Untethered iPhone 5 Available for Hackers Already

On January 6, 2013

While people are anxious to get their hands on a jailbreak for their iPhone 5, it seems that there are already hackers that have managed to get their hands on untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.0.2 and for the iPhone 5. planetbeing, who is a member of the iPhone Dev Team has mentioned on Reddit that he already has an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.0.2 for the iPhone 5.

To make matters even more interesting, iOS 6.0.2 is the version that has yet to be released for the public but one that is already available for developers. However, there are reasons why the jailbreak is not made public yet. Planetbeing mentioned that one of it is because they want to preserve the exploit so that they can save the jailbreaking scene in the future. In addition to that, they also want to wait for the exploit to be used on a major version instead such as the iOS 6.1.

He also stated that the jailbreak that he has is fully untethered meaning that it can also run MobileSubstrate which is an application required for jailbreak tweak. While we can’t wait for the release of the jailbreak, we do hope that it won’t mean a longer release date for future jailbreaks.