iOS 6.0.1 jailbreak misery after iOS 6 on iPhone 5, 4S

By Daniel Chubb - Nov 10, 2012

There are a number of iPhone 5 and 4S owners a little upset after not being able to perform an iOS 6 untethered jailbreak, which is made worse by the fact this software has been forced upon them. It seems there’s a big difference between being given the option to update compared to some new Apple software being forced on you, and a number of PR readers are expressing their feelings about finding iOS 6 already installed on their new iPhone 4S, which an untethered jailbreak is not available along with the iOS 6.0.1 update as well.

It is fair to say a number of people wouldn’t risk an update to iOS 6.0.1 just yet in the hope of a jailbreak arriving soon, and also most people expected the iPhone 5 to include iOS 6, but at the same time there are a mixture of feelings in regard to how long the iOS 6 untethered jailbreak is taking. This has even meant a number of users are considering a switch to Android, which you can read about in our article from a couple of days ago that touched on deserters. Reactions to that article included iOS 6 faithful that believe an iPhone 5, or 4S, jailbreak would arrive in time and also a good number of users talked about jumping ship. The majority of users believe more patience is needed.

Sporadic issues with the iPhone 4S iOS 6.0.1 update – If you own an iPhone 4S and still haven’t updated to iOS 6.0.1 then you might want to hold off a little, which is due to a number of people reporting they have battery life problems after installing the latest update. We’ve also seen people update after thinking that an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 might never arrive on their iPhone 5 or 4S.

Do you think Apple should make it easier for users to downgrade their iPhone 5/4S from iOS 6? We know that certain downgrades are possible, but it seems a bit of a nightmare for iOS 6 users wanting a jailbreak and can’t even downgrade. We’d always like to highlight the fact that any user takes jailbreaking an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch at your own risk. We understand the benefits and love of a more open system, and while some people claim it is a task without risk, we’d warn our readers that this isn’t always the case.

If you own an iPad 4, mini, or older model and want to jailbreak iOS 6 then you should read some news here, which explains some changes with DMCA that certainly affect you. It is also worth pointing out that the current status of the iOS 6 jailbreak is called a “failbreak“, and you can read more about this here, but the situation might have changed since although complete silence from those in the know has left us wondering. One thing we can confirm is that there’s no iOS 6 jailbreak at the time of writing, and being forced onto iOS 6 has made some people feel a little upset.

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  • John Carlo


  • doc

    after upgradeing to 6.0.1 ………….battery life is crap !!!!!!!!

  • Minikool

    when iphone 4s can jailbreak ios 6 ?

  • Steve

    I will be patient for the jailbreak, and I’m not jumping ship quite yet, but this is my last iPhone (5), I believe. Unless things change and Apple opens up their phone a bit more, I think I’m done. I love the hardware, but have lost patience with their aversion to jailbreaks. So in a couple years when this phone is outdated and too slow, I will likely be on to Android.

    • Dan

      How long are you willing to wait? 6 months, 1 year, or until 5S is out? Is Apple testing your patient? The S3 is a really nice phone. You will not know unless you try it. People I know who own one are very happy. The micro sd card is an added bonus. No more Itune crap.

    • GallantNerd

      I’m in the same boat. I have an iPod Touch 5G, but if this never gets Jailbroken then I will completely switch to Android. I love iOS, it’s great, and I have a ton of apps on it. However, I really can’t stand that it’s not “my” device and will be moving onto Windows for a tablet and Android for the next phone I get.

    • Jenny

      This is my first and last ios device (ipad3). I am tire of not able to access the files and folders in ios. You need to install a new bloody app for every little task. I will be moving to windows tablet if there is no jb.

    • Aaron

      When – and I don’t mean if- you finally make the switch you will regret not making it sooner. I just jumped to the gs3 for my phone while keeping my 4s and iPads as secondary devices, and my only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner.
      The spell has been lifted. Slicker and more expensive does not equal better. Well…maybe for when my kids use it.

    • yes steve same on me…

      • im really dissapointed in apple.. iphone or other apple product is nothing if they dont have cydia.. android can do a tweaks witout jailbreaking or installing cydia.

