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iOS 5 bug found by hacker may lead to untethered jailbreak

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Hacker pod2g announced that they have found a bug which can lead to an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 devices.

iOS 5 demo on the iPhone 4
iOS 5 demo on the iPhone 4

There may be light at the end of the tunnel for jailbreakers eagerly awaiting a method to untether their iOS 5 devices — hacker pod2g announced on Twitter that they had found an unspecified bug that can untether iOS 5 and that they are working hard on a release. It's a painful process to jailbreak iOS 5 right now since devices have to connect to a computer every time they need to be restarted, and the jailbreak is wiped if the phone reboots or powers off.

Pod2g also mentioned that a release won't be coming soon, and with Apple plucking up hackers for internships, it's no wonder that iOS devices are taking a little longer to crack these days.