We have had another breakthrough in the jailbreak scene to tell you about, this time for those who are already getting to grips with the beta 4 of iOS 6.1 that is available for those with an Apple developer account. iOS 6.1 beta 4 has been jailbroken already, indicating that Apple still has their work cut out to ensure security loop holes are covered up by the time the company releases their iOS 6.1 update for the general public.
With the closed nature of iOS, there are more and more consumers emerging who are eager to explore the iPhone in its inner depths and unlock features that Apple would never normally allow. Jailbreaking iPhones is still a legal process remember unlike iPads, and consumers are now starting to become aware that having access to the Cydia store is now more beneficial than ever.
Then again, it is still a shady area for most consumers and jailbreak processes are not always straight forward. Today we bring news of an iOS 6.1 beta 4 jailbreak, which is possible by using existing redsn0w software and available to download right now for those with a developer account.
You may be disappointed to hear though that this is still a tethered jailbreak, meaning that you’ll have to reapply the jailbreak each time you reboot your device. The jailbreak is only supported on pre-A5 devices as well, once again excluding the iPhone 5 from this list and any other newer device released by Apple.
iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G users are eligible though, so get downloading if you want to explore the latest version of iOS 6 with included access to the Cydia store. Will this now delay the public release of iOS 6.1 further as Apple looks to tighten up security even more?
We’re still no closer to seeing a full iOS 6 untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 5 yet, so at least Apple is keeping their latest iPhone away from potential hackers. Let us know if you have an iOS developer account. Is Cydia now essential for you or not? For those interested, watch the video below which shows you exactly how to install the jailbreak.
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