Surprise, surprise: iOS 6 is already jailbroken on A4-powered devices

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Just under 24 hours since the release of iOS 6 and jailbreakers have already figured out a way to bring the modded operating system to Apple users who love their hacked apps. The functioning jailbreak is currently only available on devices running on A4 chips, meaning just those with an iPhone 4, 3GS, and 4th generation iPod Touch will be able to sample the modded iOS 6. To get it running, you will also need to perform a tethered jailbreak which requires a computer connection each time you reboot the device to get the jailbreak operating.

Of course, the swiftness of the iPhone Dev-Team to configure a jailbreak comes as no surprise. The group has been known to release jailbreaks no more than a day after new operating system updates come out, as we’ve previously seen in past iOS versions.

If you are interested in trying it out, instructions are fully available on Redmond Pie using the Redsn0w jailbreak. In our personal opinion, there’s really no need to jailbreak iOS 6 this immediately… but if you’re impatient and curious, then by all means give it a shot and let us know how it goes. In the mean time, we’ll sit back and wait for an untethered edition to make jailbreaking less of a hassle, and for more app options to appear on Cydia to accompany the iPhone 5.

Do you own a jailbroken iPhone? Stop by our best jailbreak apps and games list and see if anything there piques your interest.