Untethered iPhone 4S Jailbreak Hits a Snag

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If you’ve been following the progress of pod2g towards developing some new jailbreak tools for iOS devices, you’d know that an update he posted a couple days ago teased that we might get the chance to see the release of his finished work sometime next week. After waiting this long, it looked like owners of the iPhone 4S might finally have a means by which to jailbreak their smartphones. At least, that was until today, when pod2g posted a new update that puts some doubt into how soon something might be released.

So, we’ve got an untethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak for older devices, and pod2g has been sharing news of his work in adapting his exploits for the dual-core A5 chip in the iPhone 4S, but nothing’s been released just yet. According to the developer, that’s because there’s still one big roadblock in the way of making the jailbreak useful. In order to get the needed files onto the iPhone 4S in the first place, the only means currently known would require having an Apple developer account. That’s never going to fly with the jailbreak community, so that’s why we haven’t seen any release just yet.

The situation is no better for hopes of a tethered iPhone 4S jailbreak. Work continues on looking for a way to get the required files onto the smartphone that can be packaged into a tool ready for public distribution.

Source: pod2g

Via: TiPb

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