Within a day of its unveiling, and months before it will be launched, iOS 5 has already been jailbroken.
MuscleNerd, a member of the iPhone Dev Team announced on Twitter that he has already jailbroken iOS 5.
The jailbreak was done using Limera1n, but there is a catch. It is a tethered boot jailbreak, which means that you would need to connect your iPhone to a computer every time you reboot it.
Cydia works well on the jailbroken device running iOS 5, and he was also able to install iSSH successfully.
Since Apple won’t be launching iOS 5 until Fall 2011, this exploit isn’t very useful now, but MuscleNerd says that it can be used to jailbreak the final version of iOS 5 as well, when it launches. It would be quite realistic to expect a much more usable and convenient version of the jailbreak within a day or two of iOS 5’s launch.
Here are some images of iOS 5, jailbroken, with Cydia installed.
Check out our detailed coverage of iOS 5 – iOS5 Everything You Need To Know About It