Last week, just after the iPhone 5 went on sale, we got the good news that Apple’s new iPhone that comes pre-installed with iOS 6 was jailbroken.
Based on the status of the iOS 6 jailbreak, we were least expecting Apple’s new iPhone to be jailbroken on the day of the launch. It has raised hopes that the iOS 6 jailbreak, which is currently available for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 4G, will be released for newer iOS devices soon.
The jailbreak dream have been surprisingly quiet about the jailbreak, so there was some speculation that pod2G – iOS jailbreak hacker extraordinaire, who was to speak at the WorldWide Jailbreak Convention (WWJC) that took place in San Francisco yesterday, would announce the iOS 6 jailbreak at the event.
Cult of Mac who were present at the event report:
pod2g just took the stage to talk about jailbreak techniques and the future of iOS 6 jailbreaking. After giving a technical run-through of his past exploits in iOS 4 and 5, Cyril explained that there is no working untethered jailbreak for iOS 6. [..]
[..] Cyril opened the iOS 6 section of his talk with, “Will I release the iOS 6 jailbreak today? No! Of course not!”
Grant Paul a.k.a chpwn had also clarified on Twitter that the iPhone 5 jailbreak that he had teased us with last week is currently meant for jailbreak developers like the iPhone Dev team and the Chronic Dev Team.
— Grant Paul (chpwn) (@chpwn) September 29, 2012
So while there seems to be a way to jailbreak iOS 6 on new iOS devices like iPhone 5, it doesn’t seem to be untethered and there seems to be a lot of work to be done before it can be released to the public. So please be patient and don’t expect the jailbreak to be released anytime soon.
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