Update on iOS 5.1 Untethered Jailbreak
A tweet today by iOS Security researcher has led to speculation that a new jailbreak for iOS 5.1 is on the horizon, though there has yet to be any news as to when the release may take place. The jailbreak scene never stops and with the master of the art Pod2g now back in the frame, things are moving along nicely with regards to the iOS 5.1 jailbreak.
Pod2g recently had rejoined the jailbreak fold, while working with the Chronic and iPhone Dev Teams to release iOS 5.0.1 untether tool for the A5 class of iOS Devices, with A4 devices which are also getting in on the fun. Having joined forces in January, the pace has once again picked up, with Pod2g announcing via his Twitter page that the iOS 5.1 jailbreak is coming along nicely.
The News which was tweeted by him was as follows: “We have all exploits required to do a new jailbreak. I’m working on bypassing ASLR at boot up.”
While the news of jailbreak for iOS 5.1 is in the works is not really news to anyone, the fact that the team has now apparently in possession of all the required exploits is an important step towards having a fully working, publicly available jailbreak. With internal testing under way and the man he is one who is working on bypassing the ASLR at boot up, then we may not be too far away.
At this point of time it is important to stress that there is currently no estimated time for the arrival of an iOS 5.1 untether. While Pod2g’s announcement is indeed encouraging for those people who are eagerly waiting for the release, it does not constitute news that people should accept a release imminently. With Apple always working on adding more security to the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. It is also possible that a new release of iOS will block attempts to jailbreak once again.
While the owners of new A5 and A5X devices such as iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and the new iPad will have to wait for the new tool to be made available, those of you who have A4 devices and below than that (like iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS etc) can use Redsn0w or Sn0wbreeze for tethered jailbreak on 5.1
How To Downgrade: iOS 5.1 On iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
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