The iPhone Dev-Team Blog, reports a new "untethered jailbreak" is now available for non-A5 devices, minus (-) the iPhone 4S and iPad 2.
The post mentions that @pod2g has created an untethered 5.0.1 jailbreak for non-A5 devices! and the untether involves two separate exploits and a few other "tricks" -- and since he's taken the @comex approach of doing nearly everything himself, you know his plate has been full these past few months!
The post warns A5 devices "cannot use geohot's limera1n exploit to inject the untether, they require exploits above and beyond those used for this release."
The full list of supported devices includes the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4-CDMA, iPad 1, iPod Touch 3G, and iPod Touch 4G.
Here are the basic steps for how to get it:
- The untether is for iOS 5.0.1 on iPhone3GS, iPhone4, iPhone4-CDMA, iPad1, iPod touch 3G, iPod touch 4G
- If you have one of those devices and are not on 5.0.1 yet, update now! The SHSH window is still open for 5.0.1 If you unlock via ultrasn0w or gevey, make sure you only get to 5.0.1 via a custom IPSW! See the guides at places like iClarified.com if you don't know how. Once you're at 5.0.1, use the latest redsn0w 0.9.10 to both jailbreak and untether.
- If you're already at 5.0.1 with a tethered jailbreak, you have two choices: either run redsn0w 0.9.10 over your current jailbreak (deselect "Install Cydia" if you do that), or install the Cydia package prepared by the chronic devteam. The patches are the same regardless of which you choose.
- Some of you are using a hybrid 5.0/5.0.1 configuration. If so, do not attempt to install this untether over that setup! You will most likely get into a reboot cycle. Do a sync and fresh restore to 5.0.1 then install the jailbreak + untether.
For those interested in jailbreaking, the iPhone Dev-Team Blog has links to official downloads for PwnageTool and redsn0w.