It is almost two months since iOS 5 was released. And while it does bring a lot of new features to the table, jailbreak fans thinks that it lacks something. An untethered jailbreak of course. Right off the bat, iOS 5 can be jailbroken using Redsn0w or Sn0wbreeze but the solution is a tethered one. Well good news jailbreaking community because it seems that the iOS 5 untethered jailbreak that you have been waiting for is just over the horizon.
The news came straight from Chronic Dev-Team's pod2g. The famed jailbreak hacker sent a tweet stating that his team has already cracked the iOS 5 and have the untethered jailbreak for it. And much better, the tweet came with a link to a video demonstrating that it is in fact a working untethered jailbreak. Without further ado, here's the video that could make your day:
So what do you think? Exciting right? As you can see that is a working untethered jailbreak. It has been like an eternity since the jailbreak community have been waiting for an untethered solution. In case you have no clue as to what the hoopla is all about, untethered jailbreak is the type of jailbreak that most if not all jailbreak users prefers. Unlike a tethered jailbreak, each time you iOS device reboots or shut down, you do not have to connect your device to a computer in order to boot it using tools such as Redsn0w. Of course, some time ago, a tweak was released that spawned a new type of jailbreak, Semi-tethered. But if you have used an untethered jailbreak before, you will know that it is not a replacement. Untethered solutions are simply the apex of convenience when it comes to jailbreaks.
As of now, aside from this teaser not much details have been provided regarding this untethered solution. So we don't know the ETA when will this be released. For sure, Chronic Dev-Team is still on the process of ironing out the bugs for this jailbreak to ensure that they will be ready for primetime soon. As for A5 devices such as the iPhone 4S and iPad 2, there is also no information whether the jailbreak on the video will work on the said devices. But considering how tough it is to crack the iPad 2 before, it is safe to say that you shouldn't hold your breath.
But at least, we already know that an untethered jailbreak is already a big possibility. It is just a matter of time now. I hope we get to see it before the year ends.
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