It would appear that the long awaited Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 5 is one step closer to fruition. Chronic dev team member pod2g has posted on YouTube a video of a jailbroken iPod reboot without having to tether to a computer. The only jailbreak currently available is a Tethered one, meaning every time you need to reboot, you’ll have to plug in your iDevice and reboot via one of the JB tools. A pain in the neck if you’re away from your desktop/laptop. According to pod2g, this jailbreak will also work on iOS 5.0.1:
Tons of questions from my nice followers. Too early to answer. Will work on iOS 5.0.1, will try iPad 2 and 4S after others are ready.
No word on when this untethered Jailbreak will be released for the public, though it’s probably safe to assume that it won’t be too long now before jailbreakers can finally go untethered for iOS 5.