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Pod2g Confirms iOS 6, iOS 6.1 Beta 4 Untethered Jailbreak 98

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hypnosec writes "Well known iOS security researcher Pod2g has confirmed that a working untethered iOS 6 jailbreak is ready and would be released as soon as iOS 6.1 GM is released. In an interview with iDigitalTimes, the security researcher has revealed that they are already in possession of a functional untethered iOS 6 and iOS 6.1 beta 4 jailbreak, and the majority of the work has been done by @planetbeing and @pimskeks. '6.0 is jailbroken, 6.1 beta 4 also. Now we are waiting 6.1 to confirm and release,' said the researcher. He said that the jailbreak would have been possible without him as he came into the iOS 6 jailbreak scene at a later stage and provided pointers that pushed the other researchers to the maximum."
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Pod2g Confirms iOS 6, iOS 6.1 Beta 4 Untethered Jailbreak

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  • by Anonymous Coward

    Three cheers for our new digital heros. Is it now left up to hackers to fight for our freedoms? Do *your* part!

    • Three cheers for our new digital heros.

      ...Apparently though its not Apple who are pretty much been anti-consumer for some time with EFF and others trying to keep the option of jailbreaking legal (Its still illegal on your iPad)

      This is back from 2010 http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/07/feds-ok-iphone-jailbreaking/ [wired.com] [wired.com] The PDF about Apples responce and basically jailbreaking does this,

      "Crashes & instability
      Malfunctioning & safety
      Invasion of privacy
      Exposing children to age-inappropriate content
      Viruses & malware
      Inability to

      • Boycott Apple products...Its not like there are mass of better value alternatives, that support this.

        Apple is trying desperately to eliminate a "mass of better value alternatives, that support this." And it's been succeeding in some respects: Apple v. Samsung.

      • by KiloByte (825081)

        Limitation on ability to innovate

        What the fucking fuck! They're claiming that jailbreaking reduces the ability to innovate?

        • I think they mean business innovation, not technological. The ability to lock down hardware such that the manufacturer still retains control even after sale does enable a number of successful new business models. If the user can buy the hardware and do as they please, businesses are largely confined to the basic method of trying to sell equipment for more than it cost to manufacture.

        • Re: (Score:2, Informative)

          by Anonymous Coward

          Limitation on ability to innovate

          What the fucking fuck! They're claiming that jailbreaking reduces the ability to innovate?

          People using internal APIs that were not intended to be used, if the company cared about keeping those applications from breaking when an internal API needed to be changed, would prevent forward innovation dependent upon the internal API changing.

          However, side-loaded applications have been frequently broken, and in some cases, particularly unlocking, intentionally so.

          This has been particularly so with regard to SIM unlocks. For example, the "TurboSIM" and similar products which identified themselves as off

      • No. thanks, though.

      • Re: (Score:2, Informative)

        by AmiMoJo (196126) *

        I don't see why anyone would buy an Apple device and then jailbreak it. There are equal or better Android equivalents the are not locked down and even if you do jailbreak an Apple device you are still forced to use iTunes to manage media on it.

        • by 93 Escort Wagon (326346) on Sunday January 27, 2013 @05:21PM (#42709871)

          Here's one reason (but not the only one):

          Some of us, having used both, prefer iOS.

        • by smash (1351)
          Nicer hardware. Have yet to find an android phone that feels as nice in the hand as my 4-S. Also, apple hardware support - if you buy your devices outright with no plan (like we can in australia). Break your shit? Take it to apple and you get a new phone for fairly cheap. Last i did it, $280 bucks for a brand new replacement handset.
          • by AmiMoJo (196126) *

            I guess it is a matter of taste. Personally I find the iPhone to look somewhat dated (the basic design has been exactly the same for years) and everything up to the latest widescreen ones was too small to use comfortably. The 5 is about the minimum screen size I would want. My hands are only average size.

            For the best feel some of the newer HTCs with their grippy backs are pretty nice.

            You can get insurance on any phone you like here in the UK, including immediate replacement.

      • by Anonymous Coward

        To be fair, most of that list is completely true. And I say that as a person who has all my devices jailbroken since the iPhone3G and iPad1.

        Only the legal one is factually incorrect, and of course the too-vague-to-interpret which can't be factually argued either way.

        Crashes & instability - There are quite a few apps that push the devices way past their limits. I've personally experienced the slowdowns and memory leaks caused by Winterboard, as well as had various tweaks just end up breaking things unt

    • by Nexus7 (2919)

      Can someone clarify for me how exactly this is fighting for freedoms? AFAIK, iOS is pretty locked down, and this is in the EULA. Which ou agree to when you buy the device. I mean, no one who is carrying the mantle of digital freedom is lining up to get one of these iDevices thinking they're doing freedomish stuff, right?

      • by kthreadd (1558445)

        Well, it's all relative. For a lot of people coming over to iOS from Windows and even in some cases Macs iOS is the first OS that they use where they actually have software freedom in that they want to use and feel confident about using third party software. The installation process on both Windows and Mac is terrible in comparison, especially on Macs where you have to know what a mounted dmg is. And that assumes that actually finding the software can be done in the first place. In comparison, iOS makes it

        • Linux has its own issues. It's a lot better than it used to be, certainly - but it suffers in a manner from great diversity. One Windows or OSX computer is almost exactly like any other - you don't have to worry about not having the correct versions of many different libraries, or system files not being in the same place on every distro. So long as you stick to the distro's own store or repository, all is well - venture outside, and trouble looms.

