p0sixspwn: an untethered jailbreak for any device capable of running iOS 6.1.3-6.1.5

By , Dec 30, 2013

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The dynamic duo of iH8Sn0w and winocm put together an untethered jailbreak called p0sixspwn for any device capable of running iOS 6.1.3 through iOS 6.1.5. Yes, that means that even A5 devices running the firmware, like the iPhone 5, can be jailbroken using p0sixspwn. 

To download the jailbreak, head over to our downloads page. So far, only an OS X version of the tool has been released, but we are expecting a Windows compatible version to touch down soon.

The release, which is also available as package directly in Cydia, has been met with lots of controversy on Twitter, IRC networks, and various other communication channels. The controversy stems from the fact that the exploit used was originally found by legendary hacker Comex, and that was it being saved for future usage.

Several prominent members of the community, including evasi0n figurehead pod2g, have lambasted the pair for releasing a jailbreak for what is widely deemed as a waste since it’s for older firmware.

I’m interested to see how much interest that p0sixspwn garners. While there’s some obvious interest for those driven to remain on pre-iOS 7 firmware for as long as possible, it’s obviously that the evad3rs didn’t think enough interest was there to warrant including support for older firmware in Evasi0n7.

What do you think? Will you in any way benefit from the release of p0sixspwn, or do you agree with pod2g, and think it was a wasteful use future jailbreak resources?

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  • Nihas Nebas

    even the iPhone 5s? its an error

    • jocastro

      no lol read (6.1.3-6.1.5)

      • Nihas Nebas

        i know that but read its written ‘ Yes, that means that even A5 devices running the firmware, like the iPhone 5s,’ its an error that i wanted to point out

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        I’m guessing its a subtle jab at Apple for deciding to name the 5s with a lower case ‘s’. In reality they likely mean the plural of iPhone 5 (more than one iPhone 5 on 6.1.3-6.1.5 can be jailbroken using P0sixspwn)…

      • Nihas Nebas

        i dont think so. He changed it

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Fair enough, I was just trying to read between the lines

      • jocastro

        exactly

    • http://tnvr.me/ Tanvir Ahmed

      He meant iPhone 5,that’s a typo mistake.

  • http://tnvr.me/ Tanvir Ahmed

    iPhone 5 or 5S?

    • jocastro

      read and think

    • Abdul Al-Hawani

      haha there is no iOS 6 for 5s

  • נריה בן-דוד

    you need to read about what pod2g said about the exploits of this jailbreak.

    • Palmer Paul

      שלים נריה…מה שלמך

  • lukin

    Thx for the wonderful news @Jeff, just read about it, but where does the Atv2 stand in all this?

    • Palmer Paul

      p0sixspwn does not cover any generation of ATV

  • Malan Raja

    See what pod2g says about this!

    • thecalstanley

      He already has

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      Just like they burnt exploits that likely could have been used to jailbreak iOS 7.1? @Pod2g also said the exploit he is referring to was discovered by @Comex and had never been used so it’s not like @Pod2g has anything to complain about if an exploit has been left unused for this long then it is about time that it’s been used…

      • mav3rick

        This is not the whole picture:

        “…but they could have used the same injection vector as ours?”
        Pod2g

        “….and they have two other invaluable exploits that could have been used instead :(“

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        “….and they have two other invaluable exploits that could have been used instead :(”

        How do they know this?

        “…but they could have used the same injection vector as ours?”

        Is this injection vector publicly available for winocm and iH8Sn0w to use? I don’t know if it is and do not possess the technical knowledge needed in this field in order to determine if this claim is true.

        I’m by no means defending winocm and ih8sn0w but simply pointing out that the evad3rs have also burnt exploits too. This happens all of the time and besides if Apple hasn’t patched the exploits yet then they aren’t burnt are they?

      • Palmer Paul

        How do they know this? They keep a running list of available exploits…you don’t think that pod2g is aware of nearly every exploit in iOS? If they would have contacted the evad3rs, I am sure they would have let them use the injection vector. Once an exploit is used, it is nearly 100% guaranteed to be patched in the next iOS version, so it pretty much is burnt for future use.

      • Pablo

        The evad3rs could have thought bigger and use their jailbreak for 6.1.x too, if the vector works fpr everything why use it only for 7? Even knowing winocm was working on jb, and I have seen various tweets between evad3rs members and winocm so I pressume they do comunicate with each other. Their “negligency” also contributed to burn that exploit.
        Even more, why leaving the invaluable exploits available to the public if they must have been protected? It would have been better if they keep them away from potential use until the right time has come

      • mav3rick

        evad3rs didn’t play straight, too, with all the shady app initially bundled with their Jailbreak and all rumours about the huge amount of money involved. Still implications of this new failbreak p0sixspwn, as many cannot use their phone after applying it, they are very worrisome. The exploit burned was one it actually allowed them to test and run new Jailbreaks:

        “Implications are that it’ll make life of jailbreakers even harder for future iOS jailbreak developments. And I suppose that we’ll never find another root execution and injection exploit of this kind in the future. Basically, it allows files to be made available in the device file system (injection) and allows to execute code as root. For example, we could setup afc2 on new iOS versions to play with the file system and find vulnerabilities.”
        pod2g

    • MHCsk

      Do they even comunicate with each other? That’s some serious stuff.

  • Newgunnerr

    Sucks that it burns this valuable exploit.

  • Charles Walker

    how about apple tv?

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      Apple TV 2 as usual can probably be jailbroken (I don’t think with this tool though) and as usual the Apple TV 3 remains jailed…

      • Modest

        I’m just interested why… Is it so hard or just **that** there isn’t any people who want to take it up? I’m pretty sure it would be 2nd or 3rd most popular jailbreak in jailbreak world knowing how many Apple TV’s there is.

      • Charles Walker

        the TV2 can do quite a bit once jailbroken. i really really want to free my ATV3! Please someone jailbreak it! then i can put plex or XMBC :)

  • Adriano Matos

    I don’t know what he means by “highly valuable” and i’m sorry that it was used.. but.. man… i’m stuck with iOS 6 and can’t update do 7. so… this jailbreak comes in handy for me and some people..

    • on3simpleclick

      Same here. I’ve been waiting for a jailbreak for close to 6 months & I’m damn grateful that one has arrived. Hat’s off to winocm & ih8snow for their work.

    • Palmer Paul

      Why are you stuck on iOS 6?
      If you have a 3GS or a iTouch 4th Gen, then you could’ve jailbroken tethered with redsn0w or sn0wbreeze, and installed the p0sixspwn untether package from the Telesphoro repository (a default Cydia repo).
      If you have an iPhone 4 or newer, than you could’ve updated to iOS 7.0.4 and jailbroken with evasi0n7.

      No matter what you could have had an untethered jailbreak without winocm and iH8sn0w releasing p0sixspwn

      • on3simpleclick

        iPhone 4S mate.. and updating to iOS7 is a last resort because its as slow as hell on my 4S. this jailbreak was a welcome sight.

      • on3simpleclick

        iPhone 4S. & i never intend on updating to iOS7, its trash.

      • Adriano Matos

        I have done that. And.. Didn’t work so great. Had to restaure my 3GS because of all the problems. This way, it’s only a click on “jailbreak”.
        And this story reminds me a story of a little girl that had a new pair of shoes when she was 10 years old. She liked those shoes a lot so, to keep it safe and pretty, she never used it. When she decide to use the shoes, she had 20 years old. The shoes didn’t fit anymore.

      • Adriano Matos

        And.. Who says people want iOS 7?? I’m “stuck” with 6 (3GS) but many people don’t like 7! But that’s only me..

  • Joe Benning

    I’m guessing a lot of people already updated last week for the evad3rs jailbreak. I can see why they are pissed about the burned exploit.

  • Rishabh Gupta

    pod2g released evasi0n7 without official cydia, mobile substrates and bugs. He could have waited for 1) ios 7.1 2)Mobile substrate update.
    Actually Pod2g himself Burned 3 valuable exploits in early Evasi0n7.

