iOS 5 just came out yesterday and only to developers but that did not stop super jailbreak MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev team from successfully jailbraking it. Now don’t get your hopes up. If you remember iPad 2 was jailbroken in 24 hours by Comex too. Yet to this day we still do not have a public jailbreak.
MuscleNerd revealed the news on Twitter:
iOS5 jailbroken on ipt4g: via limera1n + tethered boot..not too many surprises 🙂
yep Cydia works fine too from quick testing (I installed SSH)
over-the-air delta updates of iOS should be fine for JBers (even if Apple didn’t let you disable them, the JB itself can)
The jailbreak is tethered jailbreak which means that you need to connect your iOS device to the computer on every reboot. This is not a good thing seeing as the iOS 5 is all about cutting the cord. I wonder which will come out first a working iOS 5 jailbreak for iPhones or a iPad 2 jailbreak .
Cydia running on iPod Touch 4G running iOS 5