Untethered iOS 5.0.1 Jailbreak Confirmed as Working, Safe to Update

By , Dec 11, 2011

We’ve received more information regarding the current status of the iOS 5 jailbreak. Famous hacker pod2g has just announced that he has successfully jailbroken his iPhone 4 running iOS 5.0.1.

More importantly, the jailbreak is untethered — something we were previously concerned about regarding 5.0.1. We found out that an untethered jailbreak was possible a few days ago, and now it’s been confirmed as working on the iPhone 4.

You may recall that, when Apple first seeded the latest iOS update, we warned jailbreakers to stay away. The new software was pushed out to patch a major exploit in iOS that we thought would be crucial to an untethered jailbreak.

But it turns out that jailbreakers need not worry. Pod2g gave us video proof of an iOS 5 untethered jailbreak last week and has just confirmed that it works on the iPhone 4. Pod2g told his Twitter followers that folks with an iPhone 4 are now ok to update. Keep in mind that this does not apply to users looking for a SIM unlock.

If nothing else, this is a good sign that an official iOS 5 jailbreak is nearing completion. Unfortunately, there still is no word on iPhone 4S-compatibility. Stay tuned to iDB for the latest jailbreak news.

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  • Westin Bielecky

    Can you update the iPod touch(4G) on iOS 5.0 to 5.0.1 via the device even if it does have the tethered jailbreak? Or will the iPod turn off and not be able to turn on just like when it is tethered. Please let me know

    iMessage: westin.bielecky@ymail.com

  • this JB will work on iPad 2?

  • Dan

    great, so now can they release it?

    • Kyle Dean

      Is It Possible To restore tethered ios5 back to Regular Ios5. So Basicly Unjailbreak And If so How?

      • jose castro

        ifaith

  • ETA?

  • Anonymous

    iDB team. Thank You for your continued news updates on jailbreaks. If I may make a suggestion though. Please when referencing iPhone 4S include iPad 2 as well. I found myself having to make the assumption that because the 4S is A5 along with the iPad 2 then by default your “Unfortunately, there still is no word on iPhone 4S-compatibility.” comment includes the iPad 2. That might be a stretch for some that don’t know whats in their devices.

    Umm. In other words when mentioning jailbreak news for iPhone 4S also include reference to iPad 2. Thank you.

  • melissa simons

    sweet

  • carson price

    When is there gonna be tut?

  • shafiqullah esmat

    When untethered Jailbreak tool will come for 5.0.1 iPhone 4 and iPhone 3Gs?????????????????????????

  • is there a untethered jailbreak yet i can not find it please reply and send link

  • Anonymous

    nope thats comex’ area check his twitter for news about it

  • Anonymous

    yes get semitether

  • rogcros

    They have leaking reports like these for ages. I wouldnt trust those douches as they are now major Apple stooges. Just get an Android phone like me, thats the only way to beat those bas-tards at Apple.

  • John Sørensen

    Please post some links, where I can get it done… I just upgraded my ip4 to ios 5.01… which I have been suspended until it (5.01) where possible to jb.