Pod2g, the famous iPhone hacker, has released the names of those who are working as a team to release the untethered jailbreak for A5 devices.
Untethered jailbreak for devices powered by iOS 5.0.1 devices using Apple's A4 processor is available. The iPhone Dev Team and Chronic Dev Team released Corona 5.0.1 and Redsn0w 0.9.10b3, respectively, based on the work of the Pod2g. But jailbreaks are not yet made available for those with iPhone 4S and iPad 2 models, which are powered by Apple's more powerful A5 processor.
In his latest blog, Pod2g states: @planetbeing, the legendary hacker behind iPhone Linux and lot of jailbreaks has joined the A5 research!
He has also mentioned MuscleNerd - who did a lot of tests for Corona and integrated and made it simple in redsn0w - is willing to chip in.
@p0sixninja, 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, Pod2g has added.
He is hoping that this team will soon be able to attain a public release of the A5 jailbreak.
Users are anxiously waiting for the solution since jailbreaking allows end-users to bypass Apple's security restrictions and gain full access to the underlying operating system, with the freedom to run third-party software not endorsed by Apple. However, security experts generally warn against jailbreaking the iPhone, iPad and the iPod Touch because they undermine iOS's main defense against malicious apps and cybercriminals.
An untethered jailbreak means iDevice users are not required to plug in to their computer and use third-party software every time they need to restart their device.