iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak Hits the Web

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The iPhone Dev Team released a jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 on Tuesday that does away with the need to connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to your computer every time you reboot the mobile device.

Jailbreaking is a process where users hack their iOS device so third party apps that aren’t available through Apple’s App Store can be installed.

Untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1Untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1

The iPhone Dev Team’s new redsn0w 0.9.10 and PwnageTool handle the untethered jailbreak, although iOS devices with Apple’s A5 processor aren’t supported. That means iPhone 4S and iPad 2 owners that jailbreak are still limited to tethered options.

The official list of supported iOS devices includes:

  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 4 (CDMA)
  • iPad (Original)
  • iPod touch 3G
  • iPod touch 4G

The team is already working on an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2, although they haven’t said how long they expect the process to take.

Apple doesn’t support iPhone, iPad or iPod touch models that have been jailbroken and future OS updates could disable the hack, so use hacks like redsn0w only if you know what you are doing.

redsn0w 0.9.10 is free and available at the iPhone Dev Team website and through the Cedia app for users that have earlier jailbreaks installed.

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Comments

MyRightEye

Oh come on, no 4S? Then why even mention this!

JonGl

Oh come on, no 4S? Then why even mention this!

Because some of us still have a 3GS that has been waiting for this news. That’s why. Thanks for the news Jeff. I needed it. grin

-Jon

ppartekim

  1325024482 said:

  Oh come on, no 4S? Then why even mention this!

  1325024482 said:

Because some of us still have a 3GS that has been waiting for this news. That?s why. Thanks for the news Jeff. I needed it. smile

Not to mention my wife who has a 4 and both our iPad 1s.. (still waiting on the 4S untethered for mine). So, thanks again for the news.

PSMacintosh

For you “jailbreakers”, could you tell me how much benefit are you getting from your jailbroken iPhone? 
In other words, how are you using it?  What applications?
Why was it so worthwhile to YOU to do the jail break?

Thanks!

Boxav8r

For you ?jailbreakers?, could you tell me how much benefit are you getting from your jailbroken iPhone?...

I still have my AT&T Unlimited plan… So I use it to install things like “My 3G” Which tells the phone it’s on WiFi even if it’s only on a 3G or Edge network - overriding my 10Mb download limit.

SBSettings - allows me to turn on and off WiFi, 3G, Airplane Mode, Kill Apps, SSH, Screen Brightness & other things with the swipe of a finger pulling up that menu. (Thus not going into Settings, General, BlueTooth, ON.Off etc)

Winterboard - let’s me install ‘themes’ - anything from Sports Teams to Rock Bands or anything else you can think of.

MiWi - Allows me to tether when I have no wifi options available and MUST send something or receive something… and I don’t have to give up my unlimited data plan to occasionally tether.

iDiscrete - lets me store documents in an app that appears to be something entirely different.

SBRotator Let’s my home screen rotate like an iPad.

Infinidock - let’s me put more than 4 icons on my dock (Up to ten but that’s crowded - I use about 8 and then ‘page’ the dock)

Infinifolders… No longer need to limit folders to 12 apps. Put as many apps in a folder as you like.

There’s even an app to put folders in folders… haven’t tried that yet, but…

You can remap buttons - so a volume button or the home button operates the camera for instance. 

I also use it to put on apps that developers are working on - but haven’t gotten into the iTunes store yet . . . a friend at work developed an app to modify our schedules.  I used it for almost 7 months before it went live in the App Store.

The long and short of it - Jail-breaking allows you almost infinite customization…  How nice it would be if we didn’t have to jailbreak to do this.

The nice thing is, it’s fairly straightforward.  Make sure you’ve got redsn0w 0.9.10, Tiny Umbrella, and a copy of your current ipsw (Firmware) as well as the upgrade you want to go to.  I store and keep at least one old version in case I need to restore to an earlier version.  Tiny Umbrella is what the iPhone uses to ‘verify’ to the iPhone that it’s putting a valid version of the firmware on the phone.

Jailbreak and enjoy your phone’s freedom!

rapidrepair

“although iOS devices with Apple?s A5 processor aren?t supported. That means iPhone 4S and iPad 2 owners that jailbreak are still limited to tethered options.”

There are no tethered JB’s for A5 devices…. There are ways to JB but not yet available to the public.  Dev Team is working hard to find a way to hack simply to SSH so you can change tones.

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