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?