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iPhone 5 Already Jailbroken

Apple’s new iPhone had only been in the hands of hackers for a couple days before both iOS 6 was hacked and the iPhone 5 jailbroken.

Hacker extraordinaire chpwn posted this screen shot at right on Twitter for all to see.

Taller screens like Cydia too. :)
— Grant Paul (chpwn) (@chpwn) September 21, 2012

He hasn’t released any details on how he accomplished this hack (instructions have been posted elsewhere), but as you can see he has installed the app marketplace Cydia on his iPhone 5.

This is great news for anyone who was salivating at the thought of what could be done with that 4″ (1136×640 resolution) screen.

Users are now going to be able to install homebrew apps and custom tweaks on the iPhone 5, giving them the opportunity to expand the abilities of the iPhone 5 far beyond what Apple allows.

A few months back I posted a video showing 100 different possible hacks which could be applied to a jailbroken iPhone, and that was just the tip of the iceberg.


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