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.