On the very day the iPhone 5 was launched was the day that the well-known iPhone developer chpwn, aka Grant Paul, appeared to Jailbreak iPhone 5 . The San Francisco based hacker @Chpwn tweeted two photos (shown below with source links) the first of the Cydia store icon on his iPhone 5 and the second of the Cydia homepage and options.
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Although Twitter users questioned the authenticity of the screenshots chpwn confirmed the Jailbreak was legitimate in response to a tweet (link) questioning the speed of the hack. Having gained respect and recognition as a serious software hacker means that there would have been no reason for chpwn to Photoshop the images – his reputation would only have suffered and he would have got a lot of people’s hopes up .
Although there has been no indication of whether the Jailbreak is tethered or untethered, although many suspect the former, it is certainly an achievement and a huge step up from last year when the untethered Jailbreak was unavailable for the 4S for several months. If the hacks continue to progress at this pace it might be possible to see an untethered Jailbreak for the 5 in the next few weeks.
For anyone who isn’t aware of the difference between the two versions : a tethered Jailbreak requires that the phone be plugged into the computer after every switch off or restart. An untethered Jailbreak allows the to be used normally with no threat of losing functionality.
A tethered version of the iOS 6 Jailbreak is already available (link) for the A4 chip devices : iPhone 4, 3GS, and iPod 4th generation. This will come as good news to those who are missing out on some iOS features due to their older style devices as Cydia is already offering similar apps.
For those who find the tethered version unattractive then there is no rush to Jailbreak until the hack has been perfected and completed. It might not be for quite a while considering the complexity of the programming. However, watch this space (dedicated jailbreak page) because as soon as any news comes to light of a Jailbreak, tethered or untethered, we will bring you the latest updates.
Source : Twitter
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Edited and Published by Sourish