iPhone 4S JailBreak Status: Progress Made, Avoid iOS 5.0.1

The iPhone 4S jailbreak may be closer than ever thanks to a new security hole discovered in iOS 5 this week, but if you want to get the iPhone 4S jailbreak on day one you better keep reading.

UPDATE: Upgrade to iOS 5.0.1 to Jailbreak

The iPhone 4S Jailbreak has been completed by hackers, but isn’t yet ready for public release. There are a number of reasons we are excited about an iPhone 4S jailbreak, so the latest news is a good to hear.

Apple booted Charlie Miller out of the Apple Developer program after he snuck an app into the store that allows any app to run system-level code. CultofMac reports that jailbreaker podg2 says this new exploit will, “simplify exploits dramatically.” Given the developer iPhone 4S jailbreak and this new security hole, perhaps we’ll see a jailbreak sooner rather than later.

iPhone 4S Jailbreak

iPhone 4S Jailbreak

More importantly, this jailbreak hacker recommends avoiding the new iOS 5.0.1 update that Apple is currently preparing. The biggest reason to upgrade is to get better battery life, but Apple will likely be closing up this hole, which can allow malicious code to run on iPhones.

The new iOS 5.0.1 update has received praise from early users, but if you plan to jailbreak your iPhone 4S, you will want to avoid the iOS 5.0.1 update. The iOS 5 update will likely be the first delivered by an over the air (OTA) download direct to your iPhone.

In the past, all you had to do to avoid the next iPhone software update was not update when you plug into iTunes. This time, you should avoid accepting the over the air update on your iPhone. When prompted, tap on the Later option. Hopefully the iPhone 4S jailbreak will include a means of blocking OTA updates.

Personally I will be avoiding the iOS 5.0.1 update until I hear more iPhone 4S jailbreak news.

Is it worth faster battery life drain for a jailbreak?