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  • Pod2g Updates Blog With A5 Jailbreak FAQ Explaining Why it is Not Currently Possible



    A4 iDevice users have been enjoying the labor of love that is the iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak for over a week now. However, A5 device owners (iPhone 4S and iPad 2) still live in a jailbreakless world, and apparently many have expressed their displeasure to pod2g.

    This displeasure resulted in pod2g posting the following FAQ on his blog this morning. It explains, in brief, why an A5 jailbreak is currently not possible.

    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.
    While an A5 jailbreak will likely happen at some point in the future, don't expect it anytime soon. The fact that an untethered A4 iOS 5 jailbreak exists has no influence on the timeliness of the untethered A5 jailbreak's release. Patience is a virtue. A largely ignored one, but still a virtue.

    Source: pod2g

    *Thanks BSP (first tipster) and the many others who blew up our inbox with this tip this morning*
    This article was originally published in forum thread: pod2g Updates Blog With A5 Jailbreak FAQ Explaing Why it is Not Currently Possible started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 179 Comments
    1. azmattaz06's Avatar
      azmattaz06 -
      He's a **** for saying that on twitter period. Dude should have kept his mouth shut, Made people like me go get a ******* 4s expecting a JB soon and today he says no exploit available... Dude just shut up until you know for sure.. What a **** move. now im stuck with a stock *** iphone (which blow) by the way
    1. EVO's Avatar
      EVO -
      Quote Originally Posted by azmattaz06 View Post
      He's a **** for saying that on twitter period. Dude should have kept his mouth shut, Made people like me go get a ******* 4s expecting a JB soon and today he says no exploit available... Dude just shut up until you know for sure.. What a **** move. now im stuck with a stock *** iphone (which blow) by the way
      so you're whining because you're now forced to pay for apps??????

      give me a break, no wonder pod2g is having difficulties

      people like u give him a reason to not release it at all
    1. DonnyCapone's Avatar
      DonnyCapone -
      Lets not kid ourselves here jailbreaking is every much a business as it is a hobby for some. Many Cydia apps generate revenue to their developers, the longer A5 devices go without a jailbreak the less money those people will make. A jailbreak will come the question is just when.
    1. kingjust's Avatar
      kingjust -
      ***Disclaimer: this message are for those who feel upset, denied, bamboozled, betrayed or lied to (disappointed is allowed, it doesn't denote selfishness IMO, just over expectations)***

      I just want to say first and foremost that a jailbreak is a luxury which none of you are entitled to. Developers put in some long hours at the cost of their wrists (carpel tunnel) and their eyes. None of you should be ******** as they are charging NOTHING, get that NOTHING for jailbreaks (which they should NOW to every fuckface who had the audacity to *****). I'm sick and tired of dipshits on here who have the audacity to bite the hand that feeds them because it is not on THEIR term. *****, it will never be on YOUR term, you and the rest of us are at the mercy of ALL developers. That is the reality of it, if you don't like it, up your brain game and become a developer yourself. I'm not depressed about it, why are YOU? Get a life, when the jb comes out, then hop on it. If you can't stand to pay for apps or tweaks... go to android. Every schmuck on here who bitched and complained whether out of ignorance, impatience, or just being self absorbed, should allow every Dev (whom the whiners seem to ***** at) to punch you in the face for being the ingrate, spoiled, unintelligent, lazy dumbasses with an iDevice who wouldn't dare taking on the tasks that they have, that you all are... and get the **** over yourselves and the orbiting that you do around your iDevice like a ******* planet.

      Clarification on insults:
      Ingrate: self explanatory.
      Spoiled: if you think that you deserve a jailbreak and you should have it and do not allow the Devs any room for error on what they post, you fall into that category you mommas boys.
      Unintelligent: obvious... you are not a developer and do not know the rigours that go with doing what they do... go kill yourself.
      Lazy Dumbasses: refer to Ingrate, Spoiled, and Unintelligent...

      Confucius says: "When the jailbreak comes out, we will all rejoice, in the mean time... chill the **** out and be patient as you are NOT a developer and are not entitled".

