Pod2g: The iOS 5.1 Untethered Jailbreak Is Still “Weeks” Away

Untethered 5.1 Jailbreak

Now that both iOS 5.1 and the iOS 5.1 tethered Jailbreak for older iDevices have been out for over three weeks, the fast majority of Jailbreakers are starting to grow restless as the demand for an untethered Jailbreak for all iDevices continues to grow.

Just moments ago pod2g, an active iOS security expert and hacker for the Jailbreak community, informed fans via Twitter that he has “no clue” when it (the untethered Jailbreak) will be released and that he’s been devoting “some hours per week” to finding vulnerabilities.

For those of you that are unaware, the current iOS 5.1 Jailbreak is tethered – essentially, that means the Jailbroken iDevice requires the aid of Redsn0w to reboot into its fully functional Jailbroken state. Additionally, tethered Jailbreaks rely on a hardware-based bootrom exploit; the most current bottom exploit is the limera1n exploit (discovered by Geohot) and it only works on A4-based devices and the third-generation iPhone and iPod Touch.

Userland exploits, unlike bootrom exploits, can be easily patched with the release of a new firmware and therefore requires constant effort form the iOS hackers. However, while easily patchable, userland exploits allow for an untethered Jailbreak.

With that said, even though numerous iOS security experts are on the hunt for a new userland exploit, pod2g informed us that they’re still missing “pieces of a userland Jailbreak” and that even if they had them, “there’s weeks of work”.

As usual, there isn’t an estimated release date for the untethered Jailbreak and unfortunately, it doesn’t look like we’ll see a public Jailbreak utility anytime in the near future. Stay tuned for full coverage on the iOS 5.1 untethered Jailbreak situation.

Owner and webmaster of Jailbreak Tech Info. Tanner is also a professional Jailbreak tutorial writer, the main reporter for Jailbreak Tech Info and owner of the YouTube channel iCrackUriDevice. Feel free to shoot him an email at Tanner@BestTechInfo.com with any questions or comments.

  • Newbie

    i never jailbroken before and i just got my new ipod and i cant wait for the untethered jailbreak

    • MyPod

      You should still jailbreak on 5.1 tethered. It’s pretty easy to start it up again and it’s better than no jailbreak. Just don’t install anything when no computer is near. Jays in case. I did it and spent a few days without my iPod. But you should get tethered until untethered comes out

  • Abbuell4

    An earlier comment mentioned barrel works with 5.1. Still skeptical about that, anyone with ios 5.1 have barrel working fine?

  • Luqmaan

    Does anyone know where I can download a  5.1 Untethered Jailbreak firmware from? For my iPhone 4s..

  • Termus

    i have got 5.1 untether jailbreak on my ipod its really hard to get it

    • onbekendbekende

      where did you find it
      i want it too

      • scottstorch7

        He did it on greenpoison, there you can jailbrake youre idevice untethered

        • Charlie1107

          Still where can you get it??????????

    • Charlie1107

      PLEASE send me a downlod link irealy want untethered

    • Playthisfunkymusic

      how u got t 

    • Playthisfunkymusic

      how u got t 

  • Faggot

    Sad :(

  • Chris :)

    On my 5.1 jailbroken iphone 4. im just wondering why somethings are a little buggy. Like when im usingscreensplitr its EXTREMLY laggy…and idk what/how to fix it.

    • Mohannad

      Its because 

    • Mohannad

      ITs because some apps arent updated for ios 5.1 .. But barrel works 100% with ios 5.1 

  • humanmolt

    Oi I’m on 5.1 and when my device switches off and i turn it back on my jailbroken apps all still work! 
    ill post a video if u want ?

    • Miguel92710

      no way!…

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jonathan-Apple-Rosello/100000492271477 Jonathan Apple Rosello

      oohhh i wanna watch :D name on youtube please?

    • Dsd49

      please post a link to your vid i need to see that

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