Over the last few weeks we have been bombarded with people asking when the iOS 6 jailbreak will work for the new devices including the iPhone 5, 4s, iPod Touch 5G, and iPad 3 and 2. While there is no way to tell you a specific date we will try to convey answer to question to the greatest extent.
Current iOS 6 Jailbreak Guide (A4 Only)
tl;dr There is no set date for the new iOS 6 jailbreak, there are no working untethered iOS 6 jailbreaks as of now, and we will report on one as soon it is developed.
- Why does the current jailbreak only work for the iPhone 4, 3GS and iPod Touch?
The current jailbreak uses an unpatchable exploit discovered years ago that does not exist in the new devices.
- Can I help with the jailbreak?
Jailbreak exploits have grown to be extremely complex, developers like Pod2G stated that the user submitted crash logs and donations are not needed.
- Is this random url I have a working iOS 6 untethered jailbreak
NO! We have dedicated a good portion of our life to jailbreaking and will have a tutorial up within minutes of any legitimate jailbreak. If there is one we will have reported on it end of story. Never pay for a jailbreak or download files from sketchy download sites.
- What is an A4 device
iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G, and iPhone 3GS
The last major hint we got was from the most skilled developers was at the Hack In The Box Conference last week where @pod2G, @MuscleNerd and @PlanetBeing were live on a panel relating to iOS security. If you recall from our interview with Pod2G he stated that he would be networking with others and planning a team to work further on the iOS 6 jailbreak. MuscleNerd is the main developer behind redsn0w, a jailbreaking tool that has been update to work on every firmware version practically since the start of time. PlanetBeing has worked with them both in the past and is known for his Android port that worked a long time ago on the iPhone 3G.
One of the main things to take away from this talk is the fact that full on development was hard to start before the public version was released and that Apple will probably release a new small update by the time the jailbreak is ready. This means that 6.0.1 or 6.1 may be the first a5+ jailbreak that we see
You can view the full stream recording here.
Similar information was conveyed at the Jailbreakcon 2012 by Pod2G. A few weeks ago, he stated that they are in the early stages of the jailbreak and that it could take any time from one week to many months to complete the process.
Watch Pod2G’s presentation at JailbreakCon
Have any questions that were not covered? Leave a comment or send us a tweet to @iPodUplink and we will try to answer it to the best of our ability.