Last week excitement levels were raised once again after an image landed on Twitter showing an iPhone 5 that clearly included an iOS 6 jailbreak, although whether that software had been 6.01 or even if it’s more of a failbreak is unknown. You can see our article from 5 days ago here, which included the image and a few tweets from planetbeing that also led to certain expectations from jailbreakers.
When we heard that certain pieces were missing it meant we are no closer to knowing if an iOS 6 jailbreak could land for iPhone 5 and 4S in days, weeks, or months. Some people think that it might never come, but some research we’ve just found shows that there might be a much bigger plan that the hackers are working on. It seems that Joshua Hill, aka @p0sixninja on Twitter, has not been working on an iOS 6 jailbreak for iPhone 4S / 5 and he might have good reason to be busy with something else.
This article suggests that Hill is working on something much bigger, yep bigger than a run-of-the-mill iOS 6 jailbreak, and it could be that this hacker is looking at future devices like the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 hardware. While it is obvious we, or the hackers do not know the exact details of the next generation iPhones, it seems that the focus of Hill is on a bootROM dump. This is a task that he may never complete thanks to this never being achieved on the 4S model, which has been the case after Apple changed a few things, although it’s the view of some hackers that a change might have happened with the iPhone 5 hardware that created a few bugs to allow for a bootROM dump.
How are you holding up with the wait for an iOS 6 jailbreak for iPhone 5, 4S, and other iDevices? Head over to the source via the above link to understand more about bootrom dumps, and what it would mean for you if one is actually found. It is also worth noting that planetbeing is working on a kernel exploit, which if all the pieces are found could arrive for iOS 6 in the coming weeks. For now the recommendation from these security researchers is not to update to iOS 6.01, although we’d love to know if you did install the new software?
You might want to read about a few release rumors for the iPhone 5S, or iPhone 6 as some people like to call it, in our earlier article that are very unlikely to happen, although there’s a chance that WWDC 2013 might bring some new iPhone hardware.