Great news on the iPhone Jailbreaking front today. The Chronic Dev Team has posted proof of an untethered iOS 5 Jailbreak.
In a video shared on Twitter, pod2g shows an iPhone 4 running iOS 5 with an untethered jailbreak. In the video he restarts the iPhone and shows that it is still jailbroken.
While there has been an iOS 5 jailbreak for the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and the iPad, it has been tethered, which means restarting the device without it being attached to a computer would result in a loss of jailbreak.
Obviously, an untethered jailbreak is the preferred solution, and it appears we are ne step closer to a release.
Check out iPhone 4 iOS 5 untethered jailbreak in the video below:
The Chronic Dev Team has been working on an untethered and unlocked iOS 5 jailbreak for some time now, and from the looks of it, we should have it sometime in the near future.
Part of this progress is likely thanks to the new tool that prevents the iPhone from sending crash reports to Apple, which help Apple patch Jailbreak exploits. The Chronic Dev Team recently told iPhonefaq that the tool had collected over 10 million crash reports.
Unfortunately, there is still no iPhone 4S Jailbreak available for the public. Muscle Nerd, of the competing iPhone Dev Team has posted proof of an iPhone 4S Jailbreak, but it is also not yet ready for public release.
Until these iPhone jailbreaks are released, you should read some of our favorite iPhone 4S and iOS 5 Jailbreak posts.
- 18 Reasons to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S
- 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S
- 5 Reasons I Want an iPhone 4S Jailbreak Now
- Don’t Be Tricked Into Paying for an iPhone 4S Jailbreak
If you want this untethered iOS 5 jailbreak, you may want to avoid updating to iOS 5.1 when it is released.