We know that the jailbreaking community is anxiously awaiting the release of an untethered iOS 5.1 jailbreak, and we have the latest ETA about that project. Infamous hacker pod2g has provided a status update for the iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak on Twitter, noting that the jailbreak might still be one or two months away from public release.
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.
He also suggests that there is a possibility that the jailbreak will never be released, but we’re hopeful that this is not the case. The best thing to do is to exercise your patience, and provide support to the developers that are investing a great deal of effort into working on these jailbreaks. Nobody should ever get angry or impatient with jailbreak developers, since they have normal day-to-day responsibilities to look after and release these jailbreaks for free as a hobby.
While iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and new iPad owners will have to keep waiting, older device users have a slight advantage. That’s because older A4-powered devices, such as the iPhone 4 and latest iPod touch, already have the luxury of a tethered jailbreak on iOS 5.1 courtesy of redsn0w. Better yet, jailbreak developers are working on bringing the untethered treatment to these older devices as well.
Are you waiting to jailbreak your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad on iOS 5.1?