Apple’s iOS 5 mobile operating system has proven to be something of a tough nut to crack for the iOS Jailbreak community, especially on the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S, which run on Apple’s A5 processor. Now it looks like users who want to jailbreak those devices may be in luck. Earlier this afternoon Dev-Team member pod2g announced on Twitter that he had made progress toward an untethered jailbreak of devices using the A5 processor.
I made a step today for the A5. With some luck we could expect a release in a week.
This comes on the heels of an announcement on the Dev-Team blog late last week that an untethered jailbreak was available for users running iOS 5.0.1 on pre-A5 devices – e.g., the iPhone 4 and the iPad 1. All in all, it looks like 2012 is getting off to a lovely start for the jailbreak community.