One of the most common concerns of an average jailbreak user is whether the newly released firmware is susceptible to jailbreaking or not. For the most part, a new firmware can be jailbroken from the get-go, which is true for A4 devices due to the limera1n exploit. But you can trust that the solution will only be tethered. This is true with the recently released iOS 5.1.1 firmware. It can be jailbroken but it still unknown if it is susceptible to an untethered jailbreak. Not until now that is, because Pod2g just confirmed the existence of the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak.
Yesterday, acclaimed security researcher Pod2g previously announced that the upcoming untethered jailbreak works on the iPhone 4. And just yesterday, he also informed the jailbreak community that the new jailbreak works on a third generation iPad as well. While the jailbreak seems to look like it is pretty much complete based on the provided video demo, Pod2g said that he has to perform some housekeeping first and also to test if the exploit works for iOS 5.1.1 too. And because Pod2g likes to keep the jailbreak community updated regarding his works, he just announced via Twitter that the exploit works for iOS 5.1.1 as well.
That’s right folks, the latest firmware is vulnerable to the upcoming untethered jailbreak. And with this development, it seems that Pod2g has managed to cover all the bases so far. Now that the jailbreak has been proven to work on both the iPhone 4 and iPad 3, it should be safe to say that all A4, A5 and A5X devices will be supported. And now that it works with iOS 5.1.1, jailbreakers who updated to the latest iOS version whether it was by accident or otherwise, are rest assured that they will gain an untethered jailbreak soon.
And as expected, there is no scheduled release date yet for the upcoming iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak and Pod2g pointed out that it will take “some weeks” before it is ready. [via Pod2g]