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  • Hacker Planetbeing Comments On the State of the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 Jailbreak


    A lot of people are waiting for the same thing: A jailbreak for iOS 6, whether it be on their iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, even the newer iPod touch or iPad. Famous iOS hacker Planetbeing explains on Reddit that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and that we shouldn't give up hope:

    Quote Originally Posted by 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.
    According to the hacker, he currently has an iOS 6.0.2 untethered jailbreak on his iPhone 5, however he is not releasing it just yet because it contains a valuable exploit that he doesn’t want to burn and because iOS 6.1 is just on the horizon and it could break the jailbreak. It would make more sense for the hackers to try and extend their work to the latest operating system anyhow, since many users are probably going to update the day it comes out.

    Planetbeing also states that the rants from many about jailbreaking being a thing of the past are greatly exaggerated. It has become harder for the hackers to produce jailbreaks under this higher amount of security that comes with each software update, but it's still very much alive!

    The best thing we can do as a community is offer positive support to the hackers, be thankful for their work, and to just be patient. Planetbeing is the real deal and he has been behind jailbreaks in the past, so we trust his judgment.

    A4 device users that run iOS 6 can jailbreak their devices right now in the tethered state. Old bootrom iPhone 3GS users can jailbreak untethered on iOS 6. If you fall under this category, check out our guide for jailbreaking A4 devices running iOS 6 here.

    Sources: Reddit via Andrew Richardson
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Hacker Planetbeing Comments On the State of the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 Jailbreak started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 236 Comments
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
      If you're hearing that the battery on the Note 2 is terrible you must be hearing it from apple fans. the battery on the Note 2 is phenomenal.
      I've also read, from unbiased sources (hard to find) that the Note 2 is the best battery life on market today in comparison to like SmartPhones with like features being used in a like manner.
    1. bbrks's Avatar
      bbrks -
      And this thread started something like, where is that JB ....are we ever going to get it...... and.......hmmmmmmm, what is this thread all about
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by kidrobot714 View Post
      Whatever the case may be, I had already made the transition to Android (Note2). I can honestly say that this is one of the best decisions I made in my life. And this is coming from a guy whos had an iPhone all his life. Looks like Apple is getting smarter with their sh*t.
      Switching phones is one of your best decisions? LMAO just Trollin ya
    1. thevmax's Avatar
      thevmax -
      Quote Originally Posted by bencjedi View Post
      My iPhone 5 still has iOS 6.0.0. Should I update to 6.0.2? And if so would it be better to do the on-device update or download and the update in iTunes on my PC? Is there any difference?
      One of the reasons to update, then you can run Tiny Umbrella and save your SHSH.
      OF COURSE, it depends on Tiny Umbrella being up to date for the release you are on.
      Current release of Tiny Umbrella is set up to save SHSH for IOS 6.0.1, but Apple is not signing 6.0.1 anymore.
      This was why I updated to 6.0.1 when it came out, to save my SHSH, which I have!
      And I am not even jailbroken yet!
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by thevmax View Post
      Current release of Tiny Umbrella is set up to save SHSH for IOS 6.0.1, but Apple is not signing 6.0.1 anymore.
      This was why I updated to 6.0.1 when it came out, to save my SHSH, which I have!
      And I am not even jailbroken yet!
      You do realise TU saves the blobs for the FW Apple are signing regardless of what FW you are on?
    1. Faresismail's Avatar
      Faresismail -
      Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
      If you're hearing that the battery on the Note 2 is terrible you must be hearing it from apple fans. the battery on the Note 2 is phenomenal.
      Well then thanks... Im going with note 2 i honestly got bored of the same UI and the same phone design anyway thanks...
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      You do realise TU saves the blobs for the FW Apple are signing regardless of what FW you are on?
      +1. It is a common misconception that your phone has to be on the firmware you are saving the SHSH for. Not only does it not but given the ECID I could even save someone's SHSH with tiny umbrella without ever touching the device.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      +1. It is a common misconception that your phone has to be on the firmware you are saving the SHSH for. Not only does it not but given the ECID I could even save someone's SHSH with tiny umbrella without ever touching the device.
      This is great information, Simon. But can you elaborate a little more for us? What are one's SHSH blobs tied to if not a particular phone by a particular owner?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      This is great information, Simon. But can you elaborate a little more for us? What are one's SHSH blobs tied to if not a particular phone by a particular owner?
      They are tied to your individual device, The ECID is the number that it is tied to. You could give me your ECID right now and I can save your SHSH for you for the latest firmware (assuming tiny umbrella is updated to save the latest SHSH which right now 6.0.1 is the latest it can save). I can even save whatever SHSH cydia has saved for you in the past to my computer using tiny umbrella (or redsnow) without ever having your device.
    1. mlevine54's Avatar
      mlevine54 -
      Is there a battery problem in 6.0.2 ??
      Or is it in 6.0.1

