With each new day we’re getting closer and closer to a new jailbreak release, but things are still not quite ready. Good news is that infamous Chronic Dev hacker pod2g has successfully jailbroken his third-gen iPad on iOS 5.1. The news follows the previous announcement that he had gotten an untethered jailbreak fully functional on his iPhone 4 running iOS 5.1.
Pod2g still has to work on stabilizing his jailbreak and packaging it for public distribution, but his exploits will work on all iOS devices, including the iPhone 4S.
Releasing jailbreaks for multiple iOS devices gets complicated because different generations of hardware run different processors and default versions of iOS. Just because you have a working jailbreak for the iPhone 4 doesn’t mean it will also work on the iPhone 4S, as the former iPhone runs the A4 processor while the latter runs the A5.
The good news is that pod2g’s untethered jailbreak will work on all iOS devices capable of running iOS 5.1, excluding the third-gen Apple TV. The jailbreak is still several weeks out, so stay tuned for more updates.
Right now, know that hackers are working to get an untethered jailbreak packaged together for the newly-released iOS 5.1.1 while also testing on 5.1. The jailbreak scene never sleeps!
Update: pod2g has posted a video demo of his untethered jailbreak running on a third-gen iPad.