Untethered iOS 5 Jailbreak Confirmed – Works on iOS 5.0.1

iOS developer Pod2g revealed a few days ago that he has managed to jailbreak iOS 5. What makes this jailbreak different is that it’s untethered. At the moment the only way to jailbreak is through a semi-tether which allows you to boot your iPhone but with some restrictions until you can tether it to re-enable it.

The tests were initially done on a third-gen iPod touch which ran the iOS 5.0 operating system. Pod2G has now done further tests with iOS 5.0.1 and has confirmed it is working.

RedmondPie points out that those holding off updating to iOS 5.0.1 can now go ahead and do this, assuming you are running an A4 based iOS device. Also mentioned is that those who unlock their iPhone with Ultrasn0w still need to wait so that the unlockable baseband is preserved. Once an update is done you can’t switch the baseband back.

At the moment the exploit has only been confirmed on the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 3G/4G as well as the Apple TV. The first gen iPad is also included in the list. Basically, anything that can run iOS 5 that isn’t the iPhone 4S or iPad 2 from what we understand.

The untethered iOS 5 jailbreak release date isn’t known at the moment, but we expect it to arrive soon.

Source Via: Pod2G

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