Untethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak for non-A5 devices available

The iPhone Dev-Team Blog, known for posting news about the status of iPhone jailbreaks, reports that a new untethered jailbreak is available for non-A5 devices, meaning the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 are unfortunately not included in this release.

An untethered jailbreak means that you can reboot your jailbroken device without needing to connect to a computer with USB, which is obviously desirable in situations where you might not have access to a computer.

The author of this jailbreak, @pod2g, is now working on a method to jailbreak A5 devices. The full list of supported devices includes the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4-CDMA, iPad 1, iPod Touch 3G, and iPod Touch 4G. This jailbreak will require your device to already be updated to official iOS 5.0.1, which is okay because the window for signing SHSH blobs is still open for 5.0.1. The iPhone Dev-Team Blog has links to official downloads for PwnageTool and redsn0w for those interested in jailbreaking their devices.

While jailbreaking can of course be used to pirate apps and gain access to content without paying for it, the real appeal for some technology enthusiasts is the actual freeing of the device with access to SSH and exciting apps that aren't available on Apple's App Store. I haven't had a jailbroken device since the iOS 5 release because I found the improvements to be worth losing the jailbreak capabilities, but I might consider jailbreaking again simply for great apps like SBSettings, BiteSMS and iBlacklist.

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Before iOS 5 even came out, they were bragging how they had a bunch of ways they could jailbreak iOS 5 (including the iPad 2 untethered)... then soon as that one hacker was hired by Apple, there hasn't been any iOS 5 jailbreaks for the iPad 2 (untethered). Which common sense tells me that hacker has something to do with stopping it. (of course after he collected the reported $50,000 in donations).

Draken said,
Anybody knows if it breaks iBooks like the last redsn0w JB?

Yes it does. The fix that worked for me was as follows:

Do not sync any books or iBooks with iTunes
Download iBooks from the App Store on your device and DO NOT start it up.
Go to Cydia and download iBooksFix2 (You may need to add a repo to get it, can't mention it here, but Google is your friend!)
Once the fix is applied, reboot your device. (Yes, reboot, not respring)
iBooks should now work. I have even managed to download from the iBooks Store and sync with iTunes.

Super Awesome, i just JB my iPhone 4 and i didn't have to restore, everything is working fine, trying to install Siri NOW!

Thanks a lot pod2g, i'm thinking about some donation from me soon!

Did this on my 3GS with iOS 5.0.1 but at the end of it all I get is a white Cydia icon?

Edit: Strangely, after one reboot, Cydia is proper....

iOS 5.1 is at beta 2 currently so I expect it to be released soon if history repeats itself so that apple can try and crush the latest jailbreaking.

Nice. Just updated to 5.01 and killed my old JB, now I can get it back. Was running 3.0 for awhile but was losing the ability to use new Apps and old Apps that were updated.

Waiting on a 4S jailbreak...

I like the newer SBSettings for iOS 5, where it's in the Notifications Center instead of its own panel.

Can't wait to get this on iPad2. I buy all apps, games and music, but some software is not available everywhere - while I can get any game and all, I cannot get Google Earth or other Google's apps, Microsoft's apps etc.

techbeck said,
Took them long enough....

What was wrong with using tethered? I never let my battery drain or turn my phone off, so it was still good.

Dinggus said,

What was wrong with using tethered? I never let my battery drain or turn my phone off, so it was still good.


Not everybody has a computer around if or when they need to reboot their phone. Some people also work away from computers and electricity to the point where their phone would die, and lets say they plug it in to recharge on the way home (in the car or something) well now it doesn't boot because the battery died.
Also, just because untethered is more convenient.

How well does SIRI work on iPhone 4? Is it worth JBing and trying out yet, or are significant features still missing? Thanks...

Might as well fire up TinyUmbrella and save my 5.0.1 SHSH blob *just in case*.

Shadrack said,
How well does SIRI work on iPhone 4? Is it worth JBing and trying out yet, or are significant features still missing? Thanks...

Might as well fire up TinyUmbrella and save my 5.0.1 SHSH blob *just in case*.

I don't think Siri is actually out yet on the iPhone 4.

Dinggus said,

I don't think Siri is actually out yet on the iPhone 4.

It is, but you need a working proxy that has an iPhone 4s authentication key to get it to work.

And there are basically none available unless you pay.