Pod2g took to his Twitter account once again Tuesday to keep his followers in the loop and announced another update on the status of the iOS 5.1 jailbreak. But this time, it was not something to get excited about.
In a number of updates, Pod2g said that even if he and his team had managed to bypass the ASLR, a jailbreak solution for iOS 5.1 could still take months to get ready for public release. Pod2g tweeted:
ETA for 5.1 JB : no clue! We're going to set pieces of the puzzle together this week. We could have issues... Could be 1 month maybe 2... Maybe never... (!)
I know 1 month seems long, but it's short to work on a project like this when it's a hobby and you've other things to do as well.
According to a report by Cult of Mac, Pod2g simply teased by saying that the release may never come. However, it's quite clear the team is becoming frustrated with the barrage of tweets it receives from users who are desperate to get their hands on the release, the report added.
As Cydiahelp pointed out, finding an exploit is just the beginning of the process, using that exploit to achieve a stable jailbreak on all iOS devices is the toughest part.
The Story So Far
With the release of iOS 5.1, the latest version of its mobile operating system, Apple successfully patched all previous exploits, meaning anyone, who upgraded to iOS 5.1, lost his earlier jailbreak. The only exceptions here are the A4 devices, which can still be jailbroken.
Although the new iPad running on iOS 5.1 was claimed to have jailbroken immediately after its release by several iOS hackers, they haven't made the untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1 available for public use yet.
Well-known iOS hacker Pod2g, however, came up with some good news last week saying that he and his team are now in possession of all the required exploits to start working on a new jailbreak.
News: we have all exploits required to do a new jailbreak. I'm working on bypassing ASLR at bootup, Pod2g tweeted.
The announcement came from Pod2g just a month after he revealed that he had found some pieces of a userland jailbreak for iOS 5.1, but insisted that it was still some way off.
In a later update on Friday, the French hacker said that he had successfully bypassed iOS 5.1′s ASLR (Address Space layout randomization), giving awaiting users another reason to believe that the untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1 is not too far away.
The announcement made by Pod2g is indeed an encouraging one for the many waiting for a public release of an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1, but it doesn't necessarily mean that a release is taking place anytime soon. It does mean that the efforts to create the jailbreak are going along nicely, but there is still no estimated time of arrival for an iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak.
After Pod2g's announcement on Twitter last week, iOS hacker Grant Paul, better known as Chpwn, reminded users that it would take months before the jailbreak is actually ready for public release.
Remember: just because all the exploits are found doesn't mean that a jailbreak exists - it's likely months away from first working at all, Chpwn tweeted.
That said, users are recommended to just calm down and be patient as the work is getting done by reliable hands.
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