iPhone 5 already jailbroken

The iPhone 5 is now in the hands of what are likely are millions of eager Apple fans. We have already heard about a bunch of the new smartphones from Apple being stolen in Japan and we have also gotten wind of some pranksters in Amsterdam who filmed people who tried to take an super-glued iPhone 5 from a street.

Now there's word that someone is claiming they have been able to jailbreak the iPhone 5 and upload their own software less than a day after the phone launched. Grant Paul, a software creator, posted his "proof" of the jailbreak via Twitter.

One of the images show what looks like an iPhone 5 screenshot but with an icon for the Cydia app, which is an unofficial iOS app that has been used by owners of previous jailbreaked iPhones to get software that is not available on the iOS App store.

Another image from Paul's Twitter account shows the Cydia version number on the actual iPhone 5 device. However, the actual method he used to jailbreak the smartphone was not mentioned and there's no evidence that Paul has released this hack to the outside world.

Source: AllThingsD.com | Images via Grant Paul

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Question when you jail break the phone can you remove unwanted icons on the first page like stock, newsstand, notes, etc.? Itunes does not allow you to do that

Already? Just like Apple, only making minor changes to iPhone 5, he made minor changes to his jailbreak method.

I thought those apps that are not updated to the new screen resolution are running in letterbox mode... so... Cydia already updated to the new screen? hmm....

nyolc8 said,
I thought those apps that are not updated to the new screen resolution are running in letterbox mode... so... Cydia already updated to the new screen? hmm....

I think cydia app is just displaying a html page so it might cause it to size right

Of course, that "someone" (a software creator... roflol...), Grant Paul aka Chpwn, jailbroke his iPhone5, he's probably sitting on a few IOS 0-days.
John, do you even know who he is and what he has been involved with?

Arkos Reed said,
Of course, that "someone" (a software creator... roflol...), Grant Paul aka Chpwn, jailbroke his iPhone5, he's probably sitting on a few IOS 0-days.
John, do you even know who he is and what he has been involved with?

Your asking alot of John there lol.

Arkos Reed said,
Of course, that "someone" (a software creator... roflol...), Grant Paul aka Chpwn, jailbroke his iPhone5, he's probably sitting on a few IOS 0-days.
John, do you even know who he is and what he has been involved with?

Wasn't chpwn responsible for a few of the bootrom exploits? lol. "Someone."

Look at all the artifacts around the words on his "photograph" of the iPhone. Looks sketchy to me. Lack of a jailbreak method and no release is also sketchy.

joep1984 said,
Look at all the artifacts around the words on his "photograph" of the iPhone. Looks sketchy to me. Lack of a jailbreak method and no release is also sketchy.

You mean the artifacts caused by JPEG compression? The same ones that practically all JPEGs have if you zoom in far enough?

SharpGreen said,

You mean the artifacts caused by JPEG compression? The same ones that practically all JPEGs have if you zoom in far enough?

LOL.

SharpGreen said,

You mean the artifacts caused by JPEG compression? The same ones that practically all JPEGs have if you zoom in far enough?

LMFAO

SharpGreen said,

You mean the artifacts caused by JPEG compression? The same ones that practically all JPEGs have if you zoom in far enough?

ROTFLMAO

SharpGreen said,

You mean the artifacts caused by JPEG compression? The same ones that practically all JPEGs have if you zoom in far enough?

You're zooming in wrong!!!

joep1984 said,
Look at all the artifacts around the words on his "photograph" of the iPhone. Looks sketchy to me. Lack of a jailbreak method and no release is also sketchy.

OMGWTFBBQHAX

remixedcat said,

You're zooming in wrong!!!


Oh my bad. I didn't know there was more than one way to do it. I was using Chrome's zoom feature....was that not the right one?

SharpGreen said,

Oh my bad. I didn't know there was more than one way to do it. I was using Chrome's zoom feature....was that not the right one?

No it was not the right way, your using a competitors product to zoom.

joep1984 said,
Look at all the artifacts around the words on his "photograph" of the iPhone. Looks sketchy to me. Lack of a jailbreak method and no release is also sketchy.

What are you looking at?

joep1984 said,
Look at all the artifacts around the words on his "photograph" of the iPhone. Looks sketchy to me. Lack of a jailbreak method and no release is also sketchy.

It's likely legit. They will usually find a tethered jailbreak during debugging then it will be at least a month or longer until an untethered one comes out. The former doesn't require as much work as the latter.