Untethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak makes it into the wild

iPhone,iPod | Friday December 23 2011 7:50 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , ,

Untethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak makes it into the wild

It’s been a busy week in the realm of iPhone hackery. Earlier today there was the release of an unofficial port of Siri for older iPhones, and now that’s joined by an untethered jailbreak for users on Apple ‘s iOS 5.0.1.

The software tweak, which was announced as working by hacker @pod2g earlier this month, works on the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 (both GSM and CDMA), iPad 1, and third- and fourth-generation iPod Touch devices, allowing users to jailbreak their phones. That means users could install third-party applications from places outside of Apple ‘s own App Store, including software that can gain access to deep hardware features.

The trick in this case is that the tweak sticks around, even if users have to reboot for any reason. Previous solutions on earlier versions of Apple ‘s software required having to redo the process each time the phone was reset.

Not included on the compatibility list are Apple ‘s iPad 2 or iPhone 4S–the two latest iOS devices, and the ones that run on the company’s newer A5 processor. In … [Read more]

Untethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak makes it into the wild

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