If you have been keeping up with the news about Apple, then you know that the company just previewed their latest mobile operating system, the iOS 5 during a keynote presentation at the WWDC. And if you can recall, we also shared to you a wonderful news that the iOS 5 was already jailbroken mere hours after it was made available. But before you rush and apply a jailbreak to your iOS 5, you might want to read this first.
After Steve Jobs unveiled the highly anticipated iOS 5 at the WWDC, MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev-Team has managed to develop a tethered jailbreak solution to the latest iOS. This tethered jailbreak utilizes the same Limera1n exploit that has been widely used to jailbreak iOS 4 to 4.3.3.
However for some users, a tethered jailbreak simply doesn't cut it because it can be quite tedious since one needs to plug the device to a computer in order to boot it into its jailbroken state on every restart. So the jailbreak community was somehow hoping that i0n1c’s untether might just be a viable option to have an untethered jailbreak for the iOS 5. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be the case now.
In a recent tweet by Stefan Esser aka i0n1c:
R.I.P. – I just heard Apple killed the ndrv_setspec() integeroverflow and his friends in iOS 5.0b1 – if this is true the untether is dead.
If this is the case, although we are likely to see a tethered jailbreak for the final version of the iOS 5, an untethered jailbreak on the other hand seems to be unlikely. This is a solid proof that Apple is tightening its security for their latest iOS offering which in turn makes the process of jailbreaking a lot harder.
Stefan Esser aka i0n1c is a jailbreak developer who authored numerous untethered jailbreak solutions most prominently the untethered jailbreak for the recent iOS 4.3.x. As of this writing, he has yet to find a workaround for iOS 5.
We'll just have to wait and see what the jailbreak community can come up with!Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback