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The public release of an untethered jailbreak for Apple's mobile operating system iOS 6.1 is closer than ever, now that iPhone Dev Team member planetbeing and leading iOS security researcher pod2g have teamed up to jailbreak iOS 6.1.
Planetbeing had this to say on Twitter:
"Made some nice progress today with @pod2g. I think I'll try to reward myself with a nap. :)"
As iPhone Hacks notes, although the latest progress report does not reveal any specific details about the impending jailbreak, it suggests that the Dream Team duo has made considerable progress in jailbreaking iOS 6.1.
Pod2g in his latest Twitter update reveals that they have found two new vulnerabilities in iOS 6.1:
"@planetbeing oh yeah! 2 new vulnerabilities in a day, chance was with us. But we still miss that initial code execution for a public jb :/"
Although the highly-anticipated jailbreak is already in the making, pod2g hints that they need to figure out an executable hacking code for the public release of the jailbreak.
Just a few days earlier, planetbeing had revived hopes of an imminent untethered jailbreak release by revealing a jailbroken iPhone 5 running iOS 6.0.2 on Reddit. At that time, the veteran hacker also revealed the reasons for holding back the exploits until Apple releases iOS 6.1. He said that the impending iOS update could break a few exploits, and adding a couple more exploits could pave the way for an untethered jailbreak on iOS 6.1.
With the Dream Team aiming to accumulate more and more security exploits, and Apple's determination to make jailbreaking as difficult as possible (with more security checks in iOS 6.1), an interesting battle of wits lies ahead.
Meanwhile, Apple is reportedly preparing iOS 6.1 for public release. Four iterations of iOS 6.1 Beta are already available for developer testing, and considering planetbeing and pod2g's latest progress, an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1 is definitely around the corner.