iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak Released

By , Dec 27, 2011

Over the past few weeks, the entire jailbreak community has watched pod2g work diligently on the iOS 5 untethered jailbreak. All eyes have been on the infamous hacker as he has tested his exploit on device after device running iOS 5.0.1.

Tonight, it appears that all of his hard work has paid off. After waiting more than 2 months for an untethered iOS 5 jailbreak, it’s finally here. You can now completely jailbreak any A4 device running iOS 5.0.1.

The untether is for A4 devices on iOS 5.0.1 only, including the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4 CDMA, iPad 1, iPod touch 3G, and iPod touch 4G.

The untether release was a team effort. While pod2g is responsible for most of the leg work, both the Chronic and iPhone Dev teams have released jailbreaks based on his findings. Here’s everything you need to know:

The Dev Team has embedded the new untethered jailbreak into RedSn0w 0.9.10. The Chronic Dev Team has packaged the untether up in a Cydia app called Corona Untether 5.0.1 for those that are already on a tethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak.

Those that are already jailbroken are encouraged to download the Cydia package. It’s called Corona 5.0.1 Untether, and you should have no problem locating it. This is by far the easiest way to get an untethered jailbreak on your device. We’ve tested it on an iPhone 4 and can confirm that it works like a charm.

For those who aren’t currently jailbroken, you’ll have to use RedSn0w to do a full jailbreak. You can download RedSn0w here. As always, we will post a step-by-step tutorial on how to jailbreak using these programs as soon as possible.

Important notes:

  • Folks that depend on an unlock should use the Custom IPSW option found in RedSn0w (under “Extras”) before moving forward with the jailbreak.
  • There is still no jailbreak available for A5 devices, but it’s being worked on.
  • This does not work for iOS 5. You will have to update to iOS 5.0.1 for this to work properly. p0sixninja says they’re still working out bugs with the iOS 5 untether.
  • To learn more on how to apply the untether, see our Corona Untether 5.0.1 guide
  • For jailbreak instructions, see our RedSn0w 0.9.10 tutorial

Oh, and one more thing. pod2g has put a lot of work into something he just gave away to the jailbreak community for free. If you happen to run into him on Twitter, feel free to show him some love.

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  • Anonymous

    Just to confirm… I am on 5.0 semi-tethered… do I need to update to 5.0.1 to patch the untethered? OR can I just run it over what I currently have?

    • Anonymous

      “This does not work for iOS 5. You will have to update to iOS 5.0.1 for this to work properly.”

      ^ says above in the important notes.

      • Anonymous

        I was just making sure no one had tried it and it worked….

  • Anonymous

    I am also having problem with apps that crash on start up…. anyone else?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cameron-Farzaneh/100000931068104 Cameron Farzaneh

      I’m having the same problem!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GJ4DGPHSOFTD7LLON3FWGLIBYY Your Nightmare

    now the release of this jailbreak will lead Apple to send out an update “as usual” with no jailbreak for A5 devices you wonder if you should update now or wait. wait apple might stop signing 5.0.1 before a jailbreak update a jailbreak might not come out in a while. hmm

    in my opinion that jailbreak release should have waited

  • Anonymous

    Fuck! I had 5.0 Tethered Jailbreak on my Device, then updated to 5.0.1 and jailbroke it.. And now my Device has missing apps/icons such as Internet, Mail, Settings and much more.. I can’t find them.. Anyone else have this problem?! :(

  • Anonymous

    Fuck! I had 5.0 Tethered Jailbreak on my Device, then updated to 5.0.1 and jailbroke it.. And now my Device has missing apps/icons such as Internet, Mail, Settings and much more.. I can’t find them.. Anyone else have this problem?! :(

  • Anonymous

    Fuck! I had 5.0 Tethered Jailbreak on my Device, then updated to 5.0.1 and jailbroke it.. And now my Device has missing apps/icons such as Internet, Mail, Settings and much more.. I can’t find them.. Anyone else have this problem?! :(

  • Anonymous

    I had 5.0 Tethered Jailbreak on my Device, then updated to 5.0.1 and jailbroke it.. And now my Device has missing apps/icons such as Internet, Mail, Settings and much more.. I can’t find them.. Anyone else have this problem?! :(

    • Anonymous

      Yep. However, when I turned the phone off then, on, everything was back to normal! Try that.

  • Samuel Ayoub

    hey i have my iphone 3GS and i want to update it from 4.3.5 to 5.0.1 and i’m facing many errors like 3019 and 1604 and 2005 there is any way :((( please help

  • http://twitter.com/AlamarMarine Spencer B

    Go through another iTunes restore back to stock 5.0.1 then jailbreak with Redsn0w then use the Corona Untether from Cydia. Should work

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=612917758 Judd Jundi

    is the untethered jailbreak for ios 5 missing some tweaks/apps, b/c when i checked cydia it doesn’t have many of the ones it used to have

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=612917758 Judd Jundi

      im new to jailbreaking, can some1 please recommend some good sources to add, thx

  • Anonymous

    I jailbroke my iPhone 4 using Sn0wbreeze. Can I still install the Corona Untethered package with no problem?

