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iPhone 4S untethered jailbreak: iOS 5.0.1 download inevitable

We told you that it was only going to be a matter of a time before a jailbreak was finalized for A5 devices, and now it looks like we are just days away from a public release. A video has now been revealed showing the process in action and it confirms that the jailbreak method is an untethered one as well.

Those of you with an iPhone 4 or 4th generation iPod Touch are probably enjoying a jailbroken handset now since a release was made public just before the end of the year. However, those of you with A5 devices such as the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S had to wait until developers found a way to crack Apple’s tighter security.

It was just a while ago that we told you that hackers were ‘uniting’ and forming a collective alliance to get the A5 jailbreak released quicker and it looks like their efforts paid off. The video has been published by pod2g who was responsible for the iPhone 4 untethered jailbreak on iOS 5, but from what we gather this untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4S has been credited to Dustin Howett who is a Chronic Dev Team member – the group responsible for the GreenPois0n software.

The video confirms that this is an untethered jailbreak working as stable as you like, on iOS 5.0.1. It means that users can reboot their device and still remain in a jailbroken state, without having the need to connect the iPhone 4S up to a computer. As we mentioned above there is no public download yet, but considering that this video shows clear evidence of success, we expect it won’t be long until you can all try this out yourselves.

Is there nothing that these hackers cannot bypass? We have a feeling that a lot of you cannot wait to get access to the Cydia store on your iPhone 4S. There’s no word on a jailbreak for the iPad 2 yet, but we’re guessing that Apple’s latest tablet will be their next project.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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