iOS 6 jailbreak extremities for iPhone 5 after silence

By Daniel Chubb - Oct 29, 2012

One topic that seems to be hitting the headlines this week is the extremities some people will go to for an iOS 6 jailbreak, which runs on iPhone 5 or other devices not yet available for free. It seems that some people are taking the risk to part with cash for an iPhone 5 jailbreak, although in our opinion this wouldn’t be a wise choice considering the feedback we’ve had from PR readers that tried such software.

Over the weekend we looked at the possibility of an iOS 6 untethered jailbreak for iPhone 5 being held back for a timed launch, and looking at the reactions it seems that most people agree with our view that it would be better to release an iOS 6 jailbreak now rather than wait until after the next update. It is worth pointing out this had been based on opinions from some people, which feel certain hackers might be holding onto a working iPhone 5 untethered jailbreak until after the next iOS 6 update. This is something that doesn’t make sense to a growing number of people.

An iOS 6 jailbreak out of interest not profit – we know that the Dev Team are helping users for free and don’t even take donations, which is the complete opposite to certain websites asking for money to deliver a claimed working iPhone 5 jailbreak. Considering we’re only at a failbreak at this time, it seems that it will be a while before an untethered option appears, unless something is being held back for the next update, and the fact that an iPhone 5 comes with iOS 6 already installed doesn’t help matters, especially considering you can’t downgrade the iPhone 5 from iOS 6 to enable a jailbreak.

Extremities iPhone 5 users are going to for an untethered iOS 6 jailbreak – the recent failbreak had been achieved thanks to the help of a developer account, which costs just under $100 a year although you couldn’t go and get the same account and hope to obtain this failbreak. Well known iOS security researcher pod2g has been pretty quiet over the last week, and on his Twitter account the last update had been around 5 days ago. This message highlighted the extremities one user had gone to for an iOS 6 jailbreak, which included opening a developer account and looking for a download of the failbreak. You can see this tweet below and the reply from pod2g.

What extremities have you gone to when looking for an iOS 6 jailbreak that runs on the iPhone 5, and what do you think the recent silence means? It had been made clear by pod2g that any code would be shared between “a closed circle“, which will not include anyone that’s not close to these people. We’d love to know how desperate you’ve got for jailbreaking your iOS 6 device, and if in fact you’ve ever gone down the road of parting with money in an attempt to unlock your iPhone 5? This is something we’d never recommend and all jailbreaking should be attempted after understanding the risks.

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