Apple iPhone 5 Jailbroken: Unlock iPhone 5/4S/4 iOS 6
The sixth generation Apple iPhone, the iPhone 5, went on sale only Friday, Sept. 21. But it seems that one of the talented iOS jailbreak developers is already in possession of a jailbroken iPhone 5.
Yes, you’ve read it right. Well-known iOS hacker Grant Paul, better known as “ chpwn ,” posted a couple of pictures on Safera1n.com Friday that showed an iPhone 5 running iOS 6 with Cydia installed.
In a reply on Twitte r to another iOS jailbreak developer Stefan Esser, aka i0n1c, chpwn confirmed that the jailbreak was indeed genuine.
“This is awesome news, for this to 1). Come from a respected jailbreak dev, and 2). For it to come on the same day of the iPhone 5 release,” said Jeff Benjamin of Safera1n.com . “It also means that there is hope for jailbreaking A5X devices on iOS 6 as well.”
Given that the reaction from the jailbreak community was really quick, some skeptical minds could say that the photos of the jailbroken iPhone 5 are nothing but a set of Photoshop work. However, as Ben Reid of Redmond Pie noted, “the (jailbreak) community in general has grown to respect chpwn (Grant Paul) quite a bit over the years, and he’s definitely got the skills to pull something like this off.”