        • im using iphone 4s running 6.0.1 and been a month still im waiting for the jailbreak..

  • Neo

    I want LockInfo* back! Seriously hope there is a JB soon. – Im ready to jump ship myself after this..

  • Gangster

    Just Release it

  • Gangster

    We not waiting

  • Gangster

    Jailbreak we need it

  • Gangster

    Do we need to update yes or no plz 6.0 or 6.01

  • Gangster

    We want the jailbreak plz come on dev team why r u waiting for people r switching to other phones plz we want it this week

  • Ace

    Apple will lose and iphone 5 will be the last version if they don’t make it easier to jailbreak IOS 6.0.1

  • neelesh

    pls just a iphone 4s jailbreak

  • jailbreak me

    I’m very close to jailbreaking the phone myself!

  • I


  • L

    We need jailbreak

  • L

    We want jailbreak soon plz people r waiting come on

    • Uh yeah like asking is gonna help them crack the bootrom 🙂

  • Aaron

    Jumping Ship. SeeYa Iphone!
    I’ve been an iPhone 4S user and have 2 iPads and I generally like the iOS. But the aggravation I have to constantly go thru with the update / jailbreak / repeat.. process, has finally worn on me. I will keep my 4s as an itouch, but for a phone I’m a proud new gs3 owner. And I’m never going back in the phone department.
    No more springboard crashes. No more stressing to force my phone to customize it to work the way i want it to, yet not TOO customized or the finicky thing might panic and crash because I toggled the wrong thing… Oooh. Ridiculous. What a relief to have a phone that, if i can think of it- my gs3 can do it, if i want to change it, my gs3 will reflect what i want it to look like and how it should behave….. Until tomorrow, I might be in a different mood..

    It’s MY phone. NOT apple’s.

    • Liam

      This constant has only been brought upon by you, you choose to go through the endless procedure of jailbreaking, updating and restoring. It’s actually way simpler to not jailbreak it than to.

      • Aaron

        The topic is jailbreaking- being free to use my phone as I see fit to, not as dictated to by apple. Even without jailbreaking, updates and a closed market and environment is something every iOS user has to accept. Simpler not to jailbreak? Yes… Which is why I’m done with the cycle. But I still need a phone that let’s me have file level access and an open os environment capable of 3rd party apps.
        Would you ever use as a primary computer, one that restricted you from access to its os and hard drives and entire file structure? I know I couldn’t be paid to take that.
        I’ll keep my itouch 4s and iPads because they are slick and great products. But I’ll never be caught without an Android as a primary device again.

        • Jack

          Completely agree with you. Can’t wait until Ms surface pro come out. The iPad sucks without jb. All I want is too access the files and folders but cannot do it. Too many bloody restrictions.

        • Aaron

          I’ll give apple credit, they do have the sexiest user interface. I could never see past it to the truth.
          After I switched to my gs3 when I was installing an app from a 3rd party source I called AT&T to confirm that I wasn’t voiding any contract. When the rep told me “you don’t need my permission. What you do is your business.” Then he said ” ohh, I see you just switched from an iPhone” and he laughed.
          The idea that I could just click and self install an app, how novel. Even a Commodore 64 could do that. Steve Jobs must’ve sold his soul to the devil to make us not even question that.
          We ate it, and asked for seconds. Well- NO more!

        • Aaron

          Jack, just read up on all the specs for the MS surface pro. If it can truly perform- and it should with an i5 processor, there will finally be an option for a fully functional power computer platform in the body of a tablet.
          The holy grail for my generation.

      • Jack

        A colleague brought the surface RT to work and you can see it blows the iPad out of water. It came with Office installed on it. You can navigate to the Windows explorer like your desktop Windows. The Pro version is supposed to be even better (e.g. Resolution, processor etc.). It will come with standard Windows 8. My point is you can do so much with it in terms of functionalities. I have to give credit to Apple for making the Interface looking very sexy but the functionality is so limited due to the ios restriction. The only way around it is jailbreak.


    now that jailbreak is becoming very hard, jailbreak community is starting to beg Apple to make it easier