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We just covered that people have been worry about the further jailbreak status, since #weWantAnOpenIOS hashtag that Pod2G got trending on Twitter looks like jailbreak community was defearted by Apple. However, iOS hacker, Planetbeing, posted on Reddit earlier today about the status of the iPhone 5/iOS 6 untethered jailbreak is gonna make everything become sunny!

In other words, we need to be patient while the guys who have proven themselves time and time again put in work…

As of now, Planetbeing confirms that he’s already jailbroken his iOS 6.0.2 installation on his iPhone 5, and it’s of the untethered variety:

"Yeah, I’m not really sure what all the doom and gloom is about. The fact is, I have an untethered iOS 6.0.2 JB running on my iPhone 5 right now. The reasons it’s not released are because 1. releasing it would burn an exploit we want to save for ourselves so we can always get in to look at new firmware and help JB in the future, 2. iOS 6.1 is coming very soon and will likely break a small part of it anyway, there’s no point in sacrificing the many bugs it won’t break.

Anyway, where there are 4+ bugs (that it took to get this to work), there’s gotta be one or two more so while jailbreaking is getting harder, reports of its death are highly exaggerated.

This is not stuff I want to say over Twitter with 140 characters because I’m afraid of starting some sort of riot, but I like the smaller /r/jailbreakcommunity more."

So why must we wait if the jailbreak is already possible? It’s pretty much the usual reason that we have to wait, timing. When it comes to releasing a jailbreak, and thus burning up valuable exploits, timing is everything:

"The reasons it’s not released are because 1. releasing it would burn an exploit we want to save for ourselves so we can always get in to look at new firmware and help JB in the future, 2. iOS 6.1 is coming very soon and will likely break a small part of it anyway, there’s no point in sacrificing the many bugs it won’t break.

So, it's likely that Planetbeing and other developers will wait until iOS 6.1 to drop until they release anything.Basically it all boils down to this: patience, grasshoppers. It’s being worked on. It’s coming. It’s just not the right time.

Stay Tuned!

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