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Pod2g Finds Exploits for iOS 5.1 Jailbreak, Working On Bypassing ASLR

Pod2g is back at work on a new iOS 5.1 jailbreak, as he noted last month. It was during this time he also confirmed he was searching for vulnerabilities within iOS 5.1.

Now, it looks like some hard work has paid off. He just tweeted that he (along with the Chronic Dev Team) has found exploits for a new iOS 5.1 jailbreak and is currently working on bypassing ASLR during bootup:

News: we have all exploits required to do a new jailbreak. I’m working on bypassing ASLR at bootup.

ASLR (address space layout randomization) was quietly added to iOS 4.3 by Apple to add further security, but that didn’t stop Charlie Miller from bypassing it last year at Pwn2Own in Vancouver.

It was during the New Year that Pod2g teamed up with the Chronic Dev Team and iPhone Dev Team to release the Absinthe iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak tool for A5 iOS devices, alongside A4 devices too. When the iPad 3 was released, it was jailbroken immediately using three different methods.

There’s no ETA on any iOS 5.1 jailbreak release, but this is definitely a huge stepping stone in the right direction.

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  • Jd2157

    I thought there was an iOS 5.1 jailbreak already available… maybe this one is for specific devices not jailbroken yet or for an untethered jailbreak?

  • EDKEdwin

    they’re referring to untethered jailbreak

  • http://www.iJailbreak.com Mike McKinnon

    No mention of which devices this is for, but we can assume this is untethered.

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  • Max

    Many sources including the founder of this site, clearly stated that within 6 months of the iPhone 4S launch that an unlock jailbreak should be available. I have been reading the articles and so far there has been no mention of this unlock being available. I find it interesting that as soon as an update comes out (5.1) these people, including Pod2g spend weeks/months on a jailbreak….. Are you guys not aware that an unlock for the 4S has still not been achieved? The Gevvy whatever tool is a physical product you have to insert into your iPhone which has a cost and is useless once an update is released.

    Can anyone provide me with some insight as to when someone thinks it is important to crack the 4S unlock?