Earlier today we saw that both the Chronic Dev Team and the iPhone Dev Team have released their respective tools to jailbreak an untethered version iOS 5.0.1. Some of you may have already jailbroken iOS 5.0.1 using an earlier version of the iPhone Dev Team’s redsn0w. Unfortunately, that specific exploit left you with a tethered (meaning devices required connecting to a computer to boot) version of iOS 5.0.1. But all that is a thing of the past, and users can now jailbreak their A4 iDevices using redsn0w and Corona.
Although I’ll be walking you through jailbreaking an original iPad, the following guide can be used with any of the following devices:
- iPhone 3GS
- iPod touch 3G
- iPod touch 4G
pod2g, the founder of this jailbreak exploit, is currently working on a jailbreak for the iPhone 4s and iPad 2. As for the Apple TV 2, the fine folks over at Firecore have
stated that they’re working on implementing pod2g’s exploit into Seas0npass updated Seas0nPass to jailbreak the latest version of iOS for Apple TV, 4.4.4. Once you’re jailbroken, be sure to not update to the next version of iOS (5.0.2) as it’s very likely that Apple will patch this exploit, and you will be left with a non-jail breakable iDevice until a future jailbreak tool is released.