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Apple's iOS 6 Has Already Been Jailbroken

By - Source: PC World | B 26 comments

It's only been a few days since iOS 6's announcement... and it's already been jailbroken.

Just a day after iOS 6's unveiling at WWDC, it was jailbroken by the iPhone Dev Blog team.

MuscleNerd, part of the iPhone Dev Blog team, showed off the jailbreak on his Twitter, stating, "Here's ioreg of my tethered-JB ipt4g 6.0: http://is.gd/1qOwvW ..MANY things including Cydia are broken, don't expect beta JB for a while!"

Considering that he managed to jailbreak iOS 6 in 24 hours, I think he should be given a little leeway in not getting Cydia, which simplifies the jailbreaking process, to work just yet.

His Twitter feed also revealed some good news for iPhone 3GS users. There's a possibility that the jailbreak will restore full GPS functionality to 3GS users, as baseband 06.15 removed the ability for 3GS users to use their GPS, so the GPS fix of downgrading from BB 06.15 will no longer be necessary.

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    DarkenMoon97 , June 15, 2012 12:04 AM
    This is what apple gets for locking there iOS so much, let the hate flow now.
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    JOSHSKORN , June 15, 2012 12:27 AM
    I have one thing to say about this: hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
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    thillntn , June 15, 2012 12:19 AM
    weak security=happy consumers in this case LOL
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  • 22 Hide
    DarkenMoon97 , June 15, 2012 12:04 AM
    This is what apple gets for locking there iOS so much, let the hate flow now.
  • 16 Hide
    thillntn , June 15, 2012 12:19 AM
    weak security=happy consumers in this case LOL
  • 22 Hide
    JOSHSKORN , June 15, 2012 12:27 AM
    I have one thing to say about this: hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
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    frozonic , June 15, 2012 1:08 AM
    well, thats was easy! i will do this as soon as i get my hands on the iPhone 5! damn i cant wait!
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    A Bad Day , June 15, 2012 1:26 AM
    One word:

    Owned

    Apple's expected response: Lawyers, lots of them.
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    idono , June 15, 2012 1:29 AM
    Hahaha. Laughing so hard that i've got tears in my eyes...

    This is quite what i expected from apple. I'm surprised that the entier line of apple products haven't been completly ravaged by maleware.
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    livebriand , June 15, 2012 1:42 AM
    Yep, happens every time. ;)  (Why do companies even bother with crap like this or anti-piracy technologies? It never works...)
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    livebriand , June 15, 2012 1:43 AM
    Yep, happens every time. ;)  (Why do companies even bother with crap like this or anti-piracy technologies? It never works...)
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    A Bad Day , June 15, 2012 2:24 AM
    Welcome to the club of severely delayed posts.
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    speedemon , June 15, 2012 3:29 AM
    Apple is using the word Jail broken to market us.
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    freggo , June 15, 2012 5:05 AM
    Don't have am iPhone, don't want one.
    Thing is heavy as a brick. Pain in the arse to keep in a shirt pocket; where I keep my little flip phone when driving.

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    watcha , June 15, 2012 6:09 AM
    Why so much hate for Apple, and why so much amusement at a jailbreak?

    Jailbreaking a phone OS having access to all the OS files is not shocking and does not represent a security risk - all it means is that iPhone users keep their option to jailbreak their phone. It's a positive thing for them.

    If you want to worry about security, look no further than this:

    http://www.androidauthority.com/android-apps-zero-permissions-75001/
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    amk-aka-Phantom , June 15, 2012 7:47 AM
    watchaWhy so much hate for Apple, and why so much amusement at a jailbreak?Jailbreaking a phone OS having access to all the OS files is not shocking and does not represent a security risk - all it means is that iPhone users keep their option to jailbreak their phone. It's a positive thing for them.If you want to worry about security, look no further than this:http://www.androidauthority.com/an [...] ons-75001/


    I personally don't laugh at "security" (I never worry about security. You have net access, you're insecure, simple as that, period). I laugh at this:

    demarestYep. If a human made it, a human can unmake it. What cracks me up the most is that those trying to "protect" stuff (aside from usually breaking compatibility) spend millions of dollars, using a team of workers, and months on R&D and the defeat is usually just one person in a very short time expending almost nothing.


