Who would have thought that the iPhone 5 has some jailbreak potential, well there is thanks to a flaw with the Apple A5 chip. It seems as though p0sixninja from the Chronic Dev Team has been able to find an exploit in the A5 chip used in the iPad 2, which means that this could also be the case for the next-gen iPhone. This is great news for both Apple smartphone and tablet users, as they will be able to break away from the tight reigns that the Cupertino Company has on them.
It has taken some time to do, but at least these five userland exploits have finally been discovered, it’s only been about half a year for a jailbreak for the iPad 2 – at least we will not have to wait nowhere near that long for the iPhone 5. Normally when we hear of an exploit it is just one or two, so just imagine how shocked we all were when we learned from Redmond Pie of five of them?
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We cannot say for certain how long it will be before iOS 5 gets an untethered jailbreak, but it will not be as long as we first thought – it could even be a matter of weeks after its launch. Both p0d2g and p0sixninja has been involved heavily with not only this upcoming jailbreak, but also with iOS 4.2.1, Greenpois0n and also the first version of iOS 4 for the iPhone 4 and iPad and iPod Touch 4G.
It is all very well saying that iOS5 will be jailbroken soon after launch, but there is just one thing missing from stopping them from doing that, and that is the iPhone 5. We still have no idea when it will be released, as Apple has been misdirecting us so we do not ask why it is so late as often as we should.