When Apple first introduced the iOS 5, we were all really excited and when started giving out beta’s we tried and enjoyed it. One of the most important reasons why many non-developers tried it too is because it could be jailbroken. Even though it was a tethered jailbreak, which meant that every time you had to reboot your device, you had to connect it to your computer and fire up RedSn0w or other jailbreaking tools.
However, just few hours ago, Apple iOS hacker and developer, i0nic, sent out a tweet saying that an iOS 5 untethered jailbreak is very much in the pipeline, but is being developed by other people. That’s what we all want don’t we? An iOS 5 untethered jailbreak would be of great help when Apple drops the final version to the public on October 12.
Many users don’t jailbreak their iDevices if it means that they’d have to keep connecting their device to the computer to reboot, every time the battery runs out or something. I don’t like it very much either. I’m running a tethered jailbreak on iOS 4.3.5, which is not really very convenient. This is what i0nic stated on his twitter account;
This is the guy who originally discovered the untethered exploits for iOS 4.3.1, 4.3.2 and 4.3.3 and although he did not actually point to anyone, it is very much likely that he meant the Chronic Dev Team. Those guys have been at it from the day the first iOS 5 beta was delivered.
If there’s no untethered jailbreak for iOS 5, then not many iOS users will want to upgrade, so hopefully there will be one soon. Are you waiting for an untether too?