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iPhone 4 Gets Untethered Jailbreak on iOS 5.0.1

Earlier this week I reported that Pod2G said that the iOS 5.0.1 firmware (which is the current iOS 5 firmware) would be able to have an Untethered jailbreak. As of tonight, less than an hour ago, Pod2G has confirmed that he has an iPhone 4 on iOS 5.0.1 with an Untethered jailbreak. This means that you are safe to update to iOS 5.0.1 and you will be able to have the Chronic Dev Team’s Untethered Jailbreak. You do not need to stay on iOS 5.0 to have the Untethered Jailbreak.

This takes the load off of a lot of people’s shoulders because many were concerned that the only way to have an untethered iOS 5 jailbreak was to stay on iOS 5.0. Many rushed into using iFaith to save their APtickets and SHSH blobs to built custom iOS 5.0 firmwares to be able to restore back to iOS 5.0 whenever they would have to. Now, those of you who did so can take a deep breath and simply update.

This comes with some good news. Since iOS 5.0.1 can have the untethered jailbreak as well as iOS 5.0, you won’t need to install any tweaks to get rid of the OTA (Over The Air) badge and additionally, iOS 5.0.1 closes some security exploits which means that iOS 5.0.1 will be more secure. The choice is yours, but I would rather just update and have the fresh jailbreak when it comes out.
This is great news! We strongly recommend that everyone use TinyUmbrella to save their iOS 5.0.1 SHSH Blobs.

You can find instructions on how to do that here: WindowsMac

Will you be updating to iOS 5.0.1 now that you are guaranteed an iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak? Share in the comments below!

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