Much to Apple’s chagrin, releasing beta versions of forthcoming iOS software for developers to work with also has the unwanted side effect of jailbreakers getting an advance peek at what’s to come -- which is how iOS 5.1 has already been jailbroken, less than 24 hours after its release.
Glorious jailbreaking news! And during a holiday week, no less. Those developers must've been busy avoiding their families on Christmas day and powering through the iOS jailbreak. Well, that's to your benefit, jailbreaker. The Verge is reporting that the iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak is now untethered thanks to pod2g. Basically, you can now jailbreak your iOS device over the air, without having to connect it to your Mac.