iOS 5.0.1 jailbroken; untethered jailbreak gets a step closer to reality
Are you one of those individuals who are enjoying the benefits of jailbreaking their iPhone? If so, this will probably be of interest to you. Last week, a handy little tool popped up in the Big Boss repository that brings the untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 a step closer to reality. Called SemiTether, the tweak lets you boot tethered without the need to connect your device to a computer.
However, there is a catch. Once you boot with SemiTether, a number of key features of your iDevice stop functioning and require you to connect it to a computer in order to put things back in order. Nevertheless, having the tool goes to show that an untethered jailbreak for iOS might be possible after all, and it might be only a matter of time until it comes along. Feel free to try SemiTether if you are interested, just bear in mind that the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2 are not supported.
In the meantime, the beta version of iOS 5.0.1 has already been jailbroken even though only hours have passed since it was pushed out to developers. By using Redsn0w 0.9.9b7, those who are privileged to have iOS 5.0.1 installed on their iDevices are free to give them the treatment, and a detailed tutorial on performing the jailbreak can be found here. Unfortunately, as the case is with SemiTether, the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2 are not on the list of supported devices.