    And at the fact that Apple gets upset so much at the users actually gaining a bit more control over their phone.
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    Vladislaus , June 15, 2012 7:55 AM
    watchaWhy so much hate for Apple, and why so much amusement at a jailbreak?Jailbreaking a phone OS having access to all the OS files is not shocking and does not represent a security risk - all it means is that iPhone users keep their option to jailbreak their phone. It's a positive thing for them.If you want to worry about security, look no further than this:http://www.androidauthority.com/an [...] ons-75001/

    Like also so many flaws discovered on iOS but don't get the same attention?
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    watcha , June 15, 2012 8:43 AM
    VladislausLike also so many flaws discovered on iOS but don't get the same attention?


    No, absolutely incorrect.

    iOS is widely documented to be fundamentally more secure than Android. Do some research:

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57335692-83/apple-ios-is-safer-than-android-mcafee-says/
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    bigcatface , June 15, 2012 11:11 AM
    Is anyone REALLY suprised this has happened? All the other iOS versions were jailbroken rather rapidly so why not this one.
    personally, i have no idea why you would want to jailbreak the iPhone. You instantly void any warranty that you have, and you open yourself up to a world of shitty apps and poor security. If i wanted a phone bogged down with malware i would get an android.
    It's kind of silly that you would risk messing up a £500 phone just to save some pennies on free applications. If you've got the money for an iPhone i think you can afford £0.79 for angry birds.
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    john_4 , June 15, 2012 12:08 PM
    Why
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    jlats26 , June 15, 2012 12:57 PM
    bigcatfaceIs anyone REALLY suprised this has happened? All the other iOS versions were jailbroken rather rapidly so why not this one.personally, i have no idea why you would want to jailbreak the iPhone. You instantly void any warranty that you have, and you open yourself up to a world of shitty apps and poor security. If i wanted a phone bogged down with malware i would get an android.It's kind of silly that you would risk messing up a £500 phone just to save some pennies on free applications. If you've got the money for an iPhone i think you can afford £0.79 for angry birds.


    Clearly you know nothing about jailbreaking iPhones so why even comment? Jailbreaking an iPhone is now a software mod ONLY, meaning you can at any time restore it to factory, send it to apple, and they will fix it. If your screen breaks or something and you dont have a chance to restore it, yes it voids your warranty, but then again a broken screen isnt covered anyway. And shitty jailbreak apps? You get access to a whole world of tweaks, add-ons, themes, etc. Not to mention an app called Installous, which gives you access to every app in the actual appstore for free. Seems quite appealing to me.
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    Vladislaus , June 15, 2012 1:08 PM
    watchaNo, absolutely incorrect.iOS is widely documented to be fundamentally more secure than Android. Do some research:http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-5 [...] afee-says/

    Perhaps your reading skills are lacking but I NEVER stated that one OS was safer than the other. But stated that there are also security risks on iOS. Also like symantec stated in a study the OS is safe. The only points it truly fails is that it relies on a user to choose what to install or not and the ability to install software without using a market place.
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    beardguy , June 15, 2012 1:11 PM
    PROTOOLS2000Yeah, I laughed even harder when I saw that T-Mobile is now giving out all Android phones for free, because Android sucks so bad that no one will actually pay for a device that uses it!Really funny stuff!


    As an iphone user for 3 years who made the switch. Let me say, Android kicks iPhone's ass. Of course, that's just my opinion. There are many different variations of Android phones and typically the ones you see for free are either 1) Old premium phones that have been on the market for awhile or 2) Really low spec, cheap phones.

    So basically if you want a great Android phone you have to wait for the price to drop on a good one, or pay a higher price for the latest premium phone. They are not giving anything away because nobody will buy one.
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