iOS 5 Untethered Jailbreak Update: Issues and Dev Teams' Progress

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The iOS 5/5.0.1 untethered jailbreak has been made available for iDevice users, but only the A4 devices owners can enjoy it. The A5 device owners have to wait for further information from Dev Team.

However, the iOS 5/5.0.1 untethered jailbreak does not work perfectly. Red snow is still crashing on me despite running as administrator, one user posted on pod2g's blog.

The latest progress from jailbreak Dev Team is that iPhone Dev Team released redsn0w 0.9.10b3 (for both Mac and Windows users) to fix a problem where re-running redsn0w over an existing jailbreak would cause MobileSubstrate-based apps to stop running until MS was installed again. (Tech&Trend has written an article about installation guide )

Users can re-run the redsn0w jailbreak step. But users need to remember to de-select the Install Cydia option if it's already installed.

Just a few hours ago, the iPhone Dev Team released redsn0w 0.9.10b2 which provide a launchctl-related fix. Users can just re-run redsn0w in jailbreak mode.

Always be sure to do a controlled 'slide to power off' shutdown of your device before running redsn0w, the team reminded users on its blog.

Earlier this week, the iOS 5/5.0.1 untethered jailbreak was released by Chronic Dev Team (Corona 5.0.1 Untether) and iPhone Dev Team (Redsn0w 9.10b). The new untethered jailbreak allows users of iPhone 4, iPhone 4 (CDMA), iPhone 3GS, iPad, iPod Touch 4G and iPod 3G to jailbreak their devices.

Hello, as expected, the Chronic Dev Team and the iPhone Dev Team have released the A4 untethered for 5.0.1 based on my work, Pod2g said on his blog. It is exactly the same set of files, either distributed as a Cydia package for those that are already tethered or a redsn0w bundle for new users.

However, Chronic's iOS 5/5.0.1 untethered jailbreak needs a jailbroken device. This means Corona cannot be used on any Apple device until users run MuscleNerd's Redsn0w and jailbreak it.

Both MuscleNerd and the French hacker pod2g are still working on the untethered jailbreak for A5 devices.

Pod2g recently claimed on his Twitter account that A5's only problem is the injection vector, not the kernel exploit itself, when one said Because I don't know the exact kernel vuln used by @pod2g, I dont know if it can be triggered through the IOKit driver used to mount FS on A5.

Earlier, pod2g announced he will give the task of releasing A4 untethered jailbreak to the Chronic Dev Team and he will focus on A5 devices. The hacker said he has already solved the A5 cache issue.

MUST READ: iOS 5 Untethered Jailbreak Update: Pod2g Makes Progress with A5, Release May Come in a Week

Also Read: iOS 5 Untethered Jailbreak: Pod2g Unveils the Details on Corona
MUST READ: iOS 5 Untethered Jailbreak Issues: Important Tips to Know Before Using Redsn0w 0.9.10b3
Also Read: iOS 5 Untethered Jailbreak: The How-to Download, Install and Run Guide 

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