As you may know, while jailbreak tools like Redsn0w released by the iPhone Dev team and Sn0wbreeze by iH8sn0w can jailbreak the beta versions of iOS 5, they only support a tethered jailbreak. This means means that you need to connect your iOS device to the computer on every reboot, which is not very convenient.
In the last few days, pod2g – member of the Chronic Dev team has tweeted:
yeah, the whole chronic-dev team is still alive and actively working on iOS 5 !
Nearly everything in my life except my job changed… Also, I worked on some exploit that took me lot of time.
That would be a great mistake to give info about iOS 5 jailbreak.
there won’t be untethered jailbreaks for iOS 5 betas. It would give too much intel to Apple to fix.
We may be reading too much between the lines but lets hope that the jailbreaking community has figured out to support an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5. We’re also quite sure that iPhone Dev team is also working on it.
It will be also interesting to see if Apple fixes the exploit that allows the tethered jailbreak in the next beta version of iOS 5, which may be the final beta version before Apple releases iOS 5 golden master and then releases it to the public.
According to a recent report, Apple will seed iOS 5 beta 8 to developers tomorrow, September 16th and will release iOS 5 golden master version on or around September 23rd. The report also claimed that Apple’s iPhone carrier partners are expected to give approval for iOS 5 by October 5th, which means that Apple is likely to launch iPhone 5 in the first-half of October.
One thing we’re quite sure about, the cat and mouse game between Apple and the jailbreaking community will continue.