Pod2g Claims There Will Be No Untethered Jailbreak for iPhone 5


Pod2g, the hacker that is supposed to be working with the members of the Chronic Dev Team on an untethered jailbreak solution for iOS 6 and iPhone 5, has had a pretty interesting conversation with i0n1c today.

While claiming there is no jailbreak for the iPhone 5, he also said this isn’t a bad thing: it could “push Apple to open their OS a little more for tweaks and mods”. He also admits that he is a dreamer, so this may not happen.

This could also mean the untethered jailbreak is never going to happen, just like i0n1c said recently.

An interesting note, though: there are more than 400 million iOS devices out there, but the jailbreak community counts only a few million devices, which means jailbroken iOS devices account for about 1% of the total. Why don’t the rest of iOS users want the tweaks and customizations offered by a jailbreak?

Pod2g’s answer is simple: fear or just lack of know-how. Jailbreaking doesn’t mean piracy: the leading hackers are all against piracy. When you jailbreak your iPhone, you open it up to customization – that’s it.

The only way to have a customizable iOS is to pressure Apple to open up iOS 7, and with Scott Forstall’s departure, there may be a tiny little chance to have that. Now Pod2g has started an initiative that is already trending on Twitter: if you want to have a customizable iOS that allows you to enable some awesome tweaks, tweet #weWantAnOpenIOS to pressure Apple.


  • My experience with jailbreaking has been repeatedly and consistently the most unstable thing I have ever used, as with others I know. Maybe I’m just not talking to the right people, but between a guess at fear and knowledge that most of those tweaks are poorly developed, I think I’m going to stick with the lockdown, thank you.

  • KJ

    I had my past iPhones jailbroke and honestly I don’t miss it. There were some things I liked like sbsettings but overall it was just ok. I far more enjoy Xbmc and all the free movies and TV shows on my Ipad and Apple TV…just my two cents

  • MattWatterworth

    Who are these “leading hackers” who are against piracy?

  • the iphone dev team and friends.

  • bradg17

    Jailbreaking is a necessity for me. This is very unfortunate if it’s true. I love apple devices but the iphone just doesn’t have enough functionality without a jailbreak. If this is true that means I have to switch to android -.-

  • bradg17

    Why don’t you search them? IOS jailbreakers open up ios for extra functionality, not for free shit. Quit being so damn naive.

  • Miguel2233

    Same here, I’m close to going with the S3…I got so used to some of the specific tweaks on my jailbroken 4S, so it’s very difficult using the 5 without those.

  • VJ

    If iOS 7 isn’t a completely redesign and does not offer the features that have been available on other phones for 5+ years (Bluetooth file transfer, custom apps, themes, etc.) I’m getting the Galaxy S IV for sure and selling my iPhone 5. In other words, iOS 7 better not flop.

  • sad

    this will be my last iphone if this remains true. 🙁

  • MattWatterworth


    It’s not my job to verify a writer’s claims. It’s a pretty broad statement without any backup and I’m not really aware of who the leading hackers are. Just looking for a little more info as it pertains to this discussion.

    As well, nobody said that iOS Jailbreakers DIDN’T open up iOS for extra functionality. That’s kind of a given, so I’m unsure as to why you feel the need to call me naive when you’re not even staying on topic. Thanks for comin’ out though!

  • johnnygoodface

    Fear my …. !!! Jailbreak leads to an unstable iPhone… I tried it on 2 different versions on iOS 4 and 5 and after a few days (in each instance) and a few tweaks with pgm from Cydia I suddently had to reboot many times a day. Without jailbreak: almost no reboot (once/2weeks)… I love stability over flexibility. Period. Up to point though 😉

  • I have always had an iphone but I bought them knowing I could customize it with a jailbreak if they want to prevent people from having freedom on what they paid for then I’m switching to Galaxy 3