The question that is constantly on everyone’s mind is when will the untethered iOS 5 Jailbreak be released? Though such a question is not easy to answer, we have heard mixed information from numerous developers across the Jailbreaking community about the iOS 5 untethered Jailbreak. Thus, I am going to do my best to provide a clear and concise answer to when the untethered iOS 5 Jailbreak will be released (or at least it’s current status at this time).
Can you Jailbreak the official iOS 5 firmware?
Yes. You can Jailbreak the official iOS 5 firmware with the RedSn0w Jailbreaking tool (compatible with Mac OS X and Windows) as well as the Sn0wBreeze Jailbreaking tool (compatible with Windows). At this time, however, when you Jailbreak your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad running the official iOS 5 firmware it is a tethered Jailbreak. Meaning that every time you loose power to your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad you will need to plug your iDevice back into your computer and re-boot using RedSn0w/iBooty. If you would like to Jailbreak the iOS 5 firmware tethered you can click here.
Why Jailbreak the official iOS 5 firmware?
As the iOS 5 firmware contains over 200 new features for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, a lot of people are wondering is it still worth it to Jailbreak the iOS 5 firmware. My answer to this question is without a doubt – Yes. The iOS 5 firmware comes a ton of new functionality that really improves your iDevice; Because there is so much new functionality it gives developers even more ideas on how to tweak the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad for the better. Take Notification Center tweaks for example. The stock iOS 5 notification center is great but it becomes ten times better when you have the ability to install 3rd party tweaks. And even though the iOS 5 firmware is a great improvement in the iOS operating system it is still lacking functionality that tweaks such as SB-Settings provides.
Can you Jailbreak iOS 5 Untethered?
At this time you cannot Jailbreak the iOS 5 firmware untethered. While there has been paid software circulating the Internet promising an untethered iOS 5 Jailbreak (like FastRa1n v5.0), it is nothing more than a scam to take your money. Do not be fooled, at this time, there is no way to Jailbreak the iOS 5 firmware untethered.
Note: iPhone 3GS users can Jailbreak the iOS 5 firmware untethered if they are running the old bootrom.
When will iOS 5 Untethered Jailbreak be released?
The iOS 5 untethered Jailbreak is currently being worked on by numerous developers across the Jailbreaking community such as the Chronic Dev-Team. According to P0sixninja (head of Chronic Dev), who spoke at MyGreatFest, there are numerous iOS 5 untethered exploits available. Meaning Jailbreaking the iOS 5 untethered should not be a very big issue. It is just a matter of converting one of their exploits into a usable Jailbreaking solution such as GreenPois0n. Additionally, i0n1c (responsible for an untethered Jailbreak in the past) mentioned that the iOS 5 untethered Jailbreak was already covered by other people.
We will keep you updated on the status of the iOS 5 untethered Jailbreak. Until that time please stay tuned…