The question of whether an iOS 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 untethered jailbreak for newer iPhones, iPads and iPods is coming has been asked relentlessly for the last several months — basically, ever since Evasi0n 6.0-6.1.2 was patched by Apple. Though the makers of the Evasi0n jailbreak — the Evad3rs — have stated multiple times and in multiple fashions that none of them have plans to work on an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1.3 or 6.1.4, it seems a new team or entity has emerged which is giving people a sense of hope and hopelessness all at the same time.
Most of you probably know I'm referring to the UnthreadedJB "team" that has been all the noise in the jailbreak community and on Twitter right now.
This "team" that came out of no where was thought to be a parody account at first, determined to be the next big troll in the jailbreak community since DreamJB. Then, in an ironic twist, UnthreadedJB actually did produce something worth having — for a limited number of users that is.
About 4 days ago, UnthreadedJB.com, in all its horrific grammar and hashtag glory, managed to release a new jailbreak that had never seen before. It was an iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak made for a CMDA iPhone 4 and the tool was only accessible to people with a Linux PC. This made the pool of possible users extremely small, but nonetheless, it was a valid jailbreak.
iOS 5.1 Unthethered Jailbreak For iPhone 4 (CMDA)
Though it pieces together parts of some earlier jailbreaks, still the work that was done can't be discounted. On Reddit even @planetbeing of the Evad3rs seemed somewhat amused and slightly impressed by this seemingly ridiculous jailbreak, having this to say:
"Wow! So: a) some real work is done, at least porting the patches and reimplementing the exploit in non-ROP form and b) these people secretly CAN spell. Quite an interesting community troll it looks like..."
He went on to share this explanation about the parts of the new UnthreadedJB tool.
"According to saurik, it's a reimplementation in non-ROP form of the rocky racoon pf thing. An excellent choice since it can be exploited trivially in a few lines of code pre-iOS 5 if you don't have to use ROP. Use of the amfid trick negates having to use ROP.Also apparently there is a HIDDEN readme file wherein proper spelling, grammar and punctuation is used that credits us. We're seriously being trolled hard. I wish they used and/or updated my ios-patchfinder project so that it'd work on more than iPhone 4 CDMA though. hint hint"
Of course, now the tool is available for any iPhone that might be running iOS 5.1 as long as the user has a Linux PC.
Where things get tricky though is with the latest claim that an iOS 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 untethered jailbreak might be coming to devices like the iPhone 5, 4S, iPad Mini, iPad 2, 3, or 4 and so forth. About a day ago, the UnthreadedJB account went into tweeting hyperdrive, producing pictures and a video which supposedly showed a running iOS 6.1.4 untethered jailbreak on an iPhone 5.
iOS 6.1.4 Unthethered Jailbreak For iPhone 5
Thankfully I haven't seen too many people getting too hyped up about this as most learned their lesson after DreamJB imploded, but for those who may be gullible or who weren't around to see the fiasco that that unthethered jailbreak for iPhone 5 dream was, I want to issue a quick message of warning.
Do not get your hopes up.
Just because someone was able to release an untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4 which, for all intents and purposes, is a "new" jailbreak, doesn't mean we're about to see a new team emerge that will show up the Evad3rs and release that coveted iOS 6.1.3/6.1.4 untethered for iPhone5/4S many want so badly.
Now I want to follow that statement by saying, I don't think it's impossible for a new team could emerge, or that some new talent could surface in the jailbreak community. It's just that this has every earmarking of a really amazing troll on the jailbreak community. Provide some hope, then draw back.
Now why, you might ask, would someone want to build up people's hopes that an iOS 6.1.4 untethered jailbreak could be coming to their iPhone 5?
Well there could be several reasons. It could be someone spiteful who dislikes the jailbreak community and wants to see them get in an uproar (If you've been in the community long enough a certain Twitter personality comes to mind).
Or, it could be a person with a set of skills and a sense of humor but doesn't realize the far reaching effects even these joking claims can have on people who really want to see a 6.1.3/6.1.4 jailbreak released.
My final thought is, maybe there are multiple people involved in this entire scheme. Some who seek to troll, and some who are actually working and hide behind the curtain of a ridiculous façade.
No matter which is true, if any at all, I think it is foolhardy for anyone to get their hopes up that an iOS 6.1.3/ 6.1.4 jailbreak is anywhere near to being created.
I don't doubt there are people out there giving it a try. If someone out there put together a iOS 5.1 jailbreak, certainly they must be curious about the newer uncharted territory in iOS 6.1.3 and 6.1.4
In addition, I can't say a jailbreak for iOS 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 on iPhone 5 et al. is completely out of the question for the Evad3rs either. But if they did make one, it would likely coincide with the release of an iOS 7 jailbreak. In fact, just last week @planetbeing alluded to this a little in a Reddit post he made. He said,
"No one [evad3rs] going to ... specifically jailbreak 6.1.3 or 6.1.4. It might happen after an iOS 7 jailbreak is created and can be backported to 6.1.3 and 6.1.4."
The point here is this: either way, if someone is working on it, or the Evad3rs end up releasing it, at the very least it will be a long way off so people should just forget about it.
