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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. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by fanboyfanboy View Post
      While these are true facts I just want to point out they are not updated, mygreatfest was changed to WWJC a couple of years ago, and the "iPhone 5" they are referring to is actually the unreleased (at the time of the article) iPhone 4S, when chronic said they had
      5 user land exploits, remember how everyone thought they would jailbreak the 4S instantly but then remember last year how they admitted when iOS 5 was released they were all patched when it was released? So yes those are real facts and numbers, but with the huge success apple has had selling the 4S and the 5 compared to older iphone releases, a week after the iOS 6 jb is released I would like to see updated stats, as the number would likely be much lower I'm comparison due to the vast amounts of iPhones sold in the past couple of years
      Yup, it is probably nearer the 6% figure right now, if not a little lower than that.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by ferris419 View Post
      If only such a small amount 2-5% of iPhone users have a jailbroken device why does apple try so hard to keep the device locked down?!? Why not just let the 5% have it jailbroken. I mean it has to take a lot of time money development etc. to make a more secure iOS. Im not agreeing or disagreeing with anyone's statements. Just putting my thoughts out there
      Cuz it's not there ideas and its money leaving their pockets

      How can they control the world if they can't control the world!?!?! <- Write that down...it's genius...and you're welcome!!! LOL!
    1. ferris419's Avatar
      ferris419 -
      So if a good majority of the people who have an iPhone for the jailbreak can't jailbreak anymore and decide blah apple since I can't have a jailbreak I'm going to android . That's even more money leaving apples pockets . The it's all about money thing doesn't make sense to me .
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by ferris419 View Post
      So if a good majority of the people who have an iPhone for the jailbreak can't jailbreak anymore and decide blah apple since I can't have a jailbreak I'm going to android . That's even more money leaving apples pockets . The it's all about money thing doesn't make sense to me .
      Now, this is just my opinion:

      Apple prolly isn't worried about people ditching their products if a jailbreak isn't released. I'm not even sure Apple cares that much about our community. The problem is 'control.' They want people to use the product they made the way they want us to use it.

      If we buy their product but use non-Apple apps, then they lose a money on that. Granted, its not much money but it reaffirms why they wouldn't want an Open OS. Again...Control!!!
    1. ferris419's Avatar
      ferris419 -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      Now, this is just my opinion:

      Apple prolly isn't worried about people ditching their products if a jailbreak isn't released. I'm not even sure Apple cares that much about our community. The problem is 'control.' They want people to use the product they made the way they want us to use it.

      If we buy their product but use non-Apple apps, then they lose a money on that. Granted, its not much money but it reaffirms why they wouldn't want an Open OS. Again...Control!!!
      Now that I completely agree with! But I must say how ridiculously stupid on their part lol
    1. fanboyfanboy's Avatar
      fanboyfanboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by ferris419 View Post
      Now that I completely agree with! But I must say how ridiculously stupid on their part lol
      Surprisingly, from a business perspective, it's actually incredibly smart, close off your OS to outsiders modifying it making it very hard to pirate (for those that do, I personally don't), Only make available what you decide, do not let other companies use your OS on their devices. Put all that together.
      Your OS + Your device + controlled use = maximized profit.
    1. Chula's Avatar
      Chula -
      Quote Originally Posted by subywrex View Post
      +10000000

      Buy a phone for the phone not for the jailbreak.
      U r right but the jailbreak makes it a million times better and if u didn't believe that y r u in a jailbreak forum no offense to u
    1. ferris419's Avatar
      ferris419 -
      Quote Originally Posted by fanboyfanboy View Post
      Surprisingly, from a business perspective, it's actually incredibly smart, close off your OS to outsiders modifying it making it very hard to pirate (for those that do, I personally don't), Only make available what you decide, do not let other companies use your OS on their devices. Put all that together.
      Your OS + Your device + controlled use = maximized profit.
      I understand but really how much money is apple losing to pirated apps at an average of .99 a piece lol whatever I guess it's smarter to lose the sale of a 700$ phone over $20 worth of apps . It makes complete sense to me. Oh and more than likely those apps that are being pirated the pirate wouldn't have purchased in the first place. Locking it down isn't going to force them into buying the apps lol
    1. dimpoblimpo's Avatar
      dimpoblimpo -
      Quote Originally Posted by iPhonePutz View Post
      Useless is right! A non-jailbroken iPhone doesn't make/receive calls. Doesn't send/receive email. Doesn't surf the web. Doesn't function as a GPS. Doesn't take pictures or video? Doesn't stream video. Doesn't txt. The list goes on and on. Oh wait, it does all of that.

