We have been advising our readers for the past weeks to be cautious with regards to updating to iOS 5.0.1 because it is highly possible that the upcoming untethered jailbreak will be coming to iOS 5.0. Earlier we have provided a report where a working untethered jailbreak was demoed by pod2g. Now in relation to that, the famed jailbreak hacker said that the untethered solution might also work with iOS 5.0.1.
Upon posting the video of him giving the untethered iOS 5 jailbreak a test drive, pod2g received a lot of questions from his Twitter followers. Two of the most frequently asked questions regarding the untethered jailbreak are: Will it work on the iPhone 4S or the iPad 2 (A5 devices)? And, will it work on iOS 5.0.1?
As for the first question, it is currently unknown if the demoed untethered jailbreak will work on A5 devices. pod2g owns neither an iPad 2 or iPhone 4S so he hasn't been able to test if it indeed works. But according to pod2g's blog, he will now proceed to research on how to make the jailbreak work for the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S. He's not quite sure if he's going to release first for other devices or not.
As for the second question, pod2g said on his blog that he will be working on iOS 5.0.1 and ensure that the jailbreak works on it as well. After successfully jailbreaking his iPod 3G, the next steps in line is to upgrade the many different devices to iOS 5.0.1.
I can't give much details right now, but here are the next steps :
- upgrade the iPod 3G to iOS 5.0.1
- do the same on iPhone 4 / iOS 5.0.1
- then iPad 1 & iPod 4G
pod2g also related that the exploit that they have found is userland, presumably one of the iOS 5 userland exploits that they have found a long while ago. The exploit relies on a user ROP payload and a kernel write anywhere exploit.
It should be safe to assume that the upcoming untethered jailbreak will work on most iOS device sans the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 but the Chronic Dev-Team is looking into it. As for iOS 5.0.1, it seems that there is a fair chance that the untethered solution will work as well. We can only keep our fingers crossed. Stay tuned with us and we will surely update you regarding this news. [via Pod2g Blog]Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback