Dec 15 2011
Chronic Dev-Team member and iOS hacker Pod2g, who has been in the spotlight following his exploits of an untethered iOS 5 jailbreak, claims to have successfully developed an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4 running iOS 5.0.1 and says it’s safe to update.
Pod2g confirmed the news in a message posted on Twitter (above), which he follows up with a post on his blog:
It’s late, time to pass out.
I just want to let you know my iPhone 4 (iOS 5.0.1) is untethered.
Some progress today heh
Next :iPod 3G, iPod 4G, iPad 1.
This news comes as a boon to all of you who were wanting to jailbreak, who have been putting the iOS 5.0.1 update on hold up to this point. But now with this new development you can successfully update your iPhone 4 without worrying about blocking a future jailbreak.
Pod2g is the same hacker that published a video of his untethered iOS 5 jailbreak last week. At this point, the hack is not available to the public, but it’s certainly not impossible, which is great news for jailbreakers.