If you are a jailbreak user who has upgraded to iOS 5, then it should be safe to say that you are also waiting for that elusive untethered jailbreak. Earlier this week, we have given you a bit of a good news as famed exploit finder pod2g demonstrated a working iOS 5 untethered jailbreak. But what about iOS 5.0.1? It seems that it is safe to update to it as well.
After his exciting video demonstration, pod2g said that he will be looking into working with finding the exploits for iOS 5.0.1 as well. We have repeatedly warned all our readers that it is possible that with the latest iOS 5.0.1 firmware, Apple might have patched all the untethered exploits found in iOS 5.0. This basically means that if you have upgraded to iOS 5.0.1 and an untethered jailbreak appears, you are basically stuck. Since if you haven't saved the iOS 5 SHSH blobs using iFaith or similar tool, you won’t be able to downgrade.
But it seems all of that are meaningless now since pod2g just confirmed that the untethered exploit he found in iOS 5.0 is also found in iOS 5.0.1. Pod2g just confirmed it through a tweet that he has an untethered iPhone 4 running iOS 5.0.1 and has given people the clearance to update to the said firmware.
This is definitely a great news for users who are running iOS 5.0.1 and are worried that they may not be able to get Chronic-Dev Team's untethered jailbreak. And if you are currently running iOS 5.0, we suggest that you grab your SHSH blobs + APTicket (better be safe than sorry) and if you want, you can now upgrade to iOS 5.0.1.
The latest firmware is sort of an emergency update from Apple which of course aims to address the iOS 5 battery drain problem. And being a newer firmware, you can expect stability and security improvements from it as well. In other words, iOS 5.0.1 is basically the more stable version of iOS 5 right now. We will let you know once we come across more information about the much awaited untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.
So now that pod2g has given the clearance, will you be updating to iOS 5.0.1? Let us know in the comments below! [via Pod2g]Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback