Earlier this week, we got some good news from pod2g about his progress towards a new jailbreak for iOS 5.1. He announced discovering a pair of exploits, as well as started gathering feedback from fans about what he should do with his finds: save them for the future or work towards getting a jailbreak tool out now. The poll has since closed, with just about two-thirds of users voting in favor of getting things out ASAP and not worrying about iOS 6 until it actually arrives. It sounds like pod2g has been quite busy since then, as he just posted to Twitter news that he has an iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak running on the iPhone 4.
Granted, a lot of the expectations for a new jailbreak lie in the potential to get it running on the 2012 iPad, but this is good news, all the same. We’ve yet to see the public release of such an iOS 5.1 jailbreak, even for older devices with last-generation processors like the iPhone 4.
News of similar private jailbreaks for iOS 5.1 has broken before, but this is a special case; after all, based on the feedback he recently got from the poll, it seems like there’s a good chance that pod2g could be the one to finally effect the public release of such a tool. We wouldn’t hold our breath as we wait for it to arrive, but this is a sign things could be moving in the right direction.