iOS 6 Murders The Latest Jailbreak… For Now

iOS 6 Murders The Latest Jailbreak… For Now

Don't expect to see this running on iOS 6 anytime soon.

Shortly after the Chronic Dev Team released their iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak a couple weeks ago, Pod2g revealed that they had already begun work on a jailbreak for iOS 6. It seems, however, that it’s going to be a long time before we’re hacking Apple’s next iOS release.

According to Dev Team member MuscleNerd, iOS 6 breaks a whole lot of stuff, including Cydia, and it’ll be a while before there’s an iOS 6 jailbreak.

In a message posted to Twitter this morning, MuscleNerd wrote:

Here’s ioreg of my tethered-JB ipt4g 6.0:  ..MANY things including Cydia are broken, don’t expect beta JB for a while!

Of course, for a small minority of you, iOS 6 may negate the need for jailbreaking. Improvements like fullscreen mode in Safari, Facebook and Twitter links in Notification Center, and new features for many of the stock apps could mean that the tweaks you jailbreak for are no longer necessary.

But for the rest of you, it seems you’ll be clinging on to iOS 5 for a while if you want to keep your jailbreak.

UPDATE: Alex Heath, Cult of Mac’s expert in jailbreaking, pointed out that these issues are normal for iOS betas, and that we certainly haven’t seen the last of jailbreaking.

  • joewaylo

    For maybe four months this would be true you know. Then a jailbreak winner happens.

  • Lane Jasper

    it’s BETA…it’s always wonkiy, the dev-team will find a way, they alwayd so /have ;-)

  • MrSarcy

    I jailbroke my iPad two weeks ago, just for the hell of it. Couldn’t find a single app I had use for… It’s all eyecandy and stupidnsortcutmanagers as far as I can tell.

    As for that typo: this online editor doesn’t work very well on an iPad. You might want to look at that.

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