We’ve breaking news. It looks like iPhone 5 has already been jailbroken.
It has been less than 24 hours since Apple’s new iPhone 5 went on sale and iOS jailbreak developer Grant Paul a.k.a chpwn has posted a screenshot of iPhone 5’s taller Home screen with Cydia installed on it.
Few minutes back he tweeted:
Taller screens like Cydia too. http://t.co/fE14vXN2
He later confirmed that it is indeed jailbroken.
This is good news for jailbreakers as it also implies that iOS 6 can be jailbroken on the newer iOS devices. Currently it is possible to only jailbreak iPhone 3GS and A4-based iOS devices such as iPhone 4
and iPad 2.
It is not clear if the issues with Cydia and fundamental modules like PreferenceLoader have been fixed.
It is impressive that Paul has managed to jailbreak iPhone 5 on the day of its launch, we must admit that based on the status of the iOS 6 jailbreak, we were least expecting it.
Paul has developed popular jailbreak tweaks such as Zephyr.
For all those who questioned the authenticity of the above, Paul has provided more proof:
Here’s the Cydia homepage on the iPhone 5: twitter.com/chpwn/status/2…
— Grant Paul (chpwn) (@chpwn) September 21, 2012
Some people wanted the bottom row of text from Cydia, or a photo of the device itself: twitter.com/chpwn/status/2…
— Grant Paul (chpwn) (@chpwn) September 22, 2012