iPhone 5 and iOS 6 media event concluded, Apple released the next version of 6.0 for developers. But, before we further discuss the new firmware, as a reminder, don’t forget to check JailbreakingiOS6 frequently.
Now that Apple is preparing to release iOS 6 to the public, the members of JailbreakingiOS6 are also readying to provide the best possible iOS 6 jailbreak coverage. We’ll feature countless tutorials, tips and tricks pertaining to 6.0 and jailbreaking in general.
Apple’s iOS 6 GM, 6.0 Gold Master edition
As mentioned above, after today’s event, Apple seeded iOS 6 GM to developers. iDevice owners around the globe will now have the opportunity to experience iOS 6 firsthand. While the official version of iOS 6 won’t be released until next week, iOS 6.0 Gold Master (GM) is currently available. The two version will be practically identical, as the Golden Master seed is essential the final version. It’s just intended for developers.
However, users aren’t required to have their device’s UDID (unique device identifier) registered through Apple’s developer program to restore to the new pre-release firmware. Update: the official iOS 6 gold master Jailbreak has been released.
Jailbreak iOS 6 GM – Gold Masters Download information :
Similar to our previous GM guide, we’ll go over what to expect for the 6.0 Gold Master jailbreak in this reference article as well. While the 6.0 Gold Master candidate is already released, the iPhone Dev Team (the security experts and hackers behind both Redsnow and PwnageTool) have yet to release a new version of the RedSn0w jailbreak utility. However, once an update is pushed out by the Dev Team, it will provide a Tethered jailbreak for certain devices.
In short, a Tethered jailbreak differs from an UnTethered Jailbreak in the sense that it’s required to re-run a certain part of the utility every time the device has to reboot in order for it to properly function. If Redsn0w’s just boot Tethered option isn’t used prior to the reboot of a jailbroken device, it will simply appear to be bricked, as the screen will remain at the boot logo.
The reason the GM jailbreak will be tethered, along with the initial jailbreak utility for the final release of iOS 6 is because numerous exploits are required to create what’s called an UnTethered Jailbreak.
Once the exploits of an UnTethered jailbreak are revealed through the release of a tool, they can easily be patched by Apple. Also, the iPhone Dev Team likely wants to accomplish an iPhone 5 and iPod Touch 5G (fifth-generation) jailbreak prior to releasing an UnTethered tool.
Moreover, unfortunately, due to the long-outdated limera1n exploit used in tethered jailbreaks, only older (A4 and earlier) devices will be supported. That would include the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, the original iPad 1 and the iPod touch 4G (fourth-generation). As long as those devices are still officially supported through Apple, they’ll always be capable of jailbreaking through a tethered utility.
As for the completely finalized version of iOS 6, as mentioned in the beginning of this guide, Apple announced that current iDevice owners can install the firmware on September 19th.
However, iOS 6 won’t be available until the 21st for both the new iPhone 5 and the iPod Touch 5th-generation, as they won’t be released until the later date. With that said, it’s recommended to subscribe to our official JailbreakiOS6 feed to be notified as soon as the iOS 6 GM jailbreak is released.
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