ios6 iOS 6.0 beta gets jailbroken on an A4 device

Jailbreaker ‘musclenerd’ announced via Twitter that he had jailbroken his A4 iPod touch, running iOS 6 beta. The jailbreak is premature, and tethered. A release should not be expected in the near future.

Jailbreaker ‘musclenerd’ announced via Twitter that he had jailbroken his A4 iPod touch, running iOS 6 beta. The jailbreak is premature, and tethered. A release should not be expected in the near future.

This year’s WWDC has been one of the most exciting of all, perhaps second behind the 2007 WWDC which was held prior to the release of the original iPhone, and saw 5,000 attendees. Not only has this WDDC seen the announcement of upgrades to Apple's entire notebook line, but a major new entry into Apple's iOS operating system, iOS 6.

ios6 iOS 6.0 beta gets jailbroken on an A4 device

Now, while still in its beta stage, the iOS 6 software has already been jailbroken.

Jailbreaking is a process by which users circumvent the limitations of iOS by using a custom kernel, and thereby gain root access to the device's file system. This gives users the ability to install themes, apps, tweaks, and other minor/major modifications to the iOS software.

Jailbreaking has been seen as a necessity to even soft-core modders and customization enthusiasts, as iOS has been a notoriously closed and unchangeable system. But many new features are being introduced now which, at least for some, will negate the very need to jailbreak. This is a good thing, since jailbreaking can be a difficult process, and voids device warranties.

But regardless, there will still be a good crowd who wants more access to their devices than Apple will give them, and it will come as pleasant news to these people that iOS 6 beta has already been jailbroken on at least one A4 device.

Musclenerd of the iPhone Dev Team confirmed this on his Twitter, and also explained that many things, including the jailbreak app/tweak/mod store Cydia, are not yet working on the jailbroken iOS. This particular jailbreak is "tethered", meaning that a command must be sent to the modified device in order to boot it up, which requires that it be tethered to a computer, and often involves the use of command line procedures or batch files.

It shouldn't be any surprise, therefore, that musclenerd also says that users should not expect an iOS 6 beta jailbreak release anytime soon.

However, the news should still be encouraging to interested users, as it shows that progress is being made towards a more sufficient jailbreak even now while iOS 6 is still in its beta stage.

Source:Redmond Pie