When iOS 5.1 launched alongside Apple’s new iPad earlier this month, we saw three different jailbreak methods quickly surface. But it seems like the trail has since gone cold, as we haven’t heard any news on the jailbreak front in the past couple of weeks.

That, however, changed this morning, as infamous iOS hacker pod2g finally gave us an update regarding the status of the iOS 5.1 jailbreak. And just as we expected, it looks like it’s going to be a while before we see a public release…

Keep in mind that this news only pertains to the iOS 5.1 jailbreak for A5+ devices. Other users may not have to wait quite that long. The A4 processor, as always, is susceptible to GeoHot’s Limera1n bootrom exploit. So it’s really just a matter of creating an untether for those devices.

Regardless, if you haven’t updated to iOS 5.1 yet, we recommend that you stay away from it for now. Especially if you want to keep your [untethered] jailbreak. There just simply aren’t enough new features in 5.1 to justify losing all of your favorite tweaks and themes.

Any questions?

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    • Anonymous

      download junowallet from the appstore
      enter the invite code: IV913523
      and you might win up to 10$ or 20$, if you are lucky 🙂

  • and one thing Jeff your new videos has fish eye effect, you know, that kinda looks stupid, the old videos were good. and sorry for my bad english

    • Cody wrote the article

    • OMG Jeff is not the only one on iDB, go comment on his channel hence it’s regarding his videos

  • They are saying “give us four months”

  • Donovan Wynter

    i will stop jailbreak my iphone reason being it is not easy for the devs to find new ways to jailbreak these new iphone and when they do shortly after the fruit company release a new iOS firmware which will combat the jailbreak that are already found…….

    .another thing whats the use of buying cydia apps when jailbreaking is not a certainty!!

    • Anonymous

      You gain more from a jailbreak than from any incremental iOS release. It is pointless to worry about the newest .x release of iOS if you are jailbroken.

    • Anonymous

      Our Cydia tweaks/apps are good (worth something) as long as we keep our devices jailbroken, and not update until it is possible to jb again.

  • Dan

    Looking forward to 5.1 on my iPhone 4, hopefully it helps with the battery.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, I am also looking forward to the supposedly prolong battery life, as well as, the 3G to 2G toggle.

      • Just use one of MANY free tweaks in Cydia to accomplish this…

      • Anonymous

        Please, point those tweaks to me. I would really appreciate it, thanks.

      • Use the SBSettings 3G toggle. Works exactly like it’s supposed to. AT&T only though…

      • SBSettings definitely. NCSettings will have it soon. I’ve always used SBSettings. Just google it if you don’t like SBSettings

  • Anonymous

    “There just simply aren’t enough new features in 5.1 to justify losing all of your favorite tweaks and themes.”

    My thoughts exactly. Keep up the great work cdev, thanks.

    • Kok Hean

      Even iPhoto isn’t interesting to me. I thought that it should be be a native app but hey, like how Android users say (and also a lot of iOS users say this too), Apple wants to earn more money.

      • Anonymous

        You got that right, buddy.

      • Anonymous

        Agreed. However You can even get iPhoto, the latest iMovie etc working on 5.01 if you install the iPhotofix fix from Cydia and do a bit a bit of fiddling. Plus when you install camera grabber on the iPhone 4/4S, there are literally no reasons to upgrade (unless you’re mad and want to lose your jailbreak 😉 )

      • Kok Hean

        There’s Japanese support for Siri, which I have no use for. Photos can be deleted from Photo Stream, but there’s a limit of how many pictures are there, so I couldn’t care less. Camera shortcut now always visible on Lock Screen for iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch (4th generation)? Yeah, the jailbreak got that covered. Camera face detection now highlights all detected faces? I can take the photos without the face detection. 3G toggle is back – no use for it since there’s SBSettings or other alternatives.

        And here are some tempting ones
        Addresses bugs affecting battery life
        Fixes an issue that occasionally caused audio to drop for outgoing calls

        I’m not sure if the second one affects me, but the battery life thing doesn’t. Battery life on 5.0.1 (iPhone 4S) is PERFECT. Everything is enabled – 3G, data, notifications etc.

