For those that are new to the jailbreak scene, this is an important reminder that not all jailbreaking tools that you’ll come across on the web are legitimate. Unfortunately, there are a number of fake jailbreak tools out there. We see this time and time again, and it hurts the integrity of the jailbreak community.
We like to refer to them as “failbreaks,” jailbreak tools that are intended to be solely a hoax or, worse, can be potentially harmful to your computer. Failbreaks have been around for several years, and probably won’t go away anytime soon, so it’s important to avoid being misled.
A few members within the iFans forums have recently inquired about the legitimacy of icysn0w, in particular, and we wanted to firmly inform everyone that this jailbreak tool is 100 percent fake. If the poorly designed website and user interface of this so-called jailbreak tool weren’t enough to tell this fake jailbreak apart from the real ones, look no further than its supposed ability to jailbreak the iPhone 5 running iOS 6.1.3. Simply put, there is no iOS 6.1.3 jailbreak for devices outside of the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and fourth-gen iPod touch. The official iOS 6 untethered jailbreak (here is a how to), dubbed “evasi0n,” supports up to iOS 6.1.2.
Who can I trust within the jailbreaking community?
If you are looking for official jailbreaking sources, there are three in particular that you can rely on. First and foremost is MuscleNerd, a prominent figure within the jailbreak community and member of the official evad3rs jailbreak team. Second, the website jailbrea.kr by developer Grant Paul (@chpwn) provides jailbreak paths for all compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models and associated iOS versions. Last, you can follow along here at iFans — on Twitter, too — to get comprehensive coverage of all official jailbreak news and developments. Also give our active iOS Jailbreak & Cydia section a look within the discussion forums.
When is the iOS 6.1.3 jailbreak coming out?
Apple patched the iOS 6 untethered jailbreak with the iOS 6.1.3 software update, so the wait is officially on for another exploit to be released to the public. Fortunately, it appears that at least a few iOS hackers have some alternative methods up their sleeve. But, it’s unknown if they will save their exploits for a future iOS 6 update or for iOS 7 entirely. The evad3rs team themselves even confirmed that the iOS 6 jailbreak likely won’t be the last. But, for now, the release timeline appears cloudy. But, as soon as we hear something, we’ll let the masses know.