Infamous hacker pod2g has provided a status update for the iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak, claiming that his team of developers have all of the exploits required for a new jailbreak and are now working on bypassing ASLR, a security measure introduced by Apple in iOS 4.3. Both the iPhone Dev-Team and Chronic Dev Team are working closely with pod2g to release an untethered jailbreak for A5- and A5X-powered devices — the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and new iPad — running iOS 5.1.
Older A4-powered devices, such as the iPhone 4 and latest iPod touch, currently have the luxury of a tethered jailbreak on iOS 5.1 courtesy of redsn0w, but the team is also working on bringing the untethered treatment to these older devices as well. Read on for the full status update.
News: we have all exploits required to do a new jailbreak. I’m working on bypassing ASLR at bootup.
This is great progress made towards an iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak, but there is still no particular time frame for when the new jailbreak will be released. Jailbreaking allows you to install third-party applications, tweaks, mods, themes, useful utilities, and other content (called “packages”) from Cydia, the jailbreak equivalent of the App Store for iOS. Jailbreaking essentially allows for you to further customize and enhance your iOS device beyond the limits that Apple imposes.