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Apple iPhone 5 gets jailbreak treatment

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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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posted on 24 Sep 2012, 07:46 3

1. wendygarett (unregistered)

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

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 07:53 8

2. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 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.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 07:57 2

4. wendygarett (unregistered)

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

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 08:02 5

6. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 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

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 09:24

12. infernal88 (Posts: 113; Member since: 08 Jun 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
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

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 07:57 4

3. tigermcm (Posts: 860; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)

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

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 21:09 1

16. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 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

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 01:04 2

17. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

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

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 09:23

19. thenoodge (Posts: 32; Member since: 01 Sep 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

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 07:59 4

5. frydaexiii (Posts: 1475; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

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

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 08:03 1

7. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 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

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 08:43 1

11. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

Maybe people are choosing the brand name. ;)

+1 for you and frydaexiii

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 08:07 2

8. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)

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

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 08:13 6

10. frydaexiii (Posts: 1475; Member since: 01 Dec 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)

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 18:01

20. splite (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Oct 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!!!!

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 11:26 1

14. devildlm1 (Posts: 71; Member since: 12 Sep 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.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 01:05

18. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

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

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 08:10

9. mercorp (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

wow,so quick.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 10:40

13. xtian1103 (Posts: 363; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)

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

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 17:37

15. estreito (Posts: 15; Member since: 11 May 2012)

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

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