Hacker Jailbreaks All iOS Devices On iOS 5.1, Including iPhone 4S And iPad 3 [Jailbreak]

Hacker Jailbreaks All iOS Devices On iOS 5.1, Including iPhone 4S And iPad 3 [Jailbreak]

Pod2g is making progress with his upcoming jailbreak.

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.

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  • Brandon Gregg

    Great! I was chatting with pod2g on twitter earlier, says “if i can jailbreak iOS 5.1 unteathered on iPhone 4 and iPad 3 i can on just about every device, maybe not ATV3 though.”


  • Jay Tyler

    Not ALL iOS devices, Apple TV 3 still not supported

  • Jack Hickman

    Not ALL iOS devices, Apple TV 3 still not supported

    Yeah, I think that’s what Brandon said.

  • 5imo

    Why don’t they just prioritise what devices to JB first, based on the number of users of that device.

  • ApplePr0n

    I’m so up in the air about jailbreaking. I mean i have yet to see distinct advantages over stock iOS

  • Aj Tk427

    Not ALL iOS devices, Apple TV 3 still not supported


    Yah this is the one that I’m really waiting for.  Want my new ATV3 jailbroken :)

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