As you might already know, iOS 5 has already been made available to be enjoyed by the general public last Wednesday. And we know that most of our readers are wondering if it is worth jailbreaking iOS 5 into their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. One of the most basic consideration before one would want to jailbreak iOS 5 into their device is if their favorite jailbreak apps and tweaks would work in it.
In case you don't know yet, iOS 5 can already be jailbroken, albeit a tethered jailbreak only for now. But of course, why would you want to jailbreak iOS 5 into your iDevice if you are not sure if your favorite jailbreak tweaks and apps will even work? It is completely a new version of the iOS after all. Fortunately, a user from Twitter (@The_Ben) took the liberty of creating a handy spreadsheet that shows which jailbreak tweaks and apps have been updated to work with iOS 5. What's interesting is that some of them actually works in iOS 5 without being updated, although if they are working at 100% is an entirely different story.
Well here's the spreadsheet for your viewing pleasure:
As you can see, a good number of tweaks and apps are already working in iOS 5 including the popular ones like SBSettings, iFile, Installous and many more. Tweaks designed on modifying the Springboard such as Infiniboard, Infinidock, Infinifolders and Springtomize are not yet working on iOS 5 but it is said that they will be updated soon. The popular SMS tweak BiteSMS is currently working but to a certain extent only, not 100%. Anyway, if one of your favorite jailbreak tweak or app is not yet compatible with iOS 5, then don't fret because the authors will surely update them as soon as they can.
As mentioned earlier, iOS 5 can now be jailbroken using Redsn0w and Sn0wbreeze. Although both programs only support tethered jailbreaks at the moment. Tethered means that you will need to reconnect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch each time it shuts down or reboots. If you have been clamoring for an untethered solution, then tough luck because it is not yet available. But according to a previous report, the Chronic Dev Team is already in the case and it might not be too long before an iOS 5 untethered jailbreak will see the light of day. So just hang in there folks. [via iPhoneItalia]Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback