Recently we’ve been hearing increased chatter about an iOS 6.01 untethered jailbreak for iPhone 5, and it is fair to say that most people in the jailbreaking community know about these iOS 6 jailbreak websites claiming to have an untethered version for iPhone 5 and 4S, so warning more seasoned jailbreakers is a waste of time, although we recommend any newbies to pay attention to these warnings of scams. There is also proof that you shouldn’t expect an iOS 6 untethered jailbreak for weeks that could run into months, and you’re unlikely to see anything in a matter of days, which is proven by some tweets from those in the know.
One of the most active members of the so-called “closed circle” of people in the know is Joshua Hill, aka p0sixninja, and while he’s working on a more permanent iOS 6 jailbreak solution for iPhone 5 / 4S, it is fair to say he knows roughly when you won’t be seeing an untethered jailbreak, which is currently at iOS 6.01. The tweet seen below is such confirmation of the long wait, which is a tweet from within the last 48 hours that saw Hill explain the process will be “long” and “slow“, so if that’s the case just 2 days ago then you shouldn’t expect to unlock your iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S with a jailbreak anytime soon.
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Message for the jailbreak newbies – we know a number of other websites are talking about different scams including the recent claim of an iOS 6.0.1 untethered jailbreak from EasyUnlockiPhone, which a lot of these types of claims are published to press release websites to make them look more official. This could be seen as a trick in itself to deliver more creditability, although this message is only to newbies that could be fooled, which a lot of tech blogs fail to point out that the majority of seasoned jailbreakers already know where to look for the official news and this doesn’t include press release websites.
It is also good to remember that the newbies need to hear this news as well before parting with cash to these websites, which seem to be more convincing thanks to press releases on some big named news websites. If you don’t class yourself as a newbie then ignore the warnings, but certainly spread the message to the newbies that are just learning why it’s good to unlock an iPhone, and could be looking for an iOS 6 jailbreak for their new iPhone 5.
Do you try and help jailbreak newbies out? You must remember most people started at the same place, and a lot of iPhone 5 / 4S owners are looking for an iOS 6.01 untethered jailbreak after starting to hate the idea of their iDevice being locked, and now want a little more freedom for the first time. You might also want to read about the recent DMCA exemption and what hackers think it means for the iOS 6 jailbreak for iPad.