Untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4S in “just [a] matter of days”

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iPhone 4S untethered jailbreak

Following Pod2G’s untethered jailbreak for the A4 chip iOS devices running iOS 5, it looks as if the hacker might be slowly making progress on the remaining two iOS devices: iPhone 4S and iPad 2. Pod2g now has others involved in the project to assist him on the jailbreak, and within a couple of weeks, he along with planet being and MuscleNerd have made significant progress since encountering A5 cache issues.

Last week, hackers were able to get an iPhone 4S to run unsigned code which proved helpful to the jail-breaking procedure. Today, Pod2g posted a video which demonstrates an untethered jailbreak running smoothly on an iPhone 4S with the latest version of the iOS 5.0.1. The video shows that the iPhone successfully rebooted, demonstrating the untethered progress state and launching the Cydia app.

For the jail-breaking community, this is a huge breakthrough. According to the Pod2g’s tweet, the users of the newer devices with the A5 chip could expect an untethered jailbreak for their iDevices within a couple of weeks. But it looks like the hackers are still facing tough days ahead before any jailbreak for iOS 5 to get publicly distributed.

While there hasn’t been an official ETA from the developers, Pod2g states a hack will come in “just matter of days.”

Read [pod2g’s iOS blog]

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