Jailbreaking enthusiasts have been waiting anxiously for an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5/5.0.1 and they will be happy to know that it is now closer to release. Details after the jump!
The news comes straight from the official blog of eminent iOS hacker and discoverer of exploits pod2g in the form of a short post in which he discusses the state of his untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 and iOS 5.0.1.
According to his latest post, the coding and testing for the latest iOS devices (save for, sadly, the iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and iPhone 4 CDMA) is complete. This basically means that his untethered jailbreak is working successfully for these devices and that all that stands between the untethered jailbreak and you – the jailbreaking enthusiast – is pod2g’s packaging of his code and his final decision to release it.
From Pod2G’s Official Blog:
IPhone 3Gs 5.0.1 jb worked.
Remaining to test: iPod 4G & iPhone 4 CDMA running 5.0.1.
Also, I’ve tested iPad 1 and it worked.
Now the time to finalize the jailbreak for old devices, fix some stability issues and package the whole.That will take some days.
In the meanwhile, I’m starting the research for iPad 2 and 4S. I’ll take you informed of my progress.
As of right now, based on Pod2g’s tweets and blog posts, the state of iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak on various iOS devices is:
- iPod touch 3G on iOS 5.0.1
- iPhone 4 (GSM) on iOS 5.0.1
- iPhone 4 (CDMA) on iOS 5.0.1 (Not Tested Yet)
- iPad 1 on iOS 5.0.1
- iPhone 3GS on iOS 5.0.1
- iPod touch 4G on iOS 5.0.1 (Not Tested Yet)
- Apple TV on iOS 4.4.3 (Not Tested Yet)
- iPhone 4S and iPad 2 (Not Tested Yet)
Pod2G’s untethered jailbreak for iOS 5/5.0.1 is likely based on either a user-land or a kernel based exploit. Such exploits are software-based, which means that once Apple engineers discover it, they can patch the exploit by releasing an update to iOS.
Until the untethered jailbreak is released, your only option is to apply tethered jailbreak using Redsn0w, Sn0wbreeze, or Ac1dSn0w on iOS 5.0/5.0.1. For jailbreaking iOS 5 tethered using Redsn0w, you can follow our complete step by step guide posted here, or here if you want to use Sn0wbreeze on Windows. Since jailbreak on iOS 5 is currently limited to tethered boot only, you can install ‘SemiTether’ patch (instructions here) from Cydia to make your jailbreak semi-tethered on iOS 5. For those of you on iOS 5.0.1 can follow our instructions posted here on how to jailbreak using Redsn0w, or here using Ac1dSn0w (instructions withAc1dSn0w Beta 2 here), or here using Sn0wbreeze.