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Untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 unlikely to come soon

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Untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 unlikely to come soon
It surely didn't take long for the iPhone 5 to get hacked. Only days after Apple's smartphone hit the market, it was given the jailbreak treatment by the popular iOS expert chpwn. But while a tethered jailbreak of iOS 6 has already been achieved, an untethered one (as in a jailbreak that you won't have to perform each time the iPhone is rebooted) might not be coming anytime soon.

That is because there are a lot of obstacles that need to be dealt with before an untethered iOS jailbreak could be possible. For starters, the hack requires an exploitable vulnerability in the system to be discovered. But after each jailbreak, Apple quickly patches its system, seals the hole, thus rendering jailbreaking the latest iOS version impossible, until a new flaw in the system is found. And tracking them takes time, which is why it took 10 months until a way to hack iDevices with the A5 chip was discovered.

So the more advanced and more hack-proof iOS becomes, the harder it will be to enjoy the untethered jailbreak experience on it, and all the goodies it brings along. That said, if you absolutely insist on having a jailbroken iPhone, better hold on to an older model before upgrading to an iPhone 5.

source: Information Week via TUAW

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posted on 16 Oct 2012, 06:12 2

1. Lawliet (Posts: 160; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)


Yeah, ok

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 06:15 9

2. abdane (Posts: 473; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


i cant imagine an iDevice without Cydia/Jailbreak, it would be sooo boringg !!!

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 14:28 6

16. MAXXtreme007 (Posts: 22; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Yeah, try an Android... You certainly won't be bored with that! Especially if you root it!

posted on 20 Oct 2012, 06:37

21. TeritorialDemon (Posts: 16; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


I had an Android and they are not stable, they slow down, they lag. You can try to close out programs that you dont want running but they still run. Yeah, no, i'm good on those POS!

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 06:32

3. jjackielz (Posts: 10; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)


http://gizmodo.com/5951630/report-ipad-mini-prices-leak-and-point-to-eight-different-models....

ipad mini price are really really s**t

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 06:36

5. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Nice.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 06:34 7

4. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Everyone should jailbreak there iphone, so that Apples revenue declines....

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 09:41

11. cncrim (Posts: 457; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


dont you think Jailbreak help iphone sale more, since 1 out 4 buy iphone to jailbreak?

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 06:37 1

6. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


So I guess I'm not updating to iOS 6 :(.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 07:06

7. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Why not? Give it couple of months and then you can jailbreak it....

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 07:32 2

8. shuaibhere (Posts: 1297; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Jail break...only best happened to ios...

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 07:44

9. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)


Stick to ios 5.1.1
Simple

Right now i don't find any good reason to update to iOS 6
is there any?

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 07:53 3

10. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5523; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


"Right now i don't find any good reason to update to iOS 6
is there any?"

Ummm. Swapping Google's Maps for iMaps? ;-)

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 12:48

14. princetofu (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


u can add apple map to 5.1.1 if u know what you're doing. Google is your friend

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 11:11 2

12. JunkCreek (Posts: 399; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


iPhone without Cydia is like a hamburger without the ham. JailBreak is A MUST so u can unleash the power of iPhone even it has mid-specs hardware. If iPhone not JailBroken, it is like OS full of launcher and no more to do just to lunch the apps and games. By the way, if iPhone had so much user around the world just like XDA on Android, may be it is easier and faster to exploit any of vulnerable in iOS.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 22:42

18. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


most people dont need/want what the jailbreak has to offer.. but it is a nice option

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 17:26

25. NickyBoy91 (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)


WTF?! who the hell eat's a hamburger with freaking ham? Have u hurt your head? You know that there is a semi- untethered jailbreak for the iOS 6 right? u can turn your phone on and off without the computer!

PEACE!!

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 11:13

13. JunkCreek (Posts: 399; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


iPhone without Cydia is like a hamburger without the ham. JailBreak is A MUST so u can unleash the power of iPhone even it has mid-specs hardware. If iPhone not JailBroken, it is like OS full of launcher and no more to do just to lunch the apps and games. By the way, if iPhone had so much user around the world just like XDA on Android, may be it is easier and faster to exploit any of vulnerable in iOS.

Same with Android, no Root, no Fun, just like operating Windows with Limited Account Policy and we all know, what it feels being limited on our own device.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 12:51

15. princetofu (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


agree and disagree. The majority of people want a jailbreak just for installous and piracy. Do u think the jailbreak would be as popular if installous and ihacksrepo weren't about

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 14:49

17. JunkCreek (Posts: 399; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


@princetofu
not as popular as piracy and installous but for tweaker, it is a must.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 23:31

19. rahulcena5565 (Posts: 57; Member since: 01 Nov 2010)


Jailbreak > Root

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 04:30

20. JunkCreek (Posts: 399; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


@rahulcena5565

JailBreak > (bigger?) Root

or u mean

JailBreak = (equal, u represents ">" as arrow) Root.

the second one i agree, but the first, i think it is equal, as JailBreak and Root gives us Administrator Rights to "take over" device policy.

posted on 20 Oct 2012, 06:43

22. TeritorialDemon (Posts: 16; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


Actually, iPhone is the more stable of the 2. Droid allows programs to continue to run even after shutting them down. Whereas out of the box iPhone lets you. Droid lags and slows down after a month of use....iPhone shows no sign of slowing. Hmmmmmm......why do you people think Apple has only 1 line of phone? Droid has how many? No droid is better than iPhone yet.

posted on 20 Oct 2012, 08:01

23. SammyPujji (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


Cydia is untethered on 5.1.1 so Cydia should release something that makes 5.1.1 look and behave like 6.0 but it's actually 5.1.1 Now that' would be smart.

posted on 20 Oct 2012, 18:39

24. JunkCreek (Posts: 399; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


@TeritorialDemon

yes iphone is more stable with no compactibility to another hardware. ios build for ONLY ONE specified hardware. imagine the droid MUST compacting all the posible hardware from around the world! so, for its compactibility, android got lag here and there (just like windows which used by so many variaty hardware, windows is also has lag here and there because of it MUST HAD COMPACTIBILITY). you compared ONE SPECIFIED HARDWARE OS to ALL AROUND HARDWARE COMPACTIBILITY. i really like to know if ios may adopted to another vendor like htc, sony ect, i'm sure THEY'LL GET LAGS TOO.

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