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iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak Successful on iPhone 4, OK to Update

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iPhone jailbreakers are on a roll this month, announcing further progress on an untethered jailbreak for the iOS 5.0.1.

Last week I shared the progress on an untethered iOS 5 jailbreak for the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad and iPod Touch models, but there was still no jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1.

Now, @pod2g, of the Chronic Dev team has released more iPhone jailbreak news. He was able to successfully jailbreak an iPhone 4 running the latest iOS 5.0.1 update. This means you no longer need to wait, and can update to iOS 5.0.1 today, and be able to jailbreak when the untethered iOS 5 jailbreak is released.

How to Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and the iPad

Below, you can see the proof of an iOS 5 jailbreak from @pod2g:

Why an Untethered Jailbreak is a Big Deal

The reason you want an untethered jailbreak is so you don’t lose your jailbreak if your phone restarts or runs out of battery life.

For the average jailbreak user, until there is an untethered iOS 5 jailbreak, there is less of a reason to jailbreak. The video below explains the difference between a tethered, semi-tethered and untethered jailbreak for the iPhone.

In short, with a tethered or semi-tethered jailbreak, if your phone restarts when not connected to a computer, you will lose some or all functionality until you get back to a computer.

Untethered iOS 5.0.1 Jailbreak Release Date

There is still no release date for an untethered iOS 5 or iOS 5.0.1 update. The Chronic Dev Team will release the untethered jailbreak when it is ready for the public, but probably not until after the iOS 5.1 release date.

iPhone 4S  iOS 5 Jailbreak

There is still no update on the iPhone 4S jailbreak progress to share. MuscleNerd has successfully jailbroken the iPhone 4S, but it is not ready for public release.

For the time being, if you want to jailbreak your iPhone 4S, you would be best served by avoiding iOS 5.0.1 and iOS 5.1 until one of the iPhone jailbreak teams announces further progress.

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10 Comments

  1. mightyjoe

    12/12/2011 at 9:41 am

    hope to see this thing working soon.

  2. Karen

    12/13/2011 at 5:39 am

    Hope an untethered one gets released soon!

    Btw, if I use semi-tethered on an iOS 5 iTouch, what features will not be working?

    • Austen2010

      12/13/2011 at 9:45 am

      All jailbroken apps, the mail app and safari app WILL NOT WORK with a semi-teather jailbreak.

  3. KarnPD

    12/13/2011 at 12:17 pm

    My iphone4(factory locked) was locked after upgrading it to 5.0ios without preserving its base-band. I am from India. Now, i have degrade it from 5.0 to 4.3.5 but it baseband version is still 4.11.8. i want to use it as Ipod till the jailbreak and turbo sim for IOS5.0/5.0.1 not released.

    I have more query, is there tethered/semi-tethered jailbreak available as of now to use it as Ipod with IOS5.0/5.0.1?.

    will i need both turbo sim and untethered Jailbreak after releasing it to unlock the phone?

  4. JEEP

    12/16/2011 at 10:59 pm

    it is not had been released yet today is 17 dec.2011

  5. Rushi

    03/15/2012 at 3:47 am

    Can any One guide me about How to unlocked (factory unlocked) iphone 4??? it s upgraded with IOS5.0…and if i do it from some experts then how much charge it will take???

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