Planetbeing: I Have An Untethered iOS 6.0.2 JB Running On My iPhone 5


Famous iOS hacker Plantebeing has today written a comment on Reddit, clarifying why an untethered jailbreak solution for iPhone 5 has not yet been released. He commented on hacker Pod2G’s tweet in which he suggested his return to jailbreak development, urging community not to lose hope.


Planetbeing explained that there are a couple of reasons why an untethered iOS 6.0.2 jailbreak for iPhone 4S / iPhone 5 has not yet been publicly released, despite the fact that his own iPhone 5 is jailbroken untethered on the latest iOS version. He said that its being held back because iOS 6.1 is expected to be released soon and that releasing it now would burn an exploit they want to save for future firmwares.

“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”.

He ended his post with a pretty convincing note though:

“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”.

Well, looks like the jailbreak community is pretty much alive and kicking. I’m sure we’ll see an untethered iOS 6.1 jailbreak as soon as Apple releases the firmware to general public.


  • bradg17

    I want a jailbreak for my iphone 5 so bad! Hopefully not too much is patched in ios 6.1 so they can release a jailbreak shortly after

  • Nick

    If 6.1 doesn’t get a jailbreak within the first 1 month, I’ll be spotted on rather than this part of the blog. Sorry Apple, the iPhone would then just be useless to me.

  • Joseph

    Yeah! I was just considering switching my 5 to an iPhone 4S, or just switching to Android altogether. This Apple lockdown BS has got to stop, it’s a competitive marketplace with millions of users, somethings need to be customized on each phone.

  • Biggy604

    6.0.2? Kind of leads me to believe it is fake, unless there is an iOS 6.0.2 just for the iPhone 5 (as I only see 6.0.1 for my iphone 4 as an update).

  • What

    Ios 6.0.2 was released only for the iphone 5 and ipad mini. Everything else is on 6.0.1

  • KJ

    So long

  • iDronesUnite!

    Apple already has millions of iDrones willing to buy the next iPhone, no matter how UN-innovative the iPhone has become. It’s funny, how Apple can just repackage the same old 2007 iOS each year, adding a couple of features, and still make a killing. Lemmings.. lol

  • Rob

    I’ve had every iPhone since 2007 and in 5 years and a few months, I’ve been non Jailbroken for less than 24 hours cumulatively. I recently messed with my friend’s new GS3 and I must say, I’m impressed. It pisses me off that I have to wait months after a new iPhone is released to buy it due to not being able to jailbreak, when most of these features I’m looking to add to my phone can be added to an androide device due to its open sourced nature. April or May may see this guy with a shiny new GS4. Maaaaaaybe.

  • SL

    Yup. See you later. Have a good life.

  • LOL

    why are you even on this sight fagdroid? i thought you were only going to stay on those other websites to abuse apple users. I bet your a fat old man eating mcdonalds go home

  • Acer12345

    His vision is perfectly fine actually. I think it’s your “sight” that’s a little obscured by the Apple frenzy.

    And I guess liking Andriod makes one homosexual. Oh well, atleast I’ll be happy!

  • iSheep

    Must buy the next iPhone.. must buy the next iPhone… baaahh! lol