Untethered iOS 6.0.1/iOS 6 Jailbreak Update: Hackers Continue To Make Progress

Absinthe Jailbreak

We’ve an update for all those eagerly waiting for an untethered jailbreak for their iPhone, iPad, iPad mini and iPod Touch.

David aka planetbeing of the jailbreak dream team has revealed that they’ve made more progress in developing an untethered jailbreak since the last update.

David has figured out a failbreak method to successfully jailbreak iPhone 5, iPad mini and iPad 4. The failbreak method is almost like a tethered jailbreak but needs a developer account

Few hours back, David tweeted:

Can’t say too much, but we’re still missing critical pieces so it’s not releasable right now. Believe me, we’d love to release it asap.

It’s mostly working, as you can see, but I run into weird bugs every day and have to fix them as they come up.                    

He later clarified to Cult of Mac that they’ve made some more progress since the last update.

I would characterize it more as finding the missing pieces rather than debugging at this stage. Typically the messiest part of the jailbreak process has been installing it in the first place.

We’re further along than WWJC. But again, I can’t give any specifics. The jailbreak itself is stable but we’re missing needed exploits. I can’t discuss what we’re missing.

It is currently possible to only jailbreak iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 4G (tethered) running iOS 6.0.1/ iOS 6.0 David has also clarified that they’re unlikely to release a tethered jailbreak for the newer devices.
It’s unlikely we’ll see a tethered JB for later devices. They’ll likely be untethered or nothing unless we find a bootrom bug
planetbeing hasn’t provided any timeframe for the release of the untethered jailbreak.
As always, we’ll let you know as soon as we get any further details about the iOS 6 jailbreak, so stay tuned here at iPhone Hacks or follow us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+ or subscribe to our RSS feed.
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  • http://twitter.com/HiTekkSteff Stephaughn Alston

    Any details on who exactly is working on the jailbreak?

  • jay

    great job .,., keep up the good work guys !!!

  • Ed

    A5 devices not mentioned but assuming they will be part of the release when ready…thank you jail breakers

    • b1ast0wns

      noone never mention A5. Is it possible to Failbreak now, or not?

      • http://www.iphonehacks.com iPhoneHacks

        If the untethered jailbreak is released, it should also support A5 devices.

  • http://twitter.com/robbiehirzian ☮ Bie Partical ☠ ☀

    ETA ?

  • bluedream

    Keep ur good work buddies..

  • genXhippie

    Thanks for all your efforts,keep up the good work.

  • silverwin

    Keep up the good work guys.

    • same

      dear fr please check the your phone is restart after then cydia is working yes or no replay me my email id is setu_modi@yahoo.com

  • Elim

    Charming guys…..

  • undercontrol

    what about ipad 2?

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com iPhoneHacks

      If the untethered jailbreak is released, it should also support iPad 2.

  • Andrew

    Funny feeling that newer devices will not be able to be jail broken without a dev account. Any thoughts?

  • confusedcious

    what about unlock for ios6?

  • delserro

    Son los mejores! Keep it up!

  • Apel P

    Thank guys. Take your time. We understand this is your hobby and you have other stuff to do. So we really appreciate it.

  • http://twitter.com/unbeliever008 Jae. Just J.

    Should we be updating to iOS 6.01 before 6.1 comes out?

  • steven

    i just bought a ipad 2 but it has ios 6 on it :( how long will it take until its jailbreak? i know there is no ETA but are we talking about days, weeks, months?

    • wolverinemarky

      it will most likely be weeks and or months not days

      • andrew

        damn. that sucks since there is no way to downgrade

    • http://www.facebook.com/JLDeBias Jason Lee DeBias Sr.

      you are aware that it is now illegal to jailbreak the iPad’s right? not that I care, but just thought I’d let you know in case you didn’t hear about it. personally I think it’s lame that they made it illegal to jailbreak the iPad’s.

  • http://www.facebook.com/siontidis Konstantinos Siontas Siontidis

    thanks !!!!!!

  • Erik

    My iphone 5 is dying to be jailbroken!!!! Keep up the good work guys!

