Even though Android users and enthusiasts are jubilated by the Galaxy S III announcement that has been the hottest news circulating the web right now, Apple and iOS fans have a reason to cheer up as well. Pod2G, the brilliant hacker who has decided that he will jailbreak iOS 5.1 has once again tweeted the latest update on iOS 5.1 Untethered Jailbreak.
In his latest tweet, Pod2g goes on to say that his iPhone 4 is now running iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak. Pod2g started working on the iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak immediately after the iOS 5.1 release.
One good thing about the iOS hackers and Dev Teams has been the constant updates and news that they keep releasing for the jailbreak enthusiasts. We have seen how Pod2g regularly tweeted and posted on his blog the latest updates on previous iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak and the A5 untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 users.
Though for the last iOS jailbreak, it was Pod2g who seemed to be working alone. This time for iOS 5.1 however, we saw a number of hackers coming up with the claims that they are working on finding vulnerabilities and exploits for the latest jailbreak. Three different developers, MuscleNerd, Stefan Esser and Grant Paul all succeeded in jailbreaking their devices in an astonishingly short period of time. The reason the method was not released to the public was that it was unfortunately not suitable for distribution.
keeping in mind the track record of Pod2g, we can now surely hope that the jailbreak for users will be available soon. For now, if your device isn’t jailbroken yet, you can enjoy a semi-tethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1 which is available throughRedsn0w and Sn0wbreeze tools. For those who haven’t yet upgraded to the latest firmware version and are still on iOS 5.0.1, an untethered jailbreak is available through Absinthe for iPhone 4S and iPad2 and through Corona for iPhone 4 and other A4 and earlier devices.