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Be aware of iOS 6.1, 6.0, 6.0.1 and 6.0.2 iPhone jailbreak scams

Updated on February 14, 2013

Be aware of jailbreak scam sites!

Apple iPhone/iPad iOS 6.1, 6.0, 6.0.1 and iOS 6.0.2 jailbreak scam sites are becoming common. Be cautious when visiting any sites that claim to provide methods for jailbreaking your Apple iPhone running iOS 6.1, 6.0, 6.0.1 and iOS 6.0.2!
Apple iPhone/iPad iOS 6.1, 6.0, 6.0.1 and iOS 6.0.2 jailbreak scam sites are becoming common. Be cautious when visiting any sites that claim to provide methods for jailbreaking your Apple iPhone running iOS 6.1, 6.0, 6.0.1 and iOS 6.0.2!

Apple iPhone iOS 6.1, 6.0, 6.0.1 and iOS 6.0.2 jailbreak scam websites

Currently, millions of users are eagerly awaiting an untethered jailbreak to be published for their Apple iPhones and Apple iPads running the iOS 6.x.x version. With this, several scam sites claiming to provide various jailbreak methods have also appeared. These websites typically ask the user to pay a fee in order to be able to either download a jailbreaking software or access a tutorial video with the procedures outlined. Some websites also claim to offer the jailbreak tool for free and asks the user to download and execute a file. If anyone happened to stumble upon one of the websites claiming to offer iOS 6.x.x jailbreak, then be very cautious. In the best case, you may simply lose some money, but in the worst case your credit-card information may be stolen or you may actually be infected by a virus when you visit the websites and in particular if you download any tools they claim to make the jailbreak available.

The true status of a jailbreak for iOS 6.x.x is actually that none exists today. I refer to my previous article which outlines the jailbreaks that do exist today. When an officially working jailbreak does become published, I will also correspondingly update my article with the procedure that is to be taken to successfully jailbreak an iOS 6.x.x device.

True status of iPhone/iPad iOS 6.1, 6.0, 6.0.1 and iOS 6.0.2 jailbreak

The true status of a jailbreak for iOS 6.x.x is actually that none exists today. I refer to my previous article which outlines the jailbreaks that do exist today. When an officially working jailbreak does become published, I will also correspondingly update my article with the procedure that is to be taken to successfully jailbreak an iOS 6.x.x device.

We can be assured that the developers, and in particular the Jailbreak Dream Team is working hard to find an exploit that would enable jailbreak on an iOS 6.x.x device. Currently, there has actually been a video posted of an iPhone 5 running the IntelliScreenX Cydia tweak, but the specific procedure has not so far been published.

Recently, it was shared through the "Hack in the Box" conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, that the Jailbreak Dream Team is attempting to find an exploit through several vectors. For example, pod2g is working on finding userland exploits and planetbeing is working on finding kernel exploits. In addition, p0sixninja is working to extract the encryption codes for iBoot in order to dump the bootROM. Having the bootROM available will greatly aid in the process of creating an untethered jailbreak when a exploit that triggers code execution is found. Of course, many more well-known iOS hackers are also investing considerable amounts of efforts into finding a jailbreak and hopefully with their joined efforts we may soon have an untethered jailbreak available to us.

Related iOS 6.1.1, 6.1, 6.0 and 6.x.x jailbreak articles

  • How to achieve untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1 and 6.0.x: The long awaited untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.x is now available. This guide describes the jailbreaking process using the evasi0n untethered jailbreak tool. In addition, useful hints and tips along with important points to consider prior to a jailbreak.
  • iPhone and iPad jailbreak guide (iOS 6 included) for dummies: This article describes the basic procedures and terminology of jailbreak with the aim to make the contents comprehensive both for new jailbreakers and experienced jailbreakers.
  • Highlight and summary of new features in iOS 6.1: Apple released iOS 6.1 on January 28, 2013 for iPhones and iPads. This article summarizes the major changes (changelog) in iOS 6.1 and discusses their overall impact on the user experience.
  • Summary of the iOS 6.1.1 release: iOS 6.1.1 was rolled out not very long after iOS 6.1 on February 11, 2013 and fixes a critical bug that was introduced in iOS 6.1 for the iPhone 4S devices. This critical bug and the consequences are discussed in this article.

Conclusion: No jailbreak for Apple iPhone on iOS 6.1, 6.0, 6.0.1 and iOS 6.0.2... yet

For us regular mortal people, all we can do currently is to await official words from the Jailbreak Dream Team and be very cautious when surfing into websites that offer jailbreaking tutorials or tools either for free or for a fee!

Recent updates

February 2013

As of February 4, 2013, an untethered jailbreak is now available through the use of the evasi0n tool. The jailbreaking process is relatively simple and this process is described and discussed in the guide that can be found here.


January 2013

It was recently communicated by iOS jailbreak hackers that an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 5 and older models running the iOS 6 operating system, including iOS 6.0.1, 6.0.2 and even the soon to be released iOS 6.1, should be very possible and possibly even within the very close future. More details can be found in this article.

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