    • Prashanth

      there was reason why eavsi0n7 was released so early…..its because geohot was planning to sell it and release it before them…….i dont understand one thing…everyones cribs when there is no jailbreak….and once when it is out they act as if they didnt crib at all :P

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Is there any proof. Yes geohot was working on a jailbreak but I don’t think he was going to sell it…

      • Brandon Higgins

        Yes there is proof that he stole the exploit and was going to seek it. There is a recording of him saying so.

      • Palmer Paul

        He admitted that he was thinking about it, but his lawyer advised him against doing so. In fact, you can listen to the phone conversation he was having with an intermediary for the Chinese company he was going to sell it to.

      • Rishabh Gupta

        Geohot already denied that he was not going to sell jailbreak.
        I 100% agree with u that reason behind early evasi0n7 JB was geohot…but evad3rs released it coz all their hardwork would have gone in vain. Moreover they had lost 1 million usd which they were going to receive from TAIG

  • Nirvana

    Come to think of it, this is rather stupid (the burnt exploit), tweaks for iOS 6 is no more! Pretty pointless as p0sixpwn is out the same time with evasi0n 7!

    • Question?

      There are MANY ppl that are still on ios6…not everyone’s rich enough to drop $600 every time a new iPhone comes out…or choose to stay safe on 6. Just sayin.

  • Furany

    5s/Air comes with ios 7

  • Ben

    I think it was a bad idea to use the exploit on iOS 6. For one thing, the LimeRa1n devices can still tether JB. Also, if someone has an iPhone 5 or 4S on iOS 7, if they might restore, p0sixpwn is never coming back to them.

    • Palmer Paul

      limera1n devices can be untethered with the p0sixspwn untether package in BigBoss (and it didn’t waste any exploits)

  • Chris Barnett

    It’s not a dynamic duo! It’s a dynamic trio! Don’t forget about @SquiffyPwn guys. He put in a lot of work too.

  • bobism

    umm can they instead work ion a working version of mobile substrate for 64 bit devices please????

    • Chris Barnett

      That is not their area of work. They develop the jailbreaks, not for the jailbreaks.

      • bobism

        ehhh

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        It’s not their project. Mobile Substrate is the work of the legend that is Saurik (Jay Freeman) and I’m pretty sure he’s working day and night to get it finished and released…

  • Jerry Warmerdam

    I’m still waiting for the jailbraik to get stable, and the mobile substrate to get updated for ios7, I really wanna have the iOS 6 look and feel but I’m afraid to jailbraik to an unstable release, I jailbroke my iphone 4s with 7.0.4 when evasi0n come out and 4 days later all my apps were gone after a reboot :/. Had to restore my phone and start all over again cause restoring a backup gave an error message….

    • leart

      That’s why I always before a jailbreak, keep a second backup not in the iTunes directory just in case that’s jailbreak leave back bad files so I can delete and use the previous one that’s is clean

  • Jerry

    Didn’t know they were wasting a valuable root exploit. That really sucks now especially since theirs a iOS 7 JB

  • Fevostone

    Is there still no fix on iOS 7.0.4 on ipad 2 wifi apple logo…???

  • Sean Cua

    A5 devices running the firmware, like the iPhone 5,

    btw the iPhone 5 uses the A6 proc.

  • s1w

    so if i have 3gs on 5.1 and want to upgrade but preserve my baseband unlock, how do i do that?

  • D1squs

    Stupid winocm! They could have use it for ios8 or 7.1 jailbreak. If this is the exploit they use why did it take them so long if its already in there for along time now? They should have released it before ios7 official released if they realy want this jailbreak to have sense. And there’s only few people that waiting for 6.1.4 jailbreak. And for those people who are just whining about the looks of ios7, man, there’s already a jailbreak for u to bring back the skeumorphism shit!

    They just do this to have the spotlight and willing to risk this kind of jailbreak for future use. This is so sad.

    • on3simpleclick

      Your an idiot.

