triple boot ipad

This is pretty interesting. Hacker winocm has posted a new video of his iPad triple-booting into multiple versions of iOS. The clip shows his hacked tablet booting up and running in iOS 5.1, and then its ability to quickly switch to iOS 6.1.3 and iOS 7.0.6.

Winocm has made quite the name for himself around the jailbreak community as both a hacker and a tinkerer. Last week he posted a video of his jailbroken (untethered) iPhone 4 running iOS 7.1, and don’t forget he helped iH8sn0w create p0sixspwn

Here’s the video of the hack:

And the accompanying text:

(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..?

As you can see, the process is pretty primitive and to be honest we don’t ever expect to see this hack available in a consumer-friendly package. It’s well-known that winocm is to work at Apple this year, and he wouldn’t want to do anything to jeopardize that.

Still, the proof-of-concept is pretty cool.

  • derekaw

    The frayed power cable looks dangerous!

    • Ben

      Haha yeah

    • Palmer Paul

      Mine might be worse than that… ended up electrical taping the ends to keep it together.

    • 5v should not hurt too much…

      • Tatsh

        Exactly. 5v is nothing to cry about 😛

  • Ben

    Winocm is non-stop coming up with this cool stuff. Hope he continues and pursues his dreams in life!

  • Marcus Gomita

    This is so cool!

  • Marcus

    All of this and he is only 19… He deserves that job at Apple.

    • Sean Keenan

      He’s 19?! Damn this guy is good.

    • Leonard Wong

      He is really great at these stuff

    • Mark Babatunde

      He’s 17 actually. Truly a Gifted Hacker. Anyone know where I can start to learn about how to become an iOS Hacker?

      • Rowan09

        Code dot org.

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Yeah, right. I don’t know what one needs to do to become as good as Winocm but I’m betting he didn’t start with HTML, Javascript, PHP, etc. I know one day he tweeted that if you really want to learn to program you should learn Assembly Language (also known as machine code)…

      • Rowan09

        Why would you need to learn machine language it’s just numbers? W3schools dot com is also a great place to learn.

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        openjailbreak .org

        iphonedevwiki .net

  • Alan

    2021 needs to hurry up !

    • Jonathan


    • Leonard Wong

      Yeah! I can’t wait too. But probably by then, I won’t care it anymore

  • Jonathan

    WHA HOW!?

  • Micky Ganon


  • Jonathan

    Someone give that man a new cable..

    • Micky Ganon

      This charging cable is the main problem of Apple

      • Jonathan

        Wrong. I can give you a list.
        omg prices
        noncombustible UI
        Doesn’t allow jailbreak (exceptions, it will void warranty and you WILL NOT receive support from an Apple dude. This is kinda the same as rooting an Android device. Lose warranty, etc.)
        No HD/4k displays

      • M_thoroughbred

        No 4k?????? Your kidding right?

      • Jonathan

        Meh. You never know.

      • Michael Hulet

        They sell a 4K display with the new Mac Pro

      • noncombustible UI, huh?

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        He’s suggesting that his iPad needs to explode into flames at boot time by the sounds of things…

      • You will not receive support?

      • Jonathan

        I mean, you will not receive support from Apple because you jailbroke. I’m just saying what Apple would probably do if they eventually allow jailbreaks.

  • Eni

    i wish i will have his knowledges one day

  • OrangeCone

    8gb iPad? Wtf!! then it turns to 1gb and later on iOS 7 goes to 4gb that’s something crazy there!!

    • arvindb02

      It’s because he partitioned different amounts of storage to each version of iOS.

  • Matthew Cooper

    I thought either his cord is trashy or hopefully its modified

    • Elias Chao

      Perhaps the second option, I’ve saw @iH8sn0w tweets and sometime he says he needs a serial cable or something like that.

  • ThatsMe

    Lets just hope he dosnt quit the jailbreak scene as @comex did.

  • Batman

    It’s funny how broken his usb cable looks

  • How is this done? Grub bootloader? Or a custom made boot manager? That looks great

  • patmack

    All I can say is WOW!

  • Toosmoke Duptosee

    Perhaps he is just putting on a show and using the ipad as a display for 3 different iPads. No reason to doubt his talents. He obviously has many. But I would think that this would be much easier to do then partitioning 3 drives for 3 different ios versions.Regardless, it’s pretty cool.

  • duck hairs

    I triple boot firefox OS, Ubuntu mobile and android on my nexus 4 🙂

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      Which can likely be done easily through the use of third party software. Considering Winocm had his iPad tethered to the computer I’m guessing he’s doing something more than just using a third party boot loader…

    • Jonathan

      I’m listening….

  • David Watts

    this man is a god!

    • John714

      your gay

      • Sean Caintic

        you also

      • John714

        Cry good

  • onebyone_

    I saw cables like this in other hacker’s videos before. someti es they put some kind of chips on there..

  • Jay Burgandy

    im sure he hacked the cable also.. please donate money to him, he will help us with his brilliant ideas!

    • Joe Benning

      Yea, you go ahead and donate while his brilliant ideas are helping Apple kill jailbreaks.

  • onebyone_

    I really miss the beautiful dock 🙁
    would have been better if they change the dock as same as mavericks had on the iOS7 not this ugly big blur bar that don’t let you see wallpaper on your screen.

  • Collin


  • Stanley Chen

    Maybe we could get 3.2.2, 4.3.3, and 5.1.1 on iPad 1 sooner?

  • Johannes

    Ummm I just wanted to add that winocm is female 🙂

  • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

    3 years later and we now have double booting. Still no tripple tho.