Hacker manages to triple boot iOS 5, iOS 6 and iOS 7 on iPad 2

BY Jason

Published 25 Mar 2014

p0sixpwn developer winocm will be joining Apple later this year, and doesn’t like jailbreaking, but he continues to hack iOS devices for fun and pleasure. In a new video, winocm shows an iPad 2 that can triple boot iOS 5.1, iOS 6.1.3 and iOS 7.0.6.

winocm had already managed to get iOS 5.1 and iOS 6.1.3 running on an iPad 2 a few days ago, and with the new video, he’s made progress to add iOS 7 too. He notes that he doesn’t have SHSH blogs saved for earlier versions of iOS.

The nearly 3 minute long video shows the iPad 2 tethered to a MacBook. The iPad is booted into all three versions of iOS via the terminal. In the video’s description, winocm says that he doesn’t use evasi0n 7 to achieve this:

(Since some people can’t tell the difference between say, iOS 5 and iOS 6 based on icons. Oh well. Hopefully the massively white iOS 7 UI will open your eyes. Oh yeah, no evasi0n7 either. :D)


release in 7 years..?

It doesn’t look like winocm plans to release this tool publicly, but this could be particularly useful to app developers who have to test their apps on various iOS versions.

Just a few days ago, winocm had also demonstrated an untethered iOS 7.1 jailbreak for the iPhone 4.

What do you think about the triple boot iPad? Just a cool hack, or something that could be useful?