It has been barely a week since the Apple iOS 5 was made publicly available, and it can be jailbroken tethered using Redsn0w 0.9.9b5, with the exception of iPhone 4S and iPad 2. Reports state that an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 is due soon, something that could allow users the freedom from having to reconnect their iDevice to the computer every time they reboot. There has been no confirmation on the progress made by the Chronic Dev Team working on the untethered version.
Cydia, the main independent third-party digital distribution platform for software on iOS, enables users to find and install software packages (including apps, interface customizations and system extensions) on a jailbroken iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.
Here is a comprehensive list of fully compatible packages from Cydia which you can install on your jailbroken iOS 5 devices without having to worry about system errors.
Fully Compatible Packages
- AndroidLock XT - Will work although, it will disable the camera button on your lock screen.
- Black Keyboard - Reports say it is buggy.
- Gridlock - Requires IconSupport, which is not publicly available for download yet. The current version of IconSupport does not support iOS 5. The beta version does.
- iRealSMS - Reports say it eliminates the ability to send MMS messages.
- Pull to Refresh for Mail - Reports say there are some bugs with this.
- Scrollingboard - Reports say this can cause sluggishness.
- ultrasn0w - Only works on old baseband.
- Winterboard - Not in Cydia. Install through SSH.
According to Appletell.com, certain Cydia packages are partially compatible with iOS 5, which may contain bugs and other issues that may cause problems. Install these only if you're sure of dealing with the problems later.
Partially Compatible Packages
It is highly recommended that you keep away from any other third party packages which most certainly will prove to be nothing but headaches.