Following a month of updates from the jailbreaking community, an untethered jailbreak for iOS users has finally been released by the hacker pod2g. The Chronic Dev-Team and iPhone Dev-Team worked together with pod2g to push out the first untethered jailbreak.
The release was issued as a package in the Cydia App Store known as “Corona 5.0.1 Untethered,” making this version the only untethered jailbreak with the ability to run on jailbroken iOS devices. According to the Chronic Dev Team, the jailbreak currently only supports iOS 5.0.1, with a future update coming to support iOS 5.0 as the software needs more testing to fix some software bugs before making it public.
For those wishing to install this new untethered jailbreak on their iPhone 4S or iPad 2, there’s some sad news; users will have to sit tight for a little longer than expected. There is no current support for this jailbreak version on devices powered by the A5 chip. pod2g issued a statement via his official blog that,” Since those devices cannot use geohot’s limera1n exploit to inject the untether, they require exploits above and beyond those used for this release.” pod2g promised that they’re still working hard to bring an untethered Jailbreak for those specific devices.
The iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak only works on A4 chip devices such as the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 3G and 4G, and the iPad 1. In order to properly install this untethered jailbreak on A4 iOS devices, users need to already have the jailbroken tethered version running before downloading the Corona package in Cydia.
The developers posted some basic instructions on how to install this new untethered jailbreak with devices running the stock iOS 5.0.1, with the computer programs known as redsn0w and greenpois0n. Within those source links, users can find useful information that will help everyone easily install this new untethered jailbreak software into their Apple devices.