      I'm anxiously awaiting a jailbreak too because I miss Intelliscreenx X, MyWi and a few others, but I could really care less about theming and some of the other crap that just makes it look pretty and has zero impact on function. I'm really curious what jailbreaking brings to the table that takes an iPhone from "nearly useless" to whatever it is you think a JB iPhone is. Or do you just like to complain?
      its not even the theme'ing, its having full control of your device that you dropped $600 on. Changing cpu speeds to save battery, creating shortcuts for simple toggles, the list goes on. When I say useless i mean when compared to other phones. Every phone can make calls and stuff give me a break.. Not to mention the battery is horrible on the i5. I can flash kernals on android just to get the sleep speeds the way I want, flash radios to improve signal in an area i dont get the greatest reception (my school) the list just continues not to mention having 4 columns is horrible. Theme'ing is the smallest part of jailbreaking/rooting for me. Its not even a complaint its a forum to voice my opinion on where the jailbreak is at. I know most people dont care but you do enough to reply.
    1. ferris419's Avatar
      ferris419 -
      All I'm saying is without a jailbreak I'd be bored with my iPhone already and everyone acts like pirated apps are what jailbreaking the iPhone is all about when there's a lot more to it than being able to pirate .99 apps
    1. Faresismail's Avatar
      Faresismail -
      Quote Originally Posted by ferris419 View Post
      I understand but really how much money is apple losing to pirated apps at an average of .99 a piece lol whatever I guess it's smarter to lose the sale of a 700$ phone over $20 worth of apps . It makes complete sense to me. Oh and more than likely those apps that are being pirated the pirate wouldn't have purchased in the first place. Locking it down isn't going to force them into buying the apps lol
      In my opinion they also lock it down for the reputation... Owning an os that many people can easily pirate is not a good reputation to have... But this is in addition to the market strategy and the profits ( in addition to all the other reasons apple have a closed os )

      Quote Originally Posted by fanboyfanboy View Post
      Surprisingly, from a business perspective, it's actually incredibly smart, close off your OS to outsiders modifying it making it very hard to pirate (for those that do, I personally don't), Only make available what you decide, do not let other companies use your OS on their devices. Put all that together.
      Your OS + Your device + controlled use = maximized profit.
      Actually you forgot: Patent every single thing and every single word and then u get the maximized profit
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Derp!
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      Your Hosts file is prolly screwed up because of TinyUmbrella

      What kind of computer/software are u using?
      Agree but why don't you make a thread in the correct spot and not in the news thread k thanx.

      Back to topic
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by 2k1 View Post
      Agree but why don't you make a thread in the correct spot and not in the news thread k thanx.

      Back to topic
      ...and somehow that post was completely removed so I edited mine! LOL!
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      Quote Originally Posted by Scotty Manley Silberhorn View Post
      You're right, but if you want to have cool features and get more efficient use out of your idevice, then jail breaking is necessary.
      I did in fact want cool features and more efficient use--I switched to Android. I'm always baffled when I read these posts with people crying over not being able to JB. like seriously, if the phone you have don't let you do what you want why do you hold onto it?

      Sadly, most of you will never give Android or Windows Phone a fair chance. you're too obsessed with apple even though you admit that its frustratingly locked down and restricted.

      Quote Originally Posted by ferris419 View Post
      All I'm saying is without a jailbreak I'd be bored with my iPhone already and everyone acts like pirated apps are what jailbreaking the iPhone is all about when there's a lot more to it than being able to pirate .99 apps
      enlighten us then, why do YOU jailbreak?

