iPhone 4S And iPad 2 Might Be Jailbreakable With Latest Exploit

iPhone 4S And iPad 2 Might Be Jailbreakable With Latest Exploit

Earlier this morning, we told you about a promising untethered jailbreak for most older devices capable of running iOS 5. Unfortunately, though, this jailbreak will only work on past-gen devices like the iPhone 4, the iPhone 3GS, and the iPod touch.

Why? So far, the A5 chip inside of the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S have proven impossible to jailbreak by conventional methods. The iPad 2 was jailbreakable under iOS 4.3.3 thanks to the JailbreakMe 3.0 userland exploit, but since then, no further jailbreaks — tethered or untethered — have been identified.

Here’s the good news, though. French jailbreaker Pod2G just took to his Twitter feed and while he didn’t confirm his new jailbreak exploit would work on the iPhone 4S or iPad 2, he at least suggested that it was possible it would. Could this be the ray of hope every iPhone 4S owner has been looking for?

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  • Tron Caldwell

    surprised people are still jail breaking. All my concerns have been addressed with updates since iOS 4. iOS5 definitely filled in some gaping holes for me too

  • dan king

    There are still tons and tons of features that are only available through jailbreaking.
    For example, 3G unrestrictor, tethering, SB Settings, various types of “visual” modifications. The list is endless.

  • iDaBoss

    i miss my gesture and hardware button shortcuts, quick settings, nested inifinite folders, 3g tethering, and changing the default browser

  • Kindle Love

    Overall I’m really happy with my Kindle Fire.  I was initially frustrated with the wifi issues which seem very common with lots of other users.  I downloaded the nook app  from http://www.kindlemad.com so I could access my B&N content for free using the Android marketplace and also got some help on sorting out the wifi.  Everything is working great for now and I’m customizing with all my usual apps.

  • Tania Huiny

    plus SAMBA and AFP sharing. also direct connect to USB hard drive (iPad2).

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