Apple's new mobile operating system, iOS 5, within weeks of its release has already seen many versions of its jailbreak.
Tethered, untethered, semitethered... all these forms of jailbreaks are available for devices running the iOS 5. However, users of the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2 are still waiting for a jailbreak for their devices; specifically those running Apple's new A5 processor.
Here is good news for those users.
There are reports suggesting that iPhone Dev Team has come up with a very preliminary jailbreak for the two Apple devices running the A5. Dev Team member (@MuscleNerd) announced on Twitter that the team was working on the tethered version of the jailbreak. However, huge missing pieces prevent public release. LOTS of work left, said the twitter post, as reported by iClarified. The report suggests that the Dev Team has found a way to get Cydia running on the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2. iClarified also posted a video showing the very preliminary jailbreak.
As of now, though, keeping the current status of the jailbreak in mind, no date of release has been announced.
iPhone 4S users, who are already battling issues related to the smartphone's battery life, will be happy after getting this jailbreak as Apple has imposed many restrictions on the new iPhone.
Earlier, the Dev Team had released a tethered jailbreak for Apple devices running iOS 5. RedSn0w 0.9.9b5 is compatible with all devices running iOS 5, except, of course, for the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4S.