iOS 5.1 Tethered Jailbreak
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Just a few days ago, renowned French iOS hacker Pod2g let his followers know that he had discovered two new vulnerabilities that are expected to help create the much-awaited untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1. Now, here's an update on that - the hacker has managed to run iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak on his iPhone 4.

Heya! My iPhone 4 running iOS 5.1 is now untethered :-), Pod2g tweeted Friday.

However, the hacker didn't reveal any other details regarding the public release of the jailbreak. But his announcement does mean a lot to all those waiting for the exploit since it gives a strong indication that hackers are actively working on the 5.1 untethered jailbreak to make it ready for public use sooner than later.

Pod2g recently updated his official blog with a public poll asking: Shall we hold off the jailbreak for iOS 6?

The poll was closed Thursday, with 106473 (64 percent) out of 165993 voters believing that hackers should continue working on the iOS 5.1 jailbreak and release it as soon as possible. Only 55785 (33 percent) of the voters believe that the hackers should hold off until iOS 6 is released. The rest of the respondents seem like they don't care about anything at all.

Pod2g also seems to agree with the poll result.

People say: 'don't release now coz iOS 5.1 tethered is good enough'. Don't forget there are AppleTV3, 4S, iPad2 and iPad3 users out there !, the hacker tweeted.

But still, there are also chances that Apple will find and patch the exploits in iOS 6 anyway, regardless of whether a 5.1 jailbreak is released or not.

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