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  • pod2g: There is No Jailbreak for iOS 6


    The popular iOS hacker, pod2g, who recently took the stage at JailbreakCon to discuss jailbreak techniques past and present along with the future of iOS jailbreaking revealed news that will disappoint many. After discussing the methods used in previous jailbreaks for iOS 4 and iOS 5, pod2g revealed that there is currently no working untethered jailbreak for iOS 6. This is in actuality news that turned out to be exactly opposite of what was expected to be announced at the recent JailbreakCon as many people had their hopes up high of pod2g and the Chronic Dev Team announcing an iOS 6 jailbreak.

    During his introduction to the iOS 6 portion of his talk, pod2g started by saying “Will I release the iOS 6 jailbreak today? No! Of course not!” Now this might leave many of you wondering what happened to the previous picture we saw of an iPhone 5 running Cydia. According to pod2g, what we saw was proof of what he called a “failbreak,” which he defined as being something for developers only with no possible way to release the method to the public in its current state. To put it into simpler terms, there is no iOS 6 jailbreak for regular iOS device owners at the moment.

    Although there is no concrete news of an iOS 6 jailbreak just yet, this doesn’t exactly mean we won’t be seeing one ever. It just means that we’ll need to be patient and should not expect it to be released for at least a few months. There still seems to be a fair share of work that the developers need to tackle regarding the issue. One thing that we do know is that the hackers that attended the JailbreakCon showed great enthusiasm for their work and they seem more motivated than ever. This should surely lead to some great things for the jailbreak community in the future.

    Source: Cult of Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: pod2g: There is No Jailbreak for iOS 6 started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 106 Comments
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      See Dev-Team Blog
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mrteacup View Post

      reread the part about it being a failbreak because you don't understand. Believe me I have experience and patience im not sayig a jailbreak wont come out. I'm just saying that people need to calm down because thy think its impossible to jailbreak when in reality he's just saying there isn't an exploit yet so they can't start developing. 3/4s of the wait for the jailbreak is them making it user friendly however they can't do that until they find an exploit.
      I'm not entirely sure you understand...

      A failbreak is STILL an exploit that was discovered! It's unusable for most people (hence, Developer Acct only) but its still an opening that could 'potentially' lead to a public release.

      If there wasn't an exploit, then chpwn wouldn't have been able to gain Root Access to install Cydia. That doesn't mean this exploit will ultimately be used when a Jailbreak is released but its possible. Mapping to and from the exploit needs to be determined if it's going to be usable and the Devs can't guarantee that will happen.

      The only other explanations for having Cydia on his phone are either he:
      - Photoshopped it
      or
      -Created a Cydia App as an Apple Store App and 'somehow' installed it on his phone...

      We know that both of those aren't what happened, so that means he found an exploit...as useful or useless as it may be!
    1. spice_weasel's Avatar
      spice_weasel -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Re read the conversation. Pod2G says he sold a ZDI Butdid not believe it hurt JailBreaking - they do that for fun. As MN says, he would not sell anything, others make money but very few at the expense of helping us for free. Those that do you have probably never heard of.
      To begin with, I've certainly heard of I0n1c. Past there, you might be surprised who I've heard of.
    1. jonathan1683's Avatar
      jonathan1683 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mrteacup View Post
      wtf? You have issues. There are so many flaws in what you just said..
      Is that the only input you have? Please explain next time, specifically about my issues.
    1. iH85CH001's Avatar
      iH85CH001 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Labertasche View Post
      Love my 5.1.1 iPhone with JB and Google Maps, as long as there are no great games or apps from the AppStore that require me being on iOS 6 I can wait for a loooong time :-)
      If you use Shazam, it says that the next update will require ios 6. I know, i know... i'm sad to see that too.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Apple apps updates are already iOS 6 only as well

      Quote Originally Posted by jonathan1683 View Post
      Is that the only input you have? Please explain next time, specifically about my issues.
      I think what he is getting at is cydia is not a monopoly, others have tried and failed. Because they are not as good. Sauric does not pay jail breakers and you just seem to have issues with the JailBreaking scene. Everything you said just shows a distinct lack of knowledge of what actually goes on.

      But I could be wrong.