iOS 5 Untethered Jailbreak Update: Information On The Release Date And iOS 5.0.1


With today’s release of iOS 5.0.1 and pod2g’s warning about updating to the new firmware, many people are wondering when an untethered Jailbreak will be out and what firmware(s) it will support. Unfortunately, the answer is rather simple, the yet-to-be-released untethered Jailbreak will only support iOS 5 and not iOS 5.0.1 (as mentioned yesterday by pod2g).

Essential, with the release of iOS 5.0.1, Apple closed a major security flaw that Charlie Miller discovered – the flaw has the potential to dramatically decrease the time needed to create an untethered Jailbreak. The screenshot embedded below was taken from Apple’s 5.0.1 security information section and it proves that the bug Miller discovered has indeed been fixed:

However, just because the bug that Charlie Miller discovered has been closed, that does’t mean that there won’t be an untethered Jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 – it just means that there will be an untethered Jailbreak for iOS 5.0 first.

Building on that, MuscleNerd reiterated that as of now, downgrading from iOS 5.0.1 to iOS 5.0 is impossible due to Apple’s improved verification methods:

As of now, there’s no ETA on the release date for the iOS 5 untethered Jailbreak. But, since Apple has released iOS 5.0.1 and the untethered Jailbreak will only cover iOS 5, there’s a good chance that either The iPhone Dev Team or The Chronic Dev Team will try to release a Jailbreak utility as fast as possible. With that said, if you plan on having an untethered Jailbreak sooner rather than later, do NOT update to iOS 5.0.1 – just stay on iOS 5 for now.

UPDATE – I created a video that mirrors what this article covers and demonstrates iOS 5′s OTA update feature:

Stay tuned and be sure to check back with BestTechInfo daily for more untethered iOS 5 Jailbreak related news.

Owner and webmaster of Jailbreak Tech Info. Tanner is also a professional Jailbreak tutorial writer, the main reporter for Jailbreak Tech Info and owner of the YouTube channel iCrackUriDevice. Feel free to shoot him an email at Tanner@BestTechInfo.com with any questions or comments.

  • Sandra

    I was using Absinthe but my iPhone got unplugged by accident and now I can’t jailbreak it… any ideas on what to do to fix it ?

  • Freeman

    iCU you’re da best

  • Egypt_11

    cool

  • h4399

    Can anybody help me i have an ipad 2 on 5.01 wifi and i would like a unteathered jailbreak plz.

  • help a brother out

    I have a question if anybody knows the answer please reply somehow. I HAVE A IPHONE 3GS UNLOCKED AND WITH A TETHERED  JAILBREAK ON IT RUNNING ON IOS 5 AND IS UNLOCKED WITH ULTRASN0W FROM VIA CYDIA NOW MY QUESTION IS CAN I SWITCH JAILBREAKS TETHERED TO UN TETHERED WITH OUT UPGRADING/RESTORING. WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO SWITCH FROM A TETHERED TO A UNTETHERED SO THAT CAN GET IT UNTETHERED AND JAILBROKEN AND MY UNLOCK.

    MY GUESS IS WHEN THAT UNTETHERED JAILBREAK FOR IOS 5 COMES OUT I JUST DO WHAT I GOTTA DO TO JAILBREAK IT EVEN IF ITS ALREADY JAILBROKEN IF IM WRONG PLEASE CORRECT ME AND EXPLAIN HOW I CAN PREFORM SUCH A TASK PLEASE AND THANK YOU

    • Anmol Bhan

      but why can’t u just do it from ur computer it is a bit easier that way
      but wait for the un tethered jailbreak by readsn0w because that is a very trustable site for jailbreaks 

      • Purplegaps

        What do you mean on my computer. Can you explain more?

    • tonyboy92

      it depends….. what firmware are you on now?

  • cheese cake

    so when is the redsn0w jailbreak (untethered or tethered) actually coming out to download on the ipod 4th gen?
    please do repond, because this is driving me somewhat crazy.
    also how do you u get sirirain on the ipod 4th gen, with exact steps, because ur video only shows what it is. thanks and keep doing what u do :)

  • Ahmadkakakhel

    i have the untethered Jailbreak on my iPad 2 wifi+3G AT&T 64GB and my iPhone 4,4s 32GB of ios 5.0.1..

    • Qlite

      How have you been able to install the JB?  Which software did you use, RedSnow, etc.  Can you provide any details of your install?

