Many, of us who own an iPhone, iPod or iPad have been desperately waiting for the iOS 5.0.1 untethered JailBreak. Apparently, semi-tethered JailBreak is not a permanent solution. You can deal with it at the time of urgency, but many issues including all those tweaks and applications which you installed through Cydia wouldn’t work anymore until you boot tethered again. These group of hackers in the iOS hacking community had been working tremendously hard to make it successful. Here, is what they have achieved so far:
First of all, Chronic DevTeam had found five different exploits in iOS 5.0 in the beta stage which could lead to an untethered JailBreak. All these 5 exploits were userland based. Unfortunately, Apple killed all of them before the iOS 5.0 made its way into the public. The information about all those exploits being closed came from the Chronic DevTeam itself. And the reason they gave for it was the diagnostic information which we send to Apple through our devices and iTunes.
Chronic DevTeam used this weapon from Apple against them. After knowing about this fact, they instantly released a crash reporter tool which sends the information to them instead of Apple. Now, if this diagnostic information consists reports about any bugs, it would help them to find an untethered JailBreak and ultimately, everyone would be benefited. Before they could make it possible, Pod2G, who is an iPhone hacker, after months of work found an exploit.
This userland exploit from Pod2G has been working exceptionally well on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 4G etc. Precisely, iOS 5.0.1 untethered JailBreak on A4 devices is stable and running without any issues. However, the iPhone hacker has faced issues in implementing the same on iPad 2 and iPhone 4S, that is, A5 devices. It has happened due to A5 cache issues which still needed to be resolved. Due to which the exploit has been handed over to Chronic DevTeam for the release.
Pod2G understand the fact that A4 devices users won’t be interested in iPhone 4S and iPad 2 and delaying the release could cause the exploit to be wasted. Once Apple figured it out, it would be closed in the upcoming software update. Pod2G has also demonstrated it to be working on an iPod touch and iPhone4. Nevertheless, he would like to focus more on A5 devices. Chronic DevTeam could either use the exploit in their evergreen tool ‘Greenpois0n’ or develop another one which might not be possible at this time.
Now, it’s all upto Chronic DevTeam if they want to release it anytime soon in the future or want to wait for Pod2G to sort out things. We think that the probability for the former is certainly more. Though the release for iOS 5.0.1 untethered JailBreak is imminent. JailBreakers shouldn’t loose hope because there’s already something planned for them. Till then you can save SHSH Blobs using Redsn0w or iFaith. Are you excited about it? Let’s know in the comment section.
(Editors Note: Jailbreaking may void your warranty and as always in the past, we would warn of security and performance issues. You would be solely responsible for any harm caused by jailbreaks)