The iOS community got a belated present two days after Christmas with the release of the untethered jailbreak for all A4 devices running iOS 5.0.1. The release of the jailbreak represented nearly two months of hard work and research by pod2g followed by efficient and swift work from the iPhone Dev and Chronic Dev Teams to package the jailbreak up for public consumption.
Ladies and gentlemen, the moment all jailbreaking enthusiasts have been waiting for has (almost) arrived! A new video has been uploaded by one eminent member of the jailbreaking community and it gives us the first look at untethered jailbreak for iOS 5. Details (and video), after the jump!
After seven betas, one GM and another performance improving update (which itself has two betas), iOS 5 hasn’t received an untethered jailbreak yet. Folks who wish to enhance their experience with apps and tweaks from Cydia have to make do with a tethered jailbreak, but it appears that the jailbreaking community is getting closer and closer to an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 as one hacker has sent out an update regarding its progress.
With iOS 5 set to be released this week, the focus is now firmly drawn towards the when, if, and how of an untethered jailbreak.
If you've been a frequent reader of this website for the last few months, you're likely aware that Apple is getting ready to release iOS 5, the next version of its mobile operating system. After months of uncertainty, it now seems that there is at least one team which is actively working on an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.