We’re all waiting, and longing for the untethered jailbreak for iOS 5. Currently we have both the tethered and semi-tethered options available to us, providing that we don’t have a dual-core powered iOS device. Unfortunately that means iPhone 4S and iPad 2 units running Apple’s latest operating system are not jailbreakable.
For those unaware, a tethered jailbreak is one which requires the user to plug their iPhone in to their Mac/PC every time they reboot the device. It can get pretty frustrating and can leave you in an awkward position if your phone loses all its battery juice while away from home. A semi-tethered jailbreak is similar. You still need to hook it up to your computer to gain full functionality after a reboot, but it retains some important features like calling and texting. Untethered, as you’ve probably guessed by now, is one which doesn’t require plugging in after being switched off and back on again. The jailbreak “sticks”.
Since iOS 5 isn’t jailbreakable via the untethered option, one site has been taking advantage and is claiming to have this solution. Ghostapp.org is selling the “untethered jailbreak” for $25, but you should be warned: it’s a fake, and is not worth you putting down twenty five bucks of your hard-earned cash. Previously, another site, FastUnlockiPhone.com, also sold a jailbreak called “FastRa1n 0.5”. Although we don’t condone jailbreaking, and always serve advice with a strong side of caution, if you are going to jailbreak your iDevice, do it properly. Don’t be roped in by these $25 schemes, be patient and wait for the iPhone Dev-Team to come up with a hack. At least then, you’ll be confident that it should work.
Remember, if you do decide to jailbreak, it could void your warranty – something to think about before attempting it. How many of you are planning to jailbreak your iPhone 4S?