Following evasi0n jailbreak release, A4 devices on iOS 6.1.5 also untethered via “p0sixspwn” Cydia package

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Yesterday the iOS jailbreaking community was caught off-guard by the sudden release of an updated evasi0n tool compatible with iOS 7. Now, users with an iPhone 4 or fourth-generation iPod touch on iOS 6.1.3 through 6.1.5—versions previously impervious to the iOS 6 jailbreak—can also get an untethered jailbreak for their devices. This is an especially welcome release for users of the fourth-gneration iPod touch and original iPad, both of which are incompatible with iOS 7.

As you can see from the directions, the actual jailbreaking part takes place in the existing redsn0w application, which has been used to jailbreak iOS 6 and other versions in the past. However, this part of the jailbreak is “tethered,” which means the user must connect to a computer and re-run the software in order to boot it or run many stock apps.

To achieve the “untethered” status and allow reboots with no need to connect to a Mac or PC, users can install a newly-released package from Cydia. The package, dubbed “p0sixspwn,” was created by iH8snowwinocm, and several other veteran jailbreak developers.

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Dev-Team: tethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1 with redsn0w ready

Of course, just like the rest of us, the Dev Team was waiting-by during yesterday’s event to give us an update on the jailbreaking situation following any announcements. Very briefly during the event, Apple told us iOS 5.1 would begin rolling out. The major takeaway of the announcement was Siri support for Japanese users. Over on the Dev-Team Blog, the team outlined everything you need to know about jailbreaking and updating to iOS 5.1. They also confirmed redsn0w is capable of a tethered jailbreak for non-A5 devices. Here is what you need to know:
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Jailbreakering Devs: sn0wbreeze 2.8b1 and tethered redsn0w available

If you are an iOS 5 developer (or play one on TV), you may be interested in jailbreaking your iOS 5 devices (iPad 2s need not apply) so that you can build Notification widgets or something.  The good news is that you have two different options.  One is from @iH8sn0w who has released the snowbreeze 2.8b1 jailbreak for tethered iOS devices.

That follows the Dev team, which released redsn0w 0.9.8b1 for Mac (Windows) on Friday.

Both jailbreaks are “extremely beta”, but can be used to exploit notifications and other iOS 5 technologies. Read more