UnthreadedJB claim existence of untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1.3/iOS 6.1.4

Last week, a hacking team called UnthreadedJB appeared out of nowhere to release an untethered jailbreak for older iPhones, iPads and iPod touches running iOS 5.1.1 or earlier. The team behind the jailbreak has now gone onto claim that they have a working untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1.3 and iOS 6.1.4 running on newer devices like the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S etc. This is newsworthy, since evasi0n doesn’t work on iOS 6.1.3 and above.

UnthreadedJB always appeared to be fake, given their broken English tweets, but the team did deliver a working untethered jailbreak, albeit for an older iOS versions that reused known exploits. Here’s what evad3rs member planetbeing had to say about unthredera1n:

a) some real work is done, at least porting the patches and reimplementing the exploit in non-ROP [Return-oriented programming] form and b) these people secretly CAN spell. Quite an interesting community troll it looks like.


According to saurik, it’s a reimplementation in non-ROP form of the rocky racoon pf thing. An excellent choice since it can be exploited trivially in a few lines of code pre-iOS 5 if you don’t have to use ROP. Use of the amfid trick negates having to use ROP.

Also apparently there is a HIDDEN readme file wherein proper spelling, grammar and punctuation is used that credits us. We’re seriously being trolled hard. :P

I wish they used and/or updated my ios-patchfinder project so that it’d work on more than iPhone 4 CDMA though.

The target audience for unthreded’s older iOS version jailbreak was further reduced by the requirement of Linux, which only a minority of users have.

Coming back to UnthreadedJB’s claims of having an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1.3/6.1.4, for which the team has even published a video on YouTube as proof, it seems unlikely that such a thing exists according to iDesignTimes:

Just because someone was able to release an untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4 which, for all intents and purposes, is a “new” jailbreak, doesn’t mean we’re about to see a new team emerge that will show up the Evad3rs and release that coveted iOS 6.1.3/6.1.4 untethered for iPhone5/4S many want so badly.

Now I want to follow that statement by saying, I don’t think it’s impossible for a new team could emerge, or that some new talent could surface in the jailbreak community. It’s just that this has every earmarking of a really amazing troll on the jailbreak community. Provide some hope, then draw back.

iDesignTimes’ bases this theory upon an earlier comment made by planetbeing that said most hackers would want to preserve current exploits until iOS 7, and not burn them all in minor iOS 6.x releases. Once/If an iOS 7 jailbreak is released, it would get back-ported to work on iOS 6.1.3/6.1.4 as well.

Of course it’s likely that UnthreadedJB again surprises everyone, like it did earlier, with an iOS 6.1.3/6.1.4 jailbreak, but we think it would be best for everyone if they hold off until the final release of iOS 7 to ensure that they’re not burning an exploit. Tell us what you think in the comments below.

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  • Nazim

    It’s good for me ?

    • Lies!

      “CLAIM” is right dumb gooks

      • Biggles

        What are you even trying to say?

  • -B-

    Me too

  • Rake-974

    Me 3

  • jolyx17

    how can cydia load, if the phone is on airplane mode? thats the biggest mistake they made!

    • Megavidsnetwork

      Last I recall, Cydia can store everything for offline mode so it doesn’t have to redownload everything from the servers every time you open the app

    • MatrixGray

      You can put your iPhone in airplane mode, and then turn on WiFi.
      The phone will still show the airplain, but also have WiFi access.

      If you look in the corner, the WiFi symbol is also showing. try it out on your own phone…

      • jolyx17

        lol,thanks, didnt know that, then sorry for the mistake :)

        • MatrixGray

          Thats quite OK

        • hahaboy

          just don’t let it happen again .. lol

  • dshawn

    they are not going to release the jailbreak yet why because its not like they just found this exploit they already hav it playing around with it but what did they choose to release a jailbreak for iphone 4 5.1.1 which i think is good work all they are doing getting sum shine wanting the community to buzz about them ios7 is coming lets c who …which team will release what …who will people immortalize by creating youtube videos on their work teaching others which team will we will be hoping find a new exploit …script which will give us the next jailbreak ….to me i am happy these guys are around atleast we know there are others beside the ones in the shadows that are publicly behind the jailbreak scene …

    • Sebastian Rasch

      Use proper punctuation or nobody will read that tangled mass. At least I gave up on the first line.

