Avoiding iOS 6.0.2 Firmware Increases Your Chances of Jailbreaking iPhone 5/4S, iPad Mini Devices

Last week we saw a hair-raising episode from a Twitter member — Dream Jailbreak — who promised iOS 6.0 jailbreak, which was followed by a video proving the jailbreak was a real deal.

For a moment, Dream Jailbreak installed faith in users who have been anxiously waiting for the next iOS 6.0 jailbreak, but this faith died that day because, upon further inspection, the video turned out to be fake. Read the entire story on Dream Jailbreak, if you haven’t already.

But there’s always a ray of light at the end of the tunnel, so don’t bury your hopes just yet. With that said, here’s an update from Musclenerd, a member of iPhone Dev Team, requesting iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users to stay away from future firmware updates.

Musclenerd posted a reminder on Twitter to his followers requesting not to download or install new iOS updates. From his tweet: “Remember! JBers should always avoid updates (like 6.0.2 being offered to some devices today) to improve chances of using any future JB.


Apple recently released stable version of iOS 6.0.2 firmware for iPhone 5 and iPad mini. If you own any of these devices, and if you are looking forward to jailbreak them, then avoid updating to this firmware.

But Musclenerd’s tweet isn’t implying that we already have a working jailbreak for iOS devices yet — we don’t. It simply means that they prefer working on iOS 6.0 / 6.0.1 exploit rather than shifting their focus to exploit newer firmware updates. They may have already fiddled with iOS 6.0.2 only to find out that Apple has constructed an indestructible security wall around the new firmware — you never know!

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In short, moving to iOS 6.0.2 guarantees that jailbreak for your device will take several months (or years), while staying on the current firmware at least gives you a ray of hope.