Pod2g updates on release of iOS 5.1 (.x) untethered jailbreak

We’ve been following all the developments of the exploits of well-known developer and hacker pod2g and his attempts to bring an iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak. Today we thought we’d bring you the latest update on the progress of the iOS 5.1.x jailbreak, which is becoming closer every day and should be available within the next two weeks.

Previously we learned that pod2g had managed an untethered jailbreak on an iPhone 4S running iOS 5.1 and then a few days ago we told how he had now managed an untethered jailbreak on the new iPad running iOS 5.1. Later we then heard that the untethered jailbreak had also been successfully performed on iOS 5.1.1 as well. This of course has made many potential jailbreakers hopeful of a public release of the jailbreak real soon.

Today pod2g has posted on his blog and answered some questions about the iOS 5.1.x untethered jailbreak and asked for patience from the many of you waiting for the release. In answer to those wanting a release as soon as possible, asking for an ETA and how much is done, pod2g states there’s still a way to go to achieve the state of the untethered jailbreak being “user friendly and well tested” for end users and says to expect a release “in a couple of weeks.”

Pod2g also asserts it will be compatible for any device running iOS 5.1.1 except ATV3, although that could change. It seems many have commented to the hacker querying why the untethered jailbreak is taking so long, especially now we know it has been demonstrated for the new iPad (iPad 3). To this the answer is because there are 16 devices that need working and testing on and that all takes time.

For reassurance at the end of his blog post pod2g says “Be patient, it’s gonna happen.” Great news then for the many of you waiting for this untethered jailbreak although we suspect there will still be some who are impatient. We’d like to hear your thoughts on this latest news about the untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.x.

Are you just delighted that hackers such as pod2g carry out this work and pleased the public release will be available soon, or are you one of those people who wonder why it can’t be done quicker? Let us know with your comments.


24 thoughts on “Pod2g updates on release of iOS 5.1 (.x) untethered jailbreak”

  1. Newcastle25_josh says:

    Everyone should wait and stop being inpatient Pod2G is going fast as he can. Give him time everyone

    1. Xenontek says:

      Or he could just stop doing the work and tell you all to do one. Be patient.. if you want it done faster do it yourself.

  2. if it wasnt for this guy we would all be at the mercy of apple
    a5 chip was a challenge but was conqured
    things take time first finding volnerabilitys then figuring out how to use it then make a program that is user friendly
    patiends is a virtue
    well done pod2g

  3. Wbeatz617 says:

    Like I tell everyone these hackers are amazing. People don’t realize that these devices suck without a jailbreak. There should be a way to elimated all the impatient beggars. People who can keep their mouths shut and wait should get a jailbreak.

  4. Absinthe Minded... says:

    Have to agree with every1 here..Give the guy time, it’s not His JOB and he’s doing every1 a huge favour..He’s a champion..

  5. Grundel says:

    pod2G should save his exploits until iOS6 is released, don’t burn quality exploits when a new iOS should be released in a month

    1. Causticgrip says:

      Waiting is really not an option and the reasons for it make little sense. Look how long it is taking each time to JB. It is usually getting longer and longer as Apple plugs the exploits. So waiting for 6 is as advantageous as 5.xx. Some day it may be possible that there simply won’t be a JB. Sure all things have weaknesses to exploit. The only thing is sometime those exploit are unrealized or difficult to spot or even get to.

      In the meantime there are people (like myself) who have had the iPad 3 since release sitting in a box, waiting patiently for a JB so I can retire myy iPad to join the updated community. Quite frankly, I don’t feel like waiting any longer than I absolutely have to. And there are many out there like me. Plus, you’ve been outvoted by a factor of 2:1. So no. No waiting till 6 as there is no guarantee there even will be a JB.

  6. Coolio says:

    @Grundel chill out dude, IOS6 wont be here till October latest with the Iphone 5, so why wait so long, way to go POD2G

  7. Rkb Ninja says:

    this is what he dose on the side its not his day job deal with it.

    1. Hactivator says:

      I’m just glad it’s gOnna happen thanx a lot pod2g ur a hero will b a gd bday present 4 me so just keep me updated plz. ;-p

  8. Mickey says:

    I would beat you all with a big stick!! If you want it faster
    Do it yourselfs

  9. Campflo says:

    LEGEND, HERO, JAILBREAKING GURU. All of these & all the other great things said about pod2g R true & thank you for all of your hard work. Keep on pushing we will be waiting on YOU. Without U we are at the mercy of the manufacturer so keep going however long it takes we will still be waiting.
    Your jailbreaking friend,Patiently Waiting

  10. Stumblebumchump says:

    I’m so very excited for this jailbreak!!! People just need to relax and quit bugging him about it. It’ll happen when it happens and not a minute sooner. He’s doing us a huge favor! You don’t bother someone that’s doing you a favor. Buttholes!!!

    Thank you Pod2g!!! Take your time.

  11. Pillcko says:

    Great job pod2g happy to wait ,nice to have people like u doing such good work

  12. dave says:

    im now running on 5.1  do i update to 5.1.1 or do i have to stay with 5.1 for the next jailbreak?

  13. Ronnie says:

    I’m one of those people who is greatful and in ore of the fantastic skills of pod2g and other hackers and thank you for you work and time which allow others to benefit in so many ways. A few weeks is no time to wait at all and people should be patient rather than unappreciative of hem.

  14. Colin21 says:

    i think he should be praised for all his work, so us mere mortals can press a few buttons and jailbreak!
    he does a fantastic job and i can certainly wait a little longer.

  15. Richardjaychontos says:

    I think he is doing a great job and to give it to everyone for free as well is a plus. Let the man work and just go with the tethered JB for now. the tethered JB works on 5.1.1 really well for now. God bless people like him or we would all be f—-d. I am sure he will fix up ios 6 as well when the time comes, he loves what he does. I just wish i new how to do it i would help him for sure myself and i am great full it is not about the money as well. Great job to you pod2g.