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Jailbroken today — the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 running iOS 5.0.1

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The iPhone 4S has been jailbroken. The video below is proof of concept, clearly showing an iPhone 4S booting untethered into a jailbroken state. The user, a friend of famed iPhone hacker Pod2g loads Cydia and plays around in the app which is designed to work on jailbroken phones only. The phone also displays a clear network signal as a sign that its carrier is still operational.

This means two things. One, not only is the iPhone 4S capable of being jailbroken, but the iPad 2 as well. Both share the A5 CPU which threw up a brick wall in the face of potential iPhone hackers. Two, it will now be infinitely easier to run an untethered jailbreak on Apple devices running iOS 5.0.1.

In the past, users had to develop a series of workarounds in conjunction with Cydia in order to turn their semi-tethered jailbreaks into fully untethered phones. A semi-tethered jailbreak means that users have to plug their iDevices into a computer in order to reboot their hardware. Rebooting without a tethered USB connection means that the device will remain in a permanently frozen state. An untethered jailbreak means that the user can reboot the device at any time. This is obviously the preferable choice.

Pod2g, the user responsible for the iOS 5 hack began his research into the untethered jailbreak late last year. Initially, his hack worked on third generation iPod Touch’s running iOS 5.0.1. Next up, Apple TV. It was at this point during his research into untethered jailbreaks that he came across a “caching issue” which caused the jailbreak to fail on the iPhone 4S.

While iDevices running an A4 CPU are now enjoying an untethered jailbreak option, iPhone 4S and iPad 2 owners were left in the dark. Thankfully, Pod2g has broken through Apple’s defences, and soon the details for how to hack the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 running iOS 5.0.1 will trickle out.


  • Ahjamesiee

    so how to jailbreak?

  • http://www.cacell.co.za/Apple-iPhone-4S-64GB Kevin

    Any links to his downloads?

  • Emiliano Bk

    Well bloody done! Pod2g you shall be remembered with affection…

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    Did anybody successfully unlock there iphone 4s today ? (5.0)

  • http://twitter.com/dunnyone Steven

    Pod2g is a great man. By tuesday or wednesday I should have put together a piece on how to JB these devices. 

  • Ahmedaliuae223

    I think what everyone should be saying is thank you for all the hard work and sleepless nights. Pod2g thank you and congratulations.

  • http://www.cacell.co.za/Apple-iPhone-4S-16GB iphone 4s unlocked

    thanks for your updates Steven!

  • http://www.cacell.co.za/Apple-iPhone-4S-16GB iphone 4s unlocked

    Thanks!

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  • KenJB

    Cant wait for the jailbreak instructions!!!!!

  • Lee Knapp

    Well done and thanks for all the hard work involved, so is there now a jailbreak available for the iPad 2 on 5.0.1?

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  • Karam511

    So when does the iPad 2 jailbreak come out??

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  • Levilovesashley58

    When they can set a uplink that can be retrieved for iPad 2 iOS right on the iPads brower.

  • Vcamarena24

    When does the IPhone 4S jailbreak come out??

  • Allyenmcabee

    As far as jail breaking the iPad 2 5.0.1, would there be any restrictions or problems. With its system afterwards?

  • Lovefilm222

    In the mean time try JUNOWALLET on apple store once installed open the app and sign up when prompted use this code JS74836 now go to rewards per install download 3 of the apps once installed open for 30 seconds each app now get yourself a $10 iTunes voucher limited stock 1 voucher per device available for iPad iPod and iPhone remember to say thanks :)

  • Rui Silva

    Thank you very much for all your hard work! You are the BEST!
    When will it be available, I cant wait for it

  • Rui Silva

    Fuck you all

  • Johnny

    Jailbreak your Ass

    FUCK YOU

  • Johnny

    Jailbreak your ASS

    Fuck YoU

  • Rui Silvq

    Jailbreak your ASS

    FUCK YuO

  • Rui Silva

    Jailbreak your mothers PUSSY

    FUCK YOu ALL

    Go to the hell you All Jailbreakers

  • Alxtra

    Will this be a web based jailbreak like jailbreakme or a software download…..?.?

  • Johnny

    FUCK You mothers ASS son of A beech

  • Johnny

    FUCK You mothers ASS son of A beech

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  • Joepits123

    Lol u mad, bro?

  • Dave

    http://www.r-walker.co.uk to jailbreak iPhone 4S 5.0.1

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  • jmac

    LOL it works! now I have b $10 to spend on itunes =) install JUNOWALLET on apple store once installed open the app and sign up when prompted use this code JX161337 now go to rewards per install download 3 of the apps once installed open for 30 seconds each app now get yourself a $10 iTunes voucher limited stock 1 voucher per device available for iPad iPod and iPhone remember to say thanks :)

  • jmac

    Thanks dude! LOL it works! now I have b $10 to spend on itunes =) install JUNOWALLET on apple store once installed open the app and sign up when prompted use this code JX161337 now go to rewards per install download 3 of the apps once installed open for 30 seconds each app now get yourself a $10 iTunes voucher limited stock 1 voucher per device available for iPad iPod and iPhone remember to say thanks :)

  • hernando

    thank you very much!! we were waiting for that, thank u!!!

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    Привет, есть инструкция как сделать отвязанный джейл брэйк на блоги Григор Андрея Юрьевича http://григор.рф

  • Boo-88

    Suck your dads dick you brown turd!

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  • Al3xd0dg3

    Fuck u

  • Alex

    What the fuck is wrong with you?

  • Johnanddan

    No, the new code for this (above expired) is ED170124.

  • Rui Silva Sucks Dick

    hes probably pissed because he tried jailbreaking his device and fucked it up, hes just a little bitch with no life who lives with his mom, a fat fuck whose probably still a virgin

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  • Mmikwe

    How long does something like this usually take?

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    Thank you for all the hard work and sleepless nights. Pod2g thank you and congratulations.

  • Bonafide

    Apple is going to pay this guy off, what a great way to get a high paying job.

  • None

    Yeah! I agree with you 100% on that 223. I, myself, have been waiting very patiently for them to release the final untethered jailbreak for it for quite sometimes now. I just wanted to say “thanks” to all peepz behind all these hard working!

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