    • Anmol Bhan

      cool

  • Qlite

    Hi, I have an iPhone 4, jailbroken and running 4.3.3.  I want to move to os 5.0 or 5.01 however I’ve been waiting till there’s an un-tethered JB.  I am now wondering whether I should attempt to go to 5.0 (tethered) in advance of the 5.01 un-tethered JB.  This seems especially time sensitive with the new iTunes that was just released.  Any advice would be most appreciated!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001180845381 Doug Stafford

      Unfortunately you can’t. Apple is signing signatures for iOS 5.0.1 now that it’s out, and no longer are signing iOS 5.0. You’ll unfortunately have to wait a little longer for the iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak. sorry. :(

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001180845381 Doug Stafford

      Unfortunately you can’t. Apple is signing signatures for iOS 5.0.1 now that it’s out, and no longer are signing iOS 5.0. You’ll unfortunately have to wait a little longer for the iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak. sorry. :(

    • Black_silencer

      If you upgrade your iphone, you can only upgrade it to the latest version you can`t choose which version you want

  • Kalo

    I had to, the battery life was horrible on 5.0

    • Mike

      Hey… I have a 3GS. Jailbroke and unlocked using T-mobile. My batt life is alright. Mine is just a tethered JB.

      • Bamster99

        no one cares

        • Anobahar95

          that u have dry balls

  • Christopherlone

    hi, i have ipad 2 on ios 4.3.3 , how can i upgrade it to IOS 5? NOT ios 5.0.1? plz someone help me

    • Kalo

      Don’t! Wait until there’s an untether JB!

      • Christopherlone

        my ipad 2 is on 4.3.3, but its lookslike that i cannot update to ios5 when a jailbreak is out :(

    • Dashboard_dude

      Use a custom Ipsw for 5.0. You can find it on the web. Restore your iPad using it. You can’t jailbreak 5.0 yet. If you do it today apple should still sign 5.0 and allow you to update to it.

      • Christopherlone

        tnx, so i can download the IOS 5 ipsw on a torrent site and then i restore it via itunes and select the ipsw?
        but i was trying that before ,then e get ut some kind a Error, should i use redsn0w or what?
        i dont want to update to ios 5 yet but i wil do it when the jailbrake is out

      • Christopherlone

        do you have a link to the site where i can download the ios5 to ipad2?

    • Tyson_syedfaraz

      Download the iOS 5 form a website and hold shift and click on the update button in the iTunes
      And search for the downloaded firmware on computer and select it and it will upgrade

    • Lirimi_gjilan_usa

      im sorry but u can not

    • Nickcaper

      no bro its straight to 0.1 sorry man 

    • Black_silencer

      If you upgrade your idevice, you can only upgrade it to the latest version, you can`t choose which version you want

  • B-boy-riko

    ok so when untethered is coming out?

  • Pem

    Thank you for saving me from making another mistake. when can i be able to unlock my iphone 4 with IOS 5 in regard to the modem firmware 04.11.08. Hate carrying  two phones  everywhere i travel. 

  • Chito_dv

    Hey Tanner tell us if it’s going to work for iPhone 4s and iPad 2, it’ll be much aprecciated. ;)

    • Kalo

      What the hell do you mean? O_O

  • Yannachka

    Will it work for iOS 4.3.5 for iPad 2? Or is there somewhere I can download iOS 5 update?

  • RickyRo

    Dang! So this sucks if I haven’t updated from 4.3.3 yet, right.?!

    • Hassan

      Yeah! I am also on 4,3.3 :(….. Now what? Any way to update to 5.0 not 5.0.1?

      • Liam

        If you want to unlock it you want to preserve your baseband through some software and use a custom ipsw and hold shift when you click restore in iTunes then pick the custom ipsw with the one that hasn’t got the IOS 5 baseband, I made the mistake of not preserving my baseband now can’t unlock my iPhone 4

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  • Unkown

    One time I went to an Apple store, and the guy finds out im jailbroken tethered because he tried to reboot my device. So he was going to restore until my dad didnt let him. Thanks dad.

  • Chris

    Alright so uhh yeah when will the untethered for iOS 5 be anytime soon…lol

  • http://profiles.google.com/junaid.ansari27 Junaid Ansari

    Damn that suck. Atleast we know there is a possibility of 5.0.1 jailbreak. good thing I didn’t update to iOs 5.0.1. Thanks for the update!

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  • Lightning1211

    Love this(:

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    • http://besttechinfo.com Tanner Marsh

      Thanks!