Looking to jailbreak iPhone 5 on iOS 6 (10A405)? Unfortunately, as of now, you cannot! Both iPhone Dev Team, Chronic Dev Team and other independent hackers are trying hard to break the security Apple has put into iPhone 5. The iPhone dev team has only developed jailbreaks for iOS 6 running on the iPhone 4 3GS and 4th-gen iPod touch, which can be achieved using redsn0w tool.
So far, Grant Paul, a San Francisco-based software hacker has been successful in jailbreaking Apple’s iPhone 5 running on latest iOS 6 (build 10A405). But the method used by the hacker is not for public consumption since the exploit discovered in iOS 6.0 is not legally distributive. Lots of work is remaining before the exploit is packaged for public usage.
Note: Here we will be listing the latest news on the progress of iPhone 5 jailbreak including its release date. We will be updating this page with tutorial link and tools as soon as the jailbreak is released for iPhone 5 on iOS 6. Bookmark this page.
iPhone 5 Jailbreak News (in reverse chronological order)
- Hacker Planetbeing achieved Full Tethered iOS 6 iPhone 5 jailbreak
- Pod2g: I’m Not Working on iOS 6 Jailbreak
- Hacker Chpwn Jailbreaks iPhone 5 on Day One
- Is iOS 6.0 Jailbreak by Chronic Dev Team is Ready?
Why to Jailbreak? Jailbreaking lets you download and use free and cheap iPhone apps from legal 3rd-party marketplaces such as Cydia Store. You’ll no longer be forced to download iOS apps from iTunes.