If you were planning to skip jailbreaking iOS 5 because currently only a tethered jailbreak available then there is some good news for you.
iPhone hacker – Stefan Esser – better known by his Twitter handle – i0n1c seems to suggest that we could soon see an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 soon.
Esser is credited for developing the untethered jailbreakused in jailbreak for iOS 4.3.1 and iOS 4.3.2 and recently has published a presentation titled “iOS Kernel Exploitation” which gives a rare insight into the latest iOS jailbreak techniques.
Redsn0w and Sn0wbreeze currently supports only a tethered jailbreak for most of the iOS devices mentioned above, except for iPhone 3GS with the older bootrom. With a tethered jailbreak you need to connect your iOS device to the computer on every reboot.
These tools cannot jailbreak iPad 2, so it remains to be seen if the untether jailbreak that is in the works will be able to jailbreak iPad 2 or Apple’s new iPhone 4S as both are powered by Apple’s A5 chip.
As far as I know iOS 5 untether is covered by other people already. Guess who 😛
We’re guessing that Esser is referring to the iPhone Dev team. It will be interesting to see how soon the untethered jailbreak will be released after iOS 5’s launch on October 12th. For the latest status update on jailbreaking iOS 5, please checkout this post where we have also detailed the various options that you have currently.