Following the release of the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak earlier today, iOS hacker Cyril Cattiaux (@pod2g) has provided some details about a future jailbreak for iOS 6. In an interview that took place today, the jailbreak developer said that there are already parts of a jailbreak ready for iOS 6.
In other words, Cyril and the rest of the hackers that he collaborates with have at least a few exploits that they believe can be used to obtain root access on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad when iOS 6 is inevitably released.
“We won’t give up on jailbreaking iOS devices because this is too important for us and we already have a part of the jailbreak for iOS 6 and we will be ready right on time for it,” Cyril said. “We will not give you the exact recipe, but we have other exploits that we won’t release at any time. This is our secret. It allows us to inject stuff into new devices and to start dumping the memory. When we have the dumps, we look at different ways of finding the vulnerability.”
The jailbreak developers have yet to actually begin work on the iOS 6 jailbreak, but it would be reasonable to assume that the jailbreak would be released shortly after iOS 6 drops, should the developers already have the necessary exploits uncovered in the software.
Over the past five years, iOS hackers have been able to jailbreak virtually all models of the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on every software version to date, and it looks like that trend is set to continue with iOS 6. iOS 6 is expected to be previewed at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this June 11 – 15 in San Francisco.