iOS 5 jailbreak problems for iPhone users

By Daniel Chubb - Oct 9, 2011

This week has been a good one for those of you wanting an iOS 5 jailbreak for the iPhone, which was made easier with Sn0wbreeze 2.8b8, although it doesn’t work with the iPad 2. We know there is a lot of good reasons to jailbreak your iOS 5 device; one hope is for a Siri app later on, although there can be problems at times and this has also been shown this week.

The video below this article shows you how to fix a problem some users have experienced with Jailbreak iPhone’s running iOS 5. The issue is known as the “1/4 Screen” problem, which is pretty obvious why when you see the video below.

This article reports that the problem happens when you install Activator (via Cydia) on a jailbroken iPhone that is running the latest iOS, which then sees an app run at a reduced size, roughly one quarter of the screen. At the time of writing it seems this issue only happens with iOS 5.

Have a watch of the video below to see how to fix the quarter screen issue, although you should know that this fix is only a temporary measure, and when you reboot your iOS device you’ll need to repeat the process. We expect Activator to be updated for iOS 5 shortly.

Have you had any problems with iOS 5? The new operating system for Apple devices will be released to the public in 3 days time.

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Also See: Hill on iOS 6.0.1 jailbreak videos for iPhone 4S, 5

  • Jonathan

    The above vid is for an iPod touch I am a little new at this so here is my question will the same problem occur with the iPhone 4 

    • Ajaym664


  • I don’t feel the need to JB any longer, IOS 5 seems to be everything I always wanted to see on the iPhone.

    • Ajaym664

      ah but allways be something

  • Smh0101

    As soon as I Jailbroke with sn0wbreeze Safari stopped working, it would just open, then close. Same with Cydia

    • Dirkthegreat

      You have to get ibooty and boot your phone tethered everytime it turns off