If you are waiting for the highly anticipated untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 and iOS 6.0.1, you must have been getting brain-twisters over the last couple of months as a number of fake claims about a successful jailbreak have been made by self-proclaimed jailbreakers.
A similar claim was added to the mix Tuesday when a person with the Twitter handle @Mr_DuNh1II posted a video on his Twitter account showing an iOS 6.0.1 jailbreak running on an iPhone 4S. The hacker, who appears to be a member of a new Dev-Team called “ARB Dev-Team,” said that the jailbreak for iPhone 4S was still having problems and it could take some more time for a public release.
Yet another tweet by ARB Dev-Team also said that although the jailbreak was done for iPhone 4S, it was a tethered jailbreak and that they needed one more exploit to have it untethered on A5X devices.
The supposed dev team, apparently based out of Middle East, has also set up their official website www.ardev-team.org, which, by the time of reporting, was not “quite ready.”
“COMING SOON TO A BROWSER NEAR YOU… Unfortunately, We're Not Quite Ready Yet,” a message on the web site reads.
Check out the video of the claimed iOS 6.0.1 jailbreak for iPhone 4S below:
The ARB Dev-Team tweeted a photo, claiming that they had managed to jailbreak even the iPad as well.
This latest happening in the jailbreak community has caught the attention of well-known iOS hacker Joshua Hill, aka @p0sixninja, who seemed to be unconvinced with the claims of ARB Dev-Team.
“@ArDevTeam proof, or it didn’t happen,” @p0sixninja tweeted.
The Chronic Dev Team Member Nikias Bassen aka @pimskeks responded about the video saying:
"Everyone with a dev account can just build and sign cydia for his registered devices."
“Yea, it would only be useful to make a believable fake jailbreak video,” @p0sixninja responded later.
According to @p0sixninja, a convincing Cydia icon can be achieved to fool users with the help of code signing. If the user loads Cydia, which is achieved by this method, nothing will be accessible there.
A diehard lover of photography, Kukil Bora started his career as a Web journalist with a Bangalore-based media firm called “SiliconIndia” in 2010. After working there for a...