Each time Apple launches a new device, it seems to take longer to jailbreak, thanks to Cupertino’s insistence on locking down the software, patching up holes and creating tricky bits of hardware like the iPhone 5’s A6 processor. The dual core chip coupled with iOS 6 (and the help of a former jailbreak hero) means that iPhones are getting more complicated to hack.
The Dev Team is having a tough time trying to get a solution out to the public, especially one that’s easily executed. But, there is a small glimmer of hope in the shape of twitter user: @planetbeing, who has noted he has a solution working – in theory.
Broken down in to its simplest form, the information is positive. There’s clearly a way through the iOS 6/A6 combination, but right now, you need a developer’s account to make use of it. What that means is that even if this method of jailbreaking was made publicly available (after the untethered version is finalized) only users with developer-registered devices will be able to jailbreak their iPhone 5s. Hopefully, it only takes a bit of tweaking of the odd code to get this working for regular Cydia fans.
We’ll keep you posted as we hear more. In the mean time, follow our resident jailbreak guru: @homemadegeek on twitter.