Technology moves fast, so it should come as no surprise that with the introduction of a new version of iOS there’s a new jailbreak that can crack it open. What might come as a surprise is that this new jailbreak surfaced less than 24 hours after the announcement of iOS 6; the operating system proper isn’t even out yet. That said, the jailbreak isn’t totally polished or even what you might call “usable”, but it exists and it works.
Earlier this morning, MuscleNerd tweeted about his success jailbreaking the developer beta of iOS 6 , and while his speed is impressive, the number of ways in which this preliminary jailbreak is less than optimal helps you see how it’s possible.
The jailbreak is tethered, for example, meaning that any time the device runs out of battery power, it has to be re-tethered to a computer and re-jailbroken. Of course, being tethered doesn’t make a jailbreak unusable, just inconvienent. Don’t worry though, there are other factors that make it pretty much unusable. For instance in this current revision, the Cydia store — the third-party jailbreak appstore — is completely broken.
Still, iOS 6 is months from release, so it’s not like anyone needs that jailbreak just yet. It has plenty of time to find its legs before the new operating system rolls out. It’s good news for users who’ve become accustomed to the customization and utility a jailbroken iDevice affords. If all goes well, we’ll see a workable jailbreak for iOS 6 as fast as we saw one for iOS 5.
- iOS 5 was jailbroken fast too
- And better versions followed it
- iTunes likes to censor the word jailbreak to j*******k