December 11, 2012 4:40 pm
A new development team going by the name Dream JB is expected to release the first untethered jailbreak on December 22nd for new Apple devices running iOS 6. The group has posted a message on its website claiming video proof of the one-click solution will arrive tomorrow via an unedited YouTube video.
According to the website, the tool will be compatible with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad 2, new iPad, iPad with Retina (4th gen), iPad Mini, iPod Touch 4G and 5G and run on Windows and OS X.
This will be the first untethered jailbreak for iOS 6, and the first major release since Absinthe jailbreak was released for iPhone 4S on iOS 5.1.1. Well-known iOS hackers such as Grant Paul (chpwn) and comex are doubtful of the jailbreak’s existence, claiming that due to Apple’s rather liquid iOS release dates and the impending update to iOS 6.1, if an untethered jailbreak was going to be released using exploits found in the first versions of iOS 6, it would have been released by now.
Nevertheless, it seems plausible that this team has found a userland exploit to jailbreak the iPhone 5 and newer iPads on iOS 6, and we’ll find out soon — if not tomorrow then on December 22nd.