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  • That Was Fast... iPhone 5 Already Jailbroken


    The iPhone 5 just launched publicly today after having been pre-ordered to death over the past week. Not even 12 hours past the official launch, iOS hacker and developer Grant Paul (chpwn) has managed to jailbreak an iPhone 5. Even more awesome is that the iPhone 5 runs iOS 6, which is Apple’s latest mobile operating system.

    The screenshot above was Tweeted on Twitter by chpwn this evening and it shows Cydia at the bottom of the home screen. Chpwn has confirmed via Twitter that the iPhone 5 he took a screenshot of is indeed jailbroken and that the Cydia application was not just compiled on a developer iPhone 5. This is great news for the jailbreak community and has revealed that there is a light at the end of the dark tunnel.

    In case you doubt that the screenshot is of an iPhone 5, you can tell by the resolution of the screenshot, which is taller than that of the iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S. This allows for an extra row of application icons at the bottom of the screen, which the iPhone 5's larger four-inch display does indeed have.

    There is currently no estimated time of arrival on a jailbreak for the iPhone 5 and it probably won’t be out for a good amount of months – developing a jailbreak takes time and patience, as compatibility and hammering out bugs are always top priority before releasing any kind of solution to the general public.

    EDIT: Chpwn has just Tweeted Cydia's home page on the iPhone 5:


    EDIT #2: Chpwn has just Tweeted Cydia's home page on the iPhone 5 with the bottom row of text visible and the device visible:


    ModMyi will be keeping close tabs on the iPhone 5 jailbreak development, so stay tuned!

    Sources: Grant Paul (Chpwn)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: That Was Fast... iPhone 5 Already Jailbroken started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 113 Comments
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by purplemonkeyspank View Post
      FANTSTIC!!!! THAT WAS SO QUICK!!!! YOU CAN JAILBREAK THE IPHONE 5!!!! AWESOME!!!! ... But you may have to wait "a good amount of months" (whatever that means) Sensationalist headline followed by soul crushing minor details of possible length of time before we can have it. Yay for gizmodo style "journalism".
      We didn't imply from the title that you can jailbreak your own iPhone 5. We have shared that chpwn has successfully jailbroken an iPhone 5.

      Haha.
    1. EVO's Avatar
      EVO -
      This is G news!!
    1. Robert A Petersen's Avatar
      Robert A Petersen -


      Another tweet showing the main Cydia page on an iPhone 5.
    1. jwil736's Avatar
      jwil736 -
      Quote Originally Posted by purplemonkeyspank View Post
      FANTSTIC!!!! THAT WAS SO QUICK!!!! YOU CAN JAILBREAK THE IPHONE 5!!!! AWESOME!!!! ... But you may have to wait "a good amount of months" (whatever that means) Sensationalist headline followed by soul crushing minor details of possible length of time before we can have it. Yay for gizmodo style "journalism".
      What are you new to jail breaking? It's never JUST come out. It is ALWAYS announced the possibility then, if any, an expected user friendly JB date.
    1. Gixxer158's Avatar
      Gixxer158 -
      Can't wait for an untethered jailbreak.
      AT&T restricting FaceTime over 3G is just wrong. That's okay , it's nothing a jailbroken iPhone can't fix. I'll just wait patiently for when it arrives publicly.
    1. iH85CH001's Avatar
      iH85CH001 -
      Quote Originally Posted by joshlogic View Post
      Awesome! Perhaps I won't be waiting to get iPhone 5 all that long after all!
      +1
    1. bradmullins007's Avatar
      bradmullins007 -
      Who cares about what chpwn jailbreaks? Wasn't he among the first to jb either 5.0.1 or 5.1.1 I can't remember which and didn't take any steps toward releasing it anyways?
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Yes. Even this much closer to a jailbreak. Also since its being seen this fast(hopefully its the real deal) we should see a public release soon!!!! Thanks for all your work guys.
    1. smooth22's Avatar
      smooth22 -
      well im not updating until theirs a siri port for ios 6 on the iphone 4 and when they have 3D mapping and navigation...whats the point of updating if u cant get all the features on a 4
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Quote Originally Posted by purplemonkeyspank View Post
      FANTSTIC!!!! THAT WAS SO QUICK!!!! YOU CAN JAILBREAK THE IPHONE 5!!!! AWESOME!!!! ... But you may have to wait "a good amount of months" (whatever that means) Sensationalist headline followed by soul crushing minor details of possible length of time before we can have it. Yay for gizmodo style "journalism".
      U sure u own a iPhone?
    1. iphone925's Avatar
      iphone925 -
      What a wonderful news. I was so missing the iBlacklist thank you so much developers for this wonderful jailbreak thank you so much
    1. iFrosty's Avatar
      iFrosty -
      Wow...
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      Quote Originally Posted by jwil736 View Post
      What are you new to jail breaking? It's never JUST come out. It is ALWAYS announced the possibility then, if any, an expected user friendly JB date.
      I've been on the iPhone since the 2G, and as my user info here shows I've been a member of this site since just after that happened. As such I can firmly say that there has never been a launch day jailbreak of a brand new iPhone, let alone a radically different SoC (A6). This is not only new, it's something that most definitely IMPLIES (thought it's not explicitly claiming) that a jailbreak isn't "many months" away. That is, of course, unless this is just a proof-of-concept hack that cannot and will not be translated into a jailbreak for the community. Finally the article doesn't let us know whether this a tethered only solution, or if it's intended to down the line work in conjunction with a reliable untether.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Well I'm cautiously optimistic but, please, that picture in post 1 is just SO easy to Photoshop. Doesn't prove a thing... :-(
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      Well I'm cautiously optimistic but, please, that picture in post 1 is just SO easy to Photoshop. Doesn't prove a thing... :-(
      To add credibility to it, it's from @chpwn. Chpwn isn't some new hacker. He's been around for a long time.

      Also, take a look at the new images added to the article. They should back up the first image and help you believe it.
    1. no1stunna2k's Avatar
      no1stunna2k -
      That's great. At least it's possible. Now the two week wait from Apple :-/
    1. Tony1979's Avatar
      Tony1979 -
      Quote Originally Posted by purplemonkeyspank View Post
      FANTSTIC!!!! THAT WAS SO QUICK!!!! YOU CAN JAILBREAK THE IPHONE 5!!!! AWESOME!!!! ... But you may have to wait "a good amount of months" (whatever that means) Sensationalist headline followed by soul crushing minor details of possible length of time before we can have it. Yay for gizmodo style "journalism".
      Well said! I pissed myself when I read your reply!
    1. Jdot1224's Avatar
      Jdot1224 -
      Awesome news...need this badly.
    1. Chula's Avatar
      Chula -
      Wow great news can't wait my phone feels so plain right now I hope they do it before the year ends for now I'm gonna have to keep playing with i4s
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Awwwww Yessss!