This won’t come as a surprise to many people but in case you were wondering – yes, iOS 5 has been jailbroken. It turns out that Apple hasn’t done anything to patch up the holes that were used to jailbreak their iOS devices. Musclenerd, one of the core members of the iPhone Dev Team, has posted a tweet showing some screenshots of Cydia and iSSH (apps that only run on jailbroken iPhones) on the homescreen of the developer version of iOS 5 which was seeded to developers yesterday.
It’s been touted that the current iOS exploit can’t be fixed without a hardware update – which means that until the next generation of iPhone and iPod Touch devices are released, iOS users should have no problems jailbreaking their phones. In case you were wondering, jailbreaking allows users to run apps that they normally aren’t allowed to run on a regular iOS device and brings a whole new level of customizability to the operating system.
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