The cat and mouse game between the engineers at Apple and the people that provide us with jailbreaks is turning into more of a war than a game. For as long as I can remember, the production of a jailbreak for new devices and firmwares has always had stumbling blocks, but rarely has it thrown as many obstacles in the way as the current pursuit of the A5 jailbreak. We are only eight weeks away from the the iPad 2’s first birthday, and in that time we have only seen an untethered jailbreak possible on iOS 4.3.3 using JailbreakMe 3.0.
The iPhone Dev-Team has released UltraSn0w 1.25 which brings iOS 5.0.1 support to the unlock for older basebands.
iPhone Dev Team’s iPhone 4, 3G, and 3GS software unlock, now with added PwnApple. Compatible with iPhone 4 baseband 01.59.00 and iPhone 3G/3GS basebands 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, 05.13.04 and 06.15.00! Thanks to @sherif_hashim and @Oranav for contributing baseband crashes
Yesterday, we published a post in which we talked about a Chronic Dev Team member claiming that he had found a bug which would help in untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.
The news comes straight from pod2g – iPhone hacker and member of the Chronic Dev Team – in the form of an update sent out from his Twitter account in which he states that people who plan on jailbreaking should stay away from iOS 5.0.1 because of the bug and the resulting exploit that was found recently will be closed in the latest version of iOS.