In collaboration with pod2g, both the Dev Team and the Chronic Dev Team released untether exploits for iOS 5.0.1 at the end of last year. The release was great news for A4 device owners, but left iPad 2 and iPhone 4S users in the dark.

However, as most of you know, pod2g is currently hard at work on a full jailbreak for A5 devices. And with the help of some of the jailbreak community’s biggest names, it looks like the infamous iOS hacker is making some real progress…

We’ve heard a lot of information over the last week or so regarding the status of the iPad 2/iPhone 4S jailbreak, so we figured a little recap was in order.

For starters, the iPhone 4S has never been jailbroken. Well, technically the device has been jailbroken, but there just hasn’t been a legal, stable method of doing so available to the masses. And the last time the iPad 2 had an untethered jailbreak was comex’s JailbreakMe 3.0 exploit for iOS 4.3.3.

So where are we at on these two devices? Well, an iPad 2 jailbreak exists, but there are some caveats. First, it’s tethered, so that means that you have to be connected to a computer every time you restart. Second, a developer account is required to inject the exploit. And the same goes for the aforementioned iPhone 4S jailbreak. So you can see why these aren’t available to the public yet.

But there is light at the end of the tunnel. After about a week or so of incremental updates, a major breakthrough occurred last Friday. Pod2g announced that he had enlisted the help of some of the brightest minds in jailbreaking, including Dev Team front-man MuscleNerd, and Chronic Dev Team member p0sixninja. The self-proclaimed “Dream Team” has the experience of several jailbreaks between them, and are all now involved in the A5 project.

We don’t know how long it will be before the group releases an iPad 2/iPhone 4S jailbreak, but we’re thinking it’ll be sooner rather than later. In the meantime, make sure your devices are on iOS 5.0.1, and stay tuned to iDB for the latest in jailbreak news.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks to DREAM team and I am looking forward to it.

    • Kok Hean

      I don’t have my device yet so I hope it isn’t coming out soon :p
      Let them iron out most of the bugs first.

  • It’s defo great news that all the best hackers are working on a jailbreak together, though I feel that if they done this a long time ago we would see good unterhered jailbreaks more often!

    • Agreed. Also very sad that @comex and @geohot are gone.. they truely were the gods of jailbreak.

  • Is there any reason why I couldn’t update my iPad 2 to 5.0.1 after the fact if I have saved my shsh blob? I tried it for a few days and had to go back to 4.3.3. I’m happy to wait for a jailbreak before I update if its possible to do later. Any comments?

    • I too have the same situation/concern as Joe Honse, my iPad2 is at 4.3.3 for the JB, but i’ve saved my 5.0.1 SHSH using TinyUmbrella.
      Must I upgrade to 5.0.1 now or am I OK to wait for the 5.0.1 JB?

      • You must update to 5.0.1 and get your ticket and then down grade back to 4.3.3 for your jailbreak you need your shsh blobs and your ticket and you can only get that if you upgrade from apple cydia can not make that yet. It dose not matter what cydia or tiny says you still need that signed ticket. So You Must Upgrade.

  • Ricardo Cuevas

    With the new iphone 4s and siri I really think that I dont need a jailbreak but anyway thanks to the dream team for try to jailbreak all the idevices.

    • mattsuperman148

      What do you mean? Don’t you know with a jailbroken iPhone 4S, Siri can be customized, go into apps, and do things that we can’t even imagine as of now?! Like- “Siri, shut down system” or even change its voice to HAL 9000. Lol. A 4S jailbreak is definitely an extremely good thing.

      • Ricardo Cuevas

        You’re right I forgot the plugins but what I mean is that I’m not desesperate for the jailbreak but yeah you’re right. My apologizes to everyone. Peace.

  • Anonymous

    All the best dream team. Don’t let the haters delay you.

  • jay jimenez

    “Sooner rather than Later” it sounds good idb lets hope it plays out that way. Pod2G keep up the great work.

  • I just can’t wait to see an article title“Dream team release iPhone 4S/iPad 2 JB…”

  • Shamal Fernando

    pls unterhered jailbreak for iphone4 4.3.5
    THX

    • David Graff

      Why exactly? 5.0.1 is out…

    • you crazy?

