The release of iOS 6 has not been good news for the jailbreak community. Last month’s tease of an untethered solution covering all current iOS 6 hardware turned out to be a hoax, and just the other day we were talking about the demise of Installous. Jailbreaking isn’t the only avenue towards opening iOS up to heavy user customization, and a Twitter campaign centered on the hashtag #weWantAnOpenIOS has been trying to rally enough attention to encourage Apple to offer an official means to that end. Criticism of the campaign as an abandonment of work towards a proper jailbreak has caught the attention of erstwhile iOS hacker pod2g, who took to Twitter to explain what’s really going on with jailbreak development.
While pod2g himself is out of the jailbreak game, focusing on his job instead, he’s still very much plugged-in to the community and reports that development on a full-fledged jailbreak continues underground. He didn’t share just what sort of progress may have been made, but explains that wherever things are, they’re not ready for public release at this time.
We know, that’s not the most encouraging sentiment, but those Apple fans who are still holding out hope for an iOS 6 jailbreak should take heart knowing that there are at least some devs still out there poking away at chinks in the platform’s armor.