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iOS 5 Jailbroken 135

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the ahead-of-the-curve dept.
Mightee writes "MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev Team has posted some pictures on his twitter account, confirming the jailbreak works fine on iOS 5, but of course it is limited to tethered boot only, which means you will have to connect it to your computer on every reboot. According to his initial testing, Cydia appears to be working just fine on his jailbroken 4th-gen iPod touch; he managed to install an SSHing utility app called iSSH successfully, which can be seen in one of the screenshots below."
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iOS 5 Jailbroken

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  • Broken images (Score:3, Informative)

    by BrokenBeta (1007449) on Tuesday June 07, 2011 @08:26AM (#36361520)

    Article images seem to be broken.

    Interestingly enough there are some images which are ok and link to related content, such as "Unusual Facts About Breasts" and "Goalkeeper Attacks Hot Reporter". These images seem to work ok.

  • of course (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward

    "but of course it is limited to tethered boot only". Does the word "of course" in there mean it assumes I knew this already, or find it very evident that this is so?

    • by WrongSizeGlass (838941) on Tuesday June 07, 2011 @08:31AM (#36361590)

      "but of course it is limited to tethered boot only". Does the word "of course" in there mean it assumes I knew this already, or find it very evident that this is so?

      But of course.

      • It blows my mind (Score:3, Interesting)

        by d3ac0n (715594)

        That people would put up with having to jump through so many hoops just to have a jailbroken iPhone.

        Don't get me wrong; I like Apple products. But Apple seems to go to such lengths to prevent the end user from using the phone in the way they want it just boggles my mind that so many supposed geeks here on /. still want to be part of that experience.

        Personally I'm on WebOS. While it's a miniscule platform compared to iOS, "jailbreaking" it isn't even necessary. Just punch in the konami code and you are i

        • by BitZtream (692029)

          I can run anything I want on my iPhone without all this silly jailbreaking BS, though it does require a yearly $99 tax for the privledge, the experience is far enough above and beyond all other devices that the $99/year compared to the $1500/year or so for cell service it doesn't seem to be nearly as big a deal as it sounds at first.

          If you want a cheap hackable phone, the iPhone clearly isn't it, but its fairly easy to run anything you want as a techie, which, lets face it, pretty much the only people who c

          • the $1500/year or so for cell service

            Seriously? Wow.

          • by h4rr4r (612664)

            $99 a year to lease the rights to use your own device is not a big deal?
            Please mail me $100 a year to drive your car over 55mph.

            • If you start providing free maintenance and updates to my car - regardless of whether I pay you the $99/yr - then I'll consider it.

              PS - Car analogies fail.

              • by h4rr4r (612664)

                Either way this $99 to rent the right to use your device is a sick system. We really needs laws against this sort of thing.

              • by Rich0 (548339)

                Uh, you'll have to keep paying that $99/yr long after updates are no longer available for your phone, and you don't get free maintenance of any kind with that - just updates.

        • Don't get me wrong; I like Apple products. But Apple seems to go to such lengths to prevent the end user from using the phone in the way they want it just boggles my mind that so many supposed geeks here on /. still want to be part of that experience.

          Have you seen the articles about Android and opening up permissions for apps? Heh.

  • What is it? Less than 12 hours?
    • by somersault (912633) on Tuesday June 07, 2011 @08:38AM (#36361660) Homepage Journal

      I wasn't aware it was even on the horizon. Looking at the list of features, it seems like they are doing a nice job of copying Android 3.0.

      • by yarnosh (2055818)
        Nah, had they copied Android they'd have problems with apps randomly starting and draining the battery. I actually talked to an Android user the other day who was talking about reinstalling the OS because of app/battery problems. Between that a recent malware problems, I wonder if Android is the Windows of mobile phones. (yes, I know there is literally a WIndows for mobile phones already)
        • I have a couple of Android devices (2.2 and 3.0) and they don't do that. He's probably got a load of dodgy widgets running on his desktop. It's the Windows of mobile phones in that it lets you install anything you want, yes. Accordingly, dumb people should stick to iOS.

        • by macs4all (973270)

          Nah, had they copied Android they'd have problems with apps randomly starting and draining the battery. I actually talked to an Android user the other day who was talking about reinstalling the OS because of app/battery problems. Between that a recent malware problems, I wonder if Android is the Windows of mobile phones. (yes, I know there is literally a WIndows for mobile phones already)

          Yeah, it's a real shame that iOS is so deficient in features!

