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  • iOS Hackers Deem iOS 6.1 Jailbreak Safe, Go Ahead and Update Through iTunes


    iOS hackers MuscleNerd and planetbeing have both confirmed that the public release of iOS 6.1 is jailbreak safe! The update is vulnerable to all of the vulnerabilities that the hackers had planned on using to jailbreak iOS 6.1. That being said, update away! (Through iTunes)

    According to planetbeing, while the firmware can be jailbroken, it's going to take a little while to get everything all polished up, bug free, and get a jailbreak method that can be released to the public:



    If you’re excited to jailbreak your iOS 6.1 devices, the good news is it’s only a matter of time now. The jailbreak will include 22 different variants of iOS devices, including Apple’s new iPhone 5, iPod touch 5G, iPad (fourth generation), and iPad Mini. It will also include older iOS devices that can run iOS 6.1, excluding the Apple TV 3, for now. You can view our post to see the full list of supported devices.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iOS Hackers Deem iOS 6.1 Jailbreak Safe, Go Ahead and Update Through iTunes started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 150 Comments
    1. Sakyr's Avatar
      Sakyr -
      Updating as I wirte this! We need a donation link! I will gladly donate to these guys they deserve it for all their hard work!
    1. javilo's Avatar
      javilo -
      Updating now :-)....Yes, I will gladly donate as well, These guys have definitely earned it.
    1. Miguelangelv's Avatar
      Miguelangelv -
      😃 Nice!!!
    1. raduga's Avatar
      raduga -
      Quote Originally Posted by thevmax View Post
      1. Apple would not do that
      Apple always trys something fishy. That's why we have to be :shiftykitty:
      2. It won't install if it is the wrong version
      Apple occasionally changes the official name of a release, without changing its actual build number.
      e.g. iOS 6.0 GM -> iOS 6
      iOS 6.1b5 -> iOS 6.1

      Its certainly possible for them to do the other thing,
      and update build numbers without changing the product name.
      As far as I know, they've never done that before. But there's no reason they can't.
      And some reason they might want to. :)
    1. littlelisa63's Avatar
      littlelisa63 -
      Quote Originally Posted by raduga View Post
      There are a lot of dodgy sites, some of them have "absinthe" in the name
      so I'd hesitate to recommend trying one at random, without a closer look.

      But OSX Daily has a list of direct links to the Apple server:
      iOS 6.1 Update Released [Direct Download Links]

      (by the way, which model is yours?
      Sometimes apple delays release by a few hours (????) for certain models in certain regions.)
      Ip 5 ( A1429)
      Don't know if its gsm or cmda though lol
    1. LudaChris's Avatar
      LudaChris -
      Quote Originally Posted by littlelisa63 View Post
      My iTunes says update to 6.0.2
      I so want an iMac
      yeah, i just checked and mine says update to 6.0.1
    1. prymeh's Avatar
      prymeh -
      I am getting an incompatible build error in iTunes. Does anybody know how to rid this?
    1. ZSakowski's Avatar
      ZSakowski -
      Just to be clear, should I restore and update through iTunes or is it ok just to update through iTunes without a restore?
    1. raduga's Avatar
      raduga -
      Quote Originally Posted by littlelisa63 View Post
      Ip 5 ( A1429)
      Don't know if its gsm or cmda though lol
      GSM.
      Unless you only use it in USA or Japan

      Quote Originally Posted by prymeh View Post
      I am getting an incompatible build error in iTunes. Does anybody know how to rid this?
      Did you download the update with iTunes?
      Or independently, then used iTunes to restore?

      For both the above,
      I wonder if 6.1 may not be recognized as "the latest" for all devices in every region.
      I had thought that verifying the hashes was done at a central spot (via Cupertino). Possibly its not?!
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Quote Originally Posted by ZSakowski View Post
      Just to be clear, should I restore and update through iTunes or is it ok just to update through iTunes without a restore?
      You should be just fine with an update
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by prymeh View Post
      I am getting an incompatible build error in iTunes. Does anybody know how to rid this?
      Make sure you downloaded the right firmware. There are several different kinds of GSM iPhone 5 firmware now for both U.S. and international. Best bet is to download the firmware directly from iTunes so iTunes can pick the firmware for you.
    1. raduga's Avatar
      raduga -
      Quote Originally Posted by ZSakowski View Post
      Just to be clear, should I restore and update through iTunes or is it ok just to update through iTunes without a restore?

      Quote Originally Posted by King_O_Hill View Post
      You should be just fine with an update
      Yep.
      Unless you're using an older device with a tethered 6.0 jb, or any device now running a version that you updated via OTA. In those cases, you'd probably be better off restoring to 6.0.x first, if you still can. Probably not necessary, but prudent, IMO.

      If you've already updated to 6.1 via OTA, get the 6.1 ipsw and restore to that.
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Just updated with iTunes... It undid the changes I made with carrier editor but with a jailbreak coming up I think I can live with that
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      Nice I slept in on the wrong day will be updating to 6.1 tonight
    1. jzhu625's Avatar
      jzhu625 -
      I'll donate as well!
    1. senorian's Avatar
      senorian -
      delete
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by senorian View Post
      delete
      Huh?
    1. prymeh's Avatar
      prymeh -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Make sure you downloaded the right firmware. There are several different kinds of GSM iPhone 5 firmware now for both U.S. and international. Best bet is to download the firmware directly from iTunes so iTunes can pick the firmware for you.
      Is there a direct download link from Apple?
    1. rcm's Avatar
      rcm -
      AWESOME, can't wait for Cydia to start crashing like crazy, and i mean that in a good way, I just love when the day of the new ios jailbreaks come.

      can anyone tell me if there is the 6.0.1and 2 tethered jb also works for 6.1, or do I have to wait until untethered is released?
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Quote Originally Posted by rcm View Post
      AWESOME, can't wait for Cydia to start crashing like crazy, and i mean that in a good way, I just love when the day of the new ios jailbreaks come.

      can anyone tell me if there is the 6.0.1and 2 tethered jb also works for 6.1, or do I have to wait until untethered is released?


      Why would you want to tether when they are releasing an untethered JB?????