We’ve been led to believe that any iOS 6 untethered jailbreak for iPhone 5 will come via a well-known hacker, and some of these security researchers have wanted credible news websites to keep pointing out certain scams to stop newbies falling for them. Just last week we saw a new video posted to YouTube that claimed to reveal an iOS 6.0.1 jailbreak for iPhone 5 and 4S, which we published tweets from p0sixninja, Joshua Hill, along with this video although Hill did show further frustration after some people believed certain claims later on that day.
You can see a tweet below that revealed just how frustrated some hackers become after claims of an iOS 6 untethered jailbreak, which it is fair to say the majority of them are fake. In this tweet Hill explains “they’re all fake“, although we’re not sure exactly what this had been referred to but it could be the so-called video proof seen on that same day last week.
Confident iOS 6 untethered jailbreak release date – one of the most confident claims of an iOS 6 jailbreak has arrived over the last week, which comes from a hacker not from the so-called closed circle that we touched on in the past. Going by the name of “Dream JB“, found at dreamjb.com, it seems that this relatively unknown hacker is claiming the first untethered iOS 6 jailbreak will go live for public download on “22/12/2012“. It is also claimed that this jailbreak will support iOS 6.0.1 and should work with iPhone 5, iPod touch 4G/5G, iPhone 4S, and a number of other iDevices that includes the 2nd generation iPad.
We love the attitude of the person behind this claim, which is stated at the top of their website with a quote talking about achieving “the impossible” by attempting the absurd. This reminds us of Geohot, aka George Hotz, which showed the power of an individual and while we’re not saying the latest claim could be from a new Geohot type hacker, we have to keep an open but also skeptical mind. You can see a tweet from the @DreamJailbreak official Twitter account below, which points out that this iOS 6 untethered jailbreak will not be an iPhone 5 bootrom exploit, and is better known as a userland hack.
Do you believe an iOS 6 untethered jailbreak is possible for the iPhone 5 / 4S from an outsider? It wouldn’t be the first time we’ve seen this happen, although we can’t help but remain sceptical after so many scams in the past. The good news is we can’t see anything to be gained here, unless money is asked for that is, which we don’t think will be the case and if it is ever asked for with a jailbreak most people know it’s a scam right away. The latest tweet from this hacker can be seen below and points out that proof is on the way.
Joshua Hill has pointed out that most videos can be faked or proven wrong, so it will be interesting to see what the proof will be next week for the claimed iOS 6 untethered jailbreak from Dream JB, and if it will be running on an iPhone 5. Keep connected to PR as we keep you updated, and also leave a comment with your thoughts on this latest claim from an outsider.
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