  • David Graff

    This is pretty awesome, unprecedented right?

  • Thanks a million to the Dream Team and also thank you to the idownloadblog team to keep us updated.

  • Anonymous

    Dam I was exited that this would show some new in site on the current status. Same old. Move along

  • Anonymous

    FELLOW IDOWNLOADBLOGGERS.

    I know this is off-topic, but I didnt know where else to ask, so make me proud and help a friend over here.

    To anyone who understands these kind issues/subject, it’s about the iPhone battery. (No, I won’t be ranting about the battery drain on my iPhone). Ever since 4.1, my battery has drained like crazy, even more so after 5.0.1. So I thought it would be a hardware issue. I used BatteryInfoLite and I got this:

    – MaxCapacity: 1309mAh
    – DesignCapacity: 1420mAh
    – Charge CycleCount: 92 (yep, matched on a calculator)

    That obviously isn’t great, so I just wanted to be sure if I needed a new battery replacement for my iPhone 4. Thanks guys.

    PS: Sorry for writing a whole book about it, and iDB Staff, please don’t delete my comment.

  • Anonymous

    FELLOW IDOWNLOADBLOGGERS.

    I know this is off-topic, but I didnt know where else to ask, so make me proud and help a friend over here.

    To anyone who understands these kind issues/subject, it’s about the iPhone battery. (No, I won’t be ranting about the battery drain on my iPhone). Ever since 4.1, my battery has drained like crazy, even more so after 5.0.1. So I thought it would be a hardware issue. I used BatteryInfoLite and I got this:

    – MaxCapacity: 1309mAh
    – DesignCapacity: 1420mAh
    – Charge CycleCount: 92 (yep, matched on a calculator)

    That obviously isn’t great, so I just wanted to be sure if I needed a new battery replacement for my iPhone 4. Thanks guys.

    PS: Sorry for writing a whole book about it, and iDB Staff, please don’t delete my comment.

    • Anonymous

      If i were you update to 5.0.1 as soon as you can. and yes they did manage to fix the battery issue to my understanding. after i update to 5.0.1 from 5.0 on my iphone 4s battery seem to be better then before. but if you use it to watch movie and turning it on all the time, and the auto turn off screen not active then, that is where your battery problem is; and update to 5.0.1 is a good news as well.

      P.S. remember there are to patches to 5.0.1. also mite want to check your Location Services turning some option there off mite help as well. remember there was topic that teach how to use battery.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, maybe it did fix my “battery issues” and I didn’t realize it because the battery itself needed replacement! Thanks a lot for your response 🙂

    • If your iphone is more than 1.5 years of usage, changing of battery will be good.

      • Anonymous

        As easy as that, all I needed to hear. Will change the battery then 🙂 thanks for your response!

  • To be honest I’m quite happy with a not jailbroken iPhone 4S, I’ve always had my devices jailbroken but now it isn’t the same, I don’t think I will even if it comes out soon

  • ipad 2 jb gives me motivation for work.. wait for it.. =D

  • Even though I don’t own a iPhone 4S or iPad 2, I’m glad to see some progress with the Untethered Jailbreak for these devices. pod2G and the ‘Dream’ Team deserves a donation for their hard work on developing the Untethered Jailbreak for the A4 Devices and the upcoming A5 Devices.

  • watch right when they jailbreak the iPad 2 the iPad 3 is going to come out in like a month and the dev team would be like -__- lol

  • Dan

    not to be a troll, but what was the point of this article? No new information was released.

  • jose castro

    viva la jailbreak revelution 🙂

  • Min

    What if this is a mass conpiracy which apple is behind to get all of us to lose our jailbreak and then boom, there is no new jailbreak to release and we are all stuck with our stock apple ipads, hahaha. Seriously though, so we arent supposed to rest comfortably on 4.3.3 for ipad 2 (wifi only) but update to 5.0.1 now and lose jailbreak so that we can rejailbreak when released? Can ipad 2 wifi only go back to 4.3.3 with saved blobs if needed?