      Need answers
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlevine54 View Post
      Is there a battery problem in 6.0.2 ??
      Or is it in 6.0.1

      Need answers
      Good luck with that attitude! Try doing a google search, I'm sure there is a ton of info out there on this topic.
    1. mlevine54's Avatar
      mlevine54 -
      What attitude I was just asking a question
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlevine54 View Post
      Is there a battery problem in 6.0.2 ??
      Or is it in 6.0.1

      Need answers
      6.0.2 set out to address 'some' issues that would affect battery life and 'some' have reported an upside to battery life after going to 6.0.2 on their iP5. But it's all so tied to how people use their phones. For me, there's been no difference in battery life at all between 6.0.1 and 6.0.2. I am a moderate to heavy user of calls, Web, forum reading.

      For me there's been no improvement of any kind on the ip5 battery compared to 4S. I still can't leave PUSH on all day without needing to recharge before the end of 1 day. So PUSH is off and all mail set to manual. With those settings, after a full overnight charge, I end the day with 8%-17% battery left.
    1. drprince89's Avatar
      drprince89 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Faresismail View Post
      Well then thanks... Im going with note 2 i honestly got bored of the same UI and the same phone design anyway thanks...

      GSIII/Note2 are leaps and bounds from the previous generation i believe. I tried out the Galaxy 1 and 2 and then went right back to the 4 and 4S respectively. I then replaced my 4S with a Galaxy S3 since it was $1, at $199 i wouldve just payed the extra $100 for a note but $1 vs $299 is a big difference. I couldnt be happier, i wont be going back, the galaxys battery is better than the iphone 5 i tried with lte on, on par with my 4s battery experience. It doesnt charge nearly as quick but i would think the note 2's battery would be even better considering the great things i heard about it. Plus being able to use MHL to play N64/PS1 Games on your HDTV with a PS3 controller is awesome!
    1. tornacious's Avatar
      tornacious -
      Quote Originally Posted by redstar299 View Post
      He's right burning an exploit weeks before another big update is a waste. I bought a Galaxy S3 to hold me over until the jailbreak is finished. IOS is cleaner and more stable but damn it's night and day on the stuff it does without a root/jailbreak.
      Definitely worth a short wait longer for 6.1. My iPad 4 needs untethered JB so bad, I almost wish I didn't give up the iPad 3.

      Plus you have so many more firmware options on the GS3, like Cyanogenmod. I bought a GS3 when it came out, unlocked and rooted it, and love the hell out of that phone. It is much better than iPhone 5, which I also have. Looking forward to the GS4, c'mon Samsung...
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      I'm just so tired of the broad comparisons made between Samsung and Apple's phones. They're just lacking so much specificity. Firstly there is no phone "much better" than an iPhone 5. That's just a silly statement.

      Hardware and software feature comparison, there are areas where iPhone 5 wins and areas where Galaxy 3 and Note 2 win. But neither is blowing the other one out of the water.

      And you also have to compare a jailbroken iPhone to any other product that you can root easily. Comparing an unjailbroken iPhone to a rooted Android is just not a fair comparison.

      In the end it's a very personal decision. I worked with a GS3 side-by-side to an iPhone 4S jailbroken for over a week. The battery life on the GS3, its stability, were nowhere near as good as the iPhone. Those were objective experiments - provable with empirical data. Now "subjectively" (just my personal experience) the galaxy 3 felt like a toy in comparison to the iPhone. It felt like a teenager's gaming toy. iPhones are for professionals Galaxy 3s are for kids.

      So in the end there is no objective conclusion (about functionality and hardware implementation) that could possibly be argued that anything is "way better" than an iPhone.

      Subjectively people will love one format or the other. That's just the nature of things.