Apple iPhone 5 gets jailbreak treatment

Apple iPhone 5 gets jailbreak treatment
The Apple iPhone 5 is here and it runs on iOS 6. What does this mean for jailbreakers and is there a solution for those who want to set their device free and get access to Cydia, the largest third-party app store for iOS devices?

Simple, work has started and it has already bore first fruit. Grant Paul, better known around as @chpwn, has now posted screengrabs of the iPhone 5 with Cydia on board and that obviously means he's managed to jailbreak the device. For those who still doubt it, he replied to one of the comments:



Now, the biggest hurdle for hackers is not iOS 6 - which has already been jailbroken - but the iPhone 5 specific hardware restrictions. It seems they are overcome now and we should expect a tool to easily jailbreak the iPhone 5 soon.

Are you jailbreaking your iPhone? And what do you do with it after the jailbreak? Let us know in the comments below.

source: @chpwn via TechCrunch

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  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

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20 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

No thanks cydia... I'm satisfy the real ios :)

2. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

If it weren't for the jailbreak, the iPhone is an EXTREMELY subpar smartphone. Cydia adds a ton of new and amazing stuff that Apple is hell bent on keep away from iOS, like the simple functionality of adding more apps to a folder, or a scrollable dock.

4. wendygarett unregistered

I don't think this is necessary tho... Thanks for your advice but really I don't need to :)

6. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

iPhone without jailbreak ??? its like Jelly sandwich without the peanut butter, yea it may get it laggy and voids warranty, but i have to confess, its amazing, but android doesnt need such thing because it already does have it, and Root is a WHOLE NEW THING ! :P

12. infernal88

Posts: 113; Member since: Jun 08, 2012

oh no ....this isnt gd ...u really should try it with jailbreak xD that thing suck without it ...im not iphone fan ...but ipads , and mine is always jailbroken xD i cant update till it will be available ....try stuff like -ifile -sbsettings -winterboard -zeppelin -MyWi -killbackground and there is huge list of tweaks that make ur iOS device ..be more like a functioning device ...i only love ipads for their apps ecosystem

3. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

serious question here, if iPhone is so great why does it always have to be jail broken?

16. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

nobody who owns an iphone thinks it is absolutely perfect… only android fans say that and the 11% who jailbreak want a few extra features for their iphone… it really adds some nice and useful things

17. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

for the same reason we root/rom our Androids, to expand our horizons. ;P

19. thenoodge

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

i carry the iphone and the evo im not sure why but im content with the way my iphone runs granted i cant do all the customizations i had the 4s and now the 5 not planning on jailbreaking it didnt do it to my 4s either but i have rooted all my android phones ive ever had and its just out of habit i like android rooted

5. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Yay, you know what that means, more Android features for the dumb phone!

7. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Hahaha that is extremely true. Every jailbroken iPhone I see has like 10 Android features, one of them that I see on almost every iPhone is the Android pattern lockscreen, if you really want the Android features then why the hell get an iPhone in the first place?! LOL

11. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Maybe people are choosing the brand name. ;) +1 for you and frydaexiii

8. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

A jail broken iPhone 5 can beat any droid in personalization.

10. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Sure it can...Let's see, custom keyboard? (No, I don't mean changing the color scheme or giving it a background) Custom lockscreen? (No, I don't mean just changing the slide to unlock square to an arrow.) Custom CallerScreen? (And No, I'm not talking about video caller ID.) And these are mods that can be done on a non-rooted Android. Name 1 thing that a jailbroken iPhone can do that an Android, both rooted and not can't. Haha, most of your mods these days are even stolen from Android (Yes, I'm talking about water ripple effects)

20. splite

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

iPhone and other iDevice is aint good without jailbreak.... when jailbreak your iDevice some more features are available but not all because that is impossible, Apple creates the IOS by them selves but Android is an Open Source Operating System which is used in every phone like HTC Samsung and many more so if the Android would of not make more features who would use it? IOS is an operating system which can only be used on iDevice but Android can be seen on many cheap s**t devices like Chinese Dual sim phones or tablets and after that do you not think for the moment what have you paid for ? For example new samsung s3 it uses same operating system as the cheap s**ty devices ...... and dats exactly why after about 6 months of Samsung s2 release it has dropped by about 35-45% of its cost because there are many releases of new devices which use same OS!!!!

14. devildlm1

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

The thing is, you shouldn't have to jailbreak your phone to do simple customization. Without jailbreaking, literally the only thing you can do is change your wallpaper whereas with every android phone that has ever come out, you can do everything that frydaexiii said and more wihtout rooting. you change the way your sms screen looks, choose to have pop up notifications, change the entire phone app layout, live wallpaper and probably the coolest thing to me is that you can actually design your own custom UI online and export it to your phone.

18. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

oh, that's a good one. totally got a chuckle out of me. xD

9. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

wow,so quick. +1

13. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

when's the release of the untethered redsnow/absinthe?

15. estreito

Posts: 15; Member since: May 11, 2012

I'm pretty sure that jailbreaking has been good for the sales of the iphone, don't you agree?

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