The hacker known only as pod2g has been working an a new untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 that’s been in the works for several months. Pod2g’s jailbreak was originally set for iOS 5.0.1, then 5.1, and now it’s been confirmed that it will work on the newly-released iOS 5.1.1. The only catch is that the third-gen iPod, iPhone 3GS, and third-gen Apple TV won’t be able to install the untethered jailbreak while running Apple’s latest version of iOS.
Pod2g has posted a short FAQ detailing some more info about the upcoming jailbreak.
The poll about releasing now or waiting for 6.0 ended with a 64% / 33% to release ASAP. Where is the link ? ETA ? How much % done ? etc.
As I said earlier in twitter, there’s still a lot to do to have a user friendly and well tested tool to install the jailbreak on end users devices. Expect a release in a couple of weeks.
Will it be compatible with my ?
It will be compatible with any device running iOS 5.1.1 except iPod 3G, iPhone 3Gs and ATV3 (right now, may change in a near future, nobody knows).
Why is it so slow to release now that the iPad 3,1 has been demoed ?
There are 16 different devices out there to work on and to test. It takes time.
May I be a beta tester?
No, sorry. Only really trusted people (that can be counted on one hand) could have access to the jailbreak. I don’t want any leak to happen.
What if I offer you 1,000,000$?
That doesn’t change a thing.
The first question refers to a previous poll pod2g conducted asking if he should save his jailbreak exploits for the iOS 6 beta later this year. As you can imagine, the majority didn’t want him to wait.
Hackers have been saying that the new jailbreak is coming out in “coming weeks” for months, so it’s still hard to put down a specific ETA. As with anything that’s going to be this good, rest assured that it will be worth waiting for.
A tethered jailbreak (meaning that you have to re-jailbreak every time your iOS device reboots) for iOS 5.1.1 has already been released for A4-based devices, like the iPhone 4 and original iPad.
- Source pod2g’s iOS blog