Good news for those who are eagerly waiting for iPhone 5/iOS 6 untethered jailbreak, Planetbeing has confirmed that he has jailbroken iPhone 5 untethered running on iOS 6.0.2.
iOS Hacker, Planetbeing has posted on Reddit –
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. The reasons it’s not released are because 1. releasing it would burn an exploit we want to save for ourselves so we can always get in to look at new firmware and help JB in the future, 2. iOS 6.1 is coming very soon and will likely break a small part of it anyway, there’s no point in sacrificing the many bugs it won’t break.
Anyway, where there are 4+ bugs (that it took to get this to work), there’s gotta be one or two more so while jailbreaking is getting harder, reports of its death are highly exaggerated.
This is not stuff I want to say over Twitter with 140 characters because I’m afraid of starting some sort of riot, but I like the smaller /r/jailbreak community more. 😉
He said that he is not releasing iOS 6.0.2 untethered jailbreak as Apple will soon be releasing a new firmware update and if jailbreak is released now Apple will release a new firmware update to fix the exploit.
Pod2g also seems to have returned to Jailbreak community after submitting his app to Apple for approval. He has tweeted that Apple should provide developers with more powerful API which will allow them to run MobileSubstrate on iOS devices required for jailbreak.
As per Planetbeing–
He didn’t, but hey, at least he told me last night he looked into a couple of bugs (without much success) recently, after basically not being around since WWJC, so that’s cool. I doubt he wants to promise he’ll be around working on this full time however. I haven’t worked on any jailbreak stuff for a couple of months as well, not until basically I was flying back from 29C3 in Germany and realized/remembered I actually know about enough bugs to put together an entire untethered jailbreak (still unreleasable due to reasons I stated in my other comment here).
Also Read: Jailbreak iOS 6.1 Beta 4 Using Redsn0w
Apple will be releasing iOS 6.1 to public this month after releasing four beta versions of iOS 6.1. Jailbreakers should avoid updating to iOS 6.1.
Hoping that iOS 6 untethered jailbreak is released soon to public.