Earlier today, an iOS security expert and hacker by the name of planetbeing sent a tweet to his followers with some interesting news related to the status of the 6.0.1, 6.0 UnTethered iOS 6 jailbreak. Planetbeing, who has collaborated with both the iPhone and Chronic Dev Teams in the past on various tools, announced that he’s successfully added a kernel exploit to the iOS 6 Failbreak.
6.0 and iOS 6 Failbreak information
As mentioned in a previous UnTethered article on Jailbreaking iOS 6, the term failbreak is used to describe a jailbreak method that relies on an Apple developer account.
Also, if the Dev Team decided to release a “failbreak”, it would spur legal issues and Apple would undoubtedly exact revenge on the jailbreakers.
Jailbreak iPhone 5 iOS 6 and 6.0 UnTethered
In planetbeing’s tweet, he states that the kernel exploit enables tweaks and third-party jailbreak packages to function properly on the iPhone 5 running iOS 6. Additionally, planetbeing also mentions that they’ve almost completed “a full tethered JB (jailbreak)”. However, because it’s essentially a Failbreak, their non UnTethered iOS 6 jailbreak method requires an Apple developer account.
Unfortunately, the current limera1n tethered exploit was patched with the release of newer iOS-based hardware and only functions on the iPhone 4, iPod touch 4th generation and the iPhone 3GS. It’s because of this that the jailbreak will take longer to complete, as the Dev Teams will need to utilize numerous UnTethered exploits for the new iDevices.
Update – The same UnTethered jailbreak information applies to both the new iPad 4 and iPad mini tablets.
Update 2 – The same jailbreak iOS 6 UnTethered information applies to the newly released iOS 6.0.1.
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