Pod2g, one of the most influential members of the Cydia community, has revealed that he today managed to jailbreak his iPhone 4 untethered on iOS 5.1.
During the last couple of weeks of 2011, and subsequently the first few weeks of this year, iOS users were treated to two fantastic jailbreaks in the form of Corona – which catered to the older, A4 devices – and Absinthe, which followed on with an untethered solution for the dual-core iPad 2 and iPhone 4S devices.
Pod2g has been one of the busier exploiters as of late, having discovered two significant vulnerabilities only a few days ago, and has apparently put that good work into practice by jailbreaking his iOS 5.1-running iPhone 4 – fully untethered.
No other details have been revealed, nor were any screenshots provided, so we’re just taking Pod2g’s word for it for the foreseeable. Moreover, just because one device has been jailbroken, it doesn’t mean a utility is imminent for public release, so we’ll await further word from Pod2g before forecasting a potential release time frame.
So while the owners of new A5 and A5X devices such as iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and the new iPad will have to wait for the new tool to be made available, those of you who have A4 devices and below (iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS etc.) can use Redsn0w or Sn0wbreeze for tethered jailbreak on iOS 5.1.
We’ll keep you posted with any more updates, so stay tuned!
[via Redmond Pie]