Not even a day is up since Apple unveiled the major update for iOS devices, iOS 5, and already the iPhone dev team has confirmed that they have managed to jailbreak iOS 5. Well, technically they confirmed that they have successfully jailbroken iOS 5 beta which was released for the developers in good faith. But, you know the Jailbreaking community right, they’re awesome!
MuscleNerd, iPhone dev team member, confirmed earlier today that he was able to install Cydia 1.1 on his iPod Touch running iOS 5 beta. He’s also uploaded some screenshots of the same, so that people don’t think he’s just making things up. However, this is only a tethered jailbreak and not an untethered one, anyways it’s a great start. iOS 5 final build will be released to the mass by the end of this year, so they have a lot of time to actually get an untethered jailbreak ready before the release.
Here’s what MuscleNerd tweeted:
The developments in the jailbreaking community is happening really fast and it’s all so amusing. You can check out the screenshots that MuscleNerd posted on Twitpic that show the iPod Touch 4G running on iOS 5 and also running Cydia.
You can see in the above screenshot that the iPod default icon has been replaced with a new one, also you can see the News Stand app plus Reminders app. Also you can see Cydia and iSSH installed and running happily in the picture below. You can also see below that the iPod Touch is running on iOS 5 and Cydia 1.1.1.
Everything seems to work well then, the only issues being that this is a tethered jailbreak. Also MuscleNerd suggests that one of main features of iOS 5, the OTA updates, will not be affected by jailbreak. That’s a relief then, don’t you think?
Also if you’re trying to upgrade to the latest version of iOS 5 beta released for developers, don’t forget to download iTunes 10.5 which was also released today at WWDC day 2 developers only conference.