We just received news that pod2g; the iOS hacker, has acquired all the exploits required for the new iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak for all A5/A5X iOS devices such as the new iPad, the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4S. It has been confirmed that pod2g is working on a way to bypass the ASLR security at Bootup. This means that some of you, who accidently updated their iPhone 4S and iPad 2 devices to the iOS 5.1, will soon be able to have their iOS devices, jailbroken!
It has been confirmed that pod2g is working on ways to bypass the ASLR security. This confirmation came to us through his twitter account in which he tweeted that he has all the exploits needed for a new jailbreak, and he is working on bypassing the ASLR at bootup.
News: we have all exploits required to do a new jailbreak. I’m working on bypassing ASLR at bootup.
— pod2g (@pod2g) April 18, 2012
For those of you who don?t know, ASLR means ?Address Space Layout Randomization?. It was introduced by Apple in the iOS 4.3. Its function is to randomly arrange the positions of the key data areas, and it helps in preventing exploits from taking control of the system in the device.
It is good news to know that pod2g is working on such a bypass as pod2g has been successful in discovering the A5 jailbreak vulnerability that gave us the untethered iOS 5.0/iOS 5.0.1 Jailbreak. Redsn0w and Corona jailbreak tools were used for A4 devices, and Absinthe jailbreak tool was used for iPad 2 and the iPhone 4S.
The news about the new iOS 5.1 jailbreak does sound exciting, however, we shouldn?t get our hopes up as another hacker, by the name ?chpwn? who knows a lot about the jailbreak scene has said that having all the exploits doesn?t give the guarantee that a jailbreak exists and proper working model could be months away. Even pod2g hasn?t shared if it is packaged on greenpois0n, redsn0w or Absinthe. Though it?s very likely that pod2g will hold back the jailbreak release until Apple pushes iOS 5.2 or iOS 5.1.1 software update.
Whatever the case, we will keep you updated on the progress!