iOS 6.0.1 jailbreak impersonators target iPhone 5

By Daniel Chubb - Nov 11, 2012

Over the past few weeks we’ve seen a number of smartphone websites warning users about those that claim to have an iOS 6.0.1 untethered jailbreak for iPhone 5, or in fact any iOS 6 jailbreak for a number of iDevices, and this warning had been given thanks to news websites wanting to make it clear that there’s no iOS 6 jailbreak just yet. This fact hasn’t stopped certain websites from claiming to hold the ability to provide an iPhone 5 jailbreak among other things, but in just about all cases they ask for money, which is one of the first signals pointing to a lie.

We’ve explained previously that donations are not accepted by any Dev Team member, and this news has made its way to some jailbreaking newbies, but this just made the scammers try a little harder and come out with more inventive ideas. These ideas include trying to build a social profile that makes them look like they hold an iOS 6 jailbreak for iPhone 5 and 4S, which has been seen on Twitter when those that really are in the “closed-circle” start to warn others about fakers. This can lead to a tweet war, but if you know the members of the Dev Team then it makes it easier to spot fakers.

You might remember the tweet below that talks about the so-called closed-circle of people that have access to the current failbreak, which we spoke about in our earlier article, and also pointed out the silence seen with well-known Twitter user pod2g. More proof there’s no iOS 6.0.1 untethered jailbreak right now comes after looking again at the @pod2g profile, which has still remained silent since the message below from almost 3 weeks ago. If there had been a release of a working iOS 6.0.1 jailbreak for iPhone 5, then you can bet that pod2g would have tweeted about it.

Impersonators target newbies with an iPhone 5 – we’ve had a few emails from our readers claiming some websites state there’s an iOS 6 jailbreak available right now for iPhone 5, which the people making these claims are reportedly impersonating well-known members of the closed-cicle with access to the failbreak. You don’t need to look far to find some hoax websites that look pretty authentic, and some are even trying to pass-off as people like Pod2g and other DEV-TEAM members, which is another reason why we’d love to see the official Twitter account of Pod2g post a simple update about this situation. Have you seen any websites claiming to have an untethered iOS 6.0.1 jailbreak, and if so what made you realize it had been a fake?

Knowing when a working iOS 6.0.1 untethered jailbreak has released – our recommendation to you is to simply keep an eye on a couple of Twitter accounts, which include @iphone_dev and @pod2g. We’d always point out to PR readers that jailbreaking is at the users risk, but at the same time if anyone asks for money to deliver an iOS 6 jailbreak just don’t do it. The chances are you’ll run into problems, and you can even see on the official DEV-TEAM website it states donations are not allowed and any counterclaim is “lying“. It is also worth looking at the list of Twitter users on the DEV-TEAM website, which are certainly worth following for updates as they work towards an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.0.1.

Jumping shipyesterday we touched on a growing number of people that are thinking about moving to Android, which is thanks to the openness they seek and how long it is taking to release an iOS 6 jailbreak for the iPhone 5/4S. This even included people that have a number of Apple products and have been fans for years, and while our article noted people that shared this feeling of desertion, it is also worth pointing out that the majority of users have patience.

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