  • Saeed Ghassemzadeh

    Why is he so careful when he is dragging down until the version number? Something fishy…

    • Keoni

      I haven’t had my phone or ipad jailbroken since IO7 beta was released, but I think there is important data about your phone that you would want public under the phone version and cydia version information. I may be wrong, I’ve had many a sleepless nights due to work in the past weeks but I think that’s why he is scrolling slow. :)

      • tre


  • The Tech

    What if they already know the exploits they are using for IOS 6.x.x are closed in IOS 7 beta? There would be no reason not to release…

  • Alan

    We should be patient and give UntetheredJB folks a chance, and they should stop saying they’re not fake as it makes them sound fake. The best way to show us they’re not fake is by releasing the jailbreak :D

    Ideally, we want multiple teams working on the jailbreak so there is some competition to release the jailbreak.

  • Bilal Baghdadi

    Why he didnt show the iOS version in settings app?

    • ifonix

      go to minut 3.35 on the clip you’ll see,
      productname : iOS 6 productversion : 6.1.4
      but, its still look fishy.

      • Bilal Baghdadi

        But not from the app settings, the iphone natif app


    Your the man ^_^

  • mark

    the video has me convinced they should just go and drop the JB unless it destroys a few vulnerabilities for IO7 which I’m currently running, had enough of it though would love to downgrade back to 6.1.3 and JB again for all the tweaks I’m missing

  • Sebastian Rasch

    Yeah I don’t think so. And it’s not really important for 6.1.3/4. If there was a JB for iOS 7, THAT would be something!

    • Anon Y. Mous

      There IS a jailbreak for iOS 7 already. The Evad3rs have confirmed it.

      • Sebastian Rasch

        evad3rs.net are NOT the Evad3rs! This site is fake. I’d be very surprised if there was a confirmed jailbreak in the tubes because I didn’t hear of any. The evad3rs certainly did not confirm anything and regarding any other announcements I’d be very suspicious.

        • http://www.iphonehacks.com iPhoneHacks

          It is fake!

          If they had we would have reported it here.

          • Sebastian Rasch

            Thank you for confirming this.

    • Daniel

      It IS IMPORTANT WE GET A 6.1.3/4 JB because it’s going to be the last version for iPod 4! and iPhone 3GS

      • Sebastian Rasch

        Should have sticked to 6.1 then! ;) There’s nothing important in 6.1.3/4 anyway.

        • Brice

          Thats what i have on my iPod Touch 4th Gen.

      • Fred


  • Macsimos

    If the jailbreak is legitamatly working it doesn’t mean it’s safe for public release. Also how do we know if it’s another jailbreak that requires Linux or not.

    FYI- There should be a warning for the audio on this video. I barley had my volume up & it was so loud & distorted. I thought my speakers were gonna blow.

  • Brice

    I think it would be awesome to have a 6.1.3/6.1.4 jailbreak because older devices does not support IOS 7!

    • Sebastian Rasch

      It’s true, that would be handy. And I had to exchange my phone with Apple because it broke and the new one is on 6.1.4 of course. So I would appreciate this JB but I don’t believe in it.

    • Fred


      • Brice

        Older as in A4 device iPod touch 4th gen. Have newer devices also so no need for upgrading!

      • Robert

        not all of us are filthy stinking rich asshole i was lucky i even got an ipod touch at all because my parents can only make enough money to support our needs such as phone, cable, water, electricity DUH

        • guest

          Get a job if your parents dont make enough

        • guest

          lol food isnt a need?

    • Wildones

      i agree for that

  • Keoni

    I say the more the merrier. Maybe a surge of new bright minds from the jailbreak community will encourage Apple to implement more of what we really want in our phones as a stock feature, we are already seeing that they seem to either “mimic” the jailbreak communities’ tweaks in their own way or have been finally listening to feedback. Although, they wouldn’t have to “mimic” these ideas if they weren’t so stubborn in the first place. It’s been shown many times that customization is VERY appealing to the consumer. So, yesss, another team who is helping everyone be able to make their personal “life” in a box (a part glass and shiny one at that) be more personal. :)

  • Roger

    I think it’s wise to wait for iOS 7 final release to release the jailbreak for iOS7, that being the case that could take some time as nobody knows how many beta version apple will release. I think there should be a tool put out there to will allow the iphone 4s and older to downgrade from 6.1.3 to 6.1.2 that way the jailbreak for ios7 is not compromised and everyone can use the 6.1.2 jailbreak until such time that the coders release the iOS7 jailbreak. That way everyone is happy and nothing is compromised.

