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iOS Hackers Make Significant Progress on iOS 6 Jailbreak

Posted in iOS, News on 22/01/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything significant about the iOS 6 jailbreak effort, but a recent post from well-known iOS hacker planetbeing (@planetbeing) has revived hopes for an untethered jailbreak. According to the tweet, planetbeing and pod2g (@pod2g) are apparently working together on releasing a public jailbreak for iOS 6. Pod2g later followed up with a tweet confirming the news.

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Pod2G has been less active in the past few months, working on his new iOS app PodDJ. Now that the app has been released, the hacker says he’ll be focusing more energy once again on the jailbreak scene. Earlier this month, planetbeing stated that he already had a working untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.0.2, but that he would not release it until additional exploits were discovered to act as a failsafe for future jailbreaks.

 

 

 

 

The two hackers are both very well known for their work on previous jailbreaks. With any luck, these two hackers putting their heads together should get us a public jailbreak for iOS 6 in the near future. At last! Apple has really doubled up their efforts to make iOS 6 more secure. It’s good to see that a jailbreak will still be possible!

We’ll keep you informed of additional news as we hear it.



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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.