iPhone 5 Jailbroken Hours After Release

Jailbreak new iPhone 5

Today, in a short and somewhat cryptic tweet Grand Paul, better known by chpwn (his online handle), revealed that the iPhone 5 has been Jailbroken only hours after its release.

Chpwn, a respected developer, hacker and iOS security expert, tweeted the following with an attached image:

Taller screens like Cydia too. :)

However, the real indicator and proof that the new iPhone 5 has been Jailbroken, is the screenshot of the iPhone 5′s homescreen with the Cydia app that chpwn included in the above tweet.

Then, in a quick Twitter conversation with Stefan Esser (i0n1c), chpwn revealed that the iPhone has been completely Jailbroken.

While it would be very simple to fake the screenshot, when coming from a reliable source like chpwn, it’s easy to have faith in its validity.

However, just because the iPhone 5 has already been Jailbroken, doesn’t mean there will be a public utility to Jailbreak the new iPhone any time soon. As with new iOS device releases in the past, it’s often revealed that the device is capable of being Jailbroken shortly after its release.

There is, without a doubt, countless hours worth of work required to produce a fully functional utility and, more often than not, the security experts prefer saving discovered Jailbreak exploits for use at a later date. With that said, stay tuned for complete coverage on the iPhone 5′s Jailbreak status.

Owner and webmaster of Jailbreak Tech Info. Tanner is also a professional Jailbreak tutorial writer, the main reporter for Jailbreak Tech Info and owner of the YouTube channel iCrackUriDevice. Feel free to shoot him an email at Tanner@BestTechInfo.com with any questions or comments.

  • andhoy

    still waiting for the untethered jailbreak, i hope the soonest possible time

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  • Mickey BvB

    Cool. I hope for a untethered Jailbreak for iPhone 5 soon. Maybe before 2013 could be cool. :-)

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  • flymods

    Thanks for the Update
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  • amboyaviles

    cant wait to jailbreak my iphone 4..
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  • http://www.facebook.com/rapwell Rowell Erp Revilla

    Great video, thanks iCu!
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