Untethered Jailbreak Works for iOS 5 & iOS 5.0.1, Coming Soon

Dec 9, 2011 - 12 Comments

Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 5 and iOS 5.0.1

An untethered iOS 5 jailbreak looks to be released soon, as indicated by a video released by the Chronic Dev Team showing off an iPod touch running such a jailbreak. Posted to Twitter by developer @pod2g, the video shown below clearly demonstrates an iOS 5 device rebooting and working normally while maintaining the jailbroken state, proving the untethered status.

The upcoming release is said to work on both iOS 5 and iOS 5.0.1, and while the video shows an iPod touch, it is unclear if the untether will work on iPad 2 and iPhone 4S. Presumably those devices will be tested at a later time when the jailbreak has been refined. No release date has been set, but typically these teaser videos show up not long before public availability of a new jailbreak.

Current jailbreaks for iOS 5 and iOS 5.0.1 are tethered, meaning they must be connected to a computer and booted with the assistance of a helper application. This is more of a nuisance than anything else, because if a device runs out of battery on the road you must be around a computer to have it working again.

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Posted by: Matt Chan in iPad, iPhone

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  1. Uluwatu says:

    People still jailbreak? What is the point anymore?

    • Scott says:

      BiteSMS (still kills iOS 5 for texting), Cydia, 3G Unrestictor, Winterboard, Thousands of tweaks to change Apple’s restricted OS so we can do simple things like custom text message tones, fonts, better multi-tasking, etc. etc. etc.

    • chlingo says:

      go and f*ck yourself that’s the point!

    • tonyv says:

      Because my iPhone is way better than yours!
      The reason my iPhone is way better than yours is because i jailbroke it.
      if you saw my iPhone you would want to pay me to make your phone like mine.
      This is the point!
      Apple cripples this phone before they give it to you.
      I gave my iPhone medical marijuana then a shot of microsoft…now it crushes your droid phone.

      tonyv

    • jay says:

      the point of jailbreaking is because it is awesome ……
      are you crying because you cant do it……
      NOW GO CRITISE SOMETHING THAT NEEDS CRITISESING!!!!!!

      Jay :AKA: JAILBREAKER DEFENDOR……….

  2. PRiCK says:

    installous is a good reason

  3. Steven says:

    I have the 4s and i would like to know if i can use my 50 unlimited go phone plan with data for my iphone?

  4. [...] 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 1, iPod touch 3rd or 4th gen. The iPad 2 and iPhone 4S are yet to work, but the upcoming untethered iOS 5 jailbreak should bring those two devices as [...]

  5. Bojan says:

    Semitethered jailbreak works rather well. In case of emergency. I am not sure why are people raving about untethered jailbreak, cause this one does the job rather good as well.

    Best regards, and do semitethered…

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