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iOS 6 jailbreak nearing soon, but may be waiting on iOS 6.1

updated 11:10 am EST, Fri January 25, 2013

Final version of iOS 6.1 could arrive as soon as today

A public jailbreak for iOS 6 could be coming soon, according to tweets by prominent hackers. One hacker, planetbeing, says that "tons of progress" has been made in recent days, and that "the future is looking bright for jailbreaking." He claims in fact that an exploit of his is already working, but that he's been testing it to ensure no "unpleasant side-effects."

A post by pod2g suggests that the hacking community is waiting until Apple releases iOS 6.1 to put the final touches on jailbreak code. Apple regularly breaks the exploits used in jailbreaks with new iOS releases, and so hackers will often wait until firmware is out to prevent Apple from quickly undoing their efforts. iOS 6 has proven especially difficult to crack.

iOS 6.1 could be released as soon as today. The current v6.1 beta expires on Sunday night, and as Apple doesn't post new firmware on weekends, today it will likely have to issue a new beta or the final product.

Jailbreaking technically becomes illegal on new devices in the US on Saturday, unless authorized by a carrier or device maker. That law will be difficult to enforce however, and iOS hackers have shown no inclination to stop their development.




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  1. AlenShapiro

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    "Jailbreaking technically becomes illegal on new devices in the US on Saturday, unless authorized by a carrier or device maker"

    I believe that it's "Unlocking" not "Jailbreaking" that becomes illegal in the US on Saturday. Jailbreaking allows owners to install any software on their device. Unlocking removes carrier-specific restrictions on a phone, allowing it to be subscribed to other carrier's plans. Big difference.

    Please correct the article if this turns out to be the case.

  1. blahblahbber

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    Joined: 02-01-05

    ...and [they] should never halt progress towards freedom from devices. As for others, Stay crApple

  1. DiabloConQueso

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    Joined: 06-11-08

    Originally Posted by blahblahbberView Post

    ...and [they] should never halt progress towards freedom from devices. As for others, Stay crApple



    There are both locked and unlocked Android phones available to consumers. There are both locked and unlocked iPhones available to consumers.

    Are you trying to insinuate that this is not the case?

    Also, "locking" a phone has more to do with the carrier (AT&T, Sprint, etc.) than it does with the manufacturer. Did you mistakenly attribute this to Apple rather than a carrier?

  1. Spheric Harlot

    Clinically Insane

    Joined: 11-07-99

    Facts never stop blahblahbber from attributing *anything* to Apple.

    Even the historical fact that Apple was the first manufacturer to ever truly challenge the carriers' iron stranglehold on the entire cellphone market.

  1. jpellino

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    Joined: 10-29-99

    Yeah, this is the sort of cat and mouse game you get when you only hear half of what Stewart Brand says.

  1. blahblahbber

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    Joined: 02-01-05

    Aren't we talking about Jailbreaking? I am not talking about unlocking, duhhhh

    Challenging my intellect DiabloConQueso?

  1. blahblahbber

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    Originally Posted by Spheric HarlotView Post

    Facts never stop blahblahbber from attributing *anything* to Apple.

    Even the historical fact that Apple was the first manufacturer to ever truly challenge the carriers' iron stranglehold on the entire cellphone market.

    And we are talking about the stronghold around consumers here. TOTALLY DIFFERENT

  1. Spheric Harlot

    Clinically Insane

    Joined: 11-07-99

    Yeah. Totally different. :rolleyes:

  1. And.reg

    Mac Elite

    Joined: 02-22-04

    Oh I'm sure Anonymous will have something to say about this.

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