  • iamtheonejebus

    I will donate as much as I can, just like when I donated for the iPad 2’s jailbreak

  • 2swizzle

    No jailbreak makes me feel like Apple sucks balls!!!!!!!!!!!! I have a new Ipad Mini and it sucks without cydia….

  • Moe22

    your making history here soldiers

  • jaybeans821

    keep up the great work, cant wait!!

  • John

    Thanks to all working on this….I for one would pay for the privalage of having a jailbreak but it’s probably something that couldn’t be asked due to various legal issues

  • iROCKu

    Have donated $40 so far in my lifetime, will continue to do so when my new 4S is jailbroken. Good job guys!

  • Apples guy

    Awesome and thanks guys

  • Baked

    I’m glad to see all these positive comments for once, usually just whiners b*tching that it doesn’t work for them or what not. I’ve had iOS 6 jb since the first public release (mind you at that time you had to manually install cydia) who cares if its tethered or not deal with it or don’t jb. I wish I had a developers account and had access to that betas and that good stuff (don’t mind a little bit of challenge debugging and reporting and what not) keep up the good work iPhone dev team…

  • Tr3Bzzzzzz

    Just play Clash of Clans while waiting for the 4s JB…

  • DiD@

    No jailbreak no iphone, no iphone = Android :)))

  • marwan

    i want a jailbreak for ipad 2 6.0.1

  • Er Virk

    how to jailbreak iphone 4s ios 6.0 plz tell me ?

  • Ranggi

    I’m using ipad 3 and and my mistake not save that shsh blobs. Now I want to downgrade to ios 5.1.1 is possible. This ios 6.0.1 is suck very slow. I just wait them to release ipad 3 to downgrade to 5.1.1 and all ipad 3 user jailbreak them ipad at ios 5.1.1 and stay with that ios… If u have any idea how to downgrade ios 6.0.1 to 5.1.1 without shsh blobs please help me.. Or can me take shsh blob from other ipad 3?

  • bebo

    can u tell me what time will absinthe download for i pad 2 6.0.1 (10a523)

  • 4nk!t

    i hv upgraded my ipod touch 4g to ios 6.0.1 should i jailbreak tethered or wait for an untethered one???

  • http://www.facebook.com/leilasalah.ouidah Aurélie-Frédéric Ouidah Leila-

    bonjour a tous sa fait déjà la 3 misse a jours i Os 6 6.0+6.0.1+6.1
    déjà et le i phone 4 S et vraiment perdu ou oublier par les hacker

    il pence au 3 GS A 4 et bien sûr la pré-A 5 mais ce qui a le dernier téléphone cgeé par Steve jobs il on care ment zapper ce nés vraiment pas cool de leur par pour les personne qui de-tien l’i phone 4 S i Os 6 6.1 beta ou pas

  • Guest

    What about the iPad 3 :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000370952999 Unh Ds

    What about the iPad 3 :D ?

  • djrun

    ready for the jailbreak

  • help

    cani jailbreak ipad 2 with 6.0

  • flick

    Hi, after I finish jailbreak on ios 6.0.1 and install cydia, and install jailbreak application. Now, after use application for a while and close, but cannot use again even it is still running in the background. When clicked it bounce back to the home screen, and I do tethered rebooting, and the application can run normally again.

    My question is:
    1. How can this happend?
    2. Anyone know how to solved this problem?

    Thank you and regards,

    • ohwellyouknowme

      i’ve been having similar problems except it doesnt re-open when I reboot it. tethered jailbreak sucks

    • ohwellyouknowme

      to solve it, just restore your iPod, and wait for the untethered version. its hard though. i want mine jailbroken now

  • Civorknight

    how about Ipad 3 ios 6 ???

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  • Nathan Szanto

    i have jailbroke my ipod 4 gen
    it is tethered. it is terrible dont do until the untethered comes out.
    please release the untethered soon

  • shubh garg

    must’nt we downgrade

  • disqus_OTxxdYLOLw

    What is the difference between 3g and 3gs I have a 3g with 6.01 and want to jailbreak it