The much awaited untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 has finally been released. After teasing would-be jailbreakers with a demo video last Wednesday, pod2g–a well-known hacker within the jailbreak community–has given his work for release to the iPhone and Chronic dev teams.
The jailbreak, currently only compatible with devices that aren’t running on Apple’s A5 chip (namely the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod touch 3G and iPod touch 4G) has been integrated into redsn0w and can be downloaded for both Mac and Windows.
Users who’ve already jailbroken their iOS 5 device with earlier solutions tethered or semi-tethered can perform the untethered jailbreak directly by installing “Corona” from Cydia.
iOS 5 brought a host of new features to iDevice users, including a much-needed revamped notification system, iMessage, iCloud and Twitter integration. However, owners of jailbroken devices were reluctant to upgrade in fear of losing their freedom to use apps forbidden by Apple and to tweak their device.
Jailbreak solutions became available just a little while after iOS 5 was released. But as they were either tethered or semi-tethered, many decided to hold back and wait for an untethered version instead. So now that wait is over.
Owners of the iPhone 4S and iPad 2, have patience. pod2g has promised to put all of his energy into that going forward.