iOS 6 jailbreak tactics welcomed for untethered iPhone 5

By Daniel Chubb - Oct 24, 2012

If you are a casual Apple user then making your device more open with an iOS 6 jailbreak might not appeal to you, but there are thousands of people that own the iPhone 5 and need an untethered iOS 6 jailbreak. These users know that some key features are missing from their new iPhone, and can be provided via an app like Cydia but the release of such software to do this is going to take longer than some people first thought.

After hearing how close one hacker had been to releasing a tethered iOS 6 jailbreak for iPhone 5, we then published some details on the differences between a failbreak and a fully-fledged jailbreak for iOS 6. There are key differences, which can be read in this article, and it seems making a public release has been a little problematic for this Twitter user.

Earlier today we looked at the possibility of an untethered iPhone 5 jailbreak arriving after the next iOS 6 update, be it 6.0.1 or 6.1, and the reasons behind this focused on certain jailbreakers wanting to time the release of an iOS 6 jailbreak to stop Apple quickly patching it right away with an update. Some people believe that certain well-known hackers could hold the iOS 6 untethered jailbreak for iPhone 5 already, but will wait until the next update has launched from Apple.

Support for those that spend their time helping others – it seems that there’s a growing number of people educating themselves on what it takes to make a jailbreak, and especially for iOS 6 and the increased security seen with iPhone 5. This has led to a lot of support from those wanting to jailbreak their handset, and comments like “you must understand these hackers are working for free and spending their own time to help everyone else“.

If there is some tactics being used then this will be welcomed by the majority of people wanting the untethered iOS 6 jailbreak for iPhone 5, and we’ve already heard from PR readers stating that they’d hate to see “the iOS 6 jailbreak released and then it patched by Apple, which would mean another delay“. It is fair to say that not every reader will agree with this logic, and in some cases they might be right, so feel free to hit the comments with your feelings towards the possibility of hackers holding onto a working jailbreak.

Would you prefer a jailbreak now for iPhone 5, or after the next iOS update?

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  • Don sciarappo

    What if by chance that Apple closes those exploits with the update? Then what do we do? I am all for waiting IF they are sure apple will not close those exploits after the update. The old saying a bird in the hand may apply here?

  • Gangster


  • Gangster

    We need it this week plz or next week

  • Gangster

    This week this this week

    • JBRox

      stop spamming dude..

  • Gangster

    We want it not waiting plz

  • Gangster

    Can not wait we want it this week or next week plz

  • I don’t need an update. Updates are pointless ie gotten everything I need and more threw cydia. Apple has great products but is shitty at providing exactly what the consumer wants. I don’t even want an iPad any longer ill get the galaxy note for Xmas open source is so much better then failbreaking this damn iphone time n time again

  • Whatwill

    I get it and although I really want an untethered jb I think waiting makes sense

  • Mikey

    It’s not an option for me.. I’ve had a jailbroken iphone since the iphone 3g came out.. now i have an iphone 5 and am jailbreakless, i cant enjoy my phone as much as i could be,. Please release the jailbreak if its available. I dont care for the next patch, ill just stick to the 6.0 and wont update.

  • John

    Forget the jb. If you are lucky you might get one after Christmas or maybe when the iPhone 5s comes out.

  • raju

    Instead of waiting for jailbrek I preferred to buy Samsung s3
    I’m having iphone 5 also I’m very much happy with android phone .

    • Diamondtiger

      Fine have fun with your crappy open source bugged apps

    • don’t feed the troll.

    • JBRox

      here comes a troll.. how do u guys manage to find each and every apple related page and comment on those i don’t understand..

  • My Opinion is, both ways depending on what is best for the hackers. See if Apple releases the next update and hackers are to wait until that time and then release their jailbreaks then apple will of course see this and figure out how they did it and fix it and no one really knows how long it will take apple to fix it but then again… after apple addresses the jailbreak issue then it will simply be hacked again. Because Hackers unlike many people out there don’t give up. That is their passion. To overcome, bypass and achieve what such a powerful company it trying to protect. “apple’s way” Hackers simply want their own way. To play and use the Ipad/Iphone/Ipod. Much love goes out to all the hackers out there I always support you guys.

  • BradleyJay1973

    As much as I want this jailbreak, I can hold out till Apple updates their firmware. All the hardwork and dedication to providing a jailbreak for those of us not smart enough to create it ourselves certainly does not go unnoticed here. Thanks in advance.

    • Well Said!

    • Jay

      Fair play, i may just sit on 5.1.1 for a while.
      Even tho i have a few problems, but still have the JB.

  • BillyD

    I desperately need a jailbreak

  • Gangster

    For get next update 6.0 is ok

  • Gangster

    This week or next week plz

  • Gangster

    I’m not waiting I want it know plz

    • grammarpolice