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 5.0.1
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.