Chronic Dev-Team member and iOS hacker Pod2g, who we’ve mentioned a number of times in recent reports surrounding an untethered iOS 5 jailbreak, claims to have successfully developed an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4 running iOS 5.0.1 and says it’s safe to update to the latest firmware.
Pod2g confirmed the news in a message posted to Twitter (above), which he following up with a post on his blog:
It’s late, time to pass out.
I just want to let you know my iPhone 4 (iOS 5.0.1) is untethered.
Some progress today heh
Next : iPod 3G, iPod 4G, iPad 1.
This means that those of you who are wanting to jailbreak, who have been putting the iOS 5.0.1 update on hold up to this point, can now update your iPhone 4 without worrying about blocking a future jailbreak.
Pod2g is the same hacker who published a video of his untethered iOS 5 jailbreak last week. At this point, the hack still isn’t available to the public, but it’s certainly possible, which is very promising to jailbreakers.