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Untethered iOS 5.1 Jailbreak Coming Soon?

Jailbreak developer posts pictures of an iPad 2 running Cydia.

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Untethered iOS 5.1 Jailbreak Coming Soon?
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If there’s one rule that everyone who jailbreaks their iPhone or iPad knows, it’s this: do not update your iOS when Apple releases a new version. Though legally required to tolerate jailbreaking, Apple is not a fan of the practice, and has a habit of closing the exploits used to jailbreak iOS with every new release. The latest version, iOS 5.1, is no different. In fact, not only did Apple fix the exploits used to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1, they even went so far as to acknowledge pod2g and the “2012 iOS Jailbreak Dream Team” in their list of security fixes for iOS 5.1.

Another Waiting Game?

Considering how long it took for jailbreak developers to crack iOS 5.0.1 on A5 devices (the iPhone 4S and iPad 2), many worried that iOS 5.1 would be similarly hard to jailbreak. Now it looks like the wait may not be as long this time around. There was some cause to hope last week when a tethered jailbreak (i.e., requiring the phone to be re-jailbroken with every reboot) was announced. Even better, though jailbreak developer Stefan Esser, aka I0n1c, posted the following tweet early this afternoon:

The pictures in question appear to show an iPad 2 running an untethered jailbreak. Check out the images below:

Jailbroken iPad 2 running iOS 5.1

Jailbroken iPad 2 running iOS 5.1

Jailbroken iPad 2 running iOS 5.1

Even better, Esser seems confident that a jailbreak for the new iPad, due out tomorrow, would not take long to jailbreak. Early this morning he tweeted the following:

Anyway so maybe the iPad 3 will not be jailbroken tomorrow, but on Monday or whenever I get my iPad 3. 10 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Bold words, considering the trouble that iOS 5.0.1 gave jailbreak devs on A5 devices. Assuming Esser can follow through, though, we may see an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1 as soon as next week. For those of us who are already tired of seeing the notification badge on our iOS Settings app icon, it can’t come soon enough.

Are you hoping for an iOS 5.1 jailbreak? Will you jailbreak your new iPad once there’s a jailbreak available? Let us know in the comments.

Untethered iOS 5.1 Jailbreak Coming Soon?
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  • Don Mann

    Just got an iPhone 4G 32gb . . . don’t know squat about apple/iPhones (this is my first – replacing a new Motorola Atrix2 which is a POS!) . . . I allowed the iPhone to update to iOS 5.1 thinking it was a good thing to keep it updated. Then started researching jailbreaking and unlocking. Even bought a Gevey,com chip – which only works on iOS 5.01 or earlier. I await a 5.1 jailbreak with bait-like breath! It’s MY phone . . . I refuse to allow anyone to tell me what I can or cannot do with or install on MY phone! Looking forward to the 5.1 jailbreak soon! Thanks for helping us non-geeks keep our stuff free!
    DMann

  • Unhappy Happy Ipad Owner

    I like my IPad. Jailbreaking is an economic issue for Apple which wants to control the sale of apps, good or bad, to make money. I paid for my IPad so I want to decide which apps I add.

    • Bater

      I’m with you brother apple suck

  • jerrypatel

    hi
    i have iphone 4g . this phone almost lock
    and this phone network at&t. so how to unlock this phone
    and this model firm no: 4.11.08, ios 5.o.1

    • Matt

      Jailbreaking only compromises Apple’s sales if people choose to illegally download apps, and besides, you don’t even need to be jailbroken to do that. It’s no different than people who pirate movies.

      In fact, I chose to jailbreak my iPod because there are some really nifty tweaks that allow you to do things like put folders inside of folders, scroll the dock, access Wifi, Brightness, and other settings with one swipe of the screen, and other convenient things.

