It’s been a long story but could it finally be coming to an end ? We’re talking about an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 5 and iOS 6. Over the last few weeks, the Chronic Dev team have been diligently working on stripping down Apple’s iOS defenses to try to get a stable jailbreak in place.
However, rumours are slowly being heard that a definite, untethered iOS 6 jailbreak is to be released on December 22nd, just in time for the holiday season to get under way. It isn’t coming from the Chronic Dev team though, but an unknown team called Dream JB. However, although a website does exist for the team and it does confirm the release date, there is some doubt as to whether this is a hoax or reality. One member of Dream JB is said to be disappointed that the community believes only the Chronic Dev team can come up with the goods, saying “it is ridiculous for them to say that jailbreaking is impossible outside the dev team”.
The Chronic Dev team themselves have released pictures of an apparently jailbroken iPhone 5. Team member planetbeing gave an update, saying that, “while the jailbreak is stable, we are missing needed exploits” but could not go on to discuss exactly what was missing.
At this stage it’s a case of wait and see. With regards to Dream JB’s announcement, it may be worth bearing in mind that the official release date of their untethered iOS 6 jailbreak is one day after the Doomsday predicted on the Mayan Calendar.