Back in November, @pod2g (an iOS hacker) posted a Twitter update noting that a bug had be found that could untether iOS 5. Following this, @p0sixninja of the Chronic Dev-Team confirmed that this exploit is indeed legitimate, but added that it’s being kept “highly guarded” for the time being. Now, a video has been uploaded to @pod2g’s YouTube channel, demonstrating the untethered jailbreak solution on an iOS device running iOS 5.
Before we talk about the video, let’s recap: as mentioned, the first news of @pod2g’s exploit hit the Web back in November, via a Twitter update send from the iOS hacker’s account:
Hey jailbreaking friends, I’ve found a bug that can untether iOS 5. Don’t expect a release soon, but I’m gonna work hard in it.
— pod2g (@pod2g) November7, 2011
Following this, as noted above, Chronic Dev-Team member @p0sixninja confirmed that this was a legitimate exploit, but that it was being kept under wraps for the time being. Again, the news came via Twitter, this time in response to a question asked by a jailbreak fan:
Now, evidence of this legitimate exploit has hit the Web. Moments ago, @pod2g published the below video (and tweeted about it), in which the untethered jailbreak solution for iOS 5 is demonstrated on an iOS device. Take a look at the video:
Unfortunately, no news has been given regarding the release of a jailbreak tool that has the ability to untether iOS 5. It’s clearly a complicated business, and though the above video does evidence that it is possible to untether iOS 5, it doesn’t mean that we’re mere days away from seeing the release of a program that can “liberate” our iOS 5 devices. In short, more work still needs to be done.
(Furthermore, a Twitter debate between @pod2g and @i0n1c regarding the nature of this exploit is currently being fought out. I’ll update this post if any new information is posted to Twitter.)
The Chronic Dev-Team has asked that jailbreak fans download its crash reporter software and send reports to the team, instead of Apple. For more information on this, take a look at our original article.
We’ll keep you posted.