An unknown source claims success for an iPhone 5 jailbreak, showing off Cydia and Installous running on iOS 6 on the iPhone 5 in a short video posted to YouTube.
The iPhone 5 jailbreak, and an untethered iOS 6 jailbreak are still not available to the public and the teams which typically release jailbreak software are still working on getting past Apple’s security measures.
In a the video titled, “JailBroken iPhone 5 Cydia running JAILBREAK” posted to Twitter last Sunday, we see what the user claims is proof of a working iPhone 5 jailbreak.
The video is shaky and lighting is not ideal, but we can make out a few details. In the opening shot Cydia appears to be installed on an AT&T iPhone 5 running iOS 6, and Cydia 1.1.6. In earlier photos of an iPhone 5 jailbreak, we see iPhone 5,1, iOS 6 and Cydia 1.1.6×2. The unknown hacker, walks through using Installous, an app that offers illegal free downloads of iPhone apps, and plays a game in the video shown below.
The video is posted by YouTube user sambojag, who emailed GottaBeMobile claiming that he is posting this on behalf of the creator, who, “does not want the hassle of 1000′s of emails asking when will be ready.”
If the iPhone 5 jailbreak video is legit, it is great news for iPhone 5 owners looking forward to using jailbreak tweaks on the iPhone 5. The Chronic Dev Team and hackers like pod2g recently said that an exploit could be uncovered in the coming weeks. The creator of the video is reportedly waiting to hear from the well-known names in the hacking community before revealing details.
The shaky, low quality video upload, as well as the link to a picture reposting blog, do not inspire confidence in the authenticity of the video, but the on-screen content may be legit. In the opening portion of the video, Cydia is not taking up the full screen as it did in a post by chpwn shortly after the iPhone 5 release.
If the iPhone 5 jailbreak is successful it could point to a faster iOS 6 jailbreak release for newer devices, if the creator is willing to share with the existing community. Stay tuned for more jailbreak news and updates on this video’s authenticity.