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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 -
      Lol, you and your percentages
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      99% of people don't do major file editing of their main Apple system. I don't think it's good advice to tell people that restore from backup can cause problems on a 'general basis'. That's just a myth.
      Please stop saying its a myth when it is not. Unless you are calling Simon and I liars. When you troubleshoot problems you try and eliminate potential issues. Restoring from a backup can cause a potential issue. Just because it hasn't happened to you doesn't mean that it doesn't exist.

      I would love to know where you get your percentages too. I've never received a questionnaire from you??? Please, don't speak for everyone out there. We are giving the best advice to solve someone's problem. Unless you have absolute proof, and I mean solid evidence, then just let us help people. You did not write the iTunes software so how on earth can you say with 100% certainty that there is not a bug in their program? We know that there are bugs in their iOS, so why is it so hard for you to accept.

      I've never seen a billion dollars in front of me, but I do know it exists. Learn to trust others occasionally, and just be grateful that you haven't run into issues that others have.

      Man I wish I could live in your world of definitive absolutes, but unfortunately I live in the real world where you know what, sometimes sh** just happens.

      Peace out bro!
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Restoring from a backup made in a previous major version of iOS often causes problems with battery life. A clean install, reinstall all your apps and synch your contacts, pics etc and you should find it improves.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      99% of people don't do major file editing of their main Apple system. I don't think it's good advice to tell people that restore from backup can cause problems on a 'general basis'. That's just a myth.
      You are correct but if you jailbreak, you run more of a risk for attaining files that aren't stable. That being said, let me elaborate a bit more on my wife's issues w/ her phone.

      I performed several clean restores and then restored from backup. I even had her use her phone w/out a jailbreak on numerous occasions to see if the problem still persisted. Because the problems continued to occur despite all my attempts to fix it, a clean restore w/ a clean install of everything finally fixed the problem.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      You are correct but if you jailbreak, you run more of a risk for attaining files that aren't stable. That being said, let me elaborate a bit more on my wife's issues w/ her phone.

      I performed several clean restores and then restored from backup. I even had her use her phone w/out a jailbreak on numerous occasions to see if the problem still persisted. Because the problems continued to occur despite all my attempts to fix it, a clean restore w/ a clean install of everything finally fixed the problem.
      Wow.. Understood. I'm just saying that what you're describing is so rare on an unjailbroken phone.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      Wow.. Understood. I'm just saying that what you're describing is so rare on an unjailbroken phone.
      I can agree w/ that!
    1. mlevine54's Avatar
      mlevine54 -
      How did u go back to 6.0.1 that makes no sense... And I'm on 6.0 should I go to 6.0.2 while I still can on my iPhone 5
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlevine54 View Post
      How did u go back to 6.0.1 that makes no sense...
      Huh???

      Quote Originally Posted by mlevine54 View Post
      And I'm on 6.0 should I go to 6.0.2 while I still can on my iPhone 5
      Are you having issues with your phone currently?
    1. anig's Avatar
      anig -
      I restored with fresh and new not from backup And it's a smoother running device it seems. the battery life has greatly been increased👌thanks for the tip
    1. Jato_BZ's Avatar
      Jato_BZ -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Why?
      Well IMO from why ive read into from PlanetBeing's comments is that with PB being on 6.0.2 Untethered as he says and if he can't JB 6.1 or the bugs that he has used in 6.0.2 are fixed he tweeted he may go against the tradition of releasing a JB for an unsigned Firmware and release a JB. So instead of missing the opportunity of the 6.0.2 signing window I have updated and have had no issues. If they do manage to JB 6.1 I'll update to that...just my thoughts on keeping within the reach of a possible JB for the i5 on iOS 6.
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jato_BZ View Post
      Well IMO from why ive read into from PlanetBeing's comments is that with PB being on 6.0.2 Untethered as he says and if he can't JB 6.1 or the bugs that he has used in 6.0.2 are fixed he tweeted he may go against the tradition of releasing a JB for an unsigned Firmware and release a JB. So instead of missing the opportunity of the 6.0.2 signing window I have updated and have had no issues. If they do manage to JB 6.1 I'll update to that...just my thoughts on keeping within the reach of a possible JB for the i5 on iOS 6.
      remember that 6.0.2 is only for iPh5 and iPad mini. if they were to just release it for 6.0.2 then that would leave a lot of devices / people out of having a JB. But at this point, it is anybody's guess.
    1. Jato_BZ's Avatar
      Jato_BZ -
      Quote Originally Posted by King_O_Hill View Post
      remember that 6.0.2 is only for iPh5 and iPad mini. if they were to just release it for 6.0.2 then that would leave a lot of devices / people out of having a JB. But at this point, it is anybody's guess.
      Yuh bit like a $500 Million lottery!! Just my thoughts on trying to read thru the lines of all the info out there!!
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by King_O_Hill View Post
      To each his own bro. If you notice, most of the veteran experienced peeps around here always recommend to set up as new. Always your best bet if you are restoring because of some unknown issue.
      Depends. If I'm jailbroken, I typically restore as new. As some jailbreak stuff lingers and don't like that. But if I'm stock I see no issue with restoring from back up.

