Friday, 9 December 2011

Untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 previewed, release on its way

Many people out there with iDevices running iOS 5 are eagerly waiting for an untethered jailbreak for their iOS devices. Jailbreaks were released in the past for iOS 5, but one would always have to connect their device to a laptop or a PC to get it booted up. A French hacker, Pod2g has just shown off what maybe the world’s first untethered jailbreak for a device running iOS 5.

It has been revealed that the hacker managed to successfully jailbreak his iPod 3G. He indicates through his post that it may take some time for a public release by stating, “At every step, the exploit code needs certainly to be reworked, but I really don't know right now.” He has also said he will work on the iOS 5 jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2 as soon as possible, as he does not possess one right now.

Through his Twitter ache confirmed that the jailbreak will work on iOS 5.0.1 as well. The first hint he gave that he could possibly have an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 was when he tweeted iarly November by saying that he had found a bug that could untether iOS 5. He said that one should not expect a release soon, but that he will be working hard on it.

Since he has put up a video of an iDevice running the jailbreak smoothly, one should not have to wait too long to expect a release.

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