You’ll Be Waiting Some Time For An iOS 5.1 Jailbreak For A5 And A5X Devices

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Don't expect to see Cydia on your new iPad anytime soon.
Don't expect to see Cydia on your new iPad anytime soon.

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.

[via Daily iPhone Blog]