If you accidentally updated your iPhone 4S or iPad to to the currently unjailbreakable iOS 5.1 (or iOS 5.1.1), worry not - because the iPhone Dev-Team might soon be able to help you out. In a Twitter update posted recently by @MuscleNerd, it has been revealed that an upcoming version of redsn0w will allow jailbreak fans to downgrade their iPhone or iPad to iOS 5.0.1, which can indeed be jailbroken thanks to @pod2g.
The jailbreak "dream team" currently hard at work on developing a jailbreak solution for the iPhone 4S (and iPad 2) has recently made significant progress. In a recent Twitter update, @planetbeing notes that the sandbox difficulties @pod2g had previously mentioned have now been conquered, meaning we're one step closer to seeing the release of the all-important jailbreak solution.
In a number of Twitter updates which hit the Web earlier today, iPhone Dev-Team member @MuscleNerd confirmed that the upcoming version of redsn0w will make use of users' SHSH blobs for iOS 5.0+. Furthermore, he advised jailbreak fans to save their SHSH blobs using TinyUmbrella (if they haven't already).
Today has definitely been an interesting day for the jailbreak community. Both the Chronic Dev Team and the iPhone Dev-Team have made announcements regarding the untethered iOS 5 jailbreak and iPhone 4S unlock, and the good news is that solutions for both are in the works and will, at some point, become available.
Earlier today, iPhone Dev-Team member @MuscleNerd posted a couple of screenshots taken on a jailbroken iPhone 4S handset, stating that this was a preliminary solution and that there was "lots of work left." Now, the Dev-Team's most vocal member has uploaded a YouTube video in which the aforementioned jailbreak solution is demonstrated on an iPad 2 running iOS 5.
In a recent Twitter update, iPhone Dev-Team member @MuscleNerd has shared some information on the state of the iPhone 4S jailbreak. In short, the Dev-Team has been able to jailbreak the handset, but @MuscleNerd does note that this is a "very preliminary" solution, and that there is "lots of work left."
The iPhone Dev-Team recently updated its jailbreak tool "redsn0w" to add support for iOS 5 beta 7. Importantly, the recently updated redsn0w "explicitly supports" the seventh beta version of iOS 5 (as noted by @MuscleNerd), meaning users don't have to point the application at iOS 5 beta 6 when jailbreaking iOS 5 beta 7.
Great news, jailbreak fans: The latest beta version of iOS 5 (beta 3, which was released yesterday) can already be jailbroken using the iPhone Dev-Team's redsn0w. While a previous version of the app didn't quite work, the Dev-Team updated redsn0w (0.9.8b2) and the jailbreak now works perfectly.
Good news, jailbreak developers: Apple's recently released iOS 5 beta 2 software update can already be jailbroken using the existing version of redsn0w (a jailbreak solution provided by the iPhone Dev-Team).