  • duncan rmi

    I JB’d my iphone 4 when I bought it (factory unlocked) two years ago because everyone else in the office had an iphone 4 &, especially during the hundreds of meetings we seemed to have every day, they all made the same damn noises whenever emails or SMSs arrived. clearly, changing the alert sounds was the answer to this, but I quickly realised that the noises were just as much a part of apple’s branding strategy as the half-eaten logo itself.
    I also have a 4S, & JB’d that for the same reasons…. but the original phone made it to 6.1.2 & is quite happy. the 4S is stuck on 5.1.1 (ok, I was caught napping!) & now there’s nothing I can do but wait.

    point is, I don’t think apple are ever going to let users choose their own alert sounds or system fonts (both things I have changed) because these things are part of the brand; when you hear them, you know that it’s coming from an iphone.

    but they might one day, if they ever get their heads out of steve’s cold dead arse, see the usefulness of things like “infinidock” & “infinifolders”.

    we can only hope.

  • menotupgradingiPhone

    if you have a Iphone that does not go past 6.1.3 then yeah get me a JB untethered because I have one and dont plan on upgrading my phone anytime soon

  • yoyi23

    question: if there is such thing as a untethered jb for ios 6.1.3/6.1.4 then where is the tutorial with links to software and the written script on how to do it??

    • Sebastian Rasch

      Only because the jailbreak is allegedly working doesn’t mean it’s save for release yet. And if it’s not out yet, there are nor tuts or links of course. You could think at least a bit for yourself, you know?
      Apart from that, I don’t believe there’s a JB for 6.1.3 or even 6.1.4 anyway.

      • Wildones

        yes theres a thethered jailbreak for ios 6.1.3

        • Sebastian Rasch

          Oh my goodness, this is only for A4 devices or older, it’s not even applicable for the iPhone 4S let alone the iPhone 5!

  • B0NK4Z

    I’m not a full on techie but from what I know and have done myself (on iphone 3G) it’s easy enough to trick an already jb device by changing if I remember a certain plist file that contains the iOS version. It also reports in cydia as a different version. Ex. I had a 3G on 4.2.1 but changed it to 4.3 or something to be able to access apps from the App Store that required a later iOS. But all that being said,I just got a iphone 5 pre installed with 6.1.3 and can’t wait till there is a truly credible jb. And just another quick thought,if all these we’re intact real,why do we never see any of the standard processes of jb in the videos(dfu for ex.)

  • smileyface

    is there any indication as to when this will be available to everyone?

  • helloman123

    i think they should make something and release it the day of ios 7 release for 6.1.3/4. this way apple cant update ios 6 and patch the stuff, and help out all the people on 6.1.3/4.

    • Andrew

      oh my god guys stop. Why do you think they didn’t release the 6.1.3/4 jb for the public? Let’s clear some things up.
      THERE ARE BUGS AFTER THE JAILBREAK. For example some bugs that make apps delete themselves, also these bugs will force you to restore via iTunes which will auto update you to iOS 7. Who told you guys that the jb is done? Jeez.

  • Master

    I was happy to see him go through the process and trouble of showing the jailbreak via Cydia when he could have just done so via settings/general/about and showed us his phone was running iOS 6.1.4…seems a little fishy to me! I guess, only time will tell.

  • The doctor

    I do not think they are bullshitting us, it would take a very bored person/persons to do this. I like how they keep everyone completely confused, very clever. Good job #unthreadedJB

  • swagdaddy;)

    listen people… They did a poll for waiting of releasing a 5.1.1 jb- we voted to release it and they did. but that is the reason that we don’t have one now … be patient for ios 7 :-)

  • Ricardo

    how to unlock iphone 4S ios 6.0.1???

    • Ricardo

      I need to unlock to jailbreak and cant active the iphone its locked to sweden

  • Sex master

    Umm how do u do it doe

  • Meh

    Hold off bc as they said u can back port it for older versions. Making one now would ruin it for users with ios 7

  • Unconvinced

    I dont believe they have any jb for .3 or .4 yet!

  • debraj adhikary

    how to jailbreak my ip4s 6.1.3? plz help me?

  • lezhe

    help jailbreak ios 6.1.3

  • lezhe

    when it is available ios 7 jailbreak

  • Ne Var Lan

    it’s really nice if it’s work. i will wait for your next video good job and good luck

  • Bill

    Like this

  • Guest

    akram khousam

  • KeepItReal

    fake ass jb is not a real 1

  • Podlovicsattila

    I am on iOS 5.0.1. Should I upgrade to 6.1.3 on my 4s so I can jailbreak it to that and save my shsh blobs or can I move up to 6.1.3 after they release 7?