Apple device users who are running their devices on iOS 5 operating system have been waiting for an untethered jailbreak. But unlike the earlier jailbreaks, the new untethered jailbreak (whenever it is released) will not be able to make all jailbreak fans happy.
Finding a jailbreak for Apple's mobile operating systems had never been easy for hackers. However, in the case of iOS 5, it became more complicated due to the two new devices supported by the Cupertino-based company's new A5 processor.
Hackers, while working hard to find an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5, have been trying their luck in finding exploits which can jailbreak A5 processor devices - iPhone 4S and iPad 2.
The long wait of all the Apple device users to perform the jailbreak is going to be over soon as two hackers from two different Dev-teams have found two crucial jailbreaking milestones in a day.
On Friday, French hacker and a member of Chronic Dev-team, Pod2g, posted a video link of an untethered jailbreak demonstration. Pod2g did not say anything about the release of the jailbreak, but people assume that it might be a New Year gift from the Chronic Dev-team.
In November, Pod2g came up with an update on his Twitter page about him finding a crucial bug that could untether the iOS 5.
Hey jailbreaking friends, I've found a bug that can untether iOS 5. Don't expect a release soon, but I'm gonna work hard in it, Pod2g tweeted.
Hours before Pod2g's achievement, iPhone Dev-team member Musclenerd confirmed that the upcoming version of redsn0w would be able to save both TinyUmbrella and Cydia blob saves useful for 5.0+ (1st verifies, then stitches).
The blob saves enable the program unlock and jailbreak the device in which they are saved.
Upcoming redsn0w release makes both TinyUmbrella and Cydia blob saves useful for 5.0+ (1st verifies, then stitches), Musclenerd posted on Twiter.
For time being, please just use most recent TU to save 5.0.1 blobs+APTicket...redsn0w will do the rest, should you need to restore, he added in the post.
Right now, two jailbreak programs are available and both are not untethered, and don't work on iPhone 4S and iPad 2.
Redsn0w is a tethered jailbreak - the user always has to connect his device to computer whenever he reboots it. A semi-tethered jailbreak reduces the problems but still can't replace the need of an untethered jailbreak.
Both the jailbreaks are compatible with the iPhone 3GS (old and new bootrom), the iPhone 4, the iPod Touch 3G, the iPod Touch 4 and the iPad 1G. They won't work on the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2 because of the A5 processor.