How to Jailbreak iPod touch 5G and 4G UnTethered, Jailbreak 6.1.2 – As a reminder to our readers, the staff of Evasion Jailbreak decided to write this in-depth iPod touch jailbreaking reference. In spite of the explicit mention of iPod touch 4th and 5th generation support in our latest evasi0n 1.5.1 iOS 6.1.2 jailbreak tutorial, a number of our readers have questioned whether the utility actually includes support for the two iPod touch models that can upgrade to 6.1.2. In this article, we’ll cover the steps required to jailbreak either your iPod touch 4G or 5G on iOS 6 through 6.1.2, as well as the difference between an UnTethered and a Tethered jailbreak and provide links to our top Cydia tweaks articles for post-jailbreak assistance.
Today, US customers who pre-ordered the new iPod touch 5th generation on September 14th should have received their order via either FedEx or UPS delivery this afternoon. Alternatively, for those of you who didn’t order online, Apple stores around the country started receiving and officially selling their fifth-generation iPod touch stock yesterday (October 11th).
Surprisingly, even though the new iPod touch 5th gen with iOS 6.0 has only been publicly available for just over a day, a popular iOS jailbreak tutorial creator by the name of iCrackUriDevice has complied an impressive playlist of video coverage on the new iOS-based device, which is embedded below.
Comprised of an in-depth Unboxing of the new iPod touch, a review of Apple’s new and rather intriguing iPod Touch Loop accessory, a Siri review and a speed test video between the iPod touch 5G, the iPhone 5 and older iOS-devices, the above playlist provides an accurate representation of how amazing the new iPod touch truly is.
Starting at $299, the 32GB 5th Generation iPod touch is the ideal compromise for customers who are looking for a powerful iDevice that’s just a step below the iPhone 5.
While there isn’t currently an iOS 6 UnTethered jailbreak available for any iOS-device on 6.0, because the iPod touch 5G is powered by Apple’s A5 processor, it’s possible that the device will be jailbroken much faster than the A6-based iPhone 5. However, that’s not to say that the Dev Teams don’t have their work cut out for them, as Apple usually throws up hardware barriers with the release of new iDevices to prevent against jailbreaking.
As of now, the latest information available to the public regarding the UnTethered iOS 6 jailbreak is from pod2g’s 6.0 presentation at JailbreakCon earlier this month.
To be immediately notified on information and updates pertaining to the status of the UnTethered 6.0 jailbreak for the iPod touch 5th Generation and other iOS-based devices, subscribe to our official JailbreakingiOS6 and iOS 6.0 UnTethered Jailbreak news feed.
Over the past day, customers who pre-ordered their 5th-generation iPod touch (running iOS 6.0) on September 14th have likely noticed that their order status has gone from “Preparing for Shipment” to “Shipped”. Additionally, said customers have also reported that their credit cards have been charged since Apple’s massive order update.
Customers whose orders have shipped should receive their new iPods via delivery by either UPS or FedEx this Friday or Monday (October 12th – October 15th). Also, according to select posters on WeiPhone (a Chinese Apple and iOS 6 site and forum), certain Japanese and Chinese retail locations have already received their new iPod touch and iPod nano stock.
As reported by a Japanese site who has already received their new iPods, Macotakara, the much-improved iPod touch fifth-generation easily outperforms its predecessor. With a Geekbench score of 625, the iPod touch is now comparable to the iPhone 4S, which has a slightly lower score of 623. However, like the iPhone 4S, the new iPod touch is still slower than both the iPad 2 and the new third-generation iPad 3, which respectively score 754 and 761. Also, the A6-based iPhone 5 easily outshines the new iPod touch when talking performance, as it’s benchmarked at an incredibly high score of 1,649.
Unfortunately, it looks as if Apple won’t include the sheer power that their A6 processor provides until they release the 6th-generation iPod touch. For additional details on the new iPod touch, be sure to visit Jailbreak First (a new and reputable jailbreak, iOS and Apple news site).
Unfortunately, similar to the jailbreak status of both iOS 6 and the iPhone 5, the new fifth-generation iPod touch won’t be capable of a jailbreak for some time. As previously stated by pod2g, it will likely take weeks or months for the members of the iOS hacking community to release a 6.0 UnTethered jailbreak utility for the iPod touch 5G and the iPhone 5.
With that said, subscribe to our official Jailbreak 6.0 UnTethered iPod touch 5G and JailbreakingiOS6 news feed to be notified whenever there’s any additional jailbreak-related news.