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  • Pod2g and Planetbeing Announce Progress On iOS 6 Untethered Jailbreak


    iOS 6 still lacks an untethered jailbreak solution on newer iOS devices, although users of older limera1n devices can experience a tethered jailbreak on iOS 6 thanks to a bootrom exploit and old bootrom iPhone 3GS models do have an untethered jailbreak on iOS 6.

    Earlier in January, iOS hacker planetbeing shared on Reddit that he had an untethered iOS 6 jailbreak running on his iOS 6.0.2 iPhone 5, however he wasn’t going to release it just yet because it contained a valuable exploit that he wanted to save and iOS 6.1 is just on the horizon and would likely break a small part of the jailbreak.

    The good news is that last night hacker planetbeing hinted on Twitter that progress has been made with iOS hacker pod2g towards the untethered jailbreak for iOS 6. Pod2g responded about 10 hours later sharing that they had found two new vulnerabilities in one day, which is excellent progress. The vulnerabilities are essential for the jailbreaking process. On the other hand, pod2g shares that the "initial code execution for a public jailbreak" is still missing.

    Pod2g and planetbeing were huge players in the release of the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak, so we trust what they say. Pod2g once stated that he was very confident that we’d see an untethered jailbreak on iOS 6, newer devices included, within the coming months. However, with the progress that is being made, we can only guess that it will be slightly quicker than that.

    There is still a lot of work that has to be done. iOS 6.1 has not been publicly released yet, so the hackers will more than likely be waiting for that release to see how the jailbreak plays out. Afterwards, the hackers will need to test its stability and then produce jailbreak tools that jailbreakers can use to finally jailbreak their devices. This will all add to the time it will take to get the jailbreak into the public’s hands.

    Please continue to offer positive support for these hackers and remain patient!

    Sources: planetbeing and pod2g
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Pod2g and Planetbeing Announce Progress On iOS 6 Untethered Jailbreak started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 100 Comments
    1. Jj2345's Avatar
      Jj2345 -
      I have a both iPhone 5 and a galaxy s3
      While i LOVE my galaxy I still use my iphone every day because its so simple to use.i can't tell you which is better because they both have flaws.
      i love my galaxy because of the size of the screen but there's times I hate it when I'm doing certain things.
      I love the screen of my iPhone Aswell,its look so much crispier.
      But there's times I hate having a small screen when doing certain things
    1. dalton4life's Avatar
      dalton4life -
      After 4 years as an iPhone switched to to an Android phone a month ago, the HTC One X+ Plus to be exact. I've been pretty happy with it so far. It's up there with iPhone in terms of build quailty, screen quailty and offering 64GB of on boardI storage. Yet it's open unlike iOS 6.

      While I still like iPhone it's time has past for being my main device. 4s was my last one. If Apple opened up iOS some and increased size more I would probably come back.
    1. td1439's Avatar
      td1439 -
      Quote Originally Posted by iLoveWindows&iPhone View Post
      Like many others here, I have been jailbreaking my phone and following the jailbreak scene for years. I am no expert, but over the years I have learned a lot about the jailbreaking process. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong... but isn't the hardest part of the whole process finding a injection method? And they haven't made any progress in this area since the iPhone 5 was released correct? The fact that they found 2 new vulnerabilities is excellent news, but without a injection method, these vulnerabilities cannot be utilized...correct?
      planetbeing clarified pod2g's tweet on Reddit. He said, "pod2g discovered a vulnerability and told me about it and I tried to integrate it into my existing jailbreak code to replace one of the ones we don't want to burn. I discovered I couldn't get his to work due to some miscommunication, but in the process of trying to get his to work, I discovered a new vulnerability for doing the same thing. I did get THAT one to work and it's now integrated with the rest.
      Unfortunately, as pod2g says, neither bug has to do with initial code injection, which we currently don't have a duplicate/backup vulnerability for at all." (planetbeing comments on Two new vulnerabilities found, iOS 6 jailbreak coming closer!)

