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  • Pod2g Warns Jailbreakers Not to Update to iOS 5.0.1

    Pod2g warns jailbreakers not to update to iOS 5.0.1 due to untethered jailbreak concerns.

    A few days ago, ModMyi reported that ex-Chronic Dev Team member pod2g tweeted out that he found an untether bug for iOS 5. Other than the information given above, it is unknown on how far he's gotten as well as when we can expect public release. Although he's remained MIA for the last couple of months or so, he seems to be actively keeping us updated on what's in store. Eight hours ago, he tweeted out a warning to those who want to update to iOS 5.0.1 upon release.



    According to his tweet, iOS 5.0.1 will close an iOS security bug found by Charlie Miller that makes exploits dramatically easier to tackle. This would imply that a jailbreak for iOS 5.0 versus iOS 5.0.1 could come quicker. Pod2g clarified in a later tweet that it wasn't a matter of iOS 5.0.1 never being jailbreakable, it will just be more difficult and will take longer.

    So for us end users, what should we do? Below is the grant scheme of things:

    iOS 5.0 Users: Remain on this firmware and do not update to iOS 5.0.1. After iOS 5.0.1 releases, Apple will close the signing window for this firmware and won't allow downgrades. With SHSH not being an option anymore, you may have to wait longer for a jailbreak if you're on iOS 5.0.1.

    iOS 5.0.1 Beta Users: Downgrade back to iOS 5.0. As the above, the signing window will be closed when iOS 5.0.1 is publicly released, leaving you no choice but to update up, not downgrade.

    iOS 4: Hang tight. Many of you are most likely on iOS 4 still due to unlocks and baseband issues. Breaking those just to update iOS 5 would be unwise. Information as it comes will be posted to give better clarification in this regard. However, if unlocks and basebands are not an issue for you and you're able to update to iOS 5, I strongly would. Just as the above, the signing window will close when iOS 5.0.1 releases.

    Ultimately, it is your decision whether to take action on what has been stated. However I would take in consideration all the factors on the table and base your decision upon your own personal situation.

    Information, as it reaches the surface, will be here on ModMyi for user clarification.

    Source(s): pod2g
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Pod2g Warns Jailbreakers Not to Update to iOS 5.0.1 started by Joshua Tucker View original post
    Comments 85 Comments
    1. seevic's Avatar
      seevic -
      whats this 5.0 untethered ??r u saying my ios5 can be untethered if so how abouts do i go and do it cause right now im on ios5 tethered
    1. suppaedo's Avatar
      suppaedo -
      Quote Originally Posted by seevic View Post
      whats this 5.0 untethered ??r u saying my ios5 can be untethered if so how abouts do i go and do it cause right now im on ios5 tethered
      It's not released yet.


      I have a question.. After you jailbreak, if you purchase an app that requires a higher iOS to work... Will the app work on the jailbroken iphone (even if the phone isn't on the required iOS), or not?
      cause right now I have a new iPhone4 with 4.3.2 (not jailbroken.. yet), and I am thinking of updating to iOS 5 (only for the reason that apps in the future may require iOS 5.. as I don't care at all about the new features in iOS 5).

      So.. to update or not?
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by suppaedo View Post
      It's not released yet.


      I have a question.. After you jailbreak, if you purchase an app that requires a higher iOS to work... Will the app work on the jailbroken iphone (even if the phone isn't on the required iOS), or not?
      cause right now I have a new iPhone4 with 4.3.2 (not jailbroken.. yet), and I am thinking of updating to iOS 5 (only for the reason that apps in the future may require iOS 5.. as I don't care at all about the new features in iOS 5).

      So.. to update or not?
      You definitely want to update ASAP if you plan on having an untethered Ios5 JB. The signing window only stays a couple days after apple release a newer firmware. So update if you want ios 5 jailbroken and freshly untethered.

      Hope this helps

      Quote Originally Posted by mmaboi21 View Post
      You definitely want to update ASAP if you plan on having an untethered Ios5 JB. The signing window only stays a couple days after apple release a newer firmware. So update if you want ios 5 jailbroken and freshly untethered.

      Hope this helps
      To answer your other question about the app, nO. It will be the same even if your not on the required OS. There's a reason why the developer has it listed for the specific OS.
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      Quote Originally Posted by mori View Post
      thats the problem in the JB community,,, every one keep saying IOS5 jb or now 5.0.1, but what they mean is they this IOS's are jb for iphone 4 and down

      none for iphone 4s and or ipad2,, what i dont get or maybe im wrong but i believe that they is more iphone 4s out there at this point than iphone 4

      since i believe the sales are higher and also adding sprint to it,,,
      I personally don't believe there are more iPhone 4s sold than iPhone 4 cuz were talking over 10 months before the white version and 1 year + before the iPhone 4s release.
    1. csglinux's Avatar
      csglinux -
      If you'd held off upgrading because you wanted to keep your existing (4.x.x) jailbreak, you had about a 24 hour window to update. If you missed it, you're now SOL. If you're in the US and wanted a factory unlocked 4S, that's going to come with 5.0.1 on it, so you're also SOL. If you were having battery issues and upgraded, you're also SOL. However... two of my friends from Nebraska stayed on 5.0 are in solid shape for the untether if/when it comes. Yay for them :-)