Not long after Apple released iOS 5.1.1, the jailbreak “celeb” Stefan Essar, known also as @i0n1c, managed to jailbreak the new operating system on the third-generation iPad, and tweeted out a picture of his jailbroken iPad to prove it.

But don’t get too excited. While @i0n1c has certainly managed to jailbreak the new iPad (under iOS 5.1, and now iOS 5.1.1), jailbreak fans must instead look towards @pod2g – who’s working on developing a jailbreak solution for the iPhone 4S, new iPad and more – for the release of an all-new jailbreak and, with any luck, we’ll be able to “liberate” our A5X-powered iOS devices under iOS 5.1.1 in the near future.

As always, we’ll keep you posted.

(via iDownloadBlog)