iPhone 5 Tethered Jailbreak Possibly Needing Dev Account

On October 19, 2012

The iPhone 5 might be the longest iPhone device that has made into production without any jailbreak tools released for it yet. However, it doesn’t mean that efforts hasn’t been made to jailbreak the device. It is just that we have yet to see the outcome of it. Planetbeing, which is one of the prominent names in the jailbreaking industry had mentioned that a jailbreak solution will soon be discovered. However, it comes with a catch and that is in the form of an Apple developer account.

A tweet by Planetbeing mentioned that a kernel exploit has been upgraded to work on the iPhone 5. It will not be having untethered support but rather a full tethered jailbreak instead. It needs a developer account which would cost user around $99. However, if the problem lies from registering the device’s UDID, you can get that particular fix for at least $7 as there are many websites that are currently selling them.

In addition to Planetbeing, pod2g also mentioned that the iPhone 5 jailbreak should be available in a couple of weeks’ time. Hopefully, by then, we would be seeing an untethered jailbreak instead. It should be interesting to see how this progresses as time passes.