Jailbreak iOS 6 iPhone 5, 4S, iPad 3, iPod touch 5G 6.0 UnTethered Information Guide

At JailbreakingiOS6, we receive a countless number of questions pertaining to the jailbreak status of the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPod touch 5th Gen and the UnTethered iOS 6 jailbreak in general. Unfortunately, the majority of your questions can be answered with one word, the answer is no. As of now, there isn’t an UnTethered jailbreak for 6.0 and the latest version of RedSn0w only supports the iPhone 4, 3GS and the iPod touch 4th Generation.

With that said, in this post, we’re going to discuss the major differences between UnTethered and Tethered jailbreaks and elaborate on the meaning of a Semi UnTethered or a Semi Tethered jailbreak.

UnTethered versus Tethered iOS 6 Jailbreak

Jailbreak iOS 6 iPhone 5 4S iPad 3 6.0 UnTethered

Essentially, there’s only one noticeable difference to the everyday iOS-device owner between an UnTethered and a Tethered jailbreak. Without getting too technical, both jailbreak employ different forms of exploits, which result in a very different outcome. A Tethered jailbreak requires the user to rely on Redsn0w’s “Just boot” option in order to reboot their iDevice to its fully functional jailbroken state (we’ll discuss this further when reviewing what a Semi UnTethered jailbreak is). Alternatively, an UnTethered jailbreak doesn’t require a utility at all to reboot – hence the name “UnTethered”.

Also, I wanted to briefly elaborate on why Tethered jailbreaks only extend to specific devices and why UnTethered jailbreaks are so rare. As mentioned above, Tethered jailbreaks only include devices with an A4 processors or earlier, which would be the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and the 4th Generation iPod touch, as Apple has phased out the others. Moreover, newer devices with an A5, A5X or even the iPhone 5 with its A6 processor aren’t supported because Apple patched the limera1n exploit roughly two years ago, which is what Tethered jailbreaks are centered around.

While I could go on for hours explaining and thoroughly outlining the advantages, disadvantages and details of Tethered and UnTethered jailbreaks, I’m going to conclude this segment of the article by saying this: the Dev Teams are cautious. A lot of work goes towards the development of an UnTethered jailbreak utility and a lot of exploits are utilized. Once the UnTethered jailbreak is released, Apple can easily patch said exploits through an updated version of iOS, and so continues the game of cat and mouse.

Jailbreak iOS 6, Semi UnTethered and Semi Tethered

Semi UnTethered and Semi Tethered, what do they mean? Fortunately, we only have to explain what a Semi Tethered jailbreak is, as the two are one and the same. After performing a Tethered jailbreak through RedSnow, jailbreakers often prefer to install a package from Cydia that converts their Tethered jailbreak into a Semi Tethered jailbreak. While still required to reboot using RedSn0w to retain complete functionality, a Semi Tethered jailbreak allows users to reboot their device without the assistance of the utility for limited functionality. Essentially, the Semi Tethered package acts as a lifeline if you aren’t near a computer and your iPhone or iPod touch dies and you have to reboot. Please be sure to visit the post from BigBoss on the topic if you have additional inquiries.

Hopefully this article has answered the majority of your questions – if not, feel free to leave a comment and we’ll attempt to provide additional insight. Finally, to be immediately notified on any and all updates pertaining to the iOS 6 UnTethered jailbreak, subscribe to our official JailbreakingiOS6 and Jailbreak 6.0 UnTethered news feed.

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49 Responses to Jailbreak iOS 6 iPhone 5, 4S, iPad 3, iPod touch 5G 6.0 UnTethered Information Guide

  1. harriet says:

    is this really gonna work?

  2. SAJAN says:

    any one have any info for jilbeak 6.0.1 for iphone 4s :D:D

  3. SAJAN says:

    hi allz and hello admin of this web site pls can you tell me abute jilbreak 6.0.1 for iphone 4s i am wting long time pls tell me admin how mach time i have to w8 pls ty and have a nice time

  4. Bobi says:

    Is there a jailbreak for ipod touch 5th generation????

  5. AKA.Huntz says:

    I’m waiting for to jb my iphone 4s on ios 6 Nd there’s a new ios 6.01 which I’m not going to update lol bun that unless if there’s going to be a jb for it.

  6. Tilu says:

    Guys ….plz plz tell me when will they release jailbreak for 4s (iOS6)……….I am too bored without jailbreak……..

  7. collins says:

    how soon will the jail break for iphone 4s ios6 be out?

  8. licinio says:

    waiting for jailbreak for iphone4s ipad 3

  9. Nathan says:

    Post from BigBoss talked about a Semi Tethered jailbreak. Does this work for iOS 6 on a iPhone 4?

    • admin says:

      Yes, the Semi Tethered / Semi UnTethered jailbreak for iOS 6 will work perfectly on an iPhone 4 running 6.0!

      • Shaun says:

        Please send me a nay info on jailbreak via email. I’ve no clue how safe it is for my device. Or if it means I can’t use things like apple care anymore. If I use a master reset will that relate the jailbreak. I play online games and I’m looking to use jail break to get free game funds. Is this something that I can do?

  10. Manish says:

    i have cydia installed on my iphone 4 semi tethered bt sources are not showing any tweak inside them….can i please get the solution of this as iphone without jailbreak is of no use

  11. williamv says:

    how can i find out if i do have my SHSH blobs backed up for 5.1.1

  12. Li dayong says:

    How do I downgrade my ios to5.1.1 I tried to reset ipsw using ITunes but there was an error message

  13. Ali Haider says:

    @Admin/all is there any way to downgrade iphone4s from ios6 to ios 5.1.1 ??? plese tell me otherwise let me know the tentative date when ios6 4s jailbreak will release???

  14. gustavo says:

    but it is only a matter of time to release the jailbreak for the new devices or we won’t have the jailbreak so soon?

  15. Snoweh says:

    I knew I shouldn’t have upgraded to IOS6, darn now I have to wait for untethered again.

  16. Eiryl says:

    ^^same, but unlike most I was smart/patient enough to wearied the warnings and not upgrade to IOS6

  17. . says:

    Waiting for untethered jailbreak for iPad 3…:(

  18. Kimohaker says:

    Damn, iam fucked up

  19. Unpatient guy says:

    Hope the jailbreak for A5 devices comes out soon ! 😀

  20. Phillip Frasco says:

    I have an iPhone 4S as well

  21. Phillip Frasco says:

    I’m wondering if you guys are in the “process”, jailbreaking 6.0. In other words, have you guys started jailbreaking 6.0? If you (Admin) can answer this, it will be gladly appreciated.

  22. Joao says:

    waiting for jailbreak to :/

  23. Arpit says:

    Will the unthered jailbreak for iphone 4 ios6 be launched. If not plz tell so i downgrade my firmware.

  24. Marco Antonio says:

    I am waiting for the untethered version of Jaibreak for iOS 6 for iPad 2.

  25. Computer Wizardz says:

    waiting for jailbreak for iphone4s.. :-(

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