Just a few days after the A4 untethered jailbreak was released, the French hacker and Chronic Dev Team member pod2g said that he could release the A5 untethered jailbreak within a week. And though four days have passed ever since pod2g made the announcement and there is still no sign of the A5 untethered jailbreak, there are some clues revealing that suggest that the A5 untethered jailbreak is near.
On Friday, pod2g introduced some excellent hackers who have united to find a way to release a public A5 jailbreak. He said on his blog, We now have a dream team to find a path for a public release of the A5 jailbreak. .
The dream team members include @planetbeing, @MuscleNerd and @p0sixninja.
Pod2g introduced these members on his blog:
@planetbeing, the legendary hacker behind iPhone Linux and lot of jailbreaks (see http://theiphonewiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=User:Planetbeing) has joined the A5 research!
The famous @MuscleNerd (http://theiphonewiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=User:MuscleNerd), the leader of the iPhone Dev Team, who did a lot of tests for Corona and whom integrated it and made it simple in redsn0w is willing to help also.
And last, but not least @p0sixninja (http://theiphonewiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=User:Posixninja), the leader of the Chronic Dev Team, and my partner for years on iPhone security research has started to code and fuzz the Apple sandbox.
On Thursday, the French hacker also posted an article A5 FAQ that gives the answers for some most-asked questions. One of the questions asked is why pod2g has not released A5 jailbreak yet.
Following is the full text of the FAQ:
How could pod2g have an untethered 4S and dev teams still haven't released tools to achieve this at home?
The exploit I used to inject the untethering files to the 4S relies on having a developer account, and can't be released publicly.
It's the same reason why @MuscleNerd has an iPad 2 tethered jailbreak but couldn't distribute it.
So, we need to find a distributable exploit to remount the system partition read/write and to set Corona files at the correct places.
Why A4 version of Corona was easier to release?
Because a tethered jailbreak is a good way to install Corona!
Why don't you do a tethered jailbreak then?
A tethered jailbreak also relies on an exploitable vulnerability that we still haven't found yet!
pod2g, release this stuff quick, [your insult here], I've waited enough now.
If I could, I would!
Pod2g is telling the jailbreak community: Cross your fingers. But how long will his followers remain patient?