iPhone 5 Untethered Jailbreak Is Just One Step Away, But There’s A Catch [Jailbreak]

iPhone 5 Untethered Jailbreak Is Just One Step Away, But There’s A Catch [Jailbreak]

One thing’s clear: the iPhone 5 isn’t going to be a cakewalk to jailbreak. It’s based upon an all-new chip and an all-new operating system, and so far, the Dev Team has been stumped as to how to get a jailbreak out to the masses. But now Planetbeing, a member of the Chronic Dev Team, has given iPhone 5 owners a ray of hope: he says he’s almost figured out a full tethered jailbreak for the iPhone 5, and from there, an untethered jailbreak is on the horizon. But there’s a big catch: it can only be run from a developer account.

Planetbeing took to his Twitter account this morning to talk about his exploit:

That would seemingly bode well, but sadly, the magic words here are “need dev account.” There are often unusable jailbreak techniques floating around that are for Apple Developers only, but these jailbreaks can not be rolled out to the masses at large. In a best case scenario, this dev-only untethered jailbreak will open the door for untethered jailbreaks for everyone, and allow Cydia developers to update their tweaks accordingly.

Sadly, then, this means more waiting for iPhone 5 owners who want to jailbreak their devices. We may all be waiting a lot while longer still.

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  • mr_bee

    The times between jailbreaks are getting longer and longer. Maybe this is the year they fail to make one before the next model is out. :)

  • tayloradubose

    The times between jailbreaks are getting longer and longer. Maybe this is the year they fail to make one before the next model is out. :)

    dont count on it

  • suicide_boi

    Apple should send a couple of engineers over to the jailbreak dev teams to help ‘em out. It’s not like Apple can’t afford it!

  • leonell91504

    Maybe its time to let JailBreaking goooo, Seems like they are getting to the point where they can’t do it anymore, Plus now i heard we’re going to be charged for it the Crazy.

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