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Hacker Pod2g Posts iPhone 4S & iPad 2 Untethered Jailbreak FAQ

A couple of days back, @Pod2g, the hacker behind iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak for A4 devices, announced that his work on the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 untethered jailbreak is almost done and it should be released to the public as early as this week. He also tweeted to his followers that updating to iOS 5.0.1 will be safe in preparation for the upcoming jailbreak, for those who do not rely on ultrasn0w software based unlock. Today, he has posted a detailed FAQ about his upcoming A5 devices untethered jailbreak.

From this official blog:

How could pod2g have an untethered 4S and dev teams still haven’t released tools to achieve this at home ?

The exploit I used to inject the untethering files to the 4S relies on having a developer account, and can’t be released publicly.

It’s the same reason why @MuscleNerd has an iPad 2 tethered jailbreak but couldn’t distribute it.

So, we need to find a distributable exploit to remount the system partition read/write and to set Corona files at the correct places.

Why A4 version of Corona was easier to release ?

Because a tethered jailbreak is a good way to install Corona!

Why don’t you do a tethered jailbreak then ?

A tethered jailbreak also relies on an exploitable vulnerability that we still haven’t found yet !

pod2g, release this stuff quick, [your insult here], I’ve waited enough now.

If I could, I would !

There is still no ETA for the release but we’ll update you as soon as we have more information. Stay tuned!

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  • Anonymous

    My iphone served enough time locked.

  • Edge

    And this is why you were premature and irresponsible to write that the jailbreak was coming in a week (unless it’s about revenue grabbing headlines)…

  • George007

    What have you created? Or do you just go around criticizing others?

    IIC is awesome. If you don’t like the site, go read another blog. 

  • iamlynda

    crap!! I’ve been following iphoneincanada for about 2 years now and I’ve never been disappointed – until now. read your post yesterday about the release of the jb next week so I went ahead and updated my jailbroken 1Pad2 to 5.0.1 – so now I’m stuck with a “factory” iPad undefinatley. Not a happy reader today!!

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Pod2g said it was safe to update to iOS 5.0.1 said the release could come in a week’s time, but of course the timeline remains in his hands and could change anytime. 

    That is frustrating you decided to upgrade to iOS 5.0.1 in iTunes, but of course ultimately we are just relaying what Pod2g is telling us.

  • Edge

    Mmm, I’ve been round this site since its very inception, and it has some great stuff (and I’ve posted tons). Doesn’t mean it’s right to post sensation headlines that aren’t true. Pod2G was very clear in his tweets, yet this site posted the jailbreak was coming in a week and attached his name to it. That’s even worse because then people are going to blame him (although yes, it’s always better to check the original source than simply believe a blog, but people trust this site and believe what it says to be true).

  • Edge

    It was unfortunate that this site lied. That being said, Pod2g stated that it was safe to update to 5.0.1. Be sure to back up your blobs though (through Tiny Unbrella) as when the jailbreak comes out, it will work with 5.0.1.

  • iamlynda

    I get it – you’re just the messenger. Give me some good news tomorrow and you’ll be back in my good books ;-)

  • iamlynda

    LOL! I’m still considered a jb newbie – I have no idea what the heck a blob is

  • Appstaller

    The post yesterday clearly states

    “Under his advice, updating to iOS 5.0.1 will be safe in preparation for this jailbreak (however, if you require the ultrasn0w unlock–only update via custom firmware restores via redsn0w/PwnageTool).”

    Don’t blame the site for your misinterpretations.

  • Appstaller

    The post yesterday clearly states

    “Under his advice, updating to iOS 5.0.1 will be safe in preparation for this jailbreak (however, if you require the ultrasn0w unlock–only update via custom firmware restores via redsn0w/PwnageTool).”

    Don’t blame the site for your misinterpretations.

  • iamlynda

    Appstaller perhaps you should step down from your pedestal for a bit. We are not all as tech-savy as yourself – I read IPiC daily, multiple times daily actually, so I can learn. I’ve never used redsn0w or PwangeTool, I’ve never unlocked my iDevices. Misinterpreted? “Under his advice, updating to iOS 5.0.1 will be safe in preparation for this jailbreak” sounds like a go ahead to me and perhaps a lot more newbies. I don’t follow Pod2G on Twitter, I follow iphoneincanada. Get your head out of your your pompous @$$

  • Rmhale

    What needs to be understood here is Apple has finally locked down the jailbreaking days… Choice is to stay with th older firmware, never update your firmware and jailbreak to your hearts content… Untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4s or iPad 2 WILL NOT HAPPEN!

  • George007

    Huh? I don’t understand. Just because you comment on a blog means nothing. It seems you’re one of ‘those types’ that contributes negative energy to this earth, and simply hate on everything in your life. I can think of other sites that actually sensationalize their headlines (*cough* Cult of Mac). You are the reason why sites are turning off comments. I blame, you.

    Pod2g said it was safe to update to 5.0.1, which a tonne of people did. Did you not notice the single quotes around ‘in a week’? You are acting like a stupid person if you take everything so literally. 