      • D1squs

        Yes, same as you.

  • Royce Otero

    Who cares for pod2g lol

  • mav3rick

    evad3rs looks they did not play straight, too. If such big amount of money was involved in releasing this Jailbreak7, they could have also use any exploit to cap on the deal with the Co behind the original bundled shady store app. And they also created this mess not communicating with the Mobile Substrate dev., rendering current Jaibreak at just the invaluable Cydia icon installed but no working tweaks for newest devices.
    Now others want to make sure that somebody else can’t go and get some big amount of money on something it might belong to a whole community of Jailbreak devs.
    The pome is all smiling these days. Soon they’ll release updated neonOS patching everything it was exposed… More that they could hope…

  • Royce Otero

    What a hater he is.

  • Royce Otero

    The jailbreak is going down that’s why they were trying to make money.. Apple is patching things up lol

  • Royce Otero

    You should go to pod2g twitter.. He’s getting burned to the ground lol

    • mav3rick

      Not a good thing. The whole Jaibreak community might get there too…

  • Waleed

    Seriously i would say “what the hell”
    I am just on twitter seeing people be mad “i don’t see signals on CDMA iPhone.. Bla bla”
    Just EPIC FAIL this time. This jailbreak bricks CDMA iOS 6 Phones. Now what ? People are forced to restore to iOS 7 to get signals and 3G working back. :/
    The ones who hate ios 7. Had been waiting for this jailbreak. And now.. ih8sn0w says he don’t have CDMA iPhones in there so didn’t test that jailbreak on it,
    Wow great. Anyways, guys u gotta restore to iOS 7. Enjoy. I feel what u feel,
    I am good with my iOS 7 already. But i know u never wanted iOS 7..

    • Freddy Born

      wow….

    • D1squs

      This is much worst than mobile substrate problem. Lol! Drama-free ih8sn0w??? I think there’s alot of jailbreaking crying now for their iphone now is a super brick.

      And what happen now to those whining for ios7 look? Now you’re forced to restore ur phone to ios7 right?

      Pod2g is right they wasted a valuable exploit for this nonsense 6.1.4 jailbreak.

  • Manuel Molina

    Mobile Substrate? iOS 7? All new devices? Did we forget about either if that stuff? Why are we working backwards here, friends?

  • mike

    I have a 4th gen iTouch, and could use a jailbreak for the latest possible firmware. The thing is, it’s rumored that p0sixpwn could’ve used alternate (not as valuable) exploits instead of the exploit found by comex.
    Said exploit was being saved for a theoretical circumstance when all other possible exploits had been burned.

    Thus, logic behind both viewpoints. Now, pick your side.

  • on3simpleclick

    The amount of ungrateful assholes in this comments section is astounding..
    The jailbreak community is suppose to be one that supports its members & the people that work their asses off to keep it alive, but I sure as hell see little of that from iDB’s readers.
    I’m glad a jailbreak has arrived for my 4S, & thankful for the work that has been put into it, regardless of these ‘burnt exploits’ people are complaining about.

  • http://173.58.214.169/ That’s what Siri said!!!

    Just what I wanted! Thanks!

  • Burge

    To cover the iphone 5 with this is such a waste.. In the end all iphone 5 users will update because of apps not working on there devices because there not on the most up to date firmware/OS..

    • Rick Hart

      Like what apps? The only one that I’ve ran into his tweet bot three

      • Burge

        Just wait. If you stick with 6.1.* and you try and download an app after awhile it will say your not on the current firmware for that device.. At least if your on ios 7 it will download. And at the mo you can still go to 7.0.4 and jailbreak that.. To release a update to a untether the just covers the A5 devices on 6.1.5 is a waste when that device can go to 7.0.4. And still be jailbroken

      • Rick Hart

        Yeah been thinking about that too but what about the iPhone 3GS And older iPad and iPods. The iPhone 4 is a slug on iOS 7

      • Burge

        The 3GS became untethered on the first release of this jailbreak as was the iphone 4. It’s this new update that has burnt this new hole..if you got your SHSH’s for the 3GS and the i4 you can restore back to 6.1.3 but the iphone 5 can not, so if you need to restore a iphone 5 you are going to go to ios7. And that update to this jailbreak is now wasted..

