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iOS 5.1 Jailbreak Could Be Here Next Month


Hackers are making great progress with the iOS 5.1 jailbreak, but there's still a long way to go before its public release.

Jailbreakers who rather foolishly updated to iOS 5.1 shortly after its release earlier this year are still waiting for an exploit that will allow them to reclaim root access to their device. But according to iOS hacker Pod2g, that exploit could only be another month (or two) away.

iDB reports that Pod2g and his team have already managed to bypass the “Address Space layout randomization” (ASLR), which could have taken them a whole lot longer. However, the public release for this particular jailbreak will still be some time just yet. A string of messages posted to Twitter by Pod2g himself reveals the exploit could be here within a month… or two:

ETA for 5.1 JB : no clue! We’re going to set pieces of the puzzle together this week. We could have issues… Could be 1 month maybe 2… Maybe never… (!)

I know 1 month seems long, but it’s short to work on a project like this when it’s a hobby and you’ve other things to do as well.

While Pod2g teased that the release may “never” come, we’re pretty sure he was only kidding. However, it’s quite clear the team is becoming frustrated with the barrage of tweets it receives from users who are desperate to get their hands on the release. As Pod2g explains, a month is really only a short time to work on such a project when things like hobbies and day jobs get in the way.

But on a positive note, we know the team is progressing with the exploit. All we need to do now is sit tight.


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