@pod2g has been hard at work with iOS hacking for a while, he did a great job with iPad 2 jailbreak on iOS 5 which was not being achieved for a long time. He has been working with other hackers to achieve a jailbreak on iOS 5.1, the good news is that, he has not only succeeded in jailbreaking iOS 5.1 on A4 devices but also on A5 devices including iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and even the recently released iPad 3. Many of the hackers had demoed the iPad 3 jailbreak soon after its release but none of them have released anything yet. @pod2g’s iOS 5.1 jailbreak is an untethered one which means you won’t have to connect your iPhone or iPad with a computer to maintain the jailbreak every time you boot it. Here’s a video demo of iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak on an iPad 3:
Although the jailbreak has been achieved and demoed on video, it is not released yet. Usually there’s a lot of work in packaging the jailbreak in a nice tool so that users can easily jailbreak their devices without any hassle. @pod2g has confirmed on twitter that the jailbreak is not yet packaged in a tool and would take several weeks to release:
ETA for 5.1 jailbreak: look at my previous tweets. Some weeks away to have a nice, user friendly tool. No beta, sorry, even for $1,000,000. 5/11/12 11:46 AM
Apple has released iOS 5.1.1 a few days ago and if by chance you have upgraded your iDevice to it, you won’t be able to take advantage from @pod2g’s upcoming jailbreak but there’s nothing to worry about as iPhone Dev Team has released redsn0w 0.9.11b1 today which allows you to downgrade your iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and iPad 3 to an iOS version of your choice. We have a detailed write up on redsn0w 0.9.11b1, if you want to downgrade.
Update: @pod2g has just confirmed that his upcoming untethered jailbreak is compatible with iOS 5.1.1 too as he has tested it on an iPad 3:
OK, tested on an iPad 3,1 running 5.1.1. Jailbroken untethered. No issue. 5/11/12 7:52 PM
We send instant SMS alerts as soon as a new jailbreak is made available or Apple releases a firmware; just send F JailbreakStory from your cellphone to 40404 in the US or to your country's shortcode and you are subscribed. It's free forever. You can also customize your notifications in case you don't want to receive all of the stories.
Loved the read? Recommend us on Google . Thankyou!