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  • Planetbeing: The Future is Looking Bright for Jailbreaking, Pod2g Urges iOS 6.1 Release


    Planetbeing has once again announced that more progress has been made, and speaks out saying that the “future is looking bright for jailbreaking.” This Tweet comes just a few days after Planetbeing and Pod2g announced finding two additional vulnerabilities, which may or may not be found useful in the iOS 6 untethered jailbreak.

    Even more interesting, pod2g illustrates his eagerness to get to work right away on iOS 6.1, as he urges Apple to release iOS 6.1 “now” in a Tweet replying to Planetbeing. This could be a good thing, having followed the numerous Tweets ahead of the Tweet urging Apple to release iOS 6.1.

    After having shown his eagerness to get iOS 6.1 in his hands, pod2g later retweeted a Tweet from Musclenerd, which is 23 days old, saying, "I wholeheartedly disagree" in response to a Tweet from a jailbreaker who has lost faith in a jailbreak for the "iPhone 5 and iPad 2" being released this year.

    Apple’s latest iOS 6.1 beta is set to expire very soon, however iOS 6.1 golden master has yet to see the light of day. Many jailbreakers who upgraded to the iPhone 5 have been without a jailbreak since they bought Apple's new handset, and a huge number of these jailbreakers are unsure of whether to stay on iOS 6.0.2 or update to iOS 6.1 when the new software update comes out.

    Our advice is to stay on iOS 6.0.2 (or update to iOS 6.0.2 if you have not already), and then wait to see what happens when iOS 6.1 comes out before you update to it. When asked, Musclenerd also agreed with this course of action. Planetbeing at least has an untethered iOS 6.0.2 jailbreak running on his iPhone 5 right now, so it’s at least a pillow to fall back on if a jailbreak for iOS 6.1 cannot be made in the near future.

    The best thing the jailbreak community can do is remain positive toward these hackers that dedicate their time to creating jailbreaks at no cost. Please continue to remain patient, and throw them a "Thank You!" when you get some free time!

    Sources: pod2g and planetbeing
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Planetbeing: The Future is Looking Bright for Jailbreaking, Pod2G Urges iOS 6.1 Release started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 176 Comments
    1. ukblake's Avatar
      ukblake -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      I personally confirmed with Musclenerd via Twitter that iOS 6.0.2 is the firmware you should be on when the jailbreak is announced. That way if the iOS 6.1 jailbreak doesn't work out, we will still have the iOS 6.0.2 pillow to fall back on. If the iOS 6.1 jailbreak does work out, we can simply update to iOS 6.1 and get it.

      iOS 6.0.2 is where the jailbreak sits right now in planetbeing's hands. So there's no reason to stay on an older firmware and not be able to update later down the road.
      Thanks for the quick reply. Makes total sense. I will update my iphone 5 and ipad mini as soon as I can. But I'll probably leave my ipad 2 and iphone 4 on 5.1.1 untethered for now.

      On a similiar note, I have learned to be very cautious before I update due to a couple of my past experiences. I always save my blobs but for some reason everytime I try to downgrade or even do the tethered 6.0.1 jb for iphone 4 I get an itunes error and then I am stuck having to update to the latest firmware. Even after googling everything you could possibly google about itunes errors, still no help. Luckily this was on my brother's iphone 4 and not mine but I can't seem to get past the itunes errors. I think itunes is Apple's biggest flaw.

      I am thinking/hoping that the ios 6 untethered jailbreak will be similar to Absinthe and won't require itunes to complete the process.

      Also, many thanks to the jailbreak developers that are working on this. I for one, do not take any of their work for granted and am very happy that they are doing this for free and in their spare time.
    1. Hondamaker's Avatar
      Hondamaker -
      Quote Originally Posted by zinjen View Post
      Spoken like a typical *******. "Sure guys heres your donation now that its all done!"

      Do these guys a favor and donate to the cause, not the result.
      +1!
    1. PokemonDesigner's Avatar
      PokemonDesigner -
      Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
      Now this is good news

      So let's get this right. My iPad mini running on 6.0.1 I should update this to 6.0.2 ??

      And my iPhone 4S that I have jailbroken and running 5.1.1 I should leave alone.

      Please can you clarify before I update my Mini and should this be a over air update or through iTunes ???
      Update the iPad mini. Keep the 4s at 5.1.1. I updated not thinking and have hated my phone since.
    1. EVO's Avatar
      EVO -
      Quote Originally Posted by subywrex View Post
      Question. Why is OTA bad? I can personally report worse battery life on a fresh 6.0.2 than I did with OTA from 6.0

      Also has there ever been a jailbreak that didn't work for all past FW? Meaning if the jb works for 6.0.2 it will work for that FW and older?

      And I'll say it again. I have NEVER seen a jailbreak released for a FW that isn't being signed by apple. Especially sense the iPhone 4S and newer can't even be restored to older FW even with saved blobs and whatnot.

