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  • How's the Untethered iOS 5 Jailbreak Coming Along With the iPhone 4S?

    Pod2G is working hard.

    Remember Pod2g? He's the guy that made a successful iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4G unethered jailbreak for iOS 5 just within the past couple of weeks. Now, as he promised, he is working hard to get the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 untethered so that the rest of us using newer devices can be happy too. The untethered jailbreak is the one that you can use even after rebooting your iPhone. Whilst in a tethered jailbreak, you cannot reboot your iPhone at all until you connect to a computer and use software to reboot it. There is a semi-tethered option which allows tethered jailbreak users to reboot their iPhone except without and jailbreak features - only the functionality of stock iOS features.

    Pod2g is shifting into top gear and attempting an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4S completely disregarding the tethered jailbreak; but that's what we wanted anyhow so there aren't any complaints. What we know about Pod2G's jailbreak so far is that it will be untethered for A4 devices such as the iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4G running either iOS 5.0 or iOS 5.0.1. At this point in time the iPhone 4S doesn't have any jailbreak; not even a god-given tethered jailbreak which most of us would give an arm to have on our iPhone 4S at the very least right now. Pod2g is on the case though.

    So what's the update for the iPhone 4S? Well, if you refer to the image above, you can see that Pod2g has reported on his progress for the iPhone 4S untethered jailbreak. In case the image doesn't load for you, the message reads:
    Quote Originally Posted by Pod2g
    Hello.

    Here are the news of the 4S week-end.

    The untether fails right now because I'm having processor cache issues.

    I'm close, but I can't figure out what happens. It certainly has something to do with the Cortex-A9 cache management.

    I could sort it out quick, it's a matter of chance.

    I'll report you my progress tomorrow.

    BTW: I removed (sorry) the greetings messages so that only articles related to the jailbreak remain in the main page. AFAIK Blogger don't have the option to move or fusion messages while keeping the comments.

    Ciao!
    So what does this mean exactly? It means that Pod2g is ever so closer to breaking the seal of the iPhone 4S. He received an iPhone 4S thanks to generous donations - he also got himself an iPad 2 to test with. He mentioned that he is having processor cache issues while trying to work with the untethered jailbreak, however one thing that he left blatantly unclear is whether or not he has a working tethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4S. While many of us would prefer the untethered jailbreak, there have been a myriad of comments here on Modmyi from iPhone 4S owners saying that they would at least settle for a tethered jailbreak until the untethered jailbreak could come out. After all, it's better than nothing.

    The cache issue could be very large or very small. It could be fixed in a matter of hours, or as Pod2g explained, maybe days or weeks. The problem depends on chance. It depends on whether or not Pod2g finds the problem or not, albeit he did promise us that he would inform us of his progress again tomorrow so that we can see how it went after today with his processor cache issue. The processor cache issue is keeping the jailbreak from being untethered at this moment in time and hopefully if he can bypass that issue we can have an untethered jailbreak for all devices up to date.

    Are you hyped about the iPhone 4S untethered jailbreak? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.

    Sources: Pod2g's Blog
    This article was originally published in forum thread: How's the Untethered iOS 5 Jailbreak Coming Along With the iPhone 4S? started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 58 Comments
    1. teej1410's Avatar
      teej1410 -
      It would be awesome of the whole thing was released on Christmas.
    1. Hedrush's Avatar
      Hedrush -
      Well now that the English lessons are over, I would gladly take a tethered Jb for my 4s right now until such times as a untethered one arrives. I had a tethered Jb on my old i4 and I think I only ever had to reboot it 3 times or so.
    1. s0ulp1xel's Avatar
      s0ulp1xel -
      Quote Originally Posted by teej1410 View Post
      It would be awesome of the whole thing was released on Christmas.
      Yeah it would!!!
    1. csglinux's Avatar
      csglinux -
      Quote Originally Posted by mikerlx View Post
      Tethered JB with SemiTethered is great
      Except that certain apps (e.g., security apps like Lockdown Pro) are easily defeated by a semi-tether (just power off and on!).
      I think Pod2g is wise to wait and release the entire package together, because Apple will quickly patch his untether and stop signing the prior firmware; there would be logistical problems to releasing a jailbreak for an older firmware that Apple is no longer signing.
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Pod2g should wait for 5.1 IMO
    1. s0ulp1xel's Avatar
      s0ulp1xel -
      Quote Originally Posted by celeron View Post
      Pod2g should wait for 5.1 IMO
      He should wait for 5.8.3

      Naw just kiddin
    1. metaserph's Avatar
      metaserph -
      Tethered or un, all we want is the jailbreak for 4S. I donated, didn't wait until it comes out. The effort alone is worth money. Just saying...
    1. JollyRogger's Avatar
      JollyRogger -
      Pod2g

      Just release both when they are ready.
      If you release the A4 jailbreak before the A5 one (assuming they both use the same exploit) as Apple will patch it and the A5 JB may never happen anyway.

      I'd love my Ipad2 to be Jailbroken on IOS 5.0.1 but let's face it, something is better than nothing.

