Another quick update on the state of the iOS 5 untethered jailbreak: French hacker pod2g has confirmed that the iOS 5 untether will in fact work on iOS 5.0.1.

It was originally thought that 5.0.1 had patched the untethered jailbreak, and we recommended that jailbreakers stay on 5.0 if they wanted an untether in the near future. We’re pleased to report that potential jailbreakers on iOS 5.0.1 can breathe a sigh of relief.

Pod2g’s untether (we have a video demo) doesn’t rely on the code signing vulnerability that security guru Charlie Miller recently demonstrated. Miller’s vulnerability was one of the reasons that Apple released 5.0.1 (to patch the vulnerability), and it was believed that 5.0.1 wouldn’t see an untethered jailbreak because of that reason.

Pod2g says that bringing his jailbreak to 5.0.1 “should be quick.” He is currently testing the jailbreak on different kinds of iOS devices.

  • Anonymous

    Too bad this wont be for 4s.

    • double chin

      That would suck. I already gave my 4 to my kid when I got the 4S. Really don’t like the stocker:( Still my fingers crossed!!!

    • Anonymous

      He never said it wouldn’t, he said he couldn’t currently test it because he didn’t own an iPad 2 or iPhone 4S.

      • Someone get this man an iPhone 4S, no wonder our jailbreak is taking so long, wish I had the money I’d throw one at him in an instant.

    • Anonymous

      Hes not just testing it on “other devices”. Hes actually working on it with the 4s. He sayed he wasnt sure if hes going to release the 4s/4/3gs simutainiously or the 4/3gs prior. We’ll find out (hopefully) within the next few days. So no stress- the 4s has the same vonerability in the software as every other phone with the ios.

  • ricky nguyen

    ahhhh yes finally no more tethered jailbreak after the IOS 5.0/5.0.1 untethered jailbreak is released

  • Pod2go?

  • Great to hear something about the UNtethered jailbreak.
    Where waiting on it…

  • Anonymous

    Not sure it should be released until the crApple fixes the battery drain issue.

  • My money is on MuscleNerd an the Dev-Team to be the first ones to releas a Jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2.

  • Does this cover the i4s …just a yes/no will do

    • untested at this time

    • No

      • plzzz….. son its untested comment for ^^^^^^^^^^

      • He asked for a yes / no answer. No for now is closer to the truth

      • Anonymous

        YES…. “Next, I’ll return to the research for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S. I don’t know if I gonna release first for other devices or not. I’ve to think about it.

    • Anonymous

      it will be released for 4s. Thats why we dont get it yet. Hes debaiting on a release for all devices at the same time. Greenpois0n dot us. (the last o is a zero)

  • Phew! Bought the Wife a 4 just yesterday and it came with 5.0.1 out of the box.

  • Anonymous

    It would make an excellent christmas gift

  • PLEASE HELP.. My phone died, after boot tethered none of my jailbreak tweaks or apps work anymore.. And they don’t show up in settings, but are all still currently installed in cydia…anybody have any ideas?!?!!?! PLEASE HELP THANK YOU!

    • Maybe the ios version you’re on isn’t supported by your tweaks yet?

      • No I’m on 5.1.. But I’ve been jailbroken for a while and my phone died while I was sleeping.. Tried to boot tethered but none of my jailbreak attachments are working!! I need HELP

      • Anonymous

        I didn’t think 5.1 was out yet?

      • I’m on 5.0.1

    • are you in recovery mode?

    • Are “MobileSubstrate” and “PreferenceLoader” installed? If not, tap manage, settings, hacker, done, then search and install them (warning: MobileSubstrate requires a reboot). You can change your settings back after they’re installed.


  • Dan

    I’m happy with tethered, I really want them to come out with something for the ipad 2 🙁

  • Anonymous

    Hopefullly the 4S jailbreak rolls out soon after… So much potential on the 4S. I can’t wait!

  • Kok Hean

    Time to save stitch the IPSW file.

  • the question is will it jailbreak ios 5/5.0.1 on iPad 2 and Iphone 4S??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
    cz idc on my ipod touch 4G grr.. well hopefully other will actually have the jb on iphone 3GS,4

    • you should probably re-read @pod2g’s tweet. He made it perfectly clear.

  • I have iphone with 4.3.3 untethered with Tiny Umbrella 5.0.1 saved SHSH blobs… IF 5.1 is released by Apple before this jailbreak is out, can i still upgrade to 5.0.1 using my blobs? (the reason i ask is ive seen people say “UPGRADE NOW BEFORE 5.1 IS OUT!”)


    • you can upgrade/downgrade to any firmware you like as long as you have your SHSH blobs backed up somewhere… just make sure you have 5.0.1 SHSH saved before Apple stops signing it (usually shortly after a new version is releasd).

      • Thanks or the reply. Ive also been hearing about APtickets… is this something I need and if so, does TinyUmbrella save them?

  • Anonymous

    AWESOME!! I’m on 5.0.1 and while I’m enjoying the stock firmware I’m also happy that I’ll get to jaillbreak it as well. 😀

    BTW tethered jailbreak is a nightmare >_>

    • Why is it a nightmare? how often do you reboot your phone? I never do. I did, however, have issues with Springtomize 2 randomly rebooting but Flippo fixed that.

      • hi, i have these problems with random rebooting. I just uninstalled springtomize2 to see if it helps.. but could you explain a little more about Flippo solving this?

        i searched for Flippo, and only a social app came up.

        i’d appreciate your help. thanks!

      • oh ook… my bad, Flippo is the developer… but i guess he didnt fix it.. :/

  • Anonymous

    So with this info out, is it now safe to upgrade to 5.0.1?

    • Yes , it is. But do it now before Apple put an Update out. Hoping so much that Dev team first put their jailbreak out when it works on iPhone 4S.

  • JOP

    iPad2 ipad2 ….I’m itching for that JB..hurry

  • Anonymous

    what about iphone 4s and ipad 2?

  • Oh yes!

  • Anonymous

    His actual coment “Next, I’ll return to the research for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S. I don’t know if I gonna release first for other devices or not. I’ve to think about it.”

  • Érico Gonçalves

    I hope he finds an answer for iPad 2 before iOS 5.1 is out.

  • oh ook… my bad, Flippo is the developer… but i guess he didnt fix it.. :/