  • mav3rick

    Also winocm deleted his Twitter and giving the estimate for his Jaibreak as “Windows ETA is 2038.”

  • Joseph Apodaca

    Cydia doesn’t even show up on my home screen! I did this jailbreak on my iPhone 4S 6.0.3.

  • David Villamizar

    Im pretty sure the iPhone 5 uses the A6 processor, not the A5.

  • Cristian

    there is no download file for windows when will they make it

  • Mark Anthony Dodd

    Im sorry but if the exploit was so good they wo0uld have used it themselves I never believe this “yeah we already knew this but we went with something different instead as we were saving that” BS to look clever. Evasion team are a bright bunch but the fact they are saying this hack work for 7.00 firmware yet it took them months to crack it and yet its still broken day 1 makes me think there talking BS on this one.

  • mwpitt52

    Pod2g needs to spend more time fixing the Evasi0n jailbreak…. Stuck on configuring 2/2.

  • Jeep204

    So this works for iPad4 running 6.1.3? Has anyone tested this yet?

  • disqus_gCnNrAXyzU

    i’ve been waiting for this for a long time, good that they release it just waiting on the window ver. of the tool. as for ios 7 jaillbreak it was somewhat good of release but alot of tweaks aren’t updated and i hate reinstall and respring just to get the tweaks to work again.

  • batongxue

    The Price is too damn high!
    Drama free? Sarcasm?

  • Question?

    I am one of the dwindling people that DO NOT have the newest idevices…this will help with myoutdated 3GS (6.1.2 jb w/evasion) as i can now upgrade to 6.1.3 and jb to take advantage of all the tweaks unable to use before. As for ios7…I can now update iPad 2 WiFi only and jb w/evasion7x. Thanks to all jb teams, devs, and the community. Happy new year to all!

  • Alexander Sterk

    Arghh Pod2G needs to shut up! Didn’t the evad3rs make the million dollar deal for Taig, which has pirated stuff & is a privacy risk?

    “stupid 6.1.5 JB” Ya right! People on the iTouch 4G needed this BADLY because cydia’s 6.1.1-6.1.2 blobs were freaking corrupt!!!

    • TroubleBaker

      They could have used evad3rs exploit instead and left the current one for future iOS versions

  • Carbonara Cramer

    I jailbroke my iPhone4s wit this and now I’m trying to find a way to unlock it. Any suggestions? Tried SAM but it didn’t work.

  • Near マービン River

    my iphone 4 is lock in softbank but im running a 6.1.4 ios tethered to use it and unlock it, does this app support unlocking also?

  • overdrive69

    p0sixspwn 1.0.7 has stopped working pls help

  • Creepinator234

    I think P0sixspwn is useful; I’ll be using it to jailbreak my iPhone 3GS running iOS 6.1.3

  • Taylor Disic

    Really would like an intelligent for sure answer here guys? I have an iPhone 5 on iOS 6.1.3 with an untethered jailbreak (p0sixspwn) and I want to restore my phone. With out updating to iOS 7.X. I’ve seen things like iLEX RAT (some have issues with), and semi restore for iOS 5-6.1.5 (requires C++ and net 4.0). Or using felixbruns and restore+shift, that site doesn’t have 6.1.3 only higher or lower so I didn’t want to start anything that may mess up and lead to me having to update.

    I just want a guarenteed safe way to restore, and I’m just wondering what the best course of action is here. So I can restore from my iTunes backup/use Cydia backup and not lose my jailbreak or update, I’d highly appreciate a response thanks.

  • Ajitpal Singh

    I have upgraded the iPhone 3GS with 6.1.3 and have baseband 6.15.00. I have tried p)sixpwn, but i give error message ==>”The attached device iPhone(2,1) is not supported”. What step did i miss or do it some another way. Plz provide correct way? Thx.