Hacker Posts Video of iPhone 5 Jailbroken Untethered On iOS 6.1.4
Earlier in the month, an iOS hacker by the name of winocm showed off
a screenshot of an iPhone 5 on iOS 6.1.4 running Cydia. That same hacker published a video to YouTube on Tuesday showing that his jailbreak works, and is indeed untethered. On the other hand, the jailbreak is preliminary and extremely buggy at this point in time, so it will need further refining.
You can watch the hacker's small demonstration via the YouTube video below:
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You can tell that the hacker isnít kidding when he says the jailbreak is preliminary and buggy right now. There appear to be numerous graphical glitches throughout the video. But from what it looks like, most of the features of the iPhone 5 seem to work, and Cydia also seems to work fine, so there is definitely some progress here.
Notably, the exploits that winocm is using for the iOS 6.1.4 jailbreak in the video are not usable on iOS 7, so the exploits definitely arenít being wasted. The fact that he is working on a jailbreak for iOS 6.1.4 gives hope to those out there with iOS 6.1.4 that canít downgrade to iOS 6.1.2 or earlier and want to jailbreak.
The hacker doesnít have an ETA for when this jailbreak may be available for users, but weíll keep you updated when we find out more.
iOS 7 is coming out on Wednesday, September 18th... if you want a jailbreak really badly, then this might be one reason to hold off for now.