Progress made on iPhone 4S, iPad 2 jailbreak

An untethered jailbreak for Apple A5 chipset powered iOS devices (namely iPhone 4S and iPad 2) has finally been achieved according to pod2g's most recent blog entry. He updated his blog yesterday stating he had hit a stumbling block but would update us today again. He's kept true to his word and let us know today that he's overcome the cache issue and achieved an untether.

OK, figured it out, the A5 cache is not a problem anymore. I sorted it out by doing the untether in a single thread and by flushing all the dcache then all the icache in a row at a strategical point of the process.

Saurik helped with launchd boot process so they're one step closer to a stable jailbreak. Props to pod2g and saurik for all their hard work. I can't wait to jailbreak my iPhone 4S as soon as a tool is updated and released. Anyone else jumping for joy at this news? I know I am! Check the source link for all the details.

Source: pod2g

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Allyson Kazmucha

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Progress made on iPhone 4S, iPad 2 jailbreak


Would it be a good idea for Tipb to start a donate $ to the jailbreakers fund? I know there are ways to donate to the actual individuals out there, but for the novices that don't know who these guys are (or who to donate too, or are intimidated by their names), I think it would be helpful if Tipb (whom we trust) would start some type of link or something.. Your thoughts?

Yes!!!!!!! Finally. Both my iPad 2 an 4s will have cydia.
Sooooo happy.
As soon as its realeased I'm leaving work. Lol

That is great news. Thanks for all the hard work. I'm glad there are people out there that know what they are doing and willing to share with everyone else. I know I couldn't do it. Thanks again.

Pod2g already has an untethered jailbreak for all A4 devices, it just hasn't been released yet. It'll probably get released all at once

How about the iOS 5.0.1 for the iPhone 4 no one cares about the iPhone 4s it's nothing special!!

Can you just consolidate all this into one article? Posting separate articles on every little step of the untether is kind of unnerving. I'd really rather see a big headline when the untether is released.

Now if everyone would stop blogging about the progress and just goto pod2gs iOS blog than the Internet will be filled with less trolls and make it easier for us to find a link when it has finally been released!