I'm curious about what people's experiences with iOS 6 tethered jailbreak as well.
You should make sure that the apps you want to run are supported on iOS 6 before making your decision. Last I checked, MyWi still wasn't supported and BiteSMS was in beta. So those were the 2 big reasons why I downgraded to 5.1.1.
I had to use the SHSH "stitch" method to downgrade my iPhone 4 to 5.1.1 from 6. In the past I remember the processes being much simpler using TinyUmbrella as a server or pointing to Cydia's server.
For what it is worth, two things I miss from iOS 6 after downgrade:
* I really liked the Facebook Integration. I came across a jailbroken app that added Facebook sharing to Photos, but it was buggy and oddly caused weird texture problems in the OS. I can't remember what it is called, but "Sara" is what asks for permissions in Facebook. Yeah, avoid that one... Haven't found a good Facebook integration "hack' that competes with iOS 6.
* Apparently, the feature that allows Mountain Lion and iPad IOS 6 Messages app to use your phone number you have to have an iPhone on iOS 6. If you downgrade your iPhone, the use of those numbers in ML and other iOS 6 devices disappears.
For me, it was worth it. I need to have access to tethering and my provider (StraightTalk) provides no way to enable it on iOS. So MyWi is just a given. Also really like BiteSMS, PhoneNZB, and fl.ux.
unabatedshagie, on 19 November 2012 - 15:20, said:
I thought the phone was still usable after a reboot, it just wouldn't have the jailbreak goodness??
I don't have firsthand knowledge, but I think I read somewhere that with this jailbreak w/o a tethered boot you get a "Connect to iTunes" screen. Can't find something specifically at this moment though. There is so much bleeping "iOS 6 Jailbreak" spam. Someone new to twitter would probably think that there is a untethered jailbreak available by what all the spammers spew. Blah.