Talk regarding the iOS 5.1 jailbreak has really picked up in the last 24 hours. Shortly after pod2g announced that he was running an untethered jailbreak on his third-generation iPad yesterday, he posted a video of the hack.

But all of this talk can be a bit of a tease without any information on when the exploit will be available to the public. So knowing that, pod2g gave us a little bit of information last night on the ETA of the 5.1 jailbreak…

The hacker tweeted:

“ETA for 5.1 jailbreak: look at my previous tweets. Some weeks away to have a nice, user friendly tool. No beta, sorry, even for $1,000,000.”

Pod2g’s ‘no beta’ stance is certainly understandable given some of the things that have happened in the past. Last summer, Comex’s highly anticipated iPad 2 jailbreak, JailbreakMe 3.0, was leaked a few days ahead of its release.

At any rate, it’s good to hear that the 5.1 jailbreak’s ETA can be measured in weeks, rather than months or longer. With so many awesome new jailbreak tweaks popping up recently, we can’t wait to install Cydia on our new iPads.

  • Finally I can sync my iPad2(after 5.1 JB of course)

  • Anonymous

    My poor NEW Appletv ;(

  • If I would get the chance to ask pod2g one question, it would be: HOW MANY IPAD 3 DID U BRICK BY TESTING THE NEW JAILBREAK ? 😛

    • none, the jailbreak does not modify the bootloader so it is always recoverable. although i would suspect that he has restored over and over and over and over…….you get my drift 🙂

      • incorect Stuart the baseband is being modified so there always is a chance to brick a phone / iPad / iPod.. in the process of breaking the sandbox, so unsigned code can run ! It’s pretty simple once u read into it cause he added now on his blog some evidence on how he did it.

  • Anonymous

    Go pod2g go! Thanks again.

  • Kok Hean

    Considering that all of this work is free (and by an individual), and this is only a fun hobby, it’s cool 🙂

  • And no word on new redsnow…….

  • Finally let’s sit back and relax.

  • What Apple TV 2 untethered jailbreak?

  • Lost your jailbreak on an A5 device? redsn0w 0.9.11b1 can now downgrade iPad2/3 and 4S !!! Take note.. SHSH Blobs required for this downgrade process…

  • Jeremy Spencer

    Will this jailbreak work for iOS 5.1.1?

    • According to @pod2g, he will see if the exploits will work in 5.1.1, so just be patient

    • ”pod2g ‏ @pod2g
      OK, tested on an iPad 3,1 running 5.1.1. Jailbroken untethered. 🙂 No issue.”

      • Jeremy Spencer

        What about the iPhone/iPod Touch?

  • I’m really looking forward to this!! I have an iPad (1st gen) in 5.0.1 already Jailbroken but waiting for this to get released to update it, an iPhone 4S on 5.1 stock, my wife’s iPhone 4 on 5.1, my iPod on 5.1 and my Apple TV2 on 5.0.1 (jailbroken too, but also waiting to update to the new UI). It’s going to be a long day when he releases it!!