Why iOS 6/6.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak Is Taking So Long?

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December has finally arrived and currently we do not see any untethered jailbreak release date in the near future. Well why is that? Let’s take a closer look at the reasons as why iOS 6 untethered jailbreak is taking longer than usual.

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iOS 6 Untethered Jailbreak Release Date

When iOS 6 was released back in September, the first thought that came to my mind was; I really want to update my iPhone but there is no untethered jailbreak so I’ll wait. It seems this waiting period is taking longer than usual.

Don’t get me wrong, iOS 6 is great it brings out over 200 new features to Apple’s awesome firmware but without a jailbreak the iPhone does kind of feel, well not that interesting.

Cydia tweaks such as Zephyr, BiteSMS, SBSettings and much more make the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch a complete awesome package to have. Make it way better than what Samsung or other smartphone manufacturers have to offer with their latest iterations of phones.

Well then why is an untethered jailbreak taking too darn long?

Apple has beefed up security

This is the most obvious reason. Apple has closed all loopholes that would have been used for creating an untethered jailbreak for iOS devices on iOS 6+.

Whenever Apple releases a new software upgrade, those major ones, Apple most definitely closes all these security loopholes. This is obviously a great thing, but for those hackers who are working day and night to crack Apple’s tight fortress, it’s definitely bad.

Before iOS 6 was released (publicly) many hackers had found vulnerabilities in iOS 6 but when the final version went live, it closed many loopholes. But still people found bugs that could be exploited to create an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6. The release of iOS 6.0.1 was the final nail in the coffin for most of the major bugs/loopholes.

Apple has beefed up the security in iOS 6+ firmware thus making it harder for creating an untethered jailbreak.

Apple has fixed most known exploits in iOS 6.0.1
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Less hackers working on jailbreaking iOS 6

Before I begin saying anything let me get facts straight. Hackers/developers or other hacking teams such as the iPhone Dev/Chronic Dev team do not have a responsibility to make untethered jailbreak for you, and especially when these jailbreaking tools are free. They do not get paid (unless you chose to donate) to create these jailbreaking tools. They are completely free!

We have already reported in the past that some of the famous iOS hackers have taken a sideline when it came to jailbreaking (untether) iOS 6 due to other personal activities. Less hackers than before are currently working on jailbreaking iOS 6. which means less chances of getting an untethered jailbreak out.

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Piracy Kills Motivation

Let’s be honest how many of you pay for all the apps/tweaks you download once you have a jailbroken iDevice. Not all I bet. While most of you, the good folks pay for all their applications; the rest, a whopping 90%+ don’t actually pay for apps/tweaks.

The number one reason they want an untethered jailbreak! You guessed it, Installous.

Installous the app that kills all other apps, no pun intended, is the nightmare of developers who work hard to make a living off by creating awesome applications for you. With just tap of a button all apps can be downloaded illegally with Installous.

Which is why some developers do not prefer jailbreak tools being released to the general public.

Well those were just some of the reasons why we do not currently have an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 or iOS 6.0.1. But those of you who own an A4 devices such as the iPhone 4 can jailbreak (tethered) on iOS 6.

All is not lost as we still have some major players working on creating an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6/6.0.1 but only time will tell when we get an untethered jailbreak.

What do you think are the reasons a jailbreak is taking so long? Comment below to let us know.

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7 Comments to Why iOS 6/6.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak Is Taking So Long?

    • Same here if only intelliscreenX, displayout, and activator worked on my 3gs without jailbreaking i would just upgrade

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