      Before Christmas day would be good as my wife is going to flip if I'm on the computer for an hour on Christmas day ;-)

      Jolly
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      I'll also be donating to anyone who comes out with an untethered jailbreak for the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S. I have not updated my iPad 2 yet just for that reason but on the 4S I have no choice now and I'd settle for a tehered even.
    1. The6uest's Avatar
      The6uest -
      Thanks Pod2g! Looking forward to the 4S and iPad 2 JB! Keep up the good work! I'll be donating as well.
    1. rjrankin83's Avatar
      rjrankin83 -
      Quote Originally Posted by metaserph View Post
      Tethered or un, all we want is the jailbreak for 4S. I donated, didn't wait until it comes out. The effort alone is worth money. Just saying...
      Awesome point. I also have already donated to his effort. I don't understand people saying "I'll donate once it's released" that's not much of a donation more of a purchase isn't it? He's going to release when he figures it out why wait? Donate to the cause now if you're going to at all
    1. xclusiveiphone's Avatar
      xclusiveiphone -
      Quote Originally Posted by rjrankin83 View Post
      Awesome point. I also have already donated to his effort. I don't understand people saying "I'll donate once it's released" that's not much of a donation more of a purchase isn't it? He's going to release when he figures it out why wait? Donate to the cause now if you're going to at all
      If you own a 4S, it's a smart idea to wait until he confirms there is at least a tethered jailbreak before donating. There is still a high chance he might fail and someone else comes up with one.
    1. rjrankin83's Avatar
      rjrankin83 -
      Quote Originally Posted by xclusiveiphone View Post
      If you own a 4S, it's a smart idea to wait until he confirms there is at least a tethered jailbreak before donating. There is still a high chance he might fail and someone else comes up with one.
      Well agree to disagree. Isn't the point of donating to show apprication for work done? He's diligently working on this JB for the 4S and that, in my mind, deserves a buck or two. The whole point to donating is so that he could get a 4S, without donations he wouldn't have one to be working on (I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure I read he just got his hands on a 4S not long ago due to donations)

      Should someone else come out with one (which is doubtful as I've read no where that anyone is even working on it at the moment) I would also donate to that individual. The way I look at it if you've got enough to buy a 4S, and you want to jailbreak it, you've got a couple bucks you can donate for the cause. This is coming from someone still with an iPhone4 as I figured it'd be awhile before the JB came out and am going to just hold out for the iPhone5 (or whatever it's going to be called).

      Just my 2 cents
    1. bigdog5142's Avatar
      bigdog5142 -
      Yes!!! I'd GLADLY take a tethered jailbreak for my 4s at this point. I don't miss it as much as I thought, but after Infiscreen X and BiteSMS have released updates...I WANT MY JAILBREAK BACK!
    1. Jj2345's Avatar
      Jj2345 -
      I've never donated to these fellas before but now I've seen the error of my ways,these fellas deserve to be paid big time.when the jailbreak for my iPad2 comes out I'm donating.
    1. Colin9001's Avatar
      Colin9001 -
      Quote Originally Posted by s0ulp1xel View Post
      He should wait for 5.8.3

      Naw just kiddin
      I say he should wait til iOS 6.. Maybe 7 to come out with a jailbreak for the iPod touch 4
    1. mori's Avatar
      mori -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigdog5142 View Post
      Yes!!! I'd GLADLY take a tethered jailbreak for my 4s at this point. I don't miss it as much as I thought, but after Infiscreen X and BiteSMS have released updates...I WANT MY JAILBREAK BACK!
      we aitn gonna get a JB for ipad2 or i4s till a few months before the NEW things come out,,, i mean im not trying to say that im not gratefull for the devs, but as i say before arent there in the world more I4S and ipad2 then I4 and ipad's?

      and the Ipad2 its almost on itslast leg of this current cycle. and we only had 1 JB in almost a year,, the I4S its rather new still but,,, its the same thing as the ipad2,,, so i dont got my hopes up,, all this dev putting time and effort to JB the older equipment, its just sad i guess.
    1. PoEtikly's Avatar
      PoEtikly -
      I'm no coder my any means, but if the processor cache is the ONLY issue in having an untethered JB for 4s & iPad 2 I would love to think that a tethered could be possible. Am I wrong? I'm happy to see that my generous donation has been put to very good use though. Pod2g is one talented genius! Thanks pod2g for working so damn hard for all of us.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by PoEtikly View Post
      I'm no coder my any means, but if the processor cache is the ONLY issue in having an untethered JB for 4s & iPad 2 I would love to think that a tethered could be possible. Am I wrong? I'm happy to see that my generous donation has been put to very good use though. Pod2g is one talented genius! Thanks pod2g for working so damn hard for all of us.
      He is talented indeed. Read his last post: pod2g's iOS blog

      No more cache issues
    1. PoEtikly's Avatar
      PoEtikly -
      Quote Originally Posted by mori View Post
      we aitn gonna get a JB for ipad2 or i4s till a few months before the NEW things come out,,, i mean im not trying to say that im not gratefull for the devs, but as i say before arent there in the world more I4S and ipad2 then I4 and ipad's?

      and the Ipad2 its almost on itslast leg of this current cycle. and we only had 1 JB in almost a year,, the I4S its rather new still but,,, its the same thing as the ipad2,,, so i dont got my hopes up,, all this dev putting time and effort to JB the older equipment, its just sad i guess.
      Really!? I'm sure the devs have been constantly Trying to find a JB for 4S, but obviously haven't been able to because of the A5 processor (iPad 2 also). For somebody who has NEVER contributed to finding an exploit or probably any other iOS development you sure are incredibly ungrateful. The older devices have a JB because they've been easier to break. Just because the iPad 2 and 4s have been released doesn't mean that they should just stop trying to find exploits for older devices. And if you look closely you'd see that pod2g has a working UNTETHERED JB for older devices but hasn't released it.......why do you think that is? Maybe so he can possibly release exploits for all devices. Just a thought, can't know for sure. But why not give these guys some credit where credit is due and maybe donate some $ for all the previous exploits you've selfishly used in the past?

      And he fixed the issue so maybe you should really donate some $ now!