With iOS 5 scheduled to drop this Wednesday, the question in the back of everyone’s mind (at least here at iDB anyways) is when will it be fully jailbroken? A tethered jailbreak is already available for the new software, but it’s just not the same.

A tethered jailbreak is inconvenient, it means you have to reconnect your iDevice to your computer after every restart. Luckily it sounds like we won’t have to wait long for an untether to hit web, as i0n1c has confirmed it’s being handled…

If you don’t know i0n1c, you’re likely familiar with his work. The infamous hacker was responsible for the iOS 4.3.1, 4.3.2, and 4.3.3 untether. Earlier today, i0n1c told the Twitter world that the iOS 5 untether was “covered.”

“As far as I know iOS 5 untether is covered by other people already. Guess who :p”

Although he wouldn’t confirm it, i0n1c was likely referring to the Chronic Dev team, the group of hackers responsible for GreenPoisOn. The team recently announced that it’s found multiple exploits for the iPad 2 and the upcoming iPhone.

Regardless of who is working on it, an untether appears to be in the pipeline. And with developers pushing out updates to their jailbreak tweaks and utilities, things are starting to look good for early iOS 5 adopters. Stay tuned.

  • Dave

    Awesome news!

  • Themes

    Geohot

  • Mikey

    Ahhh! Can’t wait. Getting new phone on friday. Chonic-Dev Team are geniuses.

    • Francesco

      +1 for phone me too, and +1 for jailbreak

  • XepptizZ

    I hope I’ll be able to jb my recently aquired iPad 2, damn that ios 4.3.5

  • 1c0nX

    Hopefully the 4S will be shortly behind. And the iPad 2.

    • MisterExx

      It should work for the 4S too, right? Since the phones run the same firmware…. Can anyone confirm this? Cuz I’m not that sure of it….

      • Dylan

        They haven’t really pushed out an exploit for the iPad 2 and maybe not the iPhone 4s because they’ve haven’t released an exploit for the A5 chip

      • hxclos

        This article says,

        “The team recently announced that it’s found multiple exploits for the iPad 2 and the upcoming iPhone.”

        They are more than likely talking about the A5 chip since it is in both the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4S

      • rdqronos

        None of this has to do with the chips.
        The exploits Chronic Dev found are all userland based, meaning they’re firmware dependent, not chip dependent. The A5 chip is considered unhackable at the moment.

  • theadobeflash

    i hope it isnt bootrom i dont like to restore 🙁

  • Tram

    That’s great news! Hopefully the wait won’t be too long after I get my phone Friday! Thank you! Thank you!

  • Joey Johari

    Can’t wait…!!!!………God bless you guys…….

  • Lilirose

    I’m updating to iOS5 this Wed so this is great news! 😀

  • mersim

    when ultrasn0w gets an update i will make a custom firmware with iOS 5 for my 3gs 😀

  • Sillybear

    I’m just going to keep sitting on my 4.2.1 until all the JB kinks in iOS5 are worked out. Just because a JB that works is available doesn’t mean all tour favorite JB tweaks will work!

  • Umair

    When i can make cfw of ios 5 for 3gs and when i can unlock it with ultrasnow bb 06.15.00

    • rdqronos

      You’ll be able to make a custom firmware for iOS 5 when iH8sn0w and the iPhone Dev Team update their respective software to support it. And baseband 06.15.00? It’s unlockable forever…

      • Tangz

        Did you mean “lockable” or “unlockable”? 😛

      • fdxgncgfn

        well, both. Lockable of course, and unlockable until 6.16 or something comes out for the 3gs. Then they will be forced to upgrade.

  • Umair

    When i can make cfw of ios 5 with untethered jailbreak and when i will be able to unlock it with ultrasnow or else .. I have 3gs with bb 06.15.00

  • b-wings

    this time, maybe Saurik turn.. 🙂

  • anonnnn

    man, i’m so excited. i accidentally updated to 4.3.5 and i’ve been without my jailbreak for a while now :(.
    good stuff!

  • SoCoMagNuM

    is there a way to backup sources that are dependents for some jb apps before updating to the new i
    OS?

    • Burge

      Use pkg backup…that backs up sources as well..

      • SoCoMagNuM

        Thanks Burge. Is there a way to confirm once I backed up list and settings on my device and synced with PC? Like a file or folder. I plan on restoring the backup once I update software to iOS5 and retrieve some of my JB apps (some that won’t reallt be needed anymore)

  • prplaya420

    omfg nice

  • Can wait to get iOS 5 and then jailbreak it.

  • Kevin

    RIGHT NOW WITH TETHERING JAILBREAK ON IOS 5 WE CANNOT SEND OUT VIDEO MMS VIA TEXT I WONDER IF UNTETHERING WILL HAVE SAME ISSUE. UNABLE SEND VIDEO MMS IS BIG PROBLEM 🙁

  • suryatej

    Hope we get something like jailbreakme for iOS 5!!

  • With a tethered JB are you able to Re-spring without connecting it to the computer?

  • steve

    yes m8

  • Clive

    any news? 🙁

  • abulhasans

    hi it is a good news for us… but im bit worried about my iphone baseband … bcoz mine is 4.11.08.. if the jailbreak is covered for my baseband i would be in a heaven..bcz im using my iphone as a dummy…

    • use the newest redsn0w or Sn0wbreeze (my fav), to avoid updating your baseband..

  • +1 for untethred… BUT WHEN????

  • i appreciate your concenteration in your work while a millions are they follow you up in these moment thanks man 🙂

  • iDon

    Dev-Team guys that never got how to unlock iphone 4

  • Layth Kamal

    its pod2g behind the untether exploit for ios 5,5.0.1 A4 devices