iPhone 5 release might have disappointed some of you for sure because there is not much change from the leaked iPhone 5 pictures before the official announcement and in addition to that Apple has retained the same old iPhone 4S design with some minor changes in its length and thickness. But still there are some brand new additions like iOS 6, 4G LTE etc. Most of the iOS users who need to have iOS 6 jailbroken on iPhone 5 to experience the whole benefits in its full swing. But to develop or update the jailbreak tool for a brand new device like iPhone 5 is not a simple task for the developers like pod2g, iPhone Dev Team, Chronic Dev Team etc, even though it is a tethered or an untethered jailbreak.
Apple sometimes releases a Gold Master version of their latest firmware update before they rolled out the actual iOS version, especially for the developers. The similar case has happened for iOS 6 also. iOS 6 GM version is available for download. You can get it from the below download link if you have an Apple developer account. GM versions give the developers a chance to test whether their apps are compatible or not in the latest iOS update.
As i said before, this iOS 6 GM version might only useful for the developers, jailbreaking this version will also support the same. Musclenerd from iPhone Dev Team has updated their jailbreak tool redsn0w to redsn0w 0.9.13dev4 soon after Apple rolled out iOS 6 GM which is compatible to jailbreak it tethered. Like the previous tethered jailbreaks on iOS developer versions, redsn0w 0.9.13dev4 will not install Cydia after the jailbreak. Once you have jailbroken iOS 6 GM using the newest redsn0w, it will give you root access to install the iOS applications using SSH. Neither iPhone 5 nor iPhone 4S are in iOS 6 GM jailbreak support list. You can only jailbreak (tethered) A4 devices like iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 4 using redsn0w 0.9.13dev4. Download latest version redsn0w from the below links.
No clues regrading iPhone 5 untethered jailbreak on iOS 6 from any of the developers since Apple will start the shipping of iPhone 5 only on 21st. Lets’s hope the ‘Dream Team’ behind the latest Absinthe jailbreak can jailbreak iOS 6 untethered on all devices such as iPhone 5/4S/4, iPad 2/1 and iPod Touch. Stay with us tuned, we will keep you updated all about Apple iOS jailbreaking.