      My guess would be the jail break will be released when it works with 6.1. I could be wrong. And because I don't depend on a jail break and would rather be on a current FW i will be updating when 6.1 is released. And if I'm wrong. Oh well lol
      I have to concur with you on this one, based on the trends of earlier jailbreaks, it would seem (in my opinion) unlikely that the jailbreak would work with the current released firmware.

      However, we must take into account how much more robust 6.1 "may" potentially be.

      iOS 6 has presented some new variables into the equation, and is much more different to solve given a lot of unknowns.

      And the definition of "work" can vary, as it can mean that it will operate correctly on iOS 6.1, but will remain unstable, or it could be fully functional and compatible with iOS 6.1

      Either way, I personally do not believe updating to iOS 6.0.2 for iphone 5 users hurt at all, it may just require a little bit of work to reinstall and restore everything, but if the jailbreak is stable on 6.1 (based on user reviews that will most likely update to 6.1), then those that updated to 6.0.2 can update to 6.1

      If it is not stable, they will be safe on iOS 6.0.2

      so either way
    1. ukblake's Avatar
      ukblake -
      Quote Originally Posted by GUNNY29 View Post
      Am I safe to do this? I'm on 6.0 and want to get to 6.0.2 but wants me to dl this first????

      In addition to what Anthony said about making sure to use itunes to update opposed to over-the-air, I would suggest that when you use itunes to always restore to the latest version instead of update to the latest version. It will make it easier to downgrade in the future if you have your blobs saved and ever needed to downgrade.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by subywrex View Post
      Question. Why is OTA bad? I can personally report worse battery life on a fresh 6.0.2 than I did with OTA from 6.0
      It is explained on the Dev Team Blog that OTA updates have the "wrong kind" of ramdisk that is missing the necessary vulnerability to bypass the APTicket system. This is why we recommend not using it.

    1. jps1012's Avatar
      jps1012 -
      wait should i upgrade to 6.0.2 from 6.0.1? Thanks
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by jps1012 View Post
      wait should i upgrade to 6.0.2 from 6.0.1? Thanks
      I see no harm in doing so.
    1. jps1012's Avatar
      jps1012 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      I see no harm in doing so.
      Thanks, I just don't want the JB to be on 6.0.2 and by the time I try to upgrade I can only go to 6.1.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by jps1012 View Post
      Thanks, I just don't want the JB to be on 6.0.2 and by the time I try to upgrade I can only go to 6.1.
      Right, that's why I am recommending iOS 6.0.2. I'm on iOS 6.0.2 on my own iPhone 5 as well.
    1. jps1012's Avatar
      jps1012 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Right, that's why I am recommending iOS 6.0.2. I'm on iOS 6.0.2 on my own iPhone 5 as well.
      thanks..ill upgrade now.
    1. Faresismail's Avatar
      Faresismail -
      Quote Originally Posted by EVO View Post
      you cant save SHSH using sn0wbreeze, you need to use either tinyumbrella or redsn0w

      download tinyumbrella (it's easier for iphone 4), connect your iphone to the computer, and click "SAVE SHSH"
      Thanks this was really easy

      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      It is explained on the Dev Team Blog that OTA updates have the "wrong kind" of ramdisk that is missing the necessary vulnerability to bypass the APTicket system. This is why we recommend not using it.

      Ok but it might not be the same from 6.x to 6.x right?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Faresismail View Post
      Ok but it might not be the same from 6.x to 6.x right?
      It's not the same. But just in case, we like to do it.

      We never know what they have up their sleeves for the future.

      It's all about preparation.
    1. GUNNY29's Avatar
      GUNNY29 -
      I'm trying to save 6.0.2 blobs but redsnow saying I haven't got an iPhone 5,1 but a 5,2?? Any ideas
    1. Faresismail's Avatar
      Faresismail -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      It's not the same. But just in case, we like to do it.

      We never know what they have up their sleeves for the future.

      It's all about preparation.
      Yea i guess you're right thanks
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by GUNNY29 View Post
      I'm trying to save 6.0.2 blobs but redsnow saying I haven't got an iPhone 5,1 but a 5,2?? Any ideas
      Point redsnow to a iPhone 5,2 firmware. Mine is 5,2 as well.
    1. Bassvictim's Avatar
      Bassvictim -
      What am I missing with this update to 6.0.2? I'm on 6.0.1, and both iTunes, and the phone say that I'm up to date with firmware, there's no 6.0.2 option for me. Verizon 4S.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bassvictim View Post
      What am I missing with this update to 6.0.2? I'm on 6.0.1, and both iTunes, and the phone say that I'm up to date with firmware, there's no 6.0.2 option for me. Verizon 4S.
      You're fine. iOS 6.0.2 is for iPhone 5 and iPad Mini only.

      iOS 6.0.2
    1. mirmo's Avatar
      mirmo -
      thanks to our great people out there.
    1. GUNNY29's Avatar
      GUNNY29 -
      Nice one. Thank you


      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      Point redsnow to a iPhone 5,2 firmware. Mine is 5,2 as well.