Progress Coming on Untethered iPhone 4S Jailbreak


We heard about some progress last week towards the release of an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1, courtesy of Apple hacker pod2g. It looked like everything was going just fine towards work on a release for earlier Apple hardware, but the A5 chip in the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2 were a separate obstacle to overcome. Donations from thankful jailbreakers let pod2g raise enough money to hook himself up with a 4S and get to work on testing. Today he posted an update to let us all know of his progress over the weekend.

Bad news first: pod2g has hit something of a brick wall. His attempts to jailbreak the OS have been stymied by what he reports are cache-related issues; it’s likely this has to do with the chip’s multiple core support, a factor that didn’t have to be dealt with in earlier hardware.

The good news is that pod2g is optimistic about his chances of breaking through and moving forward, but ultimately he thinks this is going to rely on a bit of luck at this point. He’ll be reporting back with any further strides he makes by tomorrow.

Source: pod2g

Via: Redmond Pie

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Stephen Schenck

Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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