As hackers continue to work on the iOS 6 jailbreak we want to share why iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S users can’t wait for the next jailbreak release.
An iPhone 5 jailbreak, or the iOS 6 jailbreak, would allow iPhone owners to do more with their devices than Apple allows.
While users who jailbreak iOS 6 can install pirated apps, the majority of the jailbreak community is simply looking to install tweaks and mods to make the iPhone fit their usage better. The back and forth fighting over iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 jailbreaks led to one hacker calling for an open iOS 7.
Upgrade to the iPhone 5 & iOS 6
It may seem odd to users who have never used a jailbreak, but there are iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S owners waiting to upgrade until there is an iPhone 5 jailbreak.
These users often already use a lot of jailbreak apps and don’t want to give up their favorite apps, tweaks and mods for the latest iPhone.
The number of lost sales isn’t likely high enough to concern Apple, but for these users, the wait is especially grueling.
There are also a number of iPhone 4S owners still on iOS 5.1.1 waiting for the iOS 6 jailbreak release to upgrade to iOS 6. iOS 6 offers features like Do Not Disturb, Facebook and Twitter Integration, Enhanced iCloud and many more iOS 6 features.
Access to high-quality Cydia apps is another major reason users can’t wait to get the iPhone. There are a number of apps that allow users to pick a default browser, use Google Voice easier on the iPhone and more.
BiteSMS is a popular replacement messaging app that is now compatible with iOS 6. Check out the benefits of biteSMS and an iOS 6 jailbreak in the video below.
With the iOS 6 jailbreak, users can customize the look of the iPhone. Many of these themes will need updated for the larger iPhone 5 display once an iPhone 5 jailbreak is available, but we expect quick updates
The image above shows the typophone4 theme on the iPhone 4, which completely changes the iPhone home screen. There are other themes that change the iPhone to look like OS X, Windows or Android.
A Better App Switcher
Technically Auxo falls under the better apps in Cydia reason, but this app switcher is so good that it is reason alone to jailbreak the iPhone 5. Auxo is an app switcher that uses cards instead of the app icons, offer fast app ending and quick access to music and to iPhone settings.
The video above shows off these features, is a tempting display of what users can do with a jailbroken iPhone.
Easy, Legal and Safe
In addition to all the cool things you can do with the iOS 6 jailbreak, one of the best parts is that the process is legal and if it follows the past jailbreaks, it will also be easy and safe.
It is completely legal to jailbreak the iPhone 5 and all other iPhones. That doesn’t mean Apple approves of it or makes jailbreaking easy, but you won’t get in trouble for doing it. Apple will void your warranty if you seek service on a jailbroken iPhone, but it is easy to un-jailbreak the iPhone before taking it in for service.
Whenever the iPhone 5 jailbreak is released we expect a tool similar to the Absinthe tool released to jailbreak the iPhone 4S last year.