iOS 5.0.1 now has an untethered jailbreak

The wait is finally over. Well, at least for devices running iOS 5.0.1 with a pre-A5 processor. If you have one of the following devices, you can now jailbreak iOS 5 (untethered).

  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 4 (GSM and CDMA)
  • iPad 1
  • iPod Touch 3rd generation
  • iPod Touch 4th generation

If you don’t know what an untethered jailbreak is, I’ll start by explaining a tethered jailbreak. A tethered jailbreak means that if you power off your device (hold down the lock button and slide to power off) or your battery dies, you have to plug it into your computer and re-jailbreak to boot it again. An untethered jailbreak means that you can reboot it all you want and all of your jailbreak tweaks will stay visible.

iOS 5 has had a tethered jailbreak for a while, but now that the untethered jailbreak is released I’m sure more people will be jailbreaking their devices. Check out the links below for more information.

http://blog.iphone-dev.org/post/14857834236/untethered-holidays

http://twitter.com/pod2g (this is the twitter page of the guy who made the jailbreak. Thanks @pod2g!)

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