Will the iPhone6 be 'jail-breakable' immediately?

BillS111

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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?

Thanks
 

eyoungren

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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?

Thanks
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
 

kevintech

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

BillS111

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

eyoungren

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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?
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.
 

BillS111

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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.
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.
 

eyoungren

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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.
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.
 

BillS111

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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.
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?
 

eyoungren

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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?
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.
 

BillS111

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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.