After the release of iOS 6 and the iPhone 5 jailbreak community remained silent for some time giving a general concern for its future. The famous hacker planetbeing posted a comment at Reddit and says that the jailbreak is not dead. Planetbeing also admit the existence of the iPhone untethered jailbreak on iOS 6.0.2
Planetbeing says, the team is not going to release this jailbreak for two reasons: First, do not want to “burn” the exploit they used to be able to exploit in the future and, secondly, the iOS 6.1 will be available very soon, so there is no meaning to be given now.Obviously, you know a lot more after the release of iOS 6.1.
The full text of planetbeing:
Yeah, I’m not really sure what all the doom and gloom is about. The fact is, I have an untethered iOS 6.0.2 JB running on my iPhone 5 right now. The reasons it’s not released are because 1. releasing it would burn an exploit we want to save for ourselves so we can always get in to look at new firmware and help JB in the future, 2. iOS 6.1 is coming very soon and will likely break a small part of it anyway, there’s no point in sacrificing the many bugs it won’t break.
Anyway, where there are 4+ bugs (that it took to get this to work), there’s gotta be one or two more so while jailbreaking is getting harder, reports of its death are highly exaggerated.
This is not stuff I want to say over Twitter with 140 characters because I’m afraid of starting some sort of riot, but I like the smaller /r/jailbreak community more. ;