The Bitter Truth About iOS 6 Jailbreak For iPhone 5/4S, iPad Devices

By Sidharth | Apple

We all know what’s the status of iOS 6 jailbreak at the moment, but last week there was a slight movement, according to the tweets posted by P0sixninja. The iOS hacker P0sixninja revealed that he is working on a bootrom exploit for A5 and A6 devices.

Sure, these brilliant minds are working up a sweat to exploit iOS firmware, but here’s a bitter fact you need to swallow: there’s no progress so far.

Musclenerd, a long time member of iPhone’s Dev Team, used Twitter to spill the beans about the current iOS jailbreak. He stated that they are working from the last 2 years to discover a possible exploit on A5 devices. From his tweet: “A5 has been tried by lots of people, over last 2 years. And odds are the A5x and A6 are even more secure than A5.”

Another tweet reveals that BootROM hasn’t been exploited yet:

The iOS hacker further stated the jailbreak is “in progress” and “anything more is often too misleading.” There are jailbreak sites out there claiming to successfully jailbreak iPhone 5/4S and iPad devices running on iOS 6 and iOS 6.0.1 firmware, and you may want to stay away from them as they offer fake promises. The goal of such websites is to fork money out of your pocket.

A5 chip used on iPhone 4S and iPad 2 have been jailbroken previously on iOS 5 firmware, but these devices are now shipped with the new iOS 6 firmware and jailbreak for iOS 6 firmware isn’t available for these devices yet.

Even the new Apple iPhone 5 that has sold 5 million units over the weekend in US — sold out in some countries now — cannot be jailbroken, as it locks A6X chip under its hood and comes pre-loaded with iOS 6.0.1 firmware.

Users looking to jailbreak their New iPad, iPad 4 or iPad Mini are out of luck as well.

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Hi, I am Sidharth. Full-time blogger. Editor of Blogote. And a self-proclaimed geek!