With hopes of a new jailbreak for iOS 7.1.1 raised but nothing yet released publicly, users of the latest Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhones and iPads have met with frustration, while those using older iOS hardware and software have continued to receive new jailbreak tools for their aging devices.
Apple iOS jailbreak developer Winocm on Monday released another version of the popular jailbreak tool for iOS 6.1.6, P0sixspwn. Winocm describes the update, dubbed P0sixpwn-Lite, as a power-user version of the jailbreak for older iOS devices such as the iPhone 3GS and the fourth-generation iPod Touch. Jailbreak tools enable iOS users to run software that normally wouldn’t be allowed to run on Apple iOS hardware.
Unlike its predecessor, P0sixspwn, this latest version doesn’t appear to be for those new to jailbreaking iOS or for the faint of heart. But for those still using the older iPhone 3GS running iOS 6.1.6, Winocm has provided some general instructions for using P0sixspwn on Reddit. The tool requires the use of a text-based command-line interface (CLI), which can be intimidating for some users that prefer a user-friendly basic graphical user interface (GUI).
The P0sixspwn jailbreak is untethered, which allows users to reboot their iOS device without losing its jailbroken status. While P0sixspwn works only with older iOS devices, it’s a welcome tool for those looking to get more use out of their aging hardware.
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Apple iOS device users looking to jailbreak their older devices running iOS 6.1.6 can download the P0sixspwn-Lite software from Winocm’s GitHub page. However, Winocm warns users: “Please do not run this if you are already jailbroken. I do not care to add logic to check for that. If you brick your device by doing something stupid, that is your problem.”
As for those running iOS 7.1.1 and still looking for a jailbreak, there doesn’t appear to be any indication as to whether or when a public jailbreak will be released for newer devices, despite a number of videos surfacing over the past week.