The other day we reported that pod2g, from The Chronic Dev Team, found another “bug” that can lead to an untethered iOS 5 Jailbreak. Late last night, pod2g divulged some additional information related to the Jailbreak by saying that Jailbreakers shouldn’t update to 5.0.1 if they’re hoping for an untethered Jailbreak on iOS 5.
His reasoning is actually quite simple, the codesigning bug that Charile Miller discovered can simplify the exploits needed to Jailbreak and, Apple will fix the bug in the official 5.0.1 release.
When asked about updating to 5.0.1 and whether or not it can be subject to an untethered Jailbreak, pod2g had this 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.
Additionally, developer Zack Whitfield informed us that while Charlie Miller’s bug might be fixed in 5.0.1, the bug pod2g discovered won’t be – it would just take longer to implement. So while there could definitely be an untethered Jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 in the future, The Chronic Dev Team will most likely release a utility that’s capable of Jailbreaking iOS 5 (5.0) first. Also, since Apple is using a different type of software verification now, if you upgrade to 5.0.1, there’s no going back to iOS 5! With that said, stay tuned and be sure to check back with BestTechInfo daily for more iOS 5 untethered Jailbreak news.