The most eagerly awaited untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 is surely on the cards, as pod2g and other renowned members of the team sound confident about its release in the near future. News about the status of the untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 has been doing the rounds over the past week, and it comes as a pleasant surprise that pod2g seems to have changed his mind to continue supporting further jailbreaks for iOS 6.
Pod2g recently posted a few tweets (in screenshots below) regarding the status of the iOS 6 jailbreak to mark his comeback to the jailbreak scene. Check out the screenshots below:
Earlier pod2g, a vital member of the Chronic Dev Team, had revealed that he was currently not working on the untethered iOS 6 jailbreak, as he was busy with other things. According to Phones Review, a UK student @like-a-sir has reportedly claimed to be close to unleashing the untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 after teaming up with others to form the Team Dr1zzle. Unfortunately, it was later ascertained that the team broke up amid some controversy surrounding the untethered jailbreak.
Following this controversy, the jailbreak community eagerly awaited for some exciting news about the iOS 6 jailbreak at the HITB (Hack in the Box) international security conference, as the Dream Team of hackers featuring @musclenerd, @p0sixninja and @pod2g had promised something big at the event. The high profile event also featured Mark Dowd of Azimuth Security. However, any progress on the status of iOS 6 jailbreak for public release did not materialise, and later it was known that the new A5 processors lacked Boot ROM exploits to achieve a fully functional jailbreak for iOS 6 on newer devices.
Meanwhile, renowned French hacker Cyril (aka @pod2g), has reportedly admitted that iOS 6 has got him stumped. "At the moment, I'm kind of stuck... but it could change in a week. It's luck, I think," acknowledged pod2g, according to Mac World.
Nevertheless, pod2g is still hopeful that an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 is forthcoming saying, "I'm still confident that we can find something in the next few weeks."
Though the public release of the jailbreak looks far from imminent, there is still some hope, as the world's best hackers are working hard to achieve it. Another positive result for the jailbreak has emerged recently, which points to a couple of kernel exploits that could possibly be the key to jailbreaking iOS 6.
"We still have a few tricks up our sleeves" said David Wang aka @planetbeing at the high profile HITB event in Kuala Lumpur. Another renowned iOS hacker in the jailbreaking scene, Musclenerd, hinted that the team had something that worked under a certain set of conditions. But, it required further testing and an awful lot of technical steps before going live for the public release.
Speaking about the available kernel exploits for iOS 6 jailbreak, Dowd - the founder of Azimuth Security - had this to say:
"All the previous techniques that have been used have basically been made for the most part useless. But there's still room to move and its still possible to exploit the kernel in iOS6, but the bar has definitely been raised."
Despite the given constraints, pod2g and his elite team of hackers sound confident of achieving this, and so it seems the iOS 6 untethered jailbreak is definitely around the corner.
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