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Pod2G Found Two Big Vulnerabilities for iOS 5.1 Untethered Jailbreak

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.

iOS 5.1 Untethered Jailbreak
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.

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.
Pod2g Poll
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.

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    Akiva Freund9 years, 4 months ago

    My personal opinion is, if you found a huge vulnerability that can jailbreak the next major OS version, keep it to yourself, and do not even share it with the other major jailbreaking names. It won’t hurt anybody if they don’t know, and Apple will push for an iOS upgrade quicker, because they don’t know either. If you found 2 vulnerabilities, same thing. Save the better one for later. Unless Apple could figure one out from the other, but that’s beyond you. Just stick with the current untethered jailbreaking iOS, and don’t do anything to require upgrading. Download a Cydia alternative to the features of the latest iOS. With SHSH and untethered iOS, sit down, shut up, and pretend you have the latest iOS.

      Pesmerga9 years, 4 months ago

      Well said man!! :)