iOS 6 jailbreak vs. failbreak for iPhone 5

By Daniel Chubb - Oct 22, 2012

The demand for an iOS 6 jailbreak on iPhone 5 has certainly reached fever pitch this week, which had been helped by an iPhone 5 tethered jailbreak looking likely extremely soon. We looked at the progress being published to one Twitter account yesterday, and this also revealed that while an untethered iOS 6 jailbreak would be more difficult it seemed to be possible within the next couple of months.

Apple iPhone 5 with an iOS 6 jailbreak vs. failbreak – this is a word that had been invented pretty recently, and while a “failbreak” means that an iPhone 5 jailbreak has been possible, it also means that it cannot be given a release to public thanks to a number of reasons. You might remember the Cydia picture shortly after the iPhone 5 launched, which had jailbreakers excited but this had been a failbreak thanks to no chance you’d be able to get your iPhone 5 doing the same thing with a public release.

Hackers are close to an iOS 6 jailbreak for iPhone 5, although problems exist thanks to the need for a developer account and the fact that developers sign into a non-disclosure agreement. It is also true that some users/developer believe that an iOS 6 untethered jailbreak is many months away for the iPhone 5, and it could also be a few months yet until a tethered option sees a public download.

You can see one comment we had from a PR reader below, which clearly explains why there’s a possibility that you might be waiting some time yet for that iPhone 5 jailbreak.

How patient do you feel right now when it comes to a jailbreak for your iPhone 5? We’ve also included a video below this article that runs for over 3 minutes, and explains how to jailbreak iOS 6 for iPhone 4, 3GS, and the 4G iPod touch. It is worth noting that you can also perform an untethered jailbreak with the 3GS, although this needs an old bootrom. We’ll update you when the iPhone 5 jailbreak goes live with iOS 6 installed, although remember that any jailbreaking is done at your own risk and to never pay for any service, especially considering most of them end up being fake.

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  • Trent

    lol you guys need to chill out. They are working hard enough as it is. Your life doesn’t depend on a jailbreak so stop acting like it. Chill back and wait for it like the rest of us

  • rdny

    People – Developers who work to jailbreak the iPhone platform are doing so with their own time, their own money and out of the goodness of their hearts. If you are spending $ on a product that doesn’t meet your needs (un JB’d iPhone in this case) then that is a decision you made. If JB is a requirement for you, go buy a 4. Otherwise, calm down so that it can be released in a responsible and scalable way.

  • Anila

    Plzzz I want to jailbreak my iPhone soon…with out jailbreak my phone very boring to use..pls release it soon…we already wait so many days.thanx..

  • pod20g

    just go backto 5.1.1 til a UTJ is available using your saved shsh blobs with cydia, only works if previously jailbroken.

    • Scott Marquez

      I have the 4S and I have saved my shsh blobs, but I still can’t downgrade from 6.0…please tell me otherwise 🙂

  • Shakur

    Soon plz

  • Shakur

    Very soon

  • Gangster

    Can not wait very soon

  • Gangster

    Be quick with it plz

  • Gangster

    Come on pod2g plz

  • Gangster

    Iphone5 need a jailbreak soon plz

  • Gangster

    We want it this week

    • Well, you will not receive a jailbreak this week.

      Please attempt to be more understanding.

      Thank you, and good day.

  • Gangster

    Pod2g we want the jailbreak very soon plz

  • johnslame

    s3 is junk! htc one x

  • John

    Forget iPhone 5. Buy s3.

    • reignjohn

      how can i forget iphone 5 for a bullcrap s3? lololol

    • Esswasim

      What is s3 ?

      • AnonymousCheese:P

        Samsung Galaxy SIII (S3) 🙂

        • Esswasim

          Then Should I buy that ? Is it better than iPhone 5 ? I thought their covers are made of cheap plastic.