Amazing, is the only word that comes to mind when i hear that in less then 24 hours of being seeded, iOS 5 beta 1 has been jailbroken. Yes, you read it right, iOS 5 beta 1 has now been jailbroken, and requires a tethered boot. However, there’s no release of an iOS 5 beta 1 jailbreak, and here we consider the possibility of an iOS 5 jailbreak release.
MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev Team managed to jailbreak iOS 5 beta 1 on his fourth generation iPod touch. To prove it, he also posted a couple of screenshots. He also says that Cydia is working fine on his iOS 5 beta 1 jailbroken iPod touch 4G. The jailbreak has been possible using the Limera1n exploit, while a tethered boot is required.
Previously, we had reported that an iOS 5 jailbreak was possible even with OTA delta updates. MuscleNerd had clarified that even if iOS 5 doesn’t give you the option to opt-out of OTA delta updates, you can still disable them via jailbreak. iOS 5 is going to be compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, first and second generation iPad and the third and fourth generation iPod touch. Since the current devices are vulnerable to the limera1n exploit i am sure it will be easy to jailbreak iOS 5 on them. But the next generation devices, with the new hardware and running iOS 5, might be so easy to jailbreak, because we know that the new hardware in iPad 2 doesn’t allow its jailbreaking.
There’s also a catch here. Apple is known for not fixing the untethered exploit until it seeds beta 2 or beta 3 of any upcoming iOS firmware. We’ve just got our hands on iOS 5 at the moment, who knows, Apple may fix the untethered exploit in future betas. Since betas won’t be running on consumer devices, I hardly expect an iOS 5 beta 1 jailbreak release.
However, if that does happen, we’ll have a guide on how to jailbreak iOS 5 beta 1 tethered / untethered posted up for you. Keeping checking back for more jailbreak related news.