Earlier this month, planetbeing (an experienced iOS security expert and hacker that’s contributed to the development of numerous Jailbreak solutions) reignited the iOS hacking community’s hope for an iOS 6+ Jailbreak in a comment on Reddit. Planetbeing revealed that he had an Untethered iOS 6.0.1 Jailbreak running on his iPhone 5. As I’m sure most of you are aware, iOS 6.0.2 was Apple’s latest exclusive update for the iPhone 5 and the iPad mini, issued for the sole purpose of addressing an un-named Wi-Fi bug – a minor patch to hold users over until 6.1 is released.
Furthermore, planetbeing confirmed what we’ve been saying at BestTechInfo for months now: the developers are holding off on hastily finishing and compiling an iOS 6 Jailbreak because it makes more sense to save the exploits and wait for Apple to release iOS 6.1.
Now it’s time to transition into today’s exciting Jailbreak-related news. Since planetbeing’s Reddit comment was publicized, news pertaining to an Untethered iOS 6 Jailbreak has been rather non-existant, which makes sense considering pod2g revealed that the development of such a Jailbreak is currently underground and kept from the public, until now.
Made some nice progress today with @pod2g. I think I’ll try to reward myself with a nap.
— planetbeing (@planetbeing) January 19, 2013
Last night, planetbeing sent a tweet to his followers, suggesting that he’s made progress on the Jailbreak with pod2g.
In response to planetbeing’s rather vague announcement, pod2g added clarity early this morning. The developers managed to discover two new vulnerabilities in a single day, which, if you’re been a part of the Jailbreak community for long enough, you’ll know is a huge feat.
. @planetbeing oh yeah! 2 new vulnerabilities in a day, chance was with us. But we still miss that initial code execution for a public jb :/
— pod2g (@pod2g) January 19, 2013
Also in his response to planetbeing, pod2g stated that they’re still missing the initial code execution required for a public Jailbreak.
Hopefully, after Apple issues 6.1, the iOS security experts who have been diligently working on developing an Untethered Jailbreak for all iOS-based devices will have what they need to complete it. Remember, patience is key when waiting for a Jailbreak and we’re now closer than ever to a release.
Stay tuned for complete coverage on the development status of an Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 6, 6.0.1, 6.0.2 and 6.1.