Upcoming So-Called iOS 6 Untethered Jailbreak is Most Likely Fake

As a slower news day, it’s a good time to talk about the iOS 6 untethered jailbreak that is rumored for release on December 22nd. We’ve seen all kinds of different fake jailbreaking methods that have been hyped up over the past five years, and this latest one — which doesn’t deserve to be named or given any recognition — appears to be just another one of those “failbreaks,” as we like to call them here at iFans.

As noted by jailbreak guru Jeff Benjamin at iDownloadBlog, most jailbreaking methods will only come from the Chronic-Dev Team or iPhone Dev-Team. All other jailbreaks are almost certainly always fake. Benjamin points out the evidence on Twitter that makes this claimed Dec. 22 jailbreak appear to be just another fake hoax, including photoshopped screenshots of Cydia on an iPhone 5 running iOS 6.

Leave it to the real iOS hackers and developers to release a new jailbreak for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. As of yet, the only devices that can be jailbroken running iOS 6 are the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and fourth-generation iPod touch. Even then, that is only a tethered jailbreak that requires using a Mac or PC to reconfigure the jailbreak each time you power off the device. If you’ve been hopefully awaiting Dec. 22 for a jailbreak, don’t get your hopes up too high.

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  1. What makes anyone believe this is fake?
    The dev team had to prove themselves how about give this guy his chance?
    Bit over hyped to be fake though!

  2. Get your facts straight, sir. DreamJailbreak, the dev who is releasing the supposed jailbreak on the 22cnd, HAS NOT posted any pics or video yet. He’s supposed to post that tomorrow. While I do question dreamjailbreaks validity, there is no reason to post misinformation on the subject.

  3. This website is very hypocritical. You recently had a interview with a very popular member of the jailbreak scene, and the website sided with the fact that there needs to be more people putting time into jailbreaking devices.. Now, you tell us to leave it to the big cats to figure out how to create a jailbreak. Please make up your mind.

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