So far, May has seen swift progress towards the release of a working untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1 devices. We quickly moved from talk of the hypothetical, to that of real exploits, and late last week got a look at just such a jailbreak running on the 2012 iPad. If you’ve been wondering what all that means when it comes to the actual public availability of a jailbreak tool, pod2g has some new posts up on his blog to explain where the project’s at and point out some current limitations.
The good news is that pod2g’s got his trusted cadre of iOS tinkerers helping him test the jailbreak, working their way through the selection Apple devices to weed out any problem areas. The bad news is that some limitations have already become apparent, such as an inability for one of the particular exploits being used here to work successfully on the third generation iPod touch and the iPhone 3GS (as well as the latest Apple TV). While that’s a setback, the focus for many users will be on jailbreaking the new iPad, which has already been confirmed as functional.
There’s still no hard-and-fast ETA, but pod2g writes that we can hope to see something ready for release “in a couple of weeks”. He also hints that the Chronic Dev Team may have something to show at the Hack In The Box conference, starting May 21; we’ll be waiting.