iOS 5.1.1 Jailbreak Drops in Just a Few Weeks

Infamous iOS hacker pod2g has provided more news about the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak that he is working on. To begin with, he has posted a series of tweets to confirm that the jailbreak works successfully with the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and original iPad.

Just last week, the hacker confirmed that the jailbreak also works with the iPhone 4 and new iPad. Unfortunately, he noted that the jailbreak does not yet work with the third-generation iPod touch or iPhone 3GS with newer bootrom because the kernel vulnerability did not work.

Nevertheless, with most of the testing out of the way, pod2g has posted a FAQ on his iOS blog to clarify the status of the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak. Most importantly, the FAQ says to expect the jailbreak to be released in a couple of weeks. Check it out all of the questions and answers just ahead.

  • The poll about releasing now or waiting for 6.0 ended with a 64% / 33% to release ASAP. Where is the link ? ETA ? How much % done ? etc.
    As I said earlier in twitter, there’s still a lot to do to have a user friendly and well tested tool to install the jailbreak on end users devices. Expect a release in a couple of weeks.
  • Will it be compatible with my <any random iOS device> ?
    It will be compatible with any device running iOS 5.1.1 except iPod 3G, iPhone 3Gs and ATV3 (right now, may change in a near future, nobody knows).
  • Why is it so slow to release now that the iPad 3,1 has been demoed ?
    There are 16 different devices out there to work on and to test. It takes time.
  • May I be a beta tester ?
    No, sorry. Only really trusted people (that can be counted on one hand) could have access to the jailbreak. I don’t want any leak to happen.
  • What if I offer you 1,000,000$ ?
    That doesn’t change a thing.

Are you excited for the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak, or do you think that pod2g should have saved the exploits for iOS 6?

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