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iOS 6 Beta Already Jailbroken by MuscleNerd

Posted in iOS, News on 12/06/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Although Apple’s first iOS 6 beta was only released to developers yesterday, MuscleNerd (a prominent jailbreak hacker and member of the iPhone Dev Team) has already managed to jailbreak the firmware on a fourth-generation iPod touch.

While it’s a big step forward, however, it’s important to note that this is just the first baby step towards a fully usable exploit. Many jailbreak apps do not run on iOS 6 at the moment, and it’s unclear whether it will work on other devices.

With any luck, MuscleNerd and other iOS hackers will be able to prepare a public jailbreak close around the time that Apple publicly releases iOS 6 this fall. These first signs bode well for a speedy public jailbreak once iOS 6 hits!



J. Glenn Künzler

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J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.