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.
Jailbreak iOS 5, 5.1.1, 5.1, 5.0.1
Here’s an interesting development. A new group of hackers called UnthreadedJB have just released a jailbreak for iOS 5.1 called UnthreadedJB.
Semi-Restore, the tool that promised to restore your iPhone to near stock condition without losing the jailbreak has been released over the weekend.
While there have been tools like iLEX R.A.T that allowed you to wipe your jailbroken iPhone, CoolStar, the developer of Semi-Restore has made the process significantly easier with this one-click app.
It has been almost a month since evasi0n, the most eagerly awaited jailbreak was released for iOS 6.x and new devices like iPhone 5, iPad 4 and iPad mini.
iPhone Dev team released a new version of Redsn0w over the weekend, which makes it a lot easier to downgrade pre-A5 devices such as iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 2G from iOS 6.0 to iOS 5.x.x using the direct restore option.
iPhone Dev team has warned that iPhone 4S, iPad 3 (and some iPad 2) users won’t be able to downgrade from iOS 6 to iOS 5.1.1 once Apple stops signing iOS 5.1.1 and will be stuck until a jailbreak for iOS 6 is released.
Back in May, FireCore had released a new version of Seas0nPass that allowed users to jailbreak their Apple TV 2 on Apple TV 5.0.1 (iOS 5.1.1) software update. But Seas0nPass was not compatible with Apple TV 3.
Fast forward to today, and there is still no way to jailbreak Apple TV 3, but there is finally some hope, as 9to5Mac recently reported that the jailbreak for Apple TV 3 is in the works.
iPhone Dev team has just released a new version of Redsn0w 0.9.12b2.
The new version will now explicitly ask users of A4 or lower powered iOS devices if they want to inject rocky-racoon using the DFU ramdisk method or the backup/restore method. It also includes a fix for the iBooks issue for iPhone 3GS with oldroom.