It’s Safe To Update – There’s An Untethered Jailbreak Exploit For iOS 5.0.1

It’s Safe To Update – There’s An Untethered Jailbreak Exploit For iOS 5.0.1

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.

See ya.

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.

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  • Mojo66

    “it’s safe to update to the latest firmware.”
    “At this point, the hack still isn’t available to the public”

    Doesn’t make sense to me.

  • brnmbrns

    Meaning you’re okay to update, because you’ll be able to jailbreak it.

  • Mojo66

    No I’m not, because the hack isn’t available yet. Or maybe you have a different idea of the meaning of the word ‘safe’ ? Me thinks the more suitable word would be ‘probably safe’. Or ‘hopefully’.

  • tMyers327

    VERY good news, however i’m with Mojo….ill take the update plunge when the jailbreak is actually PUBLIC…can’t wait, i’m still on 4.1 :-P

  • Forest Walker

    I believe he means those who are running iOS 5 but haven’t updated to the incremental update of 5.0.1

    These individuals are not yet able to jailbreak, but have been putting off updating for fear the first iOS 5 break will not work with the 5.0.1 update.

    But, you’re part right. Even for these folks, who is to say the 5.0.1 update wont take ages longer to release than the iOS 5 breaks that have been in the work, but have STILL yet to be released.

    Bottom line, I would wait (and am) to update to 5.0.1 until SOMETHING has been released.

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