Untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 unlikely to come soon

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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25 Comments

1. Lawliet

Posts: 160; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Yeah, ok

2. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

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

16. MAXXtreme007

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

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

21. TeritorialDemon

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 20, 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!

3. jjackielz

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

5. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Nice.

4. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

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

11. cncrim

Posts: 1573; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

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

6. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

7. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

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

8. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

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

9. maryaaadil

Posts: 146; Member since: Apr 07, 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?

10. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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? ;-)

14. princetofu

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

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

12. JunkCreek

Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 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.

18. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

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

25. NickyBoy91

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 25, 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!!

13. JunkCreek

Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 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.

15. princetofu

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 16, 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

17. JunkCreek

Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

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

19. rahulcena5565

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 01, 2010

Jailbreak > Root

20. JunkCreek

Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 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.

22. TeritorialDemon

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 20, 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.

23. SammyPujji

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 20, 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.

24. JunkCreek

Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 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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