You can now use WinterBoard on your jailbroken iOS 5 device.
Since the initial release of the iOS 5 public build, Jay Freeman (@saurik) has been working hard to ensure that his packages and Cydia itself is in good working condition for iOS 5. One of his most popular packages, WinterBoard, has been undergoing testing for the last week or so to make sure all the possible issues are eliminated. The beta copy was posted inside an IRC channel and was open to anyone that wanted to join and test. There was a lot of craziness going on in the first day or so of posting a public beta, however it seems that this move was fruitful and allowed saurik to get everything nailed down. As a sure sign of compatibility, saurik has released a public build of WinterBoard for iOS 5 on Cydia.
If you have been waiting to get WinterBoard on your iOS 5 device, the opportunity is now open to you!
Here's a few things to note:
- There is no untethered jailbreak for any device at this time, except the iPhone 3GS old bootrom
- The iPad 2 and iPhone 4S are not able to be jailbroken, not even tethered at this point
- Although WinterBoard is compatible on iOS 5, not all the various themes are
- If you have any support or bug related issues, make sure to send a report through Cydia; be concise, informative, and respectful
- Have fun!