Good news for jailbreak community, we were a little bit disappointed that it might be difficult to jailbreak iphone 5 and iOS 6.0.2 after it was tweeted few days back by a famous jalbreaker that Apple has made iOS 6.0 more secure. But today a new breeze of hope came when planebeing has posted on reddit that he has already done untethered jailbreak of iPhone 5 and the exploit which they have discovered will be used for iOS 6.1 jailbreak which we believe will be released any time by Apple. I beleive the situation is becoming similar to last year when we were waiting for a long time to jailbreak 5.1 and at the end we got 5.1.1 untethered Absinthe jailbreak which is still the latest untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4, 4s, ipad3 and all older devices.
Yeah, I’m not really sure what all the doom and gloom is about. The fact is, I have an untethered iOS 6.0.2 JB running on my iPhone 5 right now. The reasons it’s not released are because 1. releasing it would burn an exploit we want to save for ourselves so we can always get in to look at new firmware and help JB in the future, 2. iOS 6.1 is coming very soon and will likely break a small part of it anyway, there’s no point in sacrificing the many bugs it won’t break.
Anyway, where there are 4+ bugs (that it took to get this to work), there’s gotta be one or two more so while jailbreaking is getting harder, reports of its death are highly exaggerated.
This is not stuff I want to say over Twitter with 140 characters because I’m afraid of starting some sort of riot, but I like the smaller /r/jailbreak community more.