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.