iPhone 5 Has Already Been Jailbroken [Updated]

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:

As always, we’ll let you know as soon as we’ve any further details, so stay tuned here at iPhone Hacks or follow us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+ or subscribe to our RSS feed.

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  • Marcelo Santoro


  • dingus

    this means ios6 cydia for other devices soon?

  • Bandrax

    Awesome! ;)

  • http://twitter.com/H8tFranKie JF Ramos

    Twitter? sorry I havent had a jailbroken iphone since 3G

  • Empty

    Awesome I may now upgrade from my iPhone 4! Only reason I hadn’t was because of the wait with the 4s jailbreak. But now there is no excuse.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1740590440 Abel Goddard


  • Apple sucks

    When will be out??
    I will buy my iphone 5 when the jailbreak is out.

    • bdone

      congratulations! youre the first one to ask the secret question. you get a free iphone 5! oh, no wait, we are not giving you a free phone, because your stupid screen name is stupid. haha

      • James Maddison

        Iove it when retards post stale insults at legitimate questions, then end with a ironically hipocritical adjective.

  • http://juriaguria.blogspot.com/ Julia Morey

    Hurry upppp w/ the release then ;) I just decided to update like, an hour ago… and then I found this article. So I’m pleased, to say the least!

  • filthyjason

    Hopefully we’ll see a video of it running, screenshots don’t take long to doctor up

    • bdone

      are you insinuating that chpwn, one of the godfathers of jailbreaks, has photoshopped a cydia icon onto a shot of his phone. that’s ludicrous. apple has obviously qui* being bitches about jailbreaking because they have better things to worry about, like releasing a billion iphone 5’s to the public that have absolutely no defects, because everyone’s watching them, hoping they will f*ck up, so they can troll the apple fan pages and piss everyone off with their comments. get a life.

      • Damage

        Well said

  • http://twitter.com/Pr3t0ri4nH4ck Lorenzo Tieni


  • none

    Currently it is possible to only jailbreak iPhone 3GS and A4-based iOS devices…???

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com iPhoneHacks

      Yes, there is a way, but it is not recommended as it doesn’t install Cydia.

      • SomeGuy

        You can Install Cydia yourself. I have already done it on my 4.

      • Great

        I think he refers to other iOS as 6 is only mentioned in the previous sentence.

  • FranzIgnoranz


  • Damage

    can’t believe people are trying to call chpwn a fake do people know who he is it would destroy his rep to post a fake and would he really risk that i dont think he would

  • untzuntz

    This is great news. Its a good thing it wasnt jailbroken by ionic, that douche just announces that an iOS version is jaibroken but doesnt release it and holds it over everyones heads. I would say that theres a 99% chance that this will be released by dev team.

  • lame

    Fakem put the image in photoshop and use the line ruler, cydia is higher than settings icon, dumb, very dumb mistake..

    • Joliver

      It is true, Cydia icon is higher than Settings that are in same line…. Seems photoshop

      • http://www.facebook.com/QueSwanson Que Swanson

        Yall can dislike Joliver comment, but if you’re familiar with Photoshop and Guides, then you know something isn’t right about that image.

      • Ronin

        The letters on “Cydia” looks sharper than the rest…..confirmed FAKE.

    • Andre

      Think you need glasses m8. Get a ruler and see for yourself, dumbass.

    • WTF

      WTF are you on about?

  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.weir2 Brian Weir

    it may no be a fake remember this is ios 6 there is newer icons on the screen such as passbook the icon layout goes for nothing if u install the jailbreak normally then cydia goes to the second page on my iphone 4 , so this seem correct for an iphone 5

  • ifonix

    for all you conspirators… Armstrong never landed on the moon. and this is fake Cydia image on the iphone 5. people working hard on their own time to jailbreak the new IOS 6 and the iphone 5 so YOU guy’s could enjoyed it. and you guys sit on your fat ass geting fat on pizza and cola.

    • Elim

      there are many a**hole trying to instigate things out there. believe me, there are the ones who will download it 1st. :)

  • Elim

    Charming !! Good work Paul.

  • snipey36

    Ipad 2 is not an A4 device :/

  • genXhippie

    Yeah! :)

  • Yo idiot

    Idiots how can you say its fake whennhe has it right there with his iphone 5 and the screen has cydia open up???? Idiots

  • vipin

    plz upload iphone 5 jailbreak,

  • richi

    yar man the superb hacker
    kick some apples asses

  • Dextronmatrix

    Awesome But now Ipod touch 5 gen ;)