      • by iluvcapra (782887) on Tuesday June 07, 2011 @08:55AM (#36361860)

        They copied everything but the ads and carrier brown-nosing.

      • by biglig2 (89374)

        Well, can you blame them? Poor old Steve, sitting hunched over the phone for hour after hour, waiting, praying, hoping that somersault will call...

        "But Steve!" says Jonny. "The only sensible way to do notifications is to show a list of notifications!"
        "But Steve!" says Scott. "We have to bring it up with a gesture, there's nowhere else to add a universal UI element!"

        "To hell with you all!" snarled Steve. "somersault will think of a way to do it where we won't be accused of copying Android! He must think of a

        • You mean it didn't have notifications before?

          I wasn't blaming anything, it's sensible to copy good ideas.

      • by tom17 (659054)

        BUT BUT BUT APPLE SAID iOS IS ALREADY YEARS AHEAD!!!!

        "With iOS 5, we’ve added over 200 new features — taking a mobile operating system that was already years ahead of anything else and moving it even further ahead. " - Apple.com

        How do they get away with that? The problem is, people believe it because they said it.

  • Was this an intentional DDoS or just a superfail on the part of the editorship?

  • Keep in mind this only works on the iPod Touch 4th generation because of a hardware/firmware vulnerability that can't be feasible patched. iPad2 can't be jailbrocken yet.
  • by Wovel (964431) on Tuesday June 07, 2011 @08:56AM (#36361862) Homepage

    ISSH is an App store app...(Yes I did RTFA and look at the pics)

    Please stop posting summaries from uninformed idiots.

    • Yes, but in those screenshots, it's right next to Cydia (the app store alternative) which is definitely not.
      • by Wovel (964431)

        I never claimed the article was wrong, only that the summary was written by an uniformed idiot.

        • But the summary DOES mention that Cydia was working on the phone. It sounds like he installed iSSH using Cydia (I have no idea if iSSH is available through Cydia or just the app store) and that was the proof that it was working properly.

          If he had installed an app available only through Cydia and not itunes, I don't know why that would be more convincing. Maybe for some reason iSSH was the only one that worked on iOS5?
          • by Wovel (964431)

            TFA does not mention iSsh coming from Cydia. They do show tethering app in Cydia. Real issue is the posting of summaries written by uninformed idiots.

  • by MadChicken (36468) on Tuesday June 07, 2011 @08:58AM (#36361886) Homepage Journal

    iSSH is just* a SSH client, available from the App Store. Installing it means nothing. TFA should have referred to installing OpenSSH server and connecting to it through [something like] iSSH.

    *by just, I don't discount the amazing featureset of the program, including tunneling, VNC and X11. It's a "must have" app.

  • Wow, I GOTTA jailbreak mine so I can get iSSH! oh, wait, that's right, I've got TouchTerm which looks quite a bit better.

    And yes, I know there are other reasons to Jailbreak, but none have really been a big deal to me. Notifications and lock screen info are the only two reasons that persuade me enough to do it and well, they're part of iOS5. So, nothing to see here, moving along.

    • I want you to take a deep breath, close your eyes and think of an image of two cute little Golden Retriever puppies peeping out of a pair of bedroom slippers.

      There... feel a bit calmer now?

  • I'm sorry, but a jailbroken device can fucking reboot without being plugged in. If it needs to be plugged in, its just a crappy hack, not a completed jailbreak.

    The only people who think that this tethered shit is a jailbreak are the hax0rs who didn't finish the job.

    • by ifrag (984323)

      Oh good, thank god you're here to enlighten us as to where the line is drawn on jailbreaks. We might have all been confused and thought it was actually completed.

      On a different note, how often do people actually reboot their phones other than when installing an OS update? I'm thinking probably never.

      • I don't have an iPhone, but what happens when it runs out of batteries? My android reboots when I plug it back in.

        • by ifrag (984323)

          I don't have an iPhone, but what happens when it runs out of batteries?

          Before the battery is totally gone it goes into some low power mode where the phone cannot actually be used until charged. Pressing the button to wake it just shows some red battery thing on screen.

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