The whole jailbreak community is waiting for iOS 5.1′s untethered jailbreak and this is not going to be an ordinary one because we have a new iOS device which has never been jailbroken before not publicly at least. Yes folks I’m talking about the new iPad aka iPad 3, even though the new iPad 3 has been jailbroken (un)tethered by several iOS hacker but the untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1 or iPad 3 is not publicly available as yet. Pod2G famous iOS hacker and member of Chronic dev team is actively working in jailbreaking iOS 5.1 untethered.
In his last update, the hacker told us the he has successfully bypassed iOS 5.1′s ASLR which brought us one step closer to iOS 5.1′s untethered jailbreak but today’s update in not going to sound good. According to his recent update on social networking site Twitter, the hacker gave us a hint about time release time frame.
“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.”
According to Pod2G this jailbreak can take some time, though it was expected that this jailbreak would be released in short period of time because iPad 3 was jailbroken within 24 hours of it’s but that’s not case here folks. You will have to wait a little more for this jailbreak. Remember that iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak also took more than 3 moths. So a month is normal and 2 months is not bad as long as you’re getting an untethered jailbreak for your all new shiny iPad 3.
Finding an exploit is just the beginning of the process, using that exploit to achieve a stable jailbreak on all iOS devices is the toughest part. Pod2G and Chronic dev team is actively working on putting this jailbreak together. Once done, this jailbreak would be released in the form of all major jailbreaking tools like Redsn0w and Sn0wbreeze.
iOS 5.1 has already been jailbroken on non A5 device but the jailbreak is still tethered which means you will have to boot your iOS device in jailbroken state every time you reboot it.
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