          • by tepples (727027)

            One Windows or OSX computer is almost exactly like any other - don't have to worry about not having the correct versions of many different libraries, or system files not being in the same place on every distro.

            For the record this is true of each Linux distribution as well. One Ubuntu computer is the same as any other, and it'll stay the same on any other distribution that closely follows Debian.

            So long as you stick to the distro's own store or repository, all is well - venture outside, and trouble looms.

            At least on Ubuntu and other distributions based on Debian, there's a middle ground: third-party repositories designed for a particular distribution. Ubuntu calls them PPAs.

      • You're an odd individual. Either that, or isolated. Let's educate you.
        an iDevice is a quality product, and the operating system the same. Unfortunately, the alternative is something different, which is not what's desired by said person. The only thing missing is the ability to extend the operating system further, so that's what this is.

        Now that you understand, I'm sure you can concur. If not, re-read this until you understand.

      • I've never agreed to an EULA when buying a device; it's always after purchase when you've got no real choice except to agree to it without reading.
  • by ikaruga (2725453) on Sunday January 27, 2013 @03:00PM (#42708903)
    I aprove this new terminology.
    • by Anonymous Coward

      Um, this has always been what hackers are.

  • I've been waiting for this, if only to run SBSettings on my iPad Mini.

    • by kimvette (919543)

      Why I jailbreak:

      * SBSettings (it provides the UI that iOS ought to have had from day 1)
      * Shell prompt with BSD userland and a mobile terminal
      * OpenSSH
      * Autolock settings
      * five icon dock
      * activator
      * remove background

  • If the Apple ecosystem is too closed for you, resulting in you needing to jump through all these jailbreaking hoops, why buy an Apple product in the first place? Why not buy something else from the get-go?
    • by kimvette (919543) on Sunday January 27, 2013 @06:06PM (#42710213) Homepage Journal

      Perhaps some people prefer the iOS UI and app selection compared to Android on phone-size devices?

    • I'll try to answer this...

      I love the Apple ecosystem. I have iPads, iPods, iPhones, Apple TVs, MacBooks, etc... I love it all. There are some exceptions, like using Microsoft Office instead of iWork and Mail, but for the most part, I really love Apple's ecosystem.

      I don't want to start something here where platforms are argued, and I understand and respect other opinions, but for me... I've always had to use Windows through the years. I've developed for Windows and supported Windows for service and suppo

    • Why not buy something else from the get-go?

      What is Android's counterpart to the iPod touch (a 4" tablet)?

    • Well my reasons:

      I actually bought an android device (a Galaxy Note, which I never bothered "jailbreaking" because it was good enough as it was), which I then had stolen.

      A colleague gave me a 3GS she had lying around for me to use. It's now mine. However for me to proceed to sell it so that I could purchase another android device would be (in my opinion) a pretty crappy thing to do. So I'm stuck with it for now (and not ungrateful at all, it's a decent phone and it was free).

      My point being many people will h

    • by tlhIngan (30335)

      If the Apple ecosystem is too closed for you, resulting in you needing to jump through all these jailbreaking hoops, why buy an Apple product in the first place? Why not buy something else from the get-go?

      Because Android makers are in a phallus measuring contest and its sucks.

      If you want a decent phone with a usable sized screen (and none of thise "phablet" crap sized screen), Android goes right out of the door. A flagship Android phone with a 4" screen? Doesn't exist anymore - all Androids that are good ha

  • Apple has lost 1/3 of its value since Fall of 2012. I think we should give them a little slack. More than half their profits come from the one product, the iPhone. They have a lot of exposure to changing tastes, and their sales projections for iPhones in China were way missed. Investors are getting out of Apple faster than a drunk junior gets out of a prom dress. Their management is probably suffering from PTSD right about now, so we probably shouldn't hold their behavior against them.

  • Man, their policies bug me, many things about their products bug me and I lean linux for OS of choice. But a few years back I got an ipod touch ?3rdgen? for a 1 moth sobriety present (yay me). I tried not to let my normal snobbishness show as I unwrapped and started to play with the thing. I quickly fell in love with it -32jibbies of storage -apps like stanza, google maps, skype, etc. Music at my fingertips --and my favourite apps: a guutar toolkit with a great tuner and metronome and a simple 4-track.
  • by Bogtha (906264) on Sunday January 27, 2013 @10:39PM (#42712015)

    This is rarely mentioned in these types of stories, but I think it's worth highlighting: jailbreaks are security vulnerabilities. If these guys know about a security vulnerability but are deliberately postponing release so that Apple don't patch it before 6.1 is released, they are deliberately choosing a course of action that harms users. Are there any other situations in which irresponsible disclosure is so accepted, or is it just when Apple are the target?

    • by tlhIngan (30335)

      This is rarely mentioned in these types of stories, but I think it's worth highlighting: jailbreaks are security vulnerabilities. If these guys know about a security vulnerability but are deliberately postponing release so that Apple don't patch it before 6.1 is released, they are deliberately choosing a course of action that harms users. Are there any other situations in which irresponsible disclosure is so accepted, or is it just when Apple are the target?

      Happens on Android as well in order to root them

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