Some encouraging news was revealed this morning via Twitter for all of you dying to have an iOS 5 untethered jailbreak. It appears that Chronic Dev Team member pod2g has found a bug in iOS 5 that will make it possible for an untethered jailbreak.

The team of hackers already confirmed to have found multiple exploits in iOS 5, but this is the first news that we’ve had in a while regarding the progress of an untethered jailbreak…

As you can see from the tweet, pod2g isn’t giving any ETA’s for a successfully packaged untethered jailbreak, so we’re all just going to have to be patient. Finding an exploit is one thing, packaging it into a useful jailbreaking utility that end users can use is a whole different story.

As of now, iOS 5 can be jailbroken, but it’s a tethered jailbreak which requires you to use a computer to successfully boot your device should it reboot. It’s not as horrible as some make it out to be, but it’s certainly an inconvenience should you encounter a reboot while out and about.

To learn more about tethered and untethered jailbreaks, check out our detailed synopsis of the different types of jailbreaks.

  • Awesome, we have a long wait
    we waiting now for untethered

  • great news .. but he didn’t tell weather it support iPad 2 and iPhone 4S .

    • Anonymous

      It’s just an untethered exploit, they have yet to find a stable A5 exploit.

  • Hay sabastion, do you think there will be a GSM unlock for the sprint 4s

    • Apparently you can ask Sprint to unlock the device after a certain period of time.

      • But how can you use it as a GSM phone if it does not have a sim card slot?

      • There is a SIM slot on the 4S, no matter what carrier

  • Anonymous


    hope that they will implement it for al ios devices (incl apple tv) since the tethered seas0npass jb does not run as smooth as greenpois0n did it.

  • Great scott, release it asap

  • Anonymous


    hope that they will implement it for al ios devices (incl apple tv) since the tethered seas0npass jb does not run as smooth as greenpois0n did it.

  • Anonymous

    Great news, but on the flip side it shows us the reason we dont have an untethered JB yet. Because they dont have one yet and why there hasnt been a whisper of one…..The end of the untethered?? I hope not πŸ™ Lets hope this exploit can be developed and released πŸ™‚

    • Anonymous

      It usually takes this long, especially on a new iOS version.

  • Awesome top job pod2g keep plugging away you will get there eventually πŸ™‚

  • Maybe I do not know enough but … we all knew that they have found exploits before for iOS 5 so what is the new about finding a bug?
    I guess what I am trying to find out what is the difference between an exploit and a bug?

    • Okay, so the difference between a bug or exploit is a little different. A bug, or what is better called a vulnerability is a problem in the programming code, which will allow a hacker to access different functions not meant to access in a program. An exploit is the code that the hacker uses from the vulnerability, to hack the device.

      • Thanks for the clarification but based on your explaining we just have found more Vulnerabilities. I think it is time to get cracking on the JB but hold off on the release till Apple get 5.0.1 or it will be the fastest JB to die

    • Finding a way in to jailbreak in one thing, finding a untether is something else…this could just be a way in that apple can not patch also like lime rain

  • Gdghgfgjy Ggjffv

    So the five exploits they found weren’t for untethers?
    Just like @your nightmare, i don’t understand the difference between an exploit, vulnerability, and a bug.
    Also, didn’t pod2g quit the Chronic Dev team.

  • Anonymous

    My guess is that we won’t see this jailbreak before December, so probably for 5.0.1

  • I would be glad to have a tethered jailbreak that works on the iPhone 4S.

    • This, exactly this.

    • yes, I have lived with a tethered jailbreak since Beta 1… It is not a problem for me, did not have a single issue where I was without phone.. did not even bother to install semi-tethered… But now I have a 4S, so can not wait to see a jailbreak.. Tethered or untethered I would be happy.

      Actually only jailbreak software I need is Exchange unlock, and IntelliScreenX (man I miss those)

  • I’ll wait happily knowing that’s it’s been found and there on the case..,I remember have my 3GS ( new bootrom ) and waiting for some time for a untether …I can do it again no worries …

  • I don’t think we’ll see any Jail reals for the iPhone 4 or the 4S till New Years!

  • Dan

    this seems redundant… didn’t they say that untethered was already handled before OS5 came out? I thought they were waiting for a 4S fix to release it.

  • Need one so badly.

    I upgraded my iPad 2 to IOS 5 and immediately missed SBSettings, iFile and SwitcherPlus
    For my iPad, that is the only thing I really need in a jailbreak, especially with the cool updates in iOS 5.

    On my iPhone 4 I haven’t upgraded yet, because in addition to the SBSettings, iFile and SwitcherPlus, I would miss Auto3G, AutoSilent and BiteSMS (I wish iMessages worked well–but it seems to be finicky with which numbers it allows and which it doesn’t).

  • Anonymous

    My gawd I grabbed my iPhone 4s when I saw this and can’t wait to get untethering jailbreak I’m dying to have it! Was wondering if it’s for IOS 5 not 5.0.1?

  • Off-topic question, I just want to learn that’s all, is it okay to say “I will work hard in it” ? because I think “on it” is the correct one, or you can say both are correct?

    Again, I’m not trolling πŸ™‚ or anything evil here.

  • this is great news but its so hard to balance wanting a jail break and going back to 4.3.3 or staying with 5.0 and hoping they make the untethered jb soon!!