An iOS 5 untethered jailbreak may soon be coming to interested users. At the moment, users who wants to jailbreak their iOS device have to use the tethered jailbreak from redsn0w, which will requires connection from phone to computer wherever users restart their devices. But new hope comes from the famous Chronic Dev-Team member, pod2g, who discovered a bug in the latest iOS 5 software that enabled him to find an untethered jailbreak. Devices powered by the A4 chip—including the iPhone 4, the iPod touch 4G, the first-gen iPad, and Apple TV—will have the ability to be jailbroken with his exploits from devices running iOS 5.0.1.
Pod2g’s message via Twitter read, “iPad 1 5.0.1 untethered code is done, testing tomorrow with a friend’s device. Just to let you know my progress in real time. iPhone 3GS 5.0.1 untethered code is done. Testing tomorrow also! iPod 4G 5.0.1 untethered too !. Apple TV 2 4.43 untethered done also. Will be able to test in some days.”
Pod2g suggests a public release of this code could come as soon as early as next week. If all of his internal testing with this code passes, jailbreakers worldwide rejoice; iOS 5 would jailbreakable.
Devices running the newer A5 chip (such iPad2 and iPhone4S), however, will have to wait patiently for a workable untethered exploit.
The video below demonstrates a successful untethered jailbreak on an iPod Touch third generation.