P0sixspwn Jailbreak iOS 6.1.5 Untethered: Release Sparks Controversy Among Developers IH8sn0w and Pod2g

  @lukeydukeyl.villapaz@ibtimes.com on December 30 2013 3:08 PM

If you're an iOS user still looking to jailbreak your Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running iOS 6.1.3 through 6.1.5, you’re in luck. P0sixspwn, the iOS 6 untethered jailbreak developed by Ih8sn0w, Winocm and Squiffypwn, has been updated to support all iOS devices running 6.1.3 through 6.1.5.

P0sixspwn untethered jailbreak software was initially available for devices that were using a tethered jailbreak through Jay Freeman’s (Saurik) Cydia app installation repository. However, this release allows users to run the P0sixspwn jailbreak for iOS 6.1.3 through 6.1.5 through OS X desktops. The P0sixspwn untethered iOS 6 jailbreak only supports Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and above, according to the official website. However, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows-based P0sixspwn software is in the works according to a notice on the P0sixspwn website.

 

The P0sixspwn untethered jailbreak is an alternative for those looking to stay on iOS 6, especially since many of the tweaks for iOS 7 still need to be updated to work with the latest Evasi0n jailbreak. The first release of P0sixspwn only supported iOS devices running A4 processors and below. With this latest release, A5 processor support was added, which allows iPad 2, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch and first-generation iPad Mini users to jailbreak their devices if they are still running iOS 6.1.3-6.1.5.

Unlike “tethered” jailbreak solutions, the P0sixspwn untethered jailbreak allows iOS jailbreak users to retain their jailbreak status on their devices after restarting their iOS devices, removing the need to re-jailbreak their iOS devices with a computer each restart.

While the P0sixspwn untethered jailbreak was welcomed by some users, some iOS jailbreak developers have been less than positive about its release. Pod2g, one of the iOS developers behind the Evasi0n jailbreak, was especially vocal of his displeasure of the Posixspwn release.

 

 

While these particular tweets caused considerable drama in the iOS jailbreak community, others aren’t as sure about whether or not the exploit used by P0sixspwn was actually “undiscovered” by Apple.

 

The drama on Twitter led Winocm, one of the P0sixspwn developers, to temporarily deactivate his Twitter account amidst the back and forth arguments between the iOS jailbreak developer community.

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While it’s unclear what exact exploit was “burned” by the release of P0sixspwn, it’s possible that the release of the iOS 6.1.3-6.1.5 jailbreak may make it harder for iOS developers to develop a new jailbreak for iOS 7.1 when it is eventually released.

Disclaimer: International Business Times is not responsible for any issues or problems encountered by using unofficial modifications or jailbreak software such as P0sixspwn. Proceed at your own risk.

If you’re still using a device running iOS 6.1.3 through 6.1.5, you can download the P0sixspwn jailbreak from the official website.

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