Earlier I was advising iOS 5 users not to update to 5.0.1 the main reason behind it was the untethered jailbreak. It was believed that untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 will be announced before 5.0.1 as Apple fixed many security holes in 5.0.1. All the developers were working hard to find an exploit which will jailbreak devices running on iOS 5 and one of such developer called pod2g was succeeded in developing untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 which was later sent to Chronic Dev Team for final release.
Yesterday the wait was over! As untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 was released by Chronic Dev Team through redsn0w. Today well known jailbreak utility for Mac OS called “PwnageTool” been updated to support iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak for the following devices,
- iPhone 3GS
- iPhone 4
- iPhone 4-CDMA
- iPad 1
- iPod touch 3G
- iPod touch 4G
Note: A5 devices (iPhone 4S and iPad 2) are not yet supported.
For those who are not using iOS 5.0.1, update it today itself and make sure you save the SHSH blobs as Apple is still signing the firmware. You can use Redsn0w or even PwnageTool for jailbreaking your supported device using Mac OS.
Tethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 was released as soon as the firmware was released, so if you are running tethered jailbreak there is no need to restore your device and loose your data. For these people there is a Cydia package prepared by Chronic Dev Team which patches your existing firmware for untethered jailbreak.
The package is available on Cydia from http://cydia.xsellize.com repo, make sure you have added it. Just search for package called “Corona” and install it. The package size is about 100MB so it is better you are using WiFi rather than 3G data services. Once it is installed just reboot your device.
You can download PwnageTool 5.0.1 from the iPhone Dev Team’s blog via BitTorrent.