iOS hacker and jailbreak developer pod2G has confirmed that significant progress has been made on an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2, and expects to release the exploit as soon as next week. An untethered iOS 5.1 jailbreak is also in the works.
While an untethered jailbreak for all other devices was already released last week, the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 have yet to be jailbroken at all, untethered or not. As such, this should come as very welcome news to users of Apple’s new devices.
The jailbreak should also eventually support Apple’s forthcoming iOS 5.1 release, enabling users of Apple’s newest devices to perform an untethered jailbreak even on Apple’s latest firmware, even before it’s released. That’s pretty spectacular news all around!
While the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S jailbreak aren’t directly related (the iOS 5.1 jailbreak is expected to come at a later date), the fact that the jailbreak appears set to release is nevertheless exciting.
The untethered iOS 5.1 jailbreak has also been independently confirmed by Stefan Esser, better known to the community as ion1c, and has been backed up with separate tweets from iOS hackers and jailbreak devs @Veence and @pod2g.