Wow! That was fast. The first beta release of Apple’s iOS 5 firmware hasn’t even been available for 24 hours yet, and it has already been successfully jailbroken.
In a message posted to his Twitter account, MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev-Team confirmed:
iOS5 jailbroken on [iPod touch 4G]… via limera1n + tethered boot..not too many surprises :)
He later added, according to 9to5 Mac, that the hack will be successful with the final release of iOS 5 when it goes public this Fall.
This is currently a tethered jailbreak, which means until the Dev-Team develops a successful untethered jailbreak, you’ll need to have your device hooked up to your Mac or PC via USB in order to boot it up. But with the impressive turnaround on the tethered jailbreak, it’s possible an untethered one will be ready by the time iOS 5 goes live.
Surely Apple will patch this before its final release?