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iOS Untethered Jailbreak for 5.0.1 iPhone iPod and iPad!

It has been a long time in coming, but the underground iPhone hacking teams (with special credit to pod2g for figuring out the way to jailbreak) have done it again, releasing a new version of the redsn0w application to jailbreak your iPhones, iPods and iPads running iOS 5.0.1.  It doesn't work for iPhone 4S or iPad 2 yet (A5 chips), but they are still working hard on it.  All A4 chips are supported.

For the people new to this game, here are some terms you need to understand:
  • an tethered jailbreak means that your iPhone/iPod has to be hooked up to your computer every time it reboots
  • an untethered jailbreak means that the iPhone/iPod can reboot on its own
  • an unlocked iphone or ipad means that the device will accept a SIM card from any GSM mobile phone provider.  Typically iPhones and iPads are locked to ATT in the US
According to the iphone dev team's site, here are the details:
  • The untether is for iOS 5.0.1 on iPhone3GS, iPhone4, iPhone4-CDMA, iPad1, iPod touch 3G, iPod touch 4G
  • If you have one of those devices and are not on 5.0.1 yet, update now!  The SHSH window is still open for 5.0.1  If you unlock via ultrasn0w or gevey, make sure you only get to 5.0.1 via a custom IPSW!  See the guides at places like iClarified.com if you don’t know how.  Once you’re at 5.0.1, use the latest redsn0w 0.9.10 to both jailbreak and untether.
  • If you’re already at 5.0.1 with a tethered jailbreak, you have two choices: either run redsn0w 0.9.10 over your current jailbreak (deselect “Install Cydia” if you do that), or install the Cydia package prepared by the chronic devteam.  The patches are the same regardless of which you choose.
  • Some of you are using a hybrid 5.0/5.0.1 configuration.  If so, do not attempt to install this untether over that setup!  You will most likely get into a reboot cycle.  Do a sync and fresh restore to 5.0.1 then install the jailbreak + untether.

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