Do Not Update To iOS 5.0.1 If you Want the Future Jailbreak for iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iOS 5 Untethered

We already published a post on which we talked about a Chronic Dev Team member claiming that they found a bug which would help in Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 5. Today, the same member warns jailbreaking enthusiasts know that if they wish to jailbreak their iOS devices, they should stay away from iOS 5.0.1, why?

Two days ago, a security researcher Charlie Miller had discovered a very dangerous flaw in the security system for iOS which allow any app to be remotely download and execute malicious, system-level code on an iPhone. Apple, then just few hours after has banned the app developer and may release iOS 5.0.1 for public very soon to fix this security flaw.

This news comes straight from the iPhone hacker pod2g few days ago announced that he has found a bug in iOS 5 which will lead to allow Untethered Jailbreak on the software. When finding the security flaw mentioned above, the iOS 5 jailbreak and iPhone 4S jailbreak became “very easy.” as tweeted by pod2g.

pod2g – iPhone hacker and member of the Chronic Dev Team – in the form of an update sent out from his Twitter account in which he states that people who plan on jailbreaking should stay away from iOS 5.0.1 because of the bug and the resulting exploit that was found recently will be closed in the latest version of iOS.

That’s why i am writing this post – to tell you that you’ve to stay away and don’t update to iOS 5.0.1 when it’s released to the public very soon. iOS 5.0.1 will defenitely fix the security flaw which was found by Miller which means that jailbreaking will be even more difficult.

from tweet:


Note about 5.0.1 : don’t update if you plan on jbking : the bug Charlie MILLER found can simplify exploits dramatically and will be closed.

On being asked if iOS 5.0.1 would ever be jailbroken, this is what pod2g had to say:

@JKurtz87 I didn’t tell 5.0.1 would never be jbken but it will certainly take more time.

@NickAnema some dev may create a package on Cydia containing the differences between 5.0 and 5.0.1.

And people who wish to update to iOS 5.0.1 because of its important improvements; like fixing the battery drain issue, fixing the iPad 2 Smart cover issue and adding multitasking gestures to original iPad – will have to stay awy from this update. Either they get the Untethered jailbreak, or they maight get better battery life.

We’ve seen iPhone 4S and iPad 2 already jailbroken on iOS 5 by the iPhone Dev Team. Founding exploits now became more easier with this security flaw. So, an  iPad 2, iPhone 4S and Untethered jailbreak are on the Line.

Tip: If you want your next iOS 5 jailbreak on all device including the 4S and the second-generation iPad, you’d better avoid yourself from updating to iOS 5.0.1. Currently, iOS 5 jailbreak is tethered so you have to be connected to a computer every time you have to reboot. The jailbreak pod2g is talking about is expected to be untethered and will work on iPhone 4S and iPad 2.