iPhone 5 Untethered Jailbreak Hopefully Released December 22nd

It’d be like all our Christmases come early.

At least, those of us who routinely jailbreak their phones for nefarious and not-so-nefarious purposes.

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been reporting on alleged progress of the iPhone 5 untethered jailbreak. The short answer for all of that is: they’re still working on it. Sadly, that’s also the case today. It looks like the Chronic Dev Team is still hard at work chipping away at the defences that Apple has erected for iOS 6, something that many have come to regard as a major inconvenience. Still, there’s hope. There’s always hope but this is a more concrete form of hope. According to Auto-o-mobile, a team of jailbreakers going by the name of Dream JB has announced the seemingly impossible: a release date for the jailbreak. December 22nd.

The team is, in no way, affiliated to the Chronic Dev Team. They do, however, have a website where they will be delivering details about the jailbreak. Needless to say, there’s been a fair amount of disbelief expressed in the community. How could anyone who is not the Chronic Dev Team come up with a jailbreak? A member of Dream JB had apparently spoken out in regards to their disappointment about this, saying “it is ridiculous for them to say that jailbreaking is impossible outside of the Dev Team.”

I don’t know about you, but I don’t care who comes up with that jailbreak so long as the solution is made available.

Cassandra Khaw is an entry-level audiophile, a street dancer, a bibliophilic wanderer who makes her living with words and awkward biographies.