      A lot of the questions about a public jailbreak for A5/A6 devices has hinged on these exploits that the devs don't want to 'burn' by including in a public jailbreak. They want to save them so they can get into future versions of iOS and look for bugs. So the first part of that message is pretty good news: they found an exploit which can replace an exploit they want to save. The second part, my take on that is they *do* have an initial code injection (hence plentbeing's post that he's got a working unether for 6.0.2), but it requires using one of the exploits they want to save. So, they need to find a replacement for that; I'm guessing that's what they are working on these days. As far as I can tell, a public jailbreak is going to require two major things to happen: 1) finding replacements for all of the exploits they want to save for future jailbreaking, including the code injection exploit. I don't know how many of those exploits they want to save, but they've found a replacement for at least one. 2) seeing which holes 6.1 fixes and then determining if a 6.1 jailbreak is feasible. It may well be that we'll need to stay on 6.0.x if we want a jailbreak while they look into 6.1.
    1. Zachchilders's Avatar
      Zachchilders -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      That is the first time I've heard a comment like this since the iPhone 5 release.
      ya, well it is fast
    1. mlevine54's Avatar
      mlevine54 -
      My battery sucks on 6.0.2 I get like 5 hrs of usage when I used to get 8-9
      I'm gonna update as soon as 6.1 comes out as long as it address the issue regardless if the jailbreak works on it or not
    1. Faresismail's Avatar
      Faresismail -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlevine54 View Post
      My battery sucks on 6.0.2 I get like 5 hrs of usage when I used to get 8-9
      I'm gonna update as soon as 6.1 comes out as long as it address the issue regardless if the jailbreak works on it or not
      But save your SHSH blobs before you do... Just in case... Anyway good luck.
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Funny how the most popular articles on a JAILBREAK FORUM are always articles on jailbreaks NOT patents..
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      It will be here before we know it! Can't wait.
    1. jaoniy2k's Avatar
      jaoniy2k -
      Quote Originally Posted by regkilla View Post
      my iPhone 5 can't wait. I told it the news and it jumped in joy
      That was funny hey! 😃
    1. mlevine54's Avatar
      mlevine54 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Faresismail View Post
      But save your SHSH blobs before you do... Just in case... Anyway good luck.
      I thought that you aren't able to save your blobs on 6.0.2? And thanks for responding
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlevine54 View Post
      I thought that you aren't able to save your blobs on 6.0.2? And thanks for responding
      redsnow can save them for 6.0.2 for you. Tiny umbrella hasn't been updated to do 6.0.2 yet.
    1. mlevine54's Avatar
      mlevine54 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      redsnow can save them for 6.0.2 for you. Tiny umbrella hasn't been updated to do 6.0.2 yet.
      Thanks! Ill try it out and get back to you
      Btw I did a clean restore this morning and I think the battery life is better!!!
    1. Shigoroku's Avatar
      Shigoroku -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Bootrom is not even close.

      The only progress is an untethered iOS 6 jailbreak.
      I don't even see where you can get this from those two tweets. They say nothing of progress toward an untether.

      ...unless they meant that they need to find a way for initial code execution so they don't have to reveal the secret method they're currently using.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Shigoroku View Post
      I don't even see where you can get this from those two tweets. They say nothing of progress toward an untether.

      ...unless they meant that they need to find a way for initial code execution so they don't have to reveal the secret method they're currently using.
      My information via comment isn't from the two Tweets.

      I'm commenting because that's what I think.
    1. tysonhemelstrand's Avatar
      tysonhemelstrand -
      Is there ever going to be an update to redsn0w for a tethered 6.0.1 jailbreak? It's keeping me from being able to jailbreak my Verizon iPhone 4, and honestly, semitether is almost as good as an untethered jailbreak in my opinion.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by tysonhemelstrand View Post
      Is there ever going to be an update to redsn0w for a tethered 6.0.1 jailbreak? It's keeping me from being able to jailbreak my Verizon iPhone 4, and honestly, semitether is almost as good as an untethered jailbreak in my opinion.
      I'm able to use redsn0w to jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 tethered just fine.

      You should be able to just point redsn0w to the iOS 6.0 firmware file. It works.
    1. tysonhemelstrand's Avatar
      tysonhemelstrand -
      I did point it to 6.0 and I followed the steps in iCrackuridevice's video exactly. I do have experience wit this stuff, i just can't get 6.0.1 to jb. Oh well, I'll just wait for 6.1.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by tysonhemelstrand View Post
      I did point it to 6.0 and I followed the steps in iCrackuridevice's video exactly. I do have experience wit this stuff, i just can't get 6.0.1 to jb. Oh well, I'll just wait for 6.1.
      Did you try our guide?

      How to Jailbreak Tethered iOS 6.0 or iOS 6.0.1 With Redsn0w 0.9
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Faresismail View Post
      Hey... Im an iphone user, i've been ever since the first iphone came out... The thing is im thinking about switch to android ( note 2 ) i now have an iphone 4 jailbroken... Recently apple hasnt been innovating there products so im thinking about changing to android... Can anyone convince me not to or at least tell me whats wrong whit android ( beside that the apps are released on the apple store before the android )
      It's just not intuitive. You'll have to google for basic directions like how to email a picture you just took, how to change your email signature, how to text someone an address you found by googling, etc, etc, etc.
    1. mgmm1's Avatar
      mgmm1 -
      These hackers are incredible and relentless. Thanks for what you do!!!