Untethered iOS 5 Jailbreak Is “Near Prime Time” [Video]

We’ve been hearing a lot about pod2g’s upcoming untethered jailbreak for all iOS 5 devices, but the latest blog post on the hacker’s site makes clear just how close to completion the jailbreak is for distribution. In fact, according to pod2g, it’s “near ready for prime time,” and to prove it he’s showing the jailbreak running on a stock iPhone 4.

In pod2g’s latest post, he explains how his untethered jailbreak is coming along:

Here is a new video demo of the current status of the iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak running on an iPhone 4. This is meant to reassure people that were thinking it only works on older iPods. The jailbreak is near ready for prime time (excluding 4S and iPad 2). Patches are the same as redsn0w’s. Expect the same level of stability. Some more days to wait. Be patient, we’re doing our best.

That “excluding iPhone 4S and iPad 2’ might worry you, but as other updates have made clear, this same technique for untethered jailbreak currently works on A5-toting iDevices running iOS 5 or above, it’s just taking a little more finessing to get working reliably enough for mass distribution. So while we might not get a universal jailbreak by Christmas,

  • Brady Kenniston

    I’m voting it’s coming out on Christmas,

  • Jack McClauren

    He’s been saying its ready every day for the past 3 weeks, I’m getting used to this.

  • Mojo66

    Wouldn’t it be enough to report on this once it is finished?

  • Element Mobilman

    So much effort to accomplish things Android can do already. 

  • Sam Ruley

    I can not wait! I hope it gets releases on Christmas. Keep up the hard work guys. 

  • Quanita Vogues

    whack…i had an android, one of the latest models. sold my iphone 4 for it. i didn’t even need to root it to do some of the things i could do with the iphone. HOWEVER, android SUCKS!!! it couldn’t do a fraction of the things i could do with my jailbroken iphone. and to root an android is a headache and a lot of times worthless! i’ve been iphone for years, went droid this year, ran back to my iphone. my sis has had droid for a year or two now. i play on her phone from time to time, but nothing can compare to a jailbroken iphone. absolutely nothing. and an unrooted android is whack. LOL no hard feelings though :P

  • MacNews1

    “So while we might not get a universal jailbreak by Christmas,…”  What? What? What we should do if we don’t get a universal jailbreak by Christmas? What? Tell me! Whaaaaat?

    A little bit carried off. But yes, this news really pumps me! Yay!

  • Ben Ragunton

    What I can’t figure out is, if this untethered jailbreak has been ready all this time for just the regular iPhone 4, why not release that information for us 4 users with the added promise that an untethered jailbreak will soon be out for those using the 4S?

    I understand possibly wanting to have “one untethered jailbreak to rule them all,” but it might soothe the spirits of many iPhone users who have been waiting for months now to have access to Cydia again!

    Us natives are getting restless!!!

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