Hackers Already Have Untethered iOS 6.0.2 Jailbreak For iPhone 5


If you have been eagerly waiting for a jailbreak despite the doom and gloom about jailbreaking off late, then we’ve some great news.

planetbeing – member of the iPhone Dev team has revealed on reddit that he has an untethered iOS 6.0.2 jailbreak running on iPhone 5.

While responding to a discussion thread about pod2g returning to jailbreak development, planetbeing had this to say:

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. ;)

planetbeing has also clarified that it is a fully working jailbreak, which allows you to run MobileSubstrate, which is required for jailbreak tweaks. The other good news is that pod2g seems to have returned to jailbreak development after submitting his app to Apple for approval.

He (pod2g) didn’t (say he has returned to jailbreak development), 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).

Jay Freeman aka saurik who is the founder of Cydia also confirmed it:

I actually was working with pod2g (albeit with a worse headache than I’ve had in at least a year, so mostly as a “gdb test monkey”), and can thereby personally attest that he didn’t just say it, he actually did it ;P.

Apple has released four beta versions of iOS 6.1 and widely expected to release it to the public in the first half of this month. As a golden rule, jailbreakers should avoid upgrading to iOS 6.1 when it is released.

We can’t wait for the hackers to release the untethered jailbreak. As always, we’ll let you know as soon as we’ve any further updates so don’t forget to join our Facebook Fan page or follow us on Twitter or add us on Google+ or subscribe to our RSS feed.

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  • Alan

    About time!

  • http://rounak.me/ Rounak Jain

    The auxo devs better start working in a version for the iPhone 5. Sadly I doubt they, or any other tweak developer, would be given early access to the jailbreak.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1740590440 Abel Goddard

    #correction: As a golden rule, jailbreakers should avoid upgrading to iOS 6.1. It is recommended that jailbreakers avoid upgrading to iOS 6.1 when it is released.

    Also, hallelujah for i5 JB!

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com iPhoneHacks

      Thanks Abel for pointing it out. It has been fixed.

  • Kimk69

    An I missing something. He says that he hasn’t worked on any jailbreak stuff (either) for about 2 months. So he’s had all this for a couple of months. That sucks. I don’t even like hearing that even though I know he doesn’t owe me s**t and they do have a life but this is it. These are the only ones that can do this work I guess.

  • Jose Carlo

    Ummm since when there’s a 6.0.2?? I’m still on 5.1.1 and iTunes only recognized a 6.0.1 update..

  • http://www.facebook.com/IsraelFox27 Ury Corona

    I already forgot the feeling of being jailbroke

    • Baked

      It’s not so bad for me when I bought the 5 I gave my wife my old 4 tethered JB running 6.0.1 if I missy stuff ill grab hers for the day, just need to get an otterbox for the five just seems so fragile compared to the 4 with the defender series case

      • Case Fan

        8th Jan Otterbox are supposed to reveal the Armor Case for the i5, waterproof etc. :)

  • Aquiles

    Excelente, esperemos para el ios 6.1 salga ya el jailbreak, great work!

  • riley

    can i update to 6.0.2 and still have a chance of a jailbreak?

  • http://www.facebook.com/THExREALxTACO Jeremy Taco Patterson

    Well well well!

    The clouds have lifted!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/THExREALxTACO Jeremy Taco Patterson

    Well well well!

    The clouds have lifted!!!

  • Brunotuga

    Shame for ppl that pay for tweaks and then the dev team waits! Was a happy iPhone 4S jailbreaker then a sad iPhone 5! :( one day saw in town a s3 and decided to try and I’m not getting back on the cat and mouse game I’m able to do way more on my s3

    • Soshiloveable

      lol I was thinking of changing back to the iphone til I heard of the bending

      • VetDuarte

        Oh, me too.
        The bending was too much to bear.
        Guess I’ll wait to see what 5s looks like.

        • http://www.facebook.com/THExREALxTACO Jeremy Taco Patterson

          What bending???

          • bcsc

            The iPhone 5 is prone to bending. This can be caused by sitting on it or by keeping it in your pocket. The pressure form your leg will force a curve into the phone. This issue is specific to the iPhone 5 and has been widely reported worldwide. First, ‘you’re holding it wrong’, now ‘you’re not supposed to put it in your pocket’

          • http://www.facebook.com/THExREALxTACO Jeremy Taco Patterson

            Wow, how have I not heard about this? I heard all about Maps, the scratches on the black 5’s, and the Wifi glitches, but I haven’t heard anything at all about “bending”…

  • Pacomacman

    If I’d developed a jailbreak I’d probably want to keep it between myself and close friends too. This way Apple won’t know about it and don’t go around closing the loopholes. What incentive is there to release it to the world at large? After all they are an ungrateful bunch at best… or rip off developers with pirate software!

    • Nathan

      Hello , im looking to jailbreak my iphone 5 , if u could give me ur jailbreak that would be the besst just email me if ur willing to give it to me , @ Whipbone@hotmail.com

  • david arnttzen

    its good news.:).but when will the public see this jailbreak?

  • Bandrax

    I hate my iPhone5. It was a waste buying this… I should have remained with my iphone4. Without jailbreak there is no fun in iPhone.

    • Kaede

      I totally agree! iPhone without jailbreak is boring!

    • ironboy39

      No kidding!

  • Andrew

    Hey if you bought an iPhone 5( I did) then you knew what you were getting into. Look how long it took to jailbreak the 4s. The fact is that we now know that a jailbreak for the iPhone 5 is possible. This is very exciting news. Also very happy that panetbeing and pod2g are showing interest in the jailbreak now. Be patient. It will be out soon enough.

  • Fuddernutz

    Good work guys…..looking forward to JB!

  • blackwigit

    I didn’t see an answer to the question of is it safe to upgrade to 6.0.2 or 6.0.1 for that matter, only to not upgrade to 6.1. Also if you have the jailbreak working on the i5, does it also work on the ipad4 as it has the same processor as the i5?

  • Bluedream

    Thanks for thisgood news pal..& best of luck to planetbeing& pod2g..

  • tre

    Iphone/Mac/Apple/Good life/

  • Greg

    Please do not release jailbreak any more. Keep it. People will stop complain.

    • ironboy39

      Do you know even know what jailbreaking can do? It brings your iDevice to it’s full potential!

  • dalogan72

    dude, release the jailbreak.

  • Que

    You guys are so quick to post. Read the article. The jailbreak won’t be released.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sebastian.rasch Sebastian Rasch

    Well, I hope the can sort out the bugs in the jailbreak until 6.1. Of what I heard, they’re not so easy to fix.

  • Ratsandwich

    Android is almost ready. Needs another year or so.

  • http://twitter.com/ThatDickCheney ThatDick Cheney

    Any chance of this being applicable to the ATV3?

  • ferguson

    safe to upgrade to 6.0.2

  • Steve

    To be honest, without installous, I don’t care too much about JB anymore. My iPhone at least is running fast and more stable now.

  • pacman23

    cant wait for the jailbreak for the iphone 4 ..

  • DiD@

    No jailbreak = no iphone.
    Ps. Bye, bye closed, no innovative technology

  • jonathan garcia

    when is the new ios 6.0.1 jailbreak coming out

  • http://www.facebook.com/sally.kissley Sally Kissley

    I know for a fact the majority of Apple do not mind the jailbreak being out there as it lends itself as testing/development platform that they have no response ability to, which suits them

  • http://www.facebook.com/sally.kissley Sally Kissley

    > upper managements delegates to shut it down at next upgrade but it goes deeper, with a wink the source code guy are told”don’t make it impossible”