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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. HachiRoku's Avatar
      HachiRoku -
      sweet. i'll just wait to update my 4S to IOS6 until the jailbreak is out. im definitely keeping my 4S for a while. ^.^
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      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.
      Totally agree, us jailbreakers are blessed to have Grant working with the dev-team. He has proven himself over and over.
    1. keredn's Avatar
      keredn -
      Let's take a step back in history last year. When iPhone 4s was released, we saw twitter pics of it being jailbroken already on iOS5. Everyone was excited, but it didn't get released until near 3 months later. The reason was because the way it was done was through Developer account or something like that. We get teased by the various jb developers tweeting. Then, they setup paypal accounts for donations and boom magically it's finally released.

      I think they wait until everyone is impatient and donations increase and then magically it gets released.

      If this gets released before the end of the year, I will eat crow.
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Me, I think they also wait to make sure Apple upgrades/updates (as they always do) may patch what they are working on. A cat and mouse game. We all know it can't come out fast enough, but playing the waiting game is part of the deal. Trust me when I say it will be released as soon as it is compatible and proven. Devs (including saurik who is part of the dev-team) are losing big bucks without us being able to jailbreak and that beautiful Cydia icon on our lockscreen.
    1. mixi92's Avatar
      mixi92 -
      Is cydia been updated yet? on chpwn photo it says 1.1.6+2 does anybody else have these version?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by mixi92 View Post
      Is cydia been updated yet? on chpwn photo it says 1.1.6+2 does anybody else have these version?
      It's probably an internal version not meant for the public... he's probably testing things.
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      Months?
      I jailbroke my iPhone 4 IOS6 yesterday.
      OK, it was tethered but it was still jailbroken. And Cydia was missing.
      I installed a few cydia apps but as they wern't IOS6 ready I went back to IOS5.1.1

      I thought as soon as Cydia was IOS6 ready then the jailbreak would be released?
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by mixi92 View Post
      Is cydia been updated yet?
      Just today, 3 of them.
    1. bencjedi's Avatar
      bencjedi -
      Quote Originally Posted by no1stunna2k View Post
      That's great. At least it's possible. Now the two week wait from Apple :-/
      I know. Me too! Hope to God whatever exploit that was found is not discovered by Apple before my iPhone is put together and loaded with an iOS and shipped to me. I would die if my pre-ordered iPhone 5 shows up with iOS 6.0.1 on it with the vulnerability patched so no jailbreak!
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      The Verizon iPhone 5 is already unlocked straight out of the box for people that don't know yet. Pop a nano sim in for tmobile(altered)or AT&T sim in and your good to go.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post
      Months?
      I jailbroke my iPhone 4 IOS6 yesterday.
      OK, it was tethered but it was still jailbroken. And Cydia was missing.
      I installed a few cydia apps but as they wern't IOS6 ready I went back to IOS5.1.1

      I thought as soon as Cydia was IOS6 ready then the jailbreak would be released?
      This article is about the iPhone 5?
    1. SoldierRican's Avatar
      SoldierRican -
      Remember how long it took the iPhone 4S and iPad 2. WAYYYYYYY to long
    1. iYeow's Avatar
      iYeow -
      Wow, yessssss. Great job by the Dev Team
    1. tricked's Avatar
      tricked -
      As an Iphone 5 owner, I approve!
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by iYeow View Post
      Wow, yessssss. Great job by the Dev Team
      Chpwn did this himself. I don't think The Dev Team had a part in it yet.
    1. HachiRoku's Avatar
      HachiRoku -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlee19841 View Post
      The Verizon iPhone 5 is already unlocked straight out of the box for people that don't know yet. Pop a nano sim in for tmobile(altered)or AT&T sim in and your good to go.
      Is this true?
    1. bai's Avatar
      bai -
      wach out~中文,厉害
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by HachiRoku View Post
      Is this true?
      Yes.
    1. quidam_brujah's Avatar
      quidam_brujah -
      My iphone 5 wait is 3-4 weeks... By the time I get it, I won't be waiting much longer for JB. Suits me fine. My primary use for it is FaceTime over 3G, Aloud, and sbprofiles. I can live without those for a while... And might not have to with official FT over 3G support.
    1. PoEtikly's Avatar
      PoEtikly -
      They are smart enough to wait to release the jb for obvious reasons. They are to difficult to come by anymore to just through it out there on the version of ios 6. We all know there will be 1 or 2 quick updates to fix post release issues.