    • i was about to post the EXACT same thing! 5.1=nothing new.

  • Anonymous

    Our Cydia tweaks/apps are good (worth something) as long as we keep our devices jailbroken, and not update until it is possible to jb.

    • Kok Hean

      edit

  • if its gonna be that long I think ih8snow should give us the downgrade I for one need it

  • I don’t have any issues with 5.0.1 and I’m not expecting Apple to add anything radical to warrant an upgrade until iOS 6.

  • I would like a tether first.

  • What did you use to put tweets in a WordPress post like that?

  • This is why I have a Semitethered jailbreak for 5.1. <3

    • Did you semitether your iphone 4s 5.1? If so how did you do so

    • Did you semitether your iphone 4s 5.1? If so how did you do so

      • No. I have an iPhone 4. A5 devices (Like the iPhone 4S) are currently unjailbreakable at the moment. (Sorry for the late response.)

  • Anonymous

    I’m really not sure whether to get the iPad now. I love my iPad2 but the screen looks like shit compared to the new iPad. However IMHO a retina display is not worth much unless you can see Cydia look 4 x sharper ;). Sounds like we’ll be waiting a while for that privelage.

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  • I haven’t updated to 5.1 simply because I am not sure if it actually solves battery life. I wouldn’t take a chance until 5.1 is publicly untethered.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, the offered (by Apple) battery solution is mixed bags of reviews at best, unfortunately. But the added toggle feature will definitely aid in prolonging battery life, as it does with my Nokia N8 and SGG2.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, the offered (by Apple) battery solution is mixed bags of reviews at best, unfortunately. But the added toggle feature will definitely aid in prolonging battery life, as it does with my Nokia N8 and SGG2.

  • I haven’t updated to 5.1 simply because I am not sure if it actually solves battery life. I wouldn’t take a chance until 5.1 is publicly untethered.

  • Hil Hil M

    Be careful to do this if you have Corona 5.0.1 !!!

  • Anonymous

    So what’s the actual tweak name that toggles between 3G and 2G/EDGE, for non AT&T users ,that everyone is speaking about? I haven’t been fortunate enough to find one thus far. Any help would be appreciated really. 😉

  • Anonymous

    So what’s the actual tweak name that toggles between 3G and 2G/EDGE, for non AT&T users ,that everyone is speaking about? I haven’t been fortunate enough to find one thus far. Any help would be appreciated really. 😉

  • Sorry for this post cuz nothing to do with this.I have got a prob.Kamera app is starting on Iphone 4 and is recording but if i watch the movie the sound is playing ut i can barely hear it and there is a noise like a tv when it has no signal.Same problem with procamera app BUT audiorecording works!I can hear clear my voice so i dont think the microphone is broken.Does it come from a cydia tweak or is a systenm file corrupt so the camera just dont works like it should.Strange problem.I dont want to deinstall all cydia tweaks to check it because i removed already the newest tweaks.Has someone had the same issue?Greets from Germany.Jeff gimme a tweak for this…

  • Anonymous

    download junowallet from the appstore
    enter the invite code: IV913523
    and you might win up to 10$ or 20$, if you are lucky 🙂

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  • zack htut

    It’s awesome … That news I’ve been waiting for… I had ipad2 with iOS 5.1 … If it is released to public let me know…

  • zack htut

    It’s awesome to hear it… I have ipad2 with iOS 5.1… That news I was wondering to see…. Really thank you to try hard… I’m appreciated.. Please let me know how to JB that latest OS to ipad2 when it’s released to public…. I’m still waiting for it… Again , thank you pod2g….

  • i need ur help i have an iphone 4 running ios 4.1 and its software unlocked.
    im trying to update to 5.0.1 preserving baseband
    i have made made the baseband with naming no Bb snowbreeze…
    i have put it in pwandfu mode.used ireb5 redsnow etc. and i have tried every thing but still getting 1600 error in itunes PLZ HELP!!!!

  • We Hope the New iOS 5.1 untenher jailbreak will come out soon!!!!

  • We Hope the New iOS 5.1 untenher jailbreak will come out soon!!!!