Over the course of the past month, we’ve seen tons of progress towards developing jailbreaks for the latest iPhone hardware and software. Near the end of December, an untethered jailbreak for older Apple devices running iOS 5.0.1 became available, but the exploit wasn’t yet ready for jailbreaking models built around A5 chips, like the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4S. Developer pod2g has been keeping us all updated on his progress towards finally tackling that mission, informing us about the new challenges he faced going up against dual-core architecture. It now looks like everything’s very nearly about to come together, and pod2g has voiced his optimism that we could see a finished tool released in a week’s time.
Unlike some of the status updates we’ve seen pod2g post as he’s worked on this project, this time we don’t get a lot of detail just a short note on Twitter. He’s made some sort of progress today, and it’s given him confidence that the jailbreak may be ready for release in a week. While pod2g doesn’t explain just what he managed to work-out, last we heard he was busy tackling some lingering stability issues with the exploit.