Just hours after its release on March 16, Apple’s new iPad was jailbroken by the iPhone Dev-Team. Their announcement gave us hope that an exploit for A5 and A5X devices running iOS 5.1 would be available within weeks, but it now seems like we’ll be waiting a whole lot longer than that.
Dev-Team member Pod2g, famous for his recent iPhone 4S and iPad 2 jailbreaks, has confirmed via Twitter that a jailbreak for iOS 5.1 devices powered by Apple’s A5 and A5X chips — including the iPhone 4S, the iPad 2, the new iPad, and the new Apple TV — is a long time away yet, and confesses that he has “no clue” when it’ll happen.
He says that even if he had all “pieces of a userland jailbreak,” there would be weeks of work ahead. But some of those pieces are still missing:
About 5.1 jailbreak for A5+ devices: it’s not out and I have no clue when it’ll happen. I’m working some hours per week on finding vulns. [Vulnerabilities.]
But right now we (cdev) have some pieces of a userland jailbreak, but we miss some, and even it we had them all, there’s weeks of work to put them all together in a public ready tool.
That’s bad new for users who are itching to get Cydia on their new iPad, or install third-party apps on their new Apple TV.