Untethered iOS 5 Jailbreak Video Pops Up On YouTube

More evidence that an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 may be getting a public release popped up on YouTube this weekend. iPhone hacker pod2g successfully jailbroke an iPod touch using an user-land exploit. The video shows the new exploit working even after the device has been switched off and on.

Pod2g tweeted, “Tons of questions from my nice followers. Too early to answer. Will work on iOS 5.0.1, will try iPad 2 and 4S after others are ready.”

An untethered jailbreak means you do not have to connect to a computer every time your device needs to be booted. The Chronic Dev Team has been working on an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0 and 5.0.1 by collecting crash reports sent in by iPhone users. In November, pod2g warned iPhone owners not to update to iOS 5.0.1 because Apple was closing a security exploit discovered by security expert Charlie Miller. It looks like the untethered jailbreak may work with iOS 5.0.1, but I would still avoid it until we have more details.

It’s still unclear when and if the untethered jailbreak will be released to the public. We will keep you updated.

[source iPhone FAQ]