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  • More Progress Made on Untethered iPhone 4S Jailbreak

    There are many eager iPhone 4S users waiting for iPhone hacker @pod2g to jailbreak. Earlier today we reported about his update regarding caching issues he was experiencing with the 4S jailbreak. It seems that the obstacle has been overcome. In an update to his blog post, the iPhone hacker acknowledged that he had solved the A5 chip cache issue, which means the iPhone 4S jailbreak is in its final stretch.

    His recent blog post mentioned the following:
    I discussed with @saurik today about the launched boot process, and hes found one missing piece of the puzzle I needed to have a perfectly stable jailbreak. Hes definitely one of the best iOS gurus out there. Thank you saurik!
    It appears that the untethered jailbreak stability was fixed alongside with the caching issues. Previously, it was uncertain how much time the fix would require but it turned out to be a quicker fix than expected. This gives us the impression that the iPhone 4S untethered jailbreak is nearing completion with a release date rumored to be set around Christmas time.

    What is left unconfirmed is whether or not the iPhone hacker has a working tethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4S. Many people seem to be willing to settle for a tethered jailbreak while waiting on an untethered one, as any jailbreak beats none. With work progressing quickly though, everyone has high hopes of quick release. As usual, we will keep you updated with the latest news. You can stay tuned by checking back on the site and/or following us on Twitter (@ModMyi).

    Source: pod2g (blog)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: More Progress Made on Untethered iPhone 4S Jailbreak started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 89 Comments
    1. SeanBiss's Avatar
      SeanBiss -
      Great job Pod, happy holidays, 2g!

      And god bless you all...
    1. Djave1's Avatar
      Djave1 -
      Pod2g is da ****!! Where do i donate?!
    1. Hillefied's Avatar
      Hillefied -
      I know that intense work goes into jailbreaks whether tethered or untethered and I'm pleased that ModMyi keeps us up to date, but having news like this makes it excruciatingly difficult to have patience. I'm extremely excited .. so much so that all, and I mean ALL I want for Christmas is to have my awesome 4S jailbroken and tweaked to my hearts content.

      Pod2g has my complete and unconditional bro-love along with my total support.
    1. csglinux's Avatar
      csglinux -
      Quote Originally Posted by GrandMstrBud View Post
      Can the SHSH or AP Ticket even be saved on a 4S on 5.0.1?
      They can be saved and stitched with the latest version of redsn0w, but you won't be able to do anything useful with them (e.g., restore) unless an A5 bootrom exploit is found. So 4S users, don't get too excited about all this. Apple will patch this jailbreak within days of its release and then they'll stop signing 5.0.1. Then if your iDevice gets stuck in a bootloop or for any other reason you need to restore, you'll have just lost your jailbreak :-(

      I'm pretty disappointed at Apple's treatment of a community that basically invented the app store for them (plus most of the useful tweaks and updates that have gone into iOS over the last couple of years). If Apple were serious about piracy, they could do something about that specifically, but I believe their goal is total and permanent control over the content of (and commi$$ion on) the software you're allowed to install on the hardware you own. I'm not sure how much longer Apple can stay ahead of Android with such a policy (perhaps they already aren't?). Yes, Android does have huge fragmentation issues, but interestingly, most of the tweaks and apps we all know and love from Cydia now have equivalents on Android that don't even require you to root the device! (Check it out - you may be surprised.) Sorry to put a damper on things folks, but the jailbreak situation isn't quite so rosy for those of you with newer hardware.
    1. djdraco's Avatar
      djdraco -
      I really can not believe all the dumb questions. How can you expect someone who's been busting his tail to go through line after line of code to tell you when it will be completed. I get most of you are probably not programmers, this is no easy task.

      And I'm sure apple would love for him to release if before 5.1. Then they'd have something else to add in their update aside from wallpapers.
    1. lukinrats's Avatar
      lukinrats -
      While everyone is waiting and wishing and asking "When"When"When". I think it would be far more productive & appreciated by the Jailbreaker if you just go and donate to his efforts. Don't forget that Pod had to go out and buy an iPhone 4S in order to start the jailbreak hacking. That is no small expense! It could even speed up the release, but that would be some of my stupid speculation

      Direct link to the Donation page ___ https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/we...fd6c338b1d9d60
    1. Turntablist83's Avatar
      Turntablist83 -
      Can't wait !! Well done guys
    1. swifty7's Avatar
      swifty7 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlee19841 View Post
      Hopefully he gets the jail break for the CDMA version. As of right now it's only for gsm based iPhones.
      are you saying that the jailbreak will not work for cdma 4s out the gate?

      damn it!.....DAMN IT....DAMN IT!!!!!!!!

      why wouldn't work for cdma phones?
    1. djdraco's Avatar
      djdraco -
      Quote Originally Posted by lukinrats View Post
      I think it would be far more productive & appreciated by the Jailbreaker if you just go and donate to his efforts. Don't forget that Pod had to go out and buy an iPhone 4S in order to start the jailbreak hacking. That is no small expense!
      Actually if you ready is blog a bit further back, he thanked everyone for the donations that he was able to acquire a 4S and ipad2. So he's already cranking away. It's just not any easy task. I envy how intelligent these guys are.

      I'm not saying stop donating, no way, because there will soon be more devices to be jailbroken.