It’s been in the works for some time now, but Apple’s iPhone 5 has officially been jailbroken under iOS 6.1.4, in a move that marks the first time the sixth-generation handset has been “liberated” under the most recent version of the iOS.
As you can see in the above and below images, both AT&T- and Verizon-powered iPhone 5 handsets are able to run the Cydia Store app under iOS 6.1.4, which so far has remained un-jailbreakable for owners of Apple’s sixth-generation smartphone. Hacker @winocm was able to install the go-to jailbreak app store on an iOS 6.1.4-powered iPhone 5, indicating that a public release for this iteration of Apple’s mobile operating system could soon be in the works.
From what we understand, exploits already discovered in iOS 7 haven’t been compromised by this new method, meaning Apple isn’t going to patch and block a potential iOS 7 jailbreak following the above announcement.
Here’s hoping a jailbreak tool for iOS 6.1.4-powered iPhone 5 handsets becomes available soon. If not, iPhone 5 owners may have to wait for an iOS 7-compatible jailbreak solution before installing the Cydia Store app on their smartphone.
See also: Cydia Tweak: CamBright May Help You Take Better Pictures, Cydia Tweak: Protect Your iDevice From The Latest DoS Exploit With GlyphPatch, and Cydia Tweak: Celeste 2 Launches For Jailbroken iDevices.