      As a system admin I would hope you have images to reinstall from to save yourself a ton of time.

      Anytime I'm going to jailbreak I will restore as new and get all my settings and AppStore apps dialed in. Then I will back up. That way if I restore in the future I can restore from my clean back up and not have to worry about setting up apps and stuff

      Quote Originally Posted by simon View Post
      lol, you and your percentages
      lmao!!!!!!!!
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Quote Originally Posted by subywrex View Post
      Depends. If I'm jailbroken, I typically restore as new. As some jailbreak stuff lingers and don't like that. But if I'm stock I see no issue with restoring from back up.

      As a system admin I would hope you have images to reinstall from to save yourself a ton of time.

      Anytime I'm going to jailbreak I will restore as new and get all my settings and AppStore apps dialed in. Then I will back up. That way if I restore in the future I can restore from my clean back up and not have to worry about setting up apps and stuff
      I agree 100% bro.

      If you are not jailbroken and you are restoring to the same major iOS, then from a backup makes perfect sense.

      I always have image files, but they are typically a fresh OS and a core of software that saves me a half a days work.

      I also agree with your theory of doing a restore from backup prior to a jailbreak. The problem is that most don't think like we do
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by King_O_Hill View Post
      I agree 100% bro.

      If you are not jailbroken and you are restoring to the same major iOS, then from a backup makes perfect sense.

      I always have image files, but they are typically a fresh OS and a core of software that saves me a half a days work.

      I also agree with your theory of doing a restore from backup prior to a jailbreak. The problem is that most don't think like we do
      👊✊✌

      Actually id say the one thing I like about being stock is the ability to restore from backups haha. Cause I refuse to back up and restore when I'm JB.

      Just wish I could only back up SMS and nothing else lol
    1. kidrobot714's Avatar
      kidrobot714 -
      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.
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Must be working out really nice for you, except I see that you are still trolling the iPhone forums.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by subywrex View Post
      Anytime I'm going to jailbreak I will restore as new and get all my settings and AppStore apps dialed in. Then I will back up. That way if I restore in the future I can restore from my clean back up and not have to worry about setting up apps and stuff
      I thought this is how everyone would be thinking. I always have a copy, in my backup library (which can be chosen later even when stock) of just apps,system, camera roll and email accounts (texting conversations) that I can easily go back to when I need to restore that would never have a single glitch that could bite me in the azz.

      I actually use the exact process when JB'en with PKGBackUp. I have a PKGBackUp restore (image) of all my basic proven tweaks (Gridlock, Infinidock. etc. etc) that I can restore to my JB'en phone immediately after a stock restore and re-jailbreak. Saves a LOT of time. And you can be 100% sure that there's nothing you're reloading onto your phone that could be a problem. I just can't understand why anyone would would restore as 'new' and take all that time to reload EVERYTHING stock, jailbreak and reloading EVERYthing from Cydia. What a time consuming project and a terrible waste of time. Help yourselves, people! Make interim backups! ;-)

      Grant

      PS - I never save themes in a PKGBackUp image - they take forever to redownload to phone and also can contain problem material. Themes are always saved on my computer and I add them in 1 at a time after the other steps I mention above.
    1. Faresismail's Avatar
      Faresismail -
      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.
      Hey bro im seriously thinking about going with note 2... So can u please trll me hows the battery i hear its terrible :/
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      Quote Originally Posted by Faresismail View Post
      Hey bro im seriously thinking about going with note 2... So can u please trll me hows the battery i hear its terrible :/
      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.