I know someone will ask why I don't accept the latest video by UnthreadedJB as proof a, iOS 6.1.4 jailbreak exists. My answer is, any developer can fake the appearance of a particular firmware on a device simply by modifying the plist. Now the creator of the UnthreadedJB has also shown some proof of having at least a partial iBoot dump, this is still no indicator a jailbreak will soon follow. Multiple steps and chains of exploits are required, and he or she may very well fin it best even to wait for iOS 7.
I'm not going to call UnthreadedJB a fake because that Linux tool is real and there are pieces out there for a 6.1.3/6.1.4, but for those hoping to see an untethered iOS 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 soon, my advice is keep your expectations low and you'll never be disappointed.
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Jailbreak iOS 6.1.3, 6.1.4 On iPhone, iPad and iPod: Which Apple Devices Can and How To Do It? [TUTORIAL & VIDEO]
Can I jailbreak iOS 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 on my iPhone 5, iPhone 4S or iPhone 4? Will it be tethered or untethered? These are questions a lot of people have been asking ever since they purchased their T-Mobile contract free phone. As most people know jailbreaking an iPhone, iPod or iPod is one of the best ways to take control of your Apple device and customize it to your hearts delight as well as add a lot of cool developer apps called tweaks found in the Cydia jailbreak app store.
Well for those who have recently purchased and iPhone 5, 4S or 4, if you were lucky enough to get a phone with iOS 6.1.2 installed then you just won the lottery. The current Evasi0n jailbreak will allow users with a iOS 6.1.2 or below installed on their device to jailbreak it untethered regardless of the make or model. This means not only can iPhone 5, 4S, and 4 receive an untethered jailbreak but also devices such as the iPad Mini, iPads 2, 3, and 4, old 3GS iPhones, iPod Touches and all other iOS devices - 22 in all! (To get an iOS 6.1.2 untethered jailbreak on your iPhone iPad or iPod Touch check out this tutorial)
However, if you purchased your iPhone and 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 was installed unfortunately only the iPhone 4 can get a tethered jailbreak with redsn0w. Evasion will not work on the iPhone 4 running iOS 6.1.4 or 6.1.3.
The iPhone 5 and 4S, because they have updated A5 or A6 chips, also are unable to be jailbroken on iOS 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 untethered or tethered due to the lack of a bootROM exploit.
All members of the evad3rs jailbreak team, who are responsible for the evasi0n iOS 6 untethered jailbreak for all iOS devices have stated that they will not be working on an iOS 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 untethered jailbreak and that likely the next jailbreak to look for will be in iOS 7.
You may see many claims around the web and on YouTube that an iOS 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 untethered jailbreak is available for iPhone 5, 4S, iPad, 2,3 and 4 but do not be fooled by faulty claims. These sites will either take your money and give you nothing of value in return, require you view numerous ads and fill out surveys with still no jailbreak or install malware on your device so please avoid any claims of an iOS 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 untethered jailbreak for A5+ devices (iPhone 5, 4S, iPad 2,3,4 iPad Mini). There are even some claims that will disguise themselves as the evasi0n jailbreak or the redsn0w jailbreak but if they boast a 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 for these unjailbreakable devices then you must realize they are false.
However, for those of you who did purchase the iPhone 4 you can install a tethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 on your device. The instructions for installation are listed below. There is a nice video tutorial I've added as well. Here are the instructions for jailbreaking iOS 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 via iClarified
How to Jailbreak iOS 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 using Redsn0w
1. Create a folder on your desktop called Pwnage
2. Visit iPhone Dev Team Blog and Download RedSn0w 0.9.15b3. and place it in the Pwnage folder.
3. Extract the RedSn0w zip file to the Pwnage folder.
4. If you haven't already updated to iOS 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 then launch iTunes and perform a backup of your device.
5. Select your iPhone from the list of devices on the left then hold down Shift and click the Restore button
6. Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the 6.1.3 firmware ipsw. Click the Choose button to continue.
7. iTunes will now update your iPhone to the new firmware.
8. Right click or control-click the redsn0w application from the redsn0w folder we extracted earlier and choose Run as administrator from the popup menu that appears.
9. Once RedSn0w opens click the Extras button.
10. From the Extras menu click the Select IPSW button.
11. Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the iOS 6.0 IPSW then click Open.
12. You'll be informed that the iOS 6.0 IPSW will be used for the rest of the session. Click OK.
13. Click the Back button and then click the Jailbreak button from the main menu.
14. RedSn0w will now prepare the jailbreak data.
15. Ensure Install Cydia is selected from the options menu then click Next.
16. Turn OFF your device then click the Next button
17. RedSn0w will now guide you through the steps to get into DFU mode. You can find more help with DFU mode here.
Reboot With Tethered iOS 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 jailbreak
1. Once you have jailbroken you will need to rerun redsn0w to boot tethered.
2. From the main RedSn0w menu, click the Extras button.
3. Choose Select IPSW from the Extras menu and select the iOS 6.0 IPSW. Next, choose Just boot from the menu and follow the instructions to put your device into DFU mode again for boot.
Your are finished! Keep in mind the iPhone 4 iOS 6.1.3 and 6.1.4 jailbreak is a tethered jailbreak so should you have to restart your device for any reason it will require re-jailbreaking.
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