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iOS 6 jailbreak waiters consider iPhone 5, 4S update

Those of our readers that have been waiting for the iOS 6 jailbreak to land for iPhone 5, or iPhone 4S, might not want to upgrade to iOS 6.0.1 right away considering their hope for something after the first software update. We looked at the possibility of an untethered iPhone 5 jailbreak coming after iOS 6.1, or iOS 6.0.1, and that some people believed certain hackers had been holding out until the first update.

We noticed most people desperately wanted the iOS 6 jailbreak as soon as possible, but also don’t want an iPhone 5 / 4S jailbreak patched too quickly. It is worth reminding these users that they don’t have to update to the latest software, although now that the iOS 6.0.1 update is live we could see a jailbreak within a matter of days.

Pod2g’s Twitter account shows no activity today and it hasn’t changed in a while with nothing but silence since Oct 24, so this has started to worry some users that think, “there could be no jailbreak ever for A5 devices“. We’ve heard from a number of PR readers that explain they “didn’t realize the implications of updating to iOS 6“, and while some people wished they hadn’t others had no choice. This is thanks to the latest software being installed on the iPhone 5 already, which makes the wait for an untethered iOS 6 jailbreak even more frustrating considering no downgrade is available.

Most users understand they’d be undertaking an iOS 6 jailbreak at their own risk when it becomes available, although these same people couldn’t imagine keeping a device locked forever and find it “very boring“. The majority of iPhone 5 and 4S owners would never jailbreak and don’t like the risks, although it’s fair to say that jailbreakers would claim the risks are small.

Should I update my iPhone 5 to iOS 6.0.1, or could this make a jailbreak more difficult? This is the question we’ve seen a number of jailbreakers ask in the PR comments, although there are a number of possibilities for these people. First up is the fact that we’ve seen a growing number of PR readers complaining about problems with the iOS 6.0.1 update, which you can read about here. Then you have to consider the length of time it could take for the iOS 6 jailbreak to arrive, although do you really feel the need to grab the latest software?

Do you expect the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S to see an iOS 6 jailbreak? Personally we believe it will happen for A5 devices at some point, and a number of well-known iOS researchers are claiming to be close, so it might be a matter of when and not if we’ll see a jailbreak. If you’re desperate and own an iPhone 5/4S, then you will just have to wait until the people giving up their time have cracked it. Owners of older devices will find the latest software has already been jailbroken.

If you’re waiting for an iPhone 5 or 4S jailbreak, will you update to iOS 6.0.1?

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