  • Karim Benabd

    Done!
    Peacefully in less than 5 minutes!
    Thanks

  • Anonymous

    How do I know if my 3GS has the a4 chip?

    • Anonymous

      It doesn’t. Only the iphone4 has the A4 chip.

      • Anonymous

        I thought so but

        “You can now completely jailbreak any A4 device running iOS 5.0.1.

        The untether is for A4 devices on iOS 5.0.1 only, including the iPhone 3GS…”

        I’m a little confused by this
        Thanks for the reply btw

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sam-Afg/100002623504603 Sam Afg

    When jail break 5.0 release

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=546320121 Joseph Wojtkiewicz

    Will I lose all my Cydia packages once I upgrade to 5.0.1 and Jailbreak?

  • Dan

    this is weird, I just jailbroke but I can’t find most tweaks on cydia. The repo’s don’t update so I can’t even get basic things like sbsettings.

  • Anonymous

    For some reason my BigBoss repo has nothing in it. Can someone please help me resolve this issue? Thanks.

    • Dan

      same here man, hoping there’s a fix. I can’t get anything.

  • http://twitter.com/Bree_Barrett Britney Barrett

    Winterboard won’t work for me and I am unable to change my system passwords via terminal on my MacBook. I don’t know what is wrong with it now… it is doing it with the semi tethered and untethered jailbreak. I just came from a jailbreak but I can’t find my backup of my cydia apps that I paid for before I restored. I don’t know what to do…..

  • Anonymous

    this is important for 4s & iPad 2 we are pondering if we should upgrade to 5.0.1 or stay on 5.0 to be safe before apple release new one and that will postpone the untethering jailbreak that is being worked on. We need to hear from them. have them confirm because we want to hear from them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Yogi-DaBear/100003277004013 Yogi DaBear

    Hey just have a quick question, I have my untethered jailbroken Iphone4 at 4.2.1 at 03.10.01. Do I do a fully jailbreak it or just use the cydia corona?
    Thanks!

    • Dan

      I’d stay where you are, this jailbreak is a piece of crap

  • http://www.facebook.com/eric.hazz Eric Hazz Avelino

    Goodnight everyone, have a iphone4 with gevey card,
    My IOS version is 4.2.1 (8C148)
    model MC603J
    Modem Firmware 03.10.01

    How, if possible, can I upgrade my iphone to 5.0.1 IOS 5 or Gevey and continue using the card?
    Hugs to all!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=546320121 Joseph Wojtkiewicz

    These comments don’t look good – is it worth upgrading or should I stay on 5? I don’t want to lose all my tweaks!

  • raymond bok

    after update to 5.0.1 from 5 and have been jailbrooken, found network issue( cannot load network list) and sms application cannot be use. Same to safari. :(

    • http://twitter.com/discman24 Eric Tan

      i am also having problem with the sms and mail function. cannot reply sms and email.. anyone with a fix for this??

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003053413460 Francisco Fong

    I have a minor problem with the jailbreak. I am untethered with corona, after using tether Redsn0w 9.9 b9, but ever since the first tether jailbreak, my iPhone goes to safemode everytime I try to upgrade an Appstore app. Any thoughts?

    iPhone 4 5.0.1 Redsn0w 9.9b9, Corona(latest update)

    • http://twitter.com/DukeSkyvvalker Duke Skyvvalker

      same problem here! have you found a solution?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=809979408 Josh Wickström

    Is there a step that I’m missing?

    I’m running iPhone 4 5.0.1, used Redsn0w last night to jailbreak; seemed like everything worked in the download process, but now nothing will upload on my phone :/ None of the apps work: Facebook, Safari, I even can’t check the weather!

    When I open up Cydia, it even can’t upload the main tab, it just ends up saying that it’s “timed out.”

    Was I suppose to do something while it downloaded or after it did?

  • panda xiia0

    i cannot open my twitter/facebbook and all other installed app after jailbreak, why?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000347356227 Manan Choksi

    if we update our iphone version …will we loose the jailbreak ???

  • Sherif Moharram

    I had the 5.0 tethered on my iPhone 4 then i updated to 5.0.1 via iTunes. I’ve done the procedures and steps above and after the device finished jailbreaking all my stock apps were gone and i do not have any access to them. I tried to reboot and i still got the third party apps only. Can anyone help?

    • http://twitter.com/jeffreyconway Jeffrey Conway

      I’m having the same problem with the new 5.1.1 absinthe jailbreak…….. fuckkk

  • http://twitter.com/ElizavetaLowicz Elizaveta✗

    I jb my telus iphone 3gs for the first couple of days it worked great, but after the reception was gone, it has no service and there is no network list .. I tried to restore it and jailbreak it again (probably was a bad idea) it didnt work, please someone help me!!!!