It's Christmas and the New Year is approaching fast. Time is running out for this year and there is no indication of Pod2g releasing the untethered jailbreak for Apple devices running iOS 5.
Earlier, Apple users were waiting for the untethered jailbreak to be found and now they are waiting for the jailbreak's release. In the race for the title Jailbreaker of the Year Pod2g will find himself way behind his iPhone Dev-team counterpart, MuscleNerd, if the French hacker does not release the recently found untethered jailbreak.
MuscleNerd released the biggest jailbreak of the year, so far, when he found a semi-tethered jailbreak for Apple's latest operating system. Within a day of the iOS 5's release, MuscleNerd came up with Redsn0w - to jailbreak all Apple devices running iOS 5, except A5 devices like the iPhone 4S and iPad 2.
The first Redsn0w was a tethered jailbreak, in which every time the user rebooted the device it had to be connected to the system in which Redsn0w was installed. MuscleNerd, after sometime, developed Redsn0w and made its latest version a semi-tethered jailbreak.
However, he could not find an untethered jailbreak.
Should the release of an untethered jailbreak go into the New Year, Pod2g may not get any vacation time as Apple is rumored to be launching two new and eagerly-awaited devices.
If reports are to be believed, the Cupertino-based tech giant will launch the iPad 2's successor in the first quarter of the year and the successor to the iPhone 4S may come in the last quarter of the year.
It is also possible Apple may introduce a new processor and operating system for these two devices. In that case, Pod2g, who is already busy, finding bootrom-level exploits in the A5 processor, will get more responsibilities. The French member of the Chronic Dev-team is already burdened with several projects and has reportedly shared some of his work with his team members.
I gave all the details (of the untethered jailbreak) to the Chronic Dev-team so that they can finish, test, integrate and release the A4 JB ASAP. I'll put all my energy from now on onto the A5, Pod2g wrote in his blog post.
As people await the untethered jailbreak, they must be hoping it comes in 2011. If it does, and there are still six days to go, then Pod2g and his new jailbreak will definitely be remembered as Jailbreaker and Jailbreak of the Year.
However, if the release goes into 2012, then MuscleNerd and Redsn0w will clinch both titles.