    It’s people like you that give humanity a bad name. You chirp a lot, but have nothing to show for it because you were most likely picked on as a child growing up. What’s that saying? The oppressed become the oppressors? Yeah, that was it.

  • Whatchutalkinbout?

    wtf are you talking about?!?  the iphone 4s IS jailbroken, quote “The exploit I used to inject the untethering files to the 4S relies on
    having a developer account, and can’t be released publicly.” So there you have it, its been jailbroken however not everybody has a dev account thus releasing a jailbreak method is useless at this point.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    I’ve been here since the inception of this site and have seen a lot of comments from Edge and I must say that George’s comment is the most accurate comment that I have ever seen.

    A+

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    How did we lie again? 

  • Edge

    Pod2g was clear that he was working in the jailbreak and hoped to have something within a week. He promised nothing. His exact tweet was: “I made a step today for the A5. With some luck we could expect a release in a week.”

    Your tweet and blog post read: “iPad 2 iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak Coming ‘In a Week’” (quoting pod2g but leaving out the VERY important, with some luck). Yes, the article showed his whole tweet, but the title was very incorrect.

    Dusty, on the other hand, was much more reputable in his tweet when he used the word MAY.

    People trust you, you should be very careful not to abuse that trust, whether by error or blatant title manipulation to get clicks.

  • Edge

    I don’t get it, leaving personal attacks behind (which is really classless), you’re agreeing that saying the jailbreak was coming in a week was correct and responsible.

  • Edge

    I just feel bad for those who believed that a jailbreak was coming in a week. Yes, people should read a whole post and recheck the source, but the new people don’t.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    We strive to always have accurate headlines to ensure they stay within the guidelines for making a 140 character tweet. Those are sent out automatically through our RSS setup with twitter.

    It is recommended people always read entire articles before jumping to conclusions and making uninformed choices.

    Sounds like you feel misled, that can be frustrating.
      

  • Edge

    I appreciate your response Gary. I personally was unaffected (don’t have an A5 device), but immediately thought the blog title (which the RSS copied to Twitter and Facebook) could be a problem. I do appreciate the site, but also feel that it should be held accountable even if it’s a blog.

  • George007

    Why do you assume new readers are idiots? If they didn’t read an entire article, that is their own fault. No where in the story did it say the jailbreak was coming in a week. 

    I guess you don’t understand how quotes are used?Out of all the people here, you are the only one complaining about the headline. Think about that. Seriously.

    Pod2g tweeted that ‘with luck’ the jailbreak would be released this week. If he wasn’t close he wouldn’t go spewing this information on twitter. He knows people analayze his words. Yet, you seem to take out your anger at websites. Nice work, buddy.

  • Edge

    Wow George, easy on the personal attacks. My first published computer program was in 1987, but I spend more time helping people personally than online (although online help is great). I had a wonderful childhood, two great parents, work for a great non-profit helping people, got married 2 years ago and my first baby daughter turned one month old today. I’m feeling quite loved, always enjoy helping people, and don’t believe it’s good or right to personally attack people who may disagree with you.

  • Anonymous

    sorry, I don’t understand. What does ICC need to be accountable for?
    Upgrade to 5.0.1 is a personal choice, and you should know that by upgrading a jb device you lose your jailbreak untill the new jailbreak for 5.0.1 is released. And why would anyone want to upgrade it now? if they are already on a jb device and they want to keep their unit jb? Plus, you should know nothing is certain until it is released. Pod2g can have it all ready for tomorrow, but encounter a power outage, internet outage, or even personal emergency that delayed the release. Or they can encounter a software stuff he cannot solved and never get released. So be thanksful for what ICC has done for us, and if you don’t know much about JB or unlock, GOOGLE and SEARCH yourself.

  • Anon

    He is still looking for a distributable exploit to release a public Jailbreak.  He hasn’t found one yet.  And IF he does, it will still take some time to debug.   It can take a week, or even months to find this exploit.  Don’t know why he is giving people false hope.  He shouldn’t of mentioned any frame.

  • Anonymous

    Am I correct in saying there will be a jailbreak for 5.0.1 (I’ve already updated) but no unlock for it? Can someone translate into laymen terms please.

  • Kraken

    False hope is right.  I don’t know why pod2g implied that it might be released next week “with any luck”.  WTF?   Doesn’t make any sense to say that with absolutely no exploit in site, not even tethered.  It’s more likely we may not even see one at all this month. 

  • Anon

    If post would of contained “Maybe” in the title, and make it totally clear in the article that it may not be released next week – that would of prevented a lot complaints.  I can see many readers reading that title, skimming the article, and come to the conclusion that there will be a release next week.

  • Anon

    Pod2g just posted a few minutes ago on his blog.  He’s finally decided not to do it all by himself, and has formed a ‘dream team’ which consists of @planetbeing, @MuscleNerd, and @p0sixninja.  Hopefully between the 4 of them, they should come up with some kind of exploit soon.  If not, all is lost :)