to be userland, which means the revival of JailbreakMe.

iOS 6.0, iOS 6.0.1, iOS 6.0.2, iOS 6.1 Untethered Jailbreak Status

A conflicting piece of information did come from hacker @P0sixninja in November however, and apparently he has made some good progress on dumping the  “BootROM and decryption keys for A5/A5X/A6/A6X.” These decryption keys are the starting point for finding a new bootrom exploit that could Jailbreak devices up to the iPhone 5 for life.

Right now it would appear as if we have two separate Jailbreaks being worked on. One that will be a userland Jailbreak and one that is actually a bootrom Jailbreak. I can tell you right now that it is more than likely that the Jailbreak which will be released first will be the userland Jailbreak. Finding another bootrom exploit hasn’t been done since LimeRa1n and it is very unlikely that it will be done again (that is not to sound negative, but it is reality).

As for which firmware version the iOS 6 Untethered Jailbreak will support, it is hard to say until closer to the time. It will be likely that it will support up to iOS 6.0.2, as Planetbeing has mentioned that not much has changed in the kernel compared to iOS 6.0.1. As for iOS 6.1, Apple has stepped up its security mechanisms in that particular iteration and it is impossible to say whether it has broken the current techniques being used for the Untethered Jailbreak until we get official confirmation.

The last thing I want to mention is be on the lookout for fake Jailbreaks! There has been more fake Jailbreaks released these past few months than ever before. If we haven’t covered the Jailbreak and no other reliable source has covered the Jailbreak… it is fake. Accept it.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/Johannes.Mertens Johannes Mertens

    thanks for the Sum up. I really hope p0sixninja will be able to dump the bootrom. With one Userland jailbreak every year and security mechanisms getting harder and harder it is unlikely Jailbreak will survive in future.

  • http://www.facebook.com/thom.v.nguyen94 Thom Nguyen

    Im glad things are looking good in the future for ios 6 jailbreak, Been using my 5th gen ipod touch for a while, and doesn’t feel at home then my 4th gen with jailbreak.

  • Alu Zeros

    Will be a shock if a jailbreak untethered comes out before wwdc 2013. Apple beefing up security, and eventually is going to suffer like all closed systems. Ivy is good at design, but Apple lacks anyone driving on creating and bringing new functionality to software for the OS. Seems like they are trying to catch up to Android every year compared to bringing in actual original ideas. Apple really should reconsider allowing an option to allow users install unsigned packages or open up for APIs for customization or end up just like Microsoft and RIM. Unless Siri starts giving people a magic (&(* (^&^% job, more and more people are going to bounce to other closed systems to try something new, or float on over to Android.

  • http://twitter.com/yargnits yargnits

    A message to Apple: I won’t buy a new iphone until I can jailbreak it.

  • Reb00t

    Hmm all respect for Pod2g.
    But did he release his jailbreaks and now use all the donations to make his own company ?
    I donated 50$ to him and then i got a hope he would keep up the good work

  • BDog_Grizzly

    Something to add is it seems they’re starting to revert a bit too. Putting the 1/8th inch jack on the bottom was REALLY dumb. I hated it with their first few iPod Touch’s and iPhones. I HATE it with iPhone 5. Absolutely idiotic.

  • http://twitter.com/mohdmacki MoHd MacKi

    Same here

  • http://twitter.com/mohdmacki MoHd MacKi

    Apple Is gonna Surely loose Its Customers Next Year if they increase their security and doesnt allow the people to JB… as most 90% of people have reported to use JB in order to give admin rights and free app acess

    Nowadays Touch of android is same as APPLE no difference .. I have tested the note 10.1 Myself

  • Jonas

    If their so worried about creating a FREE Jailbreak, Why not sell it?