For those still running iOS 6.1.3 and 6.1.5 on their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to preserve their current jailbreak, a new patch was released that makes their jailbreak untethered on iOS devices running the older software.
Ih8sn0w, one of the many developers in the jailbreak scene, released his software, dubbed P0sixspwn, which can be installed through the Cydia third-party app software, which is available on almost any jailbroken iOS device.
P0sixspwn removes the need to re-jailbreak an iOS device after a restart, so you can continue to enjoy the jailbreak features without having to keep your iOS device on constantly or have a computer handy nearby after restarting your iOS device.
â€” iH8sn0w (@iH8sn0w) December 23, 2013
According to Ih8snow’s blog, the P0sixspwn can be installed by searching for it through the Cydia app. However, it is currently only compatible with such Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS devices as the iPhone 3GS and iOS devices that use the A4 processor, like the iPhone 4, iPod Touch (fourth generation), and 2010 iPad. Support for devices running A5 processors and above is expected to arrive sometime during or after Christmas (Dec. 25).
While P0sixspwn enables iOS users to run an untethered jailbreak on their devices running iOS 6.1.3 and 6.1.5, there is some risk of problems occurring during installation. Most notably, a “boot loop” issue may occur after installing P0sixspwn on a GSM iPhone 4.
Instructions for the iPhone 4 fix have been provided via the Ih8sn0w blog.
News of this latest untethered jailbreak has arrived on the heels of a controversy that has been brewing over the latest iOS 7 Evasi0n jailbreak by the Evad3rs development team. Ih8sn0w poked a little fun over the controversy in the description of the P0sixspwn untethered jailbreak, calling P0sixspwn “A drama free 6.1.3-6.1.5 untether.”
â€” Dom Esposito (@macmixing) December 23, 2013
Do you plan to keep your iOS device on 6.1.3 or 6.1.5 with the release of this latest untether software? Let us know in the comments.
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