Upcoming iOS 5.1.1 Jailbreak Will Support iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 3rd-Gen

Upcoming iOS 5.1.1 Jailbreak Will Support iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 3rd-Gen

The latest Apple TV is the only device not supported by the upcoming iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak.

Earlier this month, iOS hacker Pod2g released an FAQ for his upcoming iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak, which stated that the iPhone 3GS and the third-generation iPod touch would not be compatible. He did say, however, that this situation “may change,” and it has.

In a recent tweet, Pod2g confirmed that he has now discovered “a way through for iPod 3G and iPhone 3GS users.”

Good news. We’ve found a way through for iPod 3G and iPhone 3Gs users. Upcoming jailbreak will be compatible.

That means you can now update these devices to iOS 5.1.1 safe in the knowledge that the next jailbreak will support you. Unfortunately the same can’t be said for the third-generation Apple TV, however, which is still yet to be cracked.

iJailbreak has put together a handy list that makes compatibility a little clearer:

  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPad 1
  • iPad 2 Wifi
  • iPad 3 Wifi
  • iPad 3 CDMA
  • iPod 3G
  • iPod 4G
Here is the list of devices that won’t be supported :
  • AppleTV 3
Remains to test (but that should work) :
  • iPhone 3Gs
  • iPad 2 GSM
  • iPad 2 CDMA
  • iPad 2 Wifi, R2
  • iPad 3 Global
  • AppleTV 2

There’s still no release date for the jailbreak just yet, but it seems Pod2g is certainly making some progress.

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  • poppa1138

    I was hoping for a jailbreak for the Apple TV 3

  • Aj Tk427

    I was hoping for a jailbreak for the Apple TV 3

    Same, really hoping for that as I have the ATV3 in my bedroom that would like to be able to run XBMC on.  Have an ATV2 in living room that is jailbroken which is sweet.

  • Scott Linder

    Now is this going to be a tethered jailbreak or untethered?

  • David Xavier

    @scott untethered. Since the untethered jailbreak for the 4 and 4s uses a A4 cache hack it looks like if this works the iphone 3gs might end up becoming more valuable than the 4s ! who would have thought ! The only thing the 4 and 4s have going for them now is the screen/cameras

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