Earlier, we briefed you the status about the untethered jailbreak of iPhone 4S and iPad 2. Here is an update.
The untethered release of the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S jailbreak had been giving a few problems, namely the sandbox issues which apparently was a tough hurdle to jump. But the famous iOS hacker ‘planetbeing’ has recently announced on his twitter that the team is no longer facing the sandbox issues. This is good news for all those who were impatiently waiting for the untethered jailbreak because with the sandbox issue taken care of, a release an imminent now.
It was reported only last week that the famous iOS hacker @planetbeing has partnered with @pod2g to him with the untethered jailbreak of iPad 2 iPhone 4S 5.0.1. @planetbeing has been working on hacking the iOS devices for a while now, he released the first fully automatic jailbreak of iPod touch and in the process also became a core member of the iPhone Dev team. @pod2g also has the help of the famous personalities such as @Saurik the creator of Cydia, @MuscleNerd from iPhone Dev Team and @p0sixninja from the Chronic Dev Team. Together these people have tried to achieve what the iPhone community has been impatiently waiting for.
@planetbeing via a tweet informed us that it was the sandbox which was creating problems for the star studded team of hackers and the primary cause for the delay. But apparently the input of @Saurik was the turning point for the team, which according to the tweet was an invaluable help which was vital for the breakthrough. Hence we can safely assume that with the major issues tackled, we won’t have to wait much long for the untethered jailbreak of the A5 based iPad 2, iPhone 4S running on iOS 5.0.1.
The team is only yet to find a bug which can be used to distribute the jailbreak, other than that most of the problems have been ironed out. Finally!
It should be noted that the jailbreak would only be for the iOS 5.0.1 and in case Apple releases a 5.0.2, do not upgrade because it will risk the chances of jailbreaking untethered. Also, follow the regular precautions of saving your iPhone 4S, iPad 2 iOS 5.0.1 SHSH blobs in case of any unforeseen events.
We will keep you posted regarding the updates on the jailbreak. Stay tuned.
Farrukh Zafar is the inside-out gadget guy at Simonblog. You can always reach him at Twitter.com/fariZafar