  • Len@Lgrossman.com

    I confess my old PCs crawl because of the tinkering I’ve done that o can’t undo.. So I’ve been a little leery of jailbreaking my ipad2 but there are things I need to do.. Number 1 is install F-lux, an app I use on my PC that lets me control the color temperature of the screen.. For medical reasons! After that I would like some semblance of file management.

    I loved my old WebOS device which allowed tweaking and patching almost everything. The iPad is a great thing that does everything almost right.. But this ain’t horseshoes. How about a draggable cursor, like on my android, for real editing? Or contacts search by email address instead of name? Or simple ability do delete groups of photos or…

    Any hope in the offing?

    Len

  • tai

    would the untethered version of ios 5.1 work on my ipod touch as well??

  • Veer

    I hav iphone 4. and updated to ios 5.1 mistakenly.. What to do..? PLzzz help. How much to wait for the untethered Jailbreak…?

    • http://iOS5.1Iphonereset Jay

      reset your unit to default settings which I think is on page 1 of setup after doing that go to apple website and update to lastest version out. At the time you do it.You will then have to re enter information such as wireless settings owner name network settings etc.Update all running apps at this time also.you are then good to go Have Fun Enjoy Jay :-)

  • john

    i haVE A IPHONE 4 5.1 ON BASEBAND 4.12.01 HEEELLLLLLLLPPPPPPPPPP

  • I

    There is no untethederd jailbreak for iOS 5.1 and will probably take at least a month to code so stfu and wait don’t complain and if u really need a untethered jailbreak downgrade to 5.0.1 plzz…

  • James

    Seem to be having issues with the new jailbreak on IOS 5.1. My phone is going into safe mode every few days. Should I be booting my phone everyday? And sometimes it doesn’t want to reboot!! So I have to restore through iTunes then jailbreak my iPhone 4 at least once a week. I can’t wait for the untethered jailbreak or learn to restore back to IOS 5.0.1

  • http://thislegit? tray7971

    http://tiny.cc/newiosjailbreakfree

    • http://thislegit? tray7971

      This legit?

      • http://www.webpronews.com/author/shaylin-clark Shaylin Clark

        Highly unlikely that it is. Your best bet is to check the Dev Team blog, and to follow pod2g, chpwn, and the rest of the Dev Team on Twitter. They’re the ones at the head of the pack as far as jailbreaking. My understanding of the current state of the iOS 5.1 jailbreak is that we’ve got a fairly long wait left.

  • Bater

    I hope that it is jail broken soon, apple tend always to make us depend on the pc, Mac for every single thing, I bought my tablet device for me to stop going back to a pc or laptop, Android is much more advanced in that field jail broken iPads can do the same if only Android support the software I need I would move to it and forget apple forever, I’m writing this from the stupid new iPad if only android devices has better hardware! How about an android running iPad that would be a dream

  • Bater

    I hope that it is jail broken soon, apple tend always to make us depend on the pc, Mac for every single thing, I bought my tablet device for me to stop going back to a pc or laptop, Android is much more advanced in that field jail broken iPads can do the same if only Android support the software I need I would move to it and forget apple forever, I’m writing this from the stupid new iPad if only android devices has better hardware! How about an android running iPad that would be a dream!

  • hunter

    Any update?

  • Mari

    I REALLY hope they get a jailbreak code or whatever for the iPhone 4S SOON! ): I just got one off my cousin and updated it (also thinking it was a good thing) but I have T-Mobile and of course with my luck I see that I cannot unlock it since it is it’s new version…. well GREAT! -.- I praying they do it soon because I look like a fool carrying around a blackberry and iPhone cause I just love it. Lol. AHHHH!!! >:(

    • Frank Mathis

      Mari, have you ever tried to unlock your iphone the legal way? Just call att and tell them you want to unlock your iphone, they’ll ask you some information (like your imei and where you bought it (I told them the truth, craigslist) and they’ll take your email address, and email you if your phone qualifies to be factory unlocked. I got mines unlocked a few weeks ago and it does work on any SIM. Give it a shot, nothing to lose, right?