After almost 8 weeks of development, pod2g has successfully jailbroken the latest version of Apple’s iOS, 5.0.1. His exploit is able to jailbreak all iDevices (iPhone 4, iPhone 4 (CDMA), iPhone 3GS, iPad 1, iPod Touch 4G & iPod Touch 3G) except for the latest iPhone 4s and iPad 2. Jailbreakers can use the official tools of the iPhone Dev Team (redsn0w) and the Chronic Dev Team (a new package in Cydia called Corona) to jailbreak their iDevices running iOS 5.0.1.

pod2g released his newly found userland exploit to both dev teams and each built it into their respective jailbreak tools. Since the exploit has been out of his hands, he has primarily been focusing on jailbreaking current A5 iDevices (iPhone 4s & iPad 2).


Your current version of iOS (and if it’s jailbroken) will determine which method you should use to jailbreak.

  • If you’re currently jailbroken and running iOS 5.0.1, search and install the Chronic Dev Team’s Corona inside Cydia.
  • If you’re not running iOS 5.0.1, upgrade to it now and backup your device. Then download yourself a copy of redsn0w for Windows or Mac OS X.

I’ll be posting a How-To guide for you guys shortly.