You Want An Untethered iOS 5 JB? Then Stay Away From 5.0.1!

  • November 9, 2011 10:52 am

With the release of 5.0.1 poking it’s head around the corner, we need to keep the jailbreak[ability] in the back of our minds. iOS 5 isn’t even a month old in it’s general release build, and Apple is already seeding the next update to certain people. This update will hopefully fix the dreaded battery life that iOS 5 has injected into our devices. Among the battery fix we should also see a fix for the security flaw for the iPad 2 and Smart Cover rectified. With all that said, what about a jailbreak? We know that the Chronic Dev Team are hard at work on the untethered after finding 5 exploits in iOS 5.

If you remember back to Monday, we told you about a bug pod2g had uncovered that will exploit the phone into an untethered jailbreak. Obviously a lot of work has to be done, and no release date has been set, but we are on the right path. Today he warns us that the 5.0.1 update can keep you away from the coveted untether.

Recently, Charlie Miller found a bug that exploits a flaw in Apple’s restrictions on code-signing. In short, it is a security measure put in place that only allows Apple-approved commands to run on iOS devices. This bug Miller found pwns that and sends and allows unapproved commands to be ran and executed. This will most likely be fixed by Apple with the 5.0.1 update.

Note about 5.0.1 : don’t update if you plan on jbking : the bug Charlie MILLER found can simplify exploits dramatically and will be closed.

We suggest staying away from 5.0.1 upon it’s release. This doesn’t mean that 5.0.1 will not have an untethered jailbreak, it just means it might take longer if the exploit they have is fixed. Also, we are confident that a dev will release the bug fixes as a package in Cydia, so you can get the benefits of 5.0.1 while staying at an untethered jailbroken 5.0.

Source: pod2g [Twitter]


  • Guest

    the explot better work on 5.0.1 due to the battery life fix

  • Mario

    will do. thanks for the heads up.

  • Jordan Carpenter

    Whatever Apple releases to fix the bug, I am sure that a dev will bundle it and release it in Cydia. So you’ll get the benefits of bug fixes in 5.0.1 while staying at an untethered jailbroken 5.0. They did this with the iPhone 4 and the attenuation issues. Stay at 5.0 and wait for Cydia to contain a package with bug fixes. 

  • Adamispro


    you guys should really hang out on #iphone or #chronic-dev. There has been a new release from the chronic dev team. GreenPoison 2. Untetherd for everything. 4s/ipad2 supported.

  • Jordan Carpenter

    It’s a fake, please do not use!