As of now, millions of people are already tinkering with Apple's latest and greatest smartphone, the iPhone 4S. And as with new Apple devices, there is no available jailbreak solution for the iPhone 4S. As you might already know, the iPhone 4S runs an A5 chip which is the same as the iPad 2, which was proven to be a tough nut to crack. But as per usual, the jailbreak community is already in the case as they have been trying to find the exploit in the iPhone 4S so that it can be jailbroken.
iPhone Dev Team frontman and iPhone hacker MuscleNerd revealed that the team have been working on cracking the iPhone 4S. He tweeted that he has managed to jumpstart the jailbreaking process but it is still preliminary and needs a lot of work. And he did share some screenshots of the jailbroken iPhone 4S. Again, the jailbreak is still on its preliminary stage and it still can't be released to the public presumably because it still contains numerous glitches and bugs. Check out the screenshots below.
And several hours later, MuscleNerd released an update that the jailbreak that they have been working on does not only apply on the iPhone 4S but also for the iPad 2, in a form of a video. In the video, MuscleNerd presented an iOS device and launched Photo Booth to extinguish all skepticism that it is in fact an iPad 2. He then launches Newsstand to prove that the device is running under iOS 5. And finally he launches Cydia which of course proves that the device has been jailbroken. Just like with the iPhone 4S, this is pretty much a very early build of the jailbreak and still needs a lot of work. Check out the video below:
MuscleNerd also released the iPad2 iOS5 ioreg dump which means nothing to regular users due to the technicalities but we imagine that it would be useful for those who knows their stuff. MuscleNerd provided no exact dates or time frame to which the jailbreak will be completed. But we imagine that once the work on the jailbreak progresses the team should be able to provide a time frame for release, hopefully.
As of now, iOS 5 can be jailbroken for pretty much all devices except for the iPad 2. But the jailbreak is tethered which means that it needs to be reconnected to a computer for every instance that the device shuts down or reboots. The jailbreak community has managed to provide a workaround for the tethered jailbreak in a form of a tweak called SemiTether. A semi-tethered jailbreak disables all jailbreak tweaks and apps upon reboot (until you run it on a program like Redsn0w again) but at least it does make your device usable. But I think it is safe to say that jailbreak fans would rather have an untethered solution instead. So here's to hoping that the jailbreak for the iPhone 4S will be the untethered.Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback