There is little doubt that iOS 5 is a tough nut to crack, in fact it took about three months before the jailbreak community gets to enjoy the iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak with the iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak nowhere to be seen. Well that is to be expected since Apple continues to step up their game with regards to patching exploits and just make it harder for hackers to crack the iOS overall. Since iOS 5.1 was released, there is not much news with regards to jailbreaking aside from the occasional updates from prominent hackers. So what's the status of the iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak? iOS security research Pod2g provides yet another update.
A few hours ago, Pod2g provided a good news via Twitter that he had a "productive weekend". The famed exploit finder then reported that he has found two big vulnerabilities, one is on the kernel land and the other is on the root land.
News: a productive week-end. Found 2 big vulnerabilities. 1 kernel land and 1 root land.
— pod2g (@pod2g) April 30, 2012
On a side note, almost a week ago Pod2g has posted a poll on his blog asking the jailbreak community whether it is better to release the exploits right away or to wait for iOS 6 since it is likely to pose a great deal of challenge. Many will consider that releasing the iOS 5.1 jailbreak right away is not ideal since the exploits will surely be patched by Apple with the release of iOS 6, this is especially true when the upgrade from iOS 5.0.1 to 5.1 isn't that much.
As we all know, with every major version of iOS, it becomes increasingly harder for hackers to find the vulnerabilities that are needed to crack the system. With the launch of iOS 6, there is no guarantee that there are vulnerabilities to be found. But based on the votes, it is clear that most people would rather have the jailbreak right away since the wait for iOS 6 to arrive will be lengthy one for sure.
While Pod2g and the rest of the hacking community are making good progress, there is still no ETA announced. We just have to wait for that elusive iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak for the meantime.Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback