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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. iH85CH001's Avatar
      iH85CH001 -
      What they need to work on is a non bootrom exploit that will work on All ios versions, future and past, that is critical in ios that cannot be patched by apple. it does not have to be a bootrom exploit because that only will work on some devices. They need to exploit something that is critical to ios that cannot be removed or changed.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by iH85CH001 View Post
      What they need to work on is a non bootrom exploit that will work on All ios versions, future and past, that is critical in ios that cannot be patched by apple. it does not have to be a bootrom exploit because that only will work on some devices. They need to exploit something that is critical to ios that cannot be removed or changed.
      That would be the bootrom. Apple cannot change it with an update.
    1. td1439's Avatar
      td1439 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Shigoroku View Post
      ...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.
      Based on what planetbeing and Saurik have posted on Reddit, I think this is exactly what it means.
    1. Faresismail's Avatar
      Faresismail -
      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.
      Had the exact same problem, i jailbroke using sn0wbreez now everything is fine
    1. rcm's Avatar
      rcm -
      All i can say is good luck, though i will personally wait for the 5s or an untethered 5, simply because I'm close to my contract due date and i'm thinking of getting either phone, but with 32 gb, my 16gb 4 just doesn't have the space for games, music, and videos.
    1. rkswat's Avatar
      rkswat -
      Quote Originally Posted by *T* View Post
      Totally agree. Jailbreaking has lost nearly all of its appeal. All the new tweaks are garbage, remakes or garbage. Themes haven't been relevant since iOS 4. The only thing people use jailbreaking for nowadays is pirating apps/music/tethering services and converting to TMobile, which doesn't even provide decent service.
      As narrow minded a response I have pretty much read on MMI.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Yes, the injection method is the hardest part. Last time around we had video proof of a 5.1.1 untether right around Thanksgiving of 2011. We didn't get the public untether until 1/20/2012. We've had no video proof of ANY untether for iOS 6 on A6 (though many say we can take Planetbeing at his word).. So the public untether is still a LOOOONG way away, gang.

      Jailbreaking is indeed becoming something that's dying out. In the early days we had jailbreaks writhing a few 'weeks' of iOS update releases. Those days are gone forever and not coming back. Apple has 'beaten' us on that front and getting the last word on the topic. They don't want JB - period. They will never change their view on that because Jailbroken phones can't assure stability. Rooted Android phones are riddled with stability issues. Not even in the same league with a JB'en iPhone much less a stock iPhone which is rock stable. I got an iPhone 5 to 'try it out'.. I do like it - but I have a SIM adaptor now and the majority of the time my SIM is in my JB 4S. The stock iPhone OS is just boring as hell.
    1. Faresismail's Avatar
      Faresismail -
      Can someone please explain in a clear way what is initial injection?
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by Faresismail View Post
      Can someone please explain in a clear way what is initial injection?
      The software package we download to our Mac or PC (like Absinthe or Redsn0w) that delivers the code and Cydia onto our stock iPhones that jailbreaks them is called the 'injection package'.
    1. Faresismail's Avatar
      Faresismail -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      The software package we download to our Mac or PC (like Absinthe or Redsn0w) that delivers the code and Cydia onto our stock iPhones that jailbreaks them is called the 'injection package'.
      So what they are missing is a way to install "cydia" ( the entire jailbreak ) to our phone right? If that was the case then how did pb say he had an untether on his phone or was it the other exploit he was saving?
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by Faresismail View Post
      So what they are missing is a way to install "cydia" ( the entire jailbreak ) to our phone right? If that was the case then how did pb say he had an untether on his phone or was it the other exploit he was saving?
      Cydia is just an installer. Jailbreaking essentially is just giving the end user "root" access to apples file structure.

      Most likely they are using a method to exploit the vulnerability that isn't a method that can be used as a public release. Once they have a way up inject code to exploit the vulnerability we have a public jailbreak.

      This is how I understand it anyway. Haha
    1. Faresismail's Avatar
      Faresismail -
      Quote Originally Posted by subywrex View Post
      Cydia is just an installer. Jailbreaking essentially is just giving the end user "root" access to apples file structure.

      Most likely they are using a method to exploit the vulnerability that isn't a method that can be used as a public release. Once they have a way up inject code to exploit the vulnerability we have a public jailbreak.

      This is how I understand it anyway. Haha
      I think its the same method but one of the vulnerability doesnt work with it :/ anyway thanks, it really helps clarify things...
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by Faresismail View Post
      I think its the same method but one of the vulnerability doesnt work with it :/ anyway thanks, it really helps clarify things...
      Essentially yes. Remember they always keep one exploit for themselves that they never intend to release to public to look at future iOS versions. Because after the release of any public JB Apple fixes the exploit for next release. So the devs will always have an untether before the rest of us (called a "failbreak") that will never be public. Finding the 'injectable' package is the longer process. And will get longer and longer in my view. We may even see, this go around, that we don't get a jailbreak before the next phone is released. That would truly be the end of jailbreaking. At least people would not buy Apple solely because there was a jailbreak possibility Which many of us do now.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      As I'm sure most if you have seen, @pod2g has some 'good news' for @planetbeing! We can only speculate what that may be, though...

      He made this a public tweet instead of a DM so that's always a positive for the community!
    1. Faresismail's Avatar
      Faresismail -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      Essentially yes. Remember they always keep one exploit for themselves that they never intend to release to public to look at future iOS versions. Because after the release of any public JB Apple fixes the exploit for next release. So the devs will always have an untether before the rest of us (called a "failbreak") that will never be public. Finding the 'injectable' package is the longer process. And will get longer and longer in my view. We may even see, this go around, that we don't get a jailbreak before the next phone is released. That would truly be the end of jailbreaking. At least people would not buy Apple solely because there was a jailbreak possibility Which many of us do now.
      Yea i guess you're right... Anyway thanks for the help and lets just hope we dont to the point where there is no JB :/
    1. csglinux's Avatar
      csglinux -
      There's a lengthy article from TechCrunch that explains the current jailbreak status. It's not 100% accurate, but it gives a good enough idea of where we're at: Behind The Scenes Of The iPhone 5 Jailbreak | TechCrunch
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by csglinux View Post
      There's a lengthy article from TechCrunch that explains the current jailbreak status. It's not 100% accurate, but it gives a good enough idea of where we're at: Behind The Scenes Of The iPhone 5 Jailbreak | TechCrunch
      Lol, I was just coming here to post the same thing. Saw planetbeing tweet it a little while ago.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Nice article! Very excited to see it happen!!!
    1. irvinrivas83's Avatar
      irvinrivas83 -
      I can't wait for a jailbreak it sucks not having to be free!
    1. speed57's Avatar
      speed57 -
      Yeap, Pod2g and planetbeing are perfect because without jb no means to carry iphones I think.