iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Jailbreak One Step Closer to Completion

By , Jan 11, 2012

We know, we know, the wait is killing us, but all we have to relieve the tension is a few tweets from the “Dream Team” of iOS hackers working on the jailbreak for A5 devices, namely the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2.

The latest update is a tweet from planetbeing revealing that the A5 jailbreak is out of the sandbox, which means we should see the jailbreak released very soon…

The “X-Gold 618” mention is a reference to the iPhone 4 baseband chip that planetbeing helped crack with MuscleNerd.

Separately, Joshua Hill (or p0sixninja) of the Chronic Dev Team has informed iDB that “All blocking issues have been solved. We just need to integrate things now.” He noted that this is a “very complicated jailbreak with lots of interworking parts.”

While older devices like the iPhone 4 and original iPad already have an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1, the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2 have proven more difficult to hack. It’s just a matter of time now.

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  • WRONG X-Gold 618 is the iPhone 4 Baseband chip

  • this is good news. cheers


  • Very nice…. Can’t wait … My iPad 2 and iPhone 4S …

    • Anonymous

      Both? Oh, the good life 😉

  • My heart races with every “Dream team” tweet. Seriously, I break a sweat sitting at my desk.

    I think my coworkers think 4S is something I’m putting up my nose

  • Very happy about this. I plan to donate once it’s released.

  • jay jimenez

    I love this blog

  • Imahottguy

    That’s great news! The people hard at work on this jailbreak are amazing, they truly are. God speed Dream Team! 😀

  • Anonymous

    Is it worth updating my iPad to ios5 now b4 they bring out5.1?

    • thats what i did, just to be safe. It’s been 24 hours and im already dying without my jailbreak, even though i have the new ios 5 features.

      • Anonymous

        24 hours…. Oh how I envy you….

  • Wish it happen in days….thanks to the dream team you’re all our dream 🙂

  • I have no more nails to bite

    • Lol..now u can start with toe nails.

      • he said, no more nails…so umm. he’s done them :-/

  • orgasm LOL

  • I can’t wait. I’ve gone back to my iPhone 4 in the meantime as I miss the jailbreak apps too much. Hopefully soon now. And then I bet they will sort out Siri to make it more useful with apps.

  • Paul Maniscalchi

    Are you positive that it was actually p0sixninja (Joshua Hill) that said “All blocking issues have been solved. We just need to integrate things now.” ??? Trolling is rampant these days . . . I would think there would be some mention on his twitter about this

    • Yes we’re sure. We’re in direct contact with him.

    • Yes we’re sure. We’re in direct contact with him.

      • Paul Maniscalchi

        Good to know . . .Thanks for the info

  • Anonymous

    Eric my IPad won’t let me reply anyway. I have iPhone 4s so the only thing that will be of use in ios5 is the Icloud Feature for photos. I imagine we are only 7-10 days away from it but I also fear iOS 5.1 is 2-3 weeks away so it’s crunch time

    • Just dont upgrade to iOS 5.1…..And if they release 5.1 and the JB is not out yet, thats a good thing probably, means they wont have the A5 exploit patched.

  • Waiting for the A5 jaibreak so hackers can port siri to older devices, what this guys do is just awesome, apple has put the bar way higher this time

  • Thanks iDownloadblog, on the ball as usual. I cannot friggin wait! Thanks for the hard work devs and everyone involved. If it were not for jailbreaks i dont know if I could hang with my beautiful iPhone 4S. Just lacks too many features missing that the jailbreak adds. And until there is no more jailbreak (which I hope that day never comes) I will always own an iOS device.

  • hey guys i had an iPad 2 and I had it with 4.3.3 jailbroken and it was good but then it got stolen from me and a couple months after i bought another iPad and i came with 4.3.5. so i knew there were no jailbreak available so as soon as i got home i went all the way to 5.0.1 and i´ve been loving it a lot. I´ve been buying all my apps and found myself not anxious for a jailbreak on iOS 5 so i´d like you guys to answer me.. Why would I jailbreak my iPad 2 with iOS 5?? Don´t take me wrong. I´ve had a couple iPod Touches and always made them jailbreak and also my first iPad was jailbroken. I´ll be honest, i used to jailbreak mostly for installous but now that i buy all my apps i just dont find a reason, so, Why would you guys jailbreak an iPad 2 with IOS 5??

    • jailbreak…just to sick it to the man (apple)

    • Anonymous

      By no means do I condone piracy, but there’s still ways to get free apps without a jailbreak 😉

      • Anonymous


      • Anonymous

        check out iModZone

    • Anonymous

      thats why ur first ipad was stolen .because u stole apps what goes around comes around .

  • I use jailbreak just only to get the tweaks. There are a lot of great tweaks out there.

  • thank yu so much now i cant to jailbreak my iphone 4s

  • Ok.. maybe Im misunderstanding things.. So when is the expected release on the 4s. 5.0.1 unlock to use on T-mobile

  • When will the 99% occupy apple & let them know we are tired of them restricting our lives? A revolution is needed. #occupy

  • A5 jailbreak ardy complication like dis….i wonder how A6…

  • how can i unlock my iphone 4s please email me klissw@gmail.com