According to the Daily Mail, instructions for stable 'jailbreaks' are posted online, which allow normal users to free their phones of Apple's restrictions.
Paul tweeted a photo of an iPhone5 screenshot that included Cydia, the app used to download non- Apple -approved software on jailbroken iPhones.
The implication of the photo was that Paul had been able to download Cydia to his iPhone 5 only because he was successfully able to hack it, the report said.
He celebrated the remarkable achievement by tweeting, 'taller screens like Cydia too. :)'
According to the paper, the tech community has largely accepted the pictures as proof that the iPhone 5 has successfully been cracked.