@planetbeing just reported he has a WORKING untethered iOS 6.x jailbreak for the iPhone 5 !

By : Mario Dabek posted on January 5, 2013

We finally have some good news to report to our jailbreak community.

As many of your know the community has been a bit stale for the past 6 months. With no available jailbreak for the current A5/A6 devices since iOS 6,  let’s just say the community started to lose hope. Many users have upgraded to iOS 6 or it was preloaded on one of their new purchased A5/A6 devices, so the number of users losing their jailbreaks started to rapidly grow.  Pretty much anyone who is running iOS 6+ on the iPhone 4S/5, iPad 2/3/4/Mini or the iPod Touch 5, have no tools available to jailbreak their devices.

Today I have some good news for all you A5/A6 users :)

Last night we got reports from a reddit post that @planetbeing has a working untethered jailbreak on his iPhone 5. After verifying the credibility we are ready to share the news.

Jan 4/2013 – @planetbeing 

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. ;)

Jan 5/2013 – @planetbeing

As a matter of general policy, we always tell people to just stay where they are. In this particular instance, the same code works on 6.0.1. I was just forced to upgrade because I had partially bricked my phone in the process of working on the jailbreak.

Source : Reddit

Did we stir the pot ???? Probably not, but I’m glad the community is alive again !

Dec 30th, we made a lengthy post about how the jailbreak community is going stale, we called it, iOS 6 A5/A6 Jailbreak – Let’s work together to get it done, within 24 hours we got 200+ Retweets

Jan 3rd, @pod2g “Prediction: 2013 will be the year of the openness of iOS.”, jailbreak community comes alive

Jan 3rd, @pod2g unexceptionably tweet “If you agree that iOS needs more openness, why don’t we make#weWantAnOpenIOS trend on twitter! That would be our answer to Apple.”, 2000 retweets

Jan 4th, @planetbeing reports he has a working untethered jailbreak on his iPhone 5

Reasons why it’s not being released right now

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.

This will be an exciting year !

About this Author
Mario Dabek
Mario Dabek is a technology journalist residing in Ontario, Canada. Covering everything from the latest Apple & Jailbreak news, to writing step by step jailbreak tutorials. Some key contributions include the world famous "Jailbreak Chart" as well as the "100 Reasons to Jailbreak" Video.