Video teases latest major effort to jailbreak Apple’s iOS 6

A promotional image teasing the release of the first untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.

Even if the world doesn’t end on December 21, things might go a bit sour for Apple the day after.

An unidentified hacker behind a hack called Dream Jailbreak posted video evidence this evening of something countless iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch owners greatly desire: an untethered iOS 6 jailbreak — software that lets users gain deep access to their device without fear of losing it all after rebooting. It appears to be the first of its kind for Apple’s latest iteration of the operating system.

In the proof-of-concept video, the hacker connects his iPhone 5 to a computer via USB; accesses a Web site through Safari (the identity of the site is blurred in the vid); and then runs an application called Dream (coming to Windows and Mac) on his computer. After a few flashes of code, the iPhone 5 reboots with popular third-party app and code installer Cydia in place and a world of third-party software just a tap away.

Many consider the untethered jailbreak to be a gold standard. In contrast, a tethered jailbreak, the only hack available for iOS 6 at this time, r… [Read more]

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