October 14, 2011
Following the release of iOS 5 yesterday, many of you have emailed us about how you can jailbreak iOS 5, and take advantage of some of the great new things it allows you to do, especially with the Notification Center. As we told you this morning, the only jailbreak currently available is a tethered jailbreak, which works with every device besides the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S (here is how to try it out). It will allow you to hack your device, and add tons of little apps and tweaks, through Cydia, that Apple would never have allowed. But you'll need to plug it into your computer every time you reboot the device. So, what about the untethered jailbreak? Well, from what we're hearing iOS hackers and jailbreakers have already found a way to make an untethered iOS 5 jailbreak, they've also hinted at it a few times in the past. They have even found many exploits that have a good chance of allowing them to jailbreak the iPhone 4S. So when will it be available? We weren't able to get anyone to give us a solid date. The public version of iOS 5 was only released yesterday, so in any case, it will take a few days to test out the tools, even if they are ready. As far as the iPhone 4S goes, the last few iDevices Apple released were jailbroken in less than 24 hours, so we feel confident about this one as well. Again, however, there will be a delay between the moment the device gets jailbroken on video, and when you'll have a tool available on your computer that lets you do it yourself. In either case, we'll be keeping you posted on any release or progress that we hear about. ------- If you enjoyed this article, make sure to download the AppAdvice app. It brings you daily updates on the world of iOS, iPhone, iPad and jailbreak free of charge right to your iDevice - On the App Store now.