Just a few weeks ago, the untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 was released thanks to the efforts of hacker pod2g. Sadly for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 users, it only supported A4 iDevices (iPhone 4, iPad 1 etc). Well pod2g has posted another video (made by Chronic dev team member Dustin Howett) of a jailbroken iPhone 4S rebooting without having to tether to a computer. While no date has been given of its public release, pod2g did say “Only a few to wait now”. Could mean a few days or maybe even weeks, but at least we now know that the wait shouldn’t be that much longer.
Update: The untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 is now available for Windows and Mac, courtesy of the Jailbreak toolkit Absinthe.
Several weeks ago, we saw chronic dev team member pod2g post a video of his untethered jailbreak on an iPod Touch running iOS 5. Well, for those of you eagerly anticipating its public release, the wait is finally over. The untethered exploit has just been incorporated into redsnow 0.9.10 and PwnageTool and works on the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod Touch 3G and iPod Touch 4G. One requirement is that they must be updated to iOS 5.0.1 beforehand. As for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 owners, they’ll have to wait some more as A5 devices haven’t been completely hacked yet. Fear not though, as pod2g has said that he’ll be looking at extending this untethered jailbreak to the latest iDevices in the near future. A quick rundown of how to install it right after the break.
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.