Yesterday afternoon, after a week of testing, Apple finally seeded iOS 5.0.1 to the public. The update brings fixes for Siri, the Smart Cover security flaw, and the highly-publicized battery issue.

As you may recall, we’ve recommended that jailbreakers stay away from updating. It could ruin your chances of a proper iOS 5 jailbreak. But for those of you who couldn’t wait, Sn0wBreeze was just updated to support the new software with a tethered jailbreak…

iDevice hacker iH8Sn0w updated his jailbreak utility last night to support iOS 5.0.1. Here’s the full change long:

* Supports iOS 5.0 (9A334)/5.0.1 (9A405)

* Fixed iBooks sandbox crashing issues (as of 2.8b9).

* Fixed location services issues with iPhone 3GS users running the iPad baseband (as of 2.8b9).

* Re-added iPad baseband install option to iPhone 3GS.

* Tethered devices are booted via iBooty which is extracted to the Desktop after running sn0wbreeze.

If you’re looking for a way to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1, you can grab Sn0wBreeze v2.8 Beta 11 from our Downloads page. And for those of you who may need a refresher in using the utility, feel free to check out our tutorial.

  • Testing

  • UltraSn0w works for unlockers???

  • Anonymous

    I used this tool yesterday to semi-tether 5.0 on my iphone 4 but ever since that ive been having a glitch with the signal bars on my phone. It only shows one bar but the reception is fine, any idea what i can do about it?

  • Ultrasn0w NOT WORKING with this!!!

  • Anonymous

    Ultrasn0w is YET TO BE UPDATED FOR 5.0.1. DO NOT update if you rely on an Ultraan0w unlock, yet.

    • i just found that out that it wont unlock it and now i can only install 5.01 or 4.3.3

  • Wow he fixed iBooks? Good job. I hate to see my icon on square.

  • this work for ipod 4th generation running 5.0.1??