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So has this so called 'beta 5' now been found to actually be the GM in disguise ? How long is it normally between GM and release ?...
01-27-2013, 09:07 AM #61
So has this so called 'beta 5' now been found to actually be the GM in disguise ?
How long is it normally between GM and release ?
01-27-2013, 09:41 AM #62
actually according to some people in the actual jb'ing world this is a GM, ready for public release, not just a beta
01-27-2013, 09:44 AM #63
01-27-2013, 09:58 AM #64
People need to realize that even if this does turn out to be a beta (as it's yet unsure if it's truly the gm, check Sauriks redit for more info) anyways, if it is a beta apple didn't release it to stall the jb. They don't really care about us. Think about it, there were 22 million iOS DEVICES running cydia in the past 2 months. In just the last quarter apple sold close to 50 million IPHONES. Not devices, which includes iPhones, iPod touchs, and iPads. Now think of how many iPhones, iPads, and iPod touchs have been made. They don't close the security holes to stop jailbreaking. They close them because those same security holes that give us root access to our devices, also can be used to infect the root files of our devices with malware/virus' etc.
01-27-2013, 10:09 AM #65
01-27-2013, 10:40 AM #66
01-27-2013, 10:54 AM #67
01-27-2013, 11:10 AM #68
01-27-2013, 11:26 AM #69
Had enough of jb'ing anyway. My iphone 4s is worth enough to swap for a decent android phone. You do it to free your device but then you still find yourself paying for tweaks etc. like on android it is actually a free device (open) and customisation is actually free.
01-27-2013, 11:28 AM #70
It does more than iOS does stock, however it's far from open. Here is a good clarification.
Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 01-27-2013 at 11:33 AM.
01-27-2013, 11:32 AM #71
01-27-2013, 11:47 AM #72
Also do some research. Jail breaking and rooting are the same thing. Both of them require hacking to give root access so your phone is fully open.
The only difference between android and ios stock is what they allow you to have access to. Android allows you much more access but is still closed. Apple has way more restrictions.
PS the good apps and tweaks on the play store cost money too.
01-27-2013, 01:11 PM #73
I truly believe they are looking for this security breach and that is why they waited so long to release Beta 5. Apple wants their OS to be secure and I'm almost positive they've been looking for the holes since a confirmed jailbreak has come to light. Obviously, though, they haven't found the exploits and had to release 'something' so the Dev accts wouldn't expire.
I think pod2g, Planetbeing, MNerd, etc should just say their exploit was patched so Apple will release the public 6.1 and then 'our' Devs can release the JB!!!
01-27-2013, 01:50 PM #74
Just can't understand this logic. Jailbreak has been around sense the first iPhone. They have never delayed anything because of a jailbreak. And because the hackers have more than one exploit (they said they always keep one for themselves) Wouldnt you think it's in apples best interest to update and let the exploit be burned then patch it with an update?
Just don't know why people really think apple is stopping production of iOS because of a jailbreak lol
01-27-2013, 02:13 PM #75
Sorry having bad day. Been ios since beginning. Dont expect things to turn out exactly the way i want them. Im not ungrateful towards the devs for what they do. What i was trying to say is that im hearing alot of good things about android and even my mates stock s3 kicks *** out of my jailbroken 5.1.1 i4s for looks. Wasnt trying to be offensive.
01-27-2013, 02:23 PM #76
01-27-2013, 02:32 PM #77
It will be released soon. Within a few weeks, tops.
Many more people will slowly trickle over to 6.1 in the days/weeks/months afterward.
People who understand the issues and why "newer isn't always better" won't upgrade.
Smart people, like you!
But then again, we always see a slew of "ACCIDENTAL UPGRADE " users,
who knew better but didn't really think it through.
Dev Team and friends are not targeting the tiny sliver of very technically astute users.
If they did, the jailbreak community would be < 1% of iDevices, instead of 5-10%.
Instead their target would be the "smarter than average" user, who doesn't necessarily why he wants a jailbreak
but thinks "freedom is a good idea".
MOST OF US DON'T CARE ABOUT 6.1!
Nobody. Not even Apple.
However, some people like driving shiny new cars, while others are happy with old, reliable beaters.
People upgrade because they want their shiny iPhone to be the latest and greatest iPhone it can be.
If you think about this, and about how long it has been, (since Sept 2012), that those of us with IOS 6 have not had a jailbreak...
then it makes sense to create the public jailbreak now.
iOS is getting tighter, and JB devs are facing a likely possibility that sometime soon
(iOS7? iPhone 6? iPad 5?) a jailbreak may not even happen. Ever.
Because of the job getting tougher, and attrition/fatigue among the team.
So they want every exploit they can find, to count.
If they released this too soon, and then Apple patched 6.1.0 to break it
then all the "accidentally upgraded to 6.1" people would be SOL.
And they have to start over from scratch with iOS7, which gets dicey.
(the chances of another new JB being released before iOS7 are almost nil)
Right now, iPhone 5 and iPad mini users have never had a chance to jailbreak.
iOS6 users have never had a chance for an untethered JB on any device.
If dev-team fumbles this one, (releases before Apple drops 6.1) then we stand a good chance that
Most iPhone 5 users, most iPad mini users and most iOS6 users will end up with a 3-5 day window to jailbreak
and then LOSE it maybe forever.
For someone who's not a "typical user" it's frustrating.
I've been waiting as long as you
But just because we're special doesn't make us special enough to spoil the party for all the ones who are not.
Last edited by raduga; 01-27-2013 at 02:34 PM.
01-27-2013, 04:55 PM #78
01-27-2013, 05:58 PM #79
This tight grip apple has on its phone is exactly the reason they are no longer #1. Give consumers what they want and they won't leave. This is the reason Samsung is on fire. Duh.
Last edited by hogcia; 01-27-2013 at 06:36 PM.
01-27-2013, 06:12 PM #80