Will the iPhone6 be 'jail-breakable' immediately?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by BillS111, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. BillS111 macrumors newbie

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    Hello -
    I want to install the F.lux app on my iPhone 6 after i get it. But this app only works on jailbroken phones. Is jailbreaking available pretty quick after release?

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  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Very unlikely. It is also possible that 8th generation iPhone will never be jailbroken.
     
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    You ask a question that none of us really know the answer too.
     
  6. BillS111 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ouch! Thanks. This may affect my decision to buy it.
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, LOL!!!!!!!

    Dude. Read up. The iPhone 6 will run iOS 8. The informed question you SHOULD be asking (and in the JB forums I might add) is "When will iOS 8 be jailbreakable?"

    And the answer is, no one knows. It took a around a year to jailbreak iOS 6. The iPhone 5 was out for at least four months before there was a jailbreak. The iPhone 5s and 5c weren't jailbreakable until December 2013 (Merry Christmas!) and there was a span of several months before the Pangu jailbreak came along for devices on 7.1 or higher.

    iOS 8 is in beta right now.

    Come on. A jailbreak on launch day? LOL! :D
     
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  9. kevintech macrumors 6502

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    Relax, the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 jailbreak were essentially the same. 4 months doesn't equal a year, bro.
     
  10. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    You're right. For some reason I was thinking it was released earlier. Maybe I was counting the time that the jailbreakers has iOS 6 while it was in beta.
     
  11. bobright macrumors 601

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    Meh this is said every year
     
  12. BillS111 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is this a cat-and-mouse game? i.e. Apple will do as much as they can with the latest iOs to make it as hard as possible to jail-break it?
     
  13. BillS111 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Interesting. I could always go the iPhone5 route if i needed to, but i'd like to get the 6.
     
  14. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Yes. Apple patches exploits, and the jailbreakers find new ones. Always been this way.

    Jailbreaking is not illegal, but Apple does not want you to do it. So, they void your warranty if they have evidence that you have jailbroken. Fortunately, restoring wipes out a jailbreak.
     
  15. BillS111 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, i realized that my warranty would be at risk, but i accept that risk. That's how much i want the Flux app (and they dont make one for Android), and no one else makes an app like it. For good reason - iPhone apps arent allowed to mess with 'root-level' system stuff.
     
  16. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Totally get that. I have f.lux on my iPhone 5. But, any way you cut it, the iPhone 6 will run iOS 8 on launch day and so far there is no jailbreak for iOS 8. It's still in beta.
     
  17. Intell macrumors P6

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    And every year it becomes more likely.
     
  18. BillS111 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. Decisions, decisions! get the iPhone 5? or wait and gamble that the 6 will eventually have a jailbreak? Hmmmmm....

    one workaround is that there is thin colored plastic you can put on pc screens that will do the same thing as Flux ..... but i assume that putting plastic on the iPhone screen would render the touch-screen non-functional?
     
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    How can anyone know?
     
  20. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Well…again, no one knows.

    Users stuck on iOS 6.1.4 and above had to wait until iOS 7 was jailbroken before they got an untethered jailbreak for their version. But those users were stuck until that happened. You just never know.

    As to your other question, I can't say. I've never used anything like that.
     
  21. bobright macrumors 601

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    Not really the scene just died down doubt they are opposed to it as much as people think it only helps sales
     
  22. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Yes...you will be able to jailbreak the phone within 48 hours of release.
     
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  25. BillS111 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Problem solved if i cant get Flux to work:

    1. Rubylith film supposedly blocks non-red light.

    2. This product looks like it blocks some blue and green, depending which product you get. But also claims to allow touch-screen functionality on iPhone. siriusastroproducts.com/products---red-eyes-computeriphonedslr-light-shield.html

    I will have to test both with a spectrometer to see how well they block blue and green light, which is the goal.
     

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