iOS 5.0.1 jailbroken; untethered jailbreak gets a step closer to reality

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.

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8 Comments

1. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

I like very much

2. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Wow people sneeze & iPhones get jailbroken.

3. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Hopefully it gets jailbroken untethered sooner : )

4. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

You should be fine. It will happen sooner than later. You'll be good!

5. ilia1986 unregistered

If you want to be my friend. Put my iPhone in your hand. Move it left, move it right. Now just drop it on the ground. Stomp on it with your foot. And give me an Android phone, or else somebody I will shoot. :D

8. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

haha u do realized its untetherd right… that is a super basic jailbreak that is also increbily pointless because if u turn the phoe off the whole phone resets...

6. blackrose

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

i really dont understand why i would buy a iphone then have to jailbreak it for it to do what i want it to. and cydia is a joke the fact that to have any thing good from it you have to pay. like having more than 9 icons in a folder really i have to jailbreak for that. come on apple. but hey im sure you guys bought the iphone for a reason. just like i bought an android phone. i dont like the control apple has on my phone. some people do. in away it does make a better phone but limits a lot of things. reason why ios is so fast because its a light weight os. just like wp7 but i love android for what it is and what it can do for me. not because some else i have one i need one thing.

7. vette21man

Posts: 351; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Will be nice to have the untethered, but I'm tethered jailbroken, and it's not a big deal. Then again, you could call me an "experienced jailbreaker," as I have gone through all the gimmicky and unstable tweaks when I was untethered on iOS 4. I now just have my essential tweaks installed: SBsettings, Activator, Mail Enhancer, SprintBoard, PKGBackup, and the number 1 reason to jailbreak: External iPod Controls (allows long pressing volume buttons to skip and pause music, a must for the car).

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