      Quote Originally Posted by Chula View Post
      U r right but the jailbreak makes it a million times better and if u didn't believe that y r u in a jailbreak forum no offense to u
      If you have to hack it to make it work better for you then maybe its time to look for something else don't you think?
    1. spice_weasel's Avatar
      spice_weasel -
      Quote Originally Posted by ferris419 View Post
      If only such a small amount 2-5% of iPhone users have a jailbroken device why does apple try so hard to keep the device locked down?!? Why not just let the 5% have it jailbroken. I mean it has to take a lot of time money development etc. to make a more secure iOS. Im not agreeing or disagreeing with anyone's statements. Just putting my thoughts out there
      They keep the device locked down because an exploit is an exploit. Just think if someone had chosen to use the source code from jailbreak me to gain root access to your phone, instead of jailbreaking it. Apple could care less about jailbreakers. They, are, however concerned about vulnerabilities that can be used to do ANYTHING on your phone.
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by HCWHunter View Post
      Yes, of course, the devs advise jailbreakers not to update. They want as many customers as possible to sell their jailbroken apps to, and as many hits as possible on cydia. It's a business decision. They must not be losing too many JBers so far or the new JB would have been out at 6.0.1. They seem to be holding the new JBs longer each time, probably because of the large JB (by numbers, not %) community, although it is obviously getting harder to JB. If Apple would invoke the SBSettings toggles, including remove background, I probably wouldn't bother JBing even though I also used MyWi on my 4S.
      The people that make the jailbreaks don't benefit monetarily. None of them even sell product on cydia and the jailbreaks are free.

      Quote Originally Posted by Chula View Post
      U r right but the jailbreak makes it a million times better and if u didn't believe that y r u in a jailbreak forum no offense to u
      Missed where I said jail breaking had no benefits. My point is, buy an iPhone because you love the iPhone. If you only buy an iPhone because of a jailbreak why would you not buy an android?

      Let me guess you feel it doesn't run as smooth and as fluid? Well that's because it's open. That's because android is an OS iPhone is hardware. When an OS is built to work with specific hardware it will always run better.

      Additionally ---

      Apple will never open up the OS because you start giving access to tweaking core services and one tweak breaks a core service. Now apple has to staff it's "genius" bar to tell you "the software you installed broke this, you will have to restore"

      Also opening it up for the masses only provokes malicious activity.

      Now having said all that. Do I miss a jailbreak? Yes. Do I wish iOS was more open? Most definitely!!! Do I need to have a jailbreak? Nope.

      I use apple products because they run and feel better than any competition in my eyes. Even with the lack of features and customization, it's just flat better
    1. daytonaviolet's Avatar
      daytonaviolet -
      i'll upgrade to ip5 once 6.1 is jailbroken
    1. fanboyfanboy's Avatar
      fanboyfanboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by subywrex View Post
      The people that make the jailbreaks don't benefit monetarily. None of them even sell product on cydia and the jailbreaks are free.



      Missed where I said jail breaking had no benefits. My point is, buy an iPhone because you love the iPhone. If you only buy an iPhone because of a jailbreak why would you not buy an android?

      Let me guess you feel it doesn't run as smooth and as fluid? Well that's because it's open. That's because android is an OS iPhone is hardware. When an OS is built to work with specific hardware it will always run better.

      Additionally ---

      Apple will never open up the OS because you start giving access to tweaking core services and one tweak breaks a core service. Now apple has to staff it's "genius" bar to tell you "the software you installed broke this, you will have to restore"

      Also opening it up for the masses only provokes malicious activity.

      Now having said all that. Do I miss a jailbreak? Yes. Do I wish iOS was more open? Most definitely!!! Do I need to have a jailbreak? Nope.

      I use apple products because they run and feel better than any competition in my eyes. Even with the lack of features and customization, it's just flat better
      I completely agree with you

      Quote Originally Posted by ferris419 View Post
      I understand but really how much money is apple losing to pirated apps at an average of .99 a piece lol whatever I guess it's smarter to lose the sale of a 700$ phone over $20 worth of apps . It makes complete sense to me. Oh and more than likely those apps that are being pirated the pirate wouldn't have purchased in the first place. Locking it down isn't going to force them into buying the apps lol
      Now see that's the thing, everyone's like "well it's only $.99 they don't care about that." Look how much the devs would get if everyone donated $1 to a jailbreak, I remember when absinthe was released the first weekend saw like 900,000+ devices jailbroken. That's $900,00+. Now you take say 50% away for those who don't pirate, but those who do generally pirate more than once, so say at minimum you have 450,000 people pirate 6 games at $.99 (even though games are becoming more and more expensive we'll use $.99) you're talking about $2.7 million. Which apples take is 30%. You're talking bout serious amounts of revenue they just lost out on. And you can bet they wouldn't be happy. So yes it does matter when games get pirated, especially with apple having now 40 billion + downloads they do not want to lose any revenue from possibly their biggest revenue generator.
    1. wiipro's Avatar
      wiipro -
      Finally!