It’s just a couple of days ago, when at WWDC 2011 iOS 5 was announced with a bundle of more than 200 features. Yesterday @MuscleNerd confirmed that he was successfully able to Jailbreak iOS 5 and install Cydia and iSSH.
@MuscleNerd tweeted that he used limera1n+tehtered boot to jailbreak iOS 5. That clearly means that limera1n’s code is still valid to crack iOS 5, although it is a tethered jailbreak which means that a computer would be needed to boot the device every time. Also, MuscleNerd claimed that Cydia worked fine for him on his iPod touch 4g and he tested that by installing SSH (a command line interface for iDevices).
Although, in past Developers has never released such information before the public version was released, because this causes threat of JB method being captured by Apple and probably Apple patching it.
MuscleNerd posted this first image in which you can clearly figure out Cydia installed on iOS 5 (you can identify it as iOS 5 by seeing NewsStand and Reminder icons and new music player icon).
The second image he posted depicted iSSH tool running
And this final screenshot he posted depicted Cydia in operation on iOS 5
It is evident to note that Apple has embedded a lot of Jailbreak features into Apple’s new iOS 5 but the new iOS 5 will open more doors to system level programing attracting more users to jailbreak offering awesome tweaks. The betas are still in testing phase by developers and the final release might get a patch for this jailbreak, but as always jailbreaker will find a way out to continue this fight against Proprietorship.
I would like to ask all the readers, that are you going to Jailbreak after reviewing the features of iOS 5 and how eager are you for its launch?