Few weeks back, well exactly a month back, we told you about the progress with the iOS 5 untethered jailbreak. It was clearly going somewhere and it did look like the result would be out pretty soon. And now we have some good news for all the users currently stuck with the tethered or semi-tethered iOS 5 jailbreak. If you didn’t already know, an untethered jailbreak is much better than a tethered/semi-tethered because it’s very safe and you can reboot your iOS device anytime you want.
Now the Chronic Dev team have released a video that shows a working iOS 5 untethered jailbreak on an iPod Touch. Member pod2g is the one who was successful in getting this holy deed done and has also started a blog to keep all his followers informed. He stated that he will soon be releasing his work, but we aren’t sure if the iPad and the iPhone 4S will be getting any love.
Today I succeed in jailbreaking my iPod 3G. The exploit is user-land, rely on a user ROP payload and a kernel write anywhere exploit. I can’t give much details right now, but here are the next steps :
- upgrade the iPod 3G to iOS 5.0.1
- do the same on iPhone 4 / iOS 5.0.1
- then iPad 1 & iPod 4G
At every step, the exploit code needs certainly to be reworked, but I really don’t know right now.
You can watch the video after the break and then wait for it to be released.
Untethered jailbreak is the only way that most people will even think of jailbreaking their iOS device. So hopefully, pod2g releases the untether soon and we can all enjoy the same. It has also been reported that it works perfectly fine on iOS 5.0.1.