iOS 6.0.2 Untethered Jailbreak Ready With Few Missing Pieces, PlanetBeing Clarifies


by cM Boy on January 5, 2013

Its been almost four month since iOS 6 public version was released and before that it remained in beta for many months but still there is no jailbreak solution for it. The reason is simple and that is the added security by Apple that comes with every new firmware.

For those who are talking about the death of jailbreak community and such things, PlanetBeing has some answers. On a Reddit thread, the famous developer has made it clear that its not the end of jailbreaking and in fact he has an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.0.2 running on his iPhone 5.

jailbreak meme

He explained why he has not released it yet and one of the reason is that iOS 6.1 is yet to be made public and releasing for iOS 6.0.2 means Apple will fix it in iOS 6.1:

Yeah, I’m not really sure what all the doom and gloom is about. The fact is, I have an untethered iOS 6.0.2 JB running on my iPhone 5 right now. The reasons it’s not released are because 1. releasing it would burn an exploit we want to save for ourselves so we can always get in to look at new firmware and help JB in the future, 2. iOS 6.1 is coming very soon and will likely break a small part of it anyway, there’s no point in sacrificing the many bugs it won’t break.

Anyway, where there are 4+ bugs (that it took to get this to work), there’s gotta be one or two more so while jailbreaking is getting harder, reports of its death are highly exaggerated.

So it is highly likely they will wait for iOS 6.1 to be released and then take the decision of releasing it holding it till they find another one.

PlanetBeing has also commented on Pod2g and his involvement:

-Pod2G- told me last night he looked into a couple of bugs (without much success) recently, after basically not being around since WWJC, so that’s cool. I doubt he wants to promise he’ll be around working on this full time however. I haven’t worked on any jailbreak stuff for a couple of months as well, not until basically I was flying back from 29C3 in Germany and realised/remembered I actually know about enough bugs to put together an entire untethered jailbreak.

Jay Freeman aka Saurik, the creator of Cydia has also confirmed their work on the same thread:

I actually was working with pod2g (albeit with a worse headache than I’ve had in at least a year, so mostly as a “gdb test monkey”), and can thereby personally attest that he didn’t just say it, he actually did it.

So at least now we know what is the current progress and a little hope we might see an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.0.2 and iOS 6.1.

So do not freak out by reading different blog posts that are updated daily by different websites. Stay calm and wait for it. We will let you know if there is some important update on it. Stay tuned.

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