      Rant over... thanks!
    1. lukeyb's Avatar
      lukeyb -
      *rigours, riggers specialise in moving extremely large machinery
    1. aslammz.uk's Avatar
      aslammz.uk -
      Quote Originally Posted by kingjust View Post
      ***Disclaimer: this message are for those who feel upset, denied, bamboozled, betrayed or lied to (disappointed is allowed, it doesn't denote selfishness IMO, just over expectations)***

      I just want to say first and foremost that a jailbreak is a luxury which none of you are entitled to. Developers put in some long hours at the cost of their wrists (carpel tunnel) and their eyes. None of you should be ******** as they are charging NOTHING, get that NOTHING for jailbreaks (which they should NOW to every fuckface who had the audacity to *****). I'm sick and tired of dipshits on here who have the audacity to bite the hand that feeds them because it is not on THEIR term. *****, it will never be on YOUR term, you and the rest of us are at the mercy of ALL developers. That is the reality of it, if you don't like it, up your brain game and become a developer yourself. I'm not depressed about it, why are YOU? Get a life, when the jb comes out, then hop on it. If you can't stand to pay for apps or tweaks... go to android. Every schmuck on here who bitched and complained whether out of ignorance, impatience, or just being self absorbed, should allow every Dev (whom the whiners seem to ***** at) to punch you in the face for being the ingrate, spoiled, unintelligent, lazy dumbasses with an iDevice who wouldn't dare taking on the tasks that they have, that you all are... and get the **** over yourselves and the orbiting that you do around your iDevice like a ******* planet.

      Clarification on insults:
      Ingrate: self explanatory.
      Spoiled: if you think that you deserve a jailbreak and you should have it and do not allow the Devs any room for error on what they post, you fall into that category you mommas boys.
      Unintelligent: obvious... you are not a developer and do not know the riggers that go with doing what they do... go kill yourself.
      Lazy Dumbasses: refer to Ingrate, Spoiled, and Unintelligent...

      Confucius says: "When the jailbreak comes out, we will all rejoice, in the mean time... chill the **** out and be patient as you are NOT a developer and are not entitled".

      Rant over... thanks!
      +1

      I'm more of a lurker on these forums and this site but it ALWAYS amazes me as to how ungrateful some people can actually be.

      So he said it would be out in a week and now he says its not possible... big friggin deal !!!

      Have all these people whining and bi***ing about it not being released actually thought that he might have hit an unexpected problem which is why it won't be possible to release as he originally stated.

      Also, if these people are in so much of a hurry to get theirs hands on a JB for the 4S then why don't you write one yourself and share with the rest of us !!! Yes - because you can't, can you ?? I'm a programmer by profession but this stuff is way out of my league. So why not leave the real experts like pod2g to get on with it instead of complaining.

      BTW I have a 4 and 4S. My 4 was on iOS 4.2.1 for ages because I was waiting for the 5.01 untethered JB. I waited patiently and... lo and behold it came. Yes - it took longer than I expected but I still waited PATIENTLY !!!

      Patience is a virtue and is something that alot of people seem to be lacking. Especially, as has been said, he's doing it off his own back and for free !!!
    1. keredn's Avatar
      keredn -
      Quote Originally Posted by DonnyCapone View Post
      Lets not kid ourselves here jailbreaking is every much a business as it is a hobby for some. Many Cydia apps generate revenue to their developers, the longer A5 devices go without a jailbreak the less money those people will make. A jailbreak will come the question is just when.
      Everyone should check out the latest pod2g update on his blog. He clarifies the problem they are having and whose working with him.

      pod2g's iOS blog
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Look at how dedicated our devs have stayed. Be grateful people

      History of iOS jailbreaking - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    1. kingjust's Avatar
      kingjust -
      Quote Originally Posted by lukeyb View Post
      *rigours, riggers specialise in moving extremely large machinery
      Correction noted! LOL
    1. skinned's Avatar
      skinned -
      Quote Originally Posted by LearningMan View Post
      When Apple decides it's game over, the game is over. If you refuse to believe that, you're just another ostrich burying your head in the sand. If you guys think the hackers are smarter than the guys developing the code and the hardware, you don't understand the comp sci and the mathematics of the game. I can't help that. It is beyond the scope of this course. As a math and computer science major, believe me when I say this. It WILL be over one day and today may or may not be the day. Only time will tell.
      I can agree that it's quite possible the well will run dry soon as far as jailbreaks go - only because it does seem to be getting tighter as of late. But to imply Apple can just "decide" to end JB forever is a silly statement. Believe me - they would have done it when they found out they had no legal protection from it under the DMCA if they could have.

      All they can do is ramp up and close existing holes and hope they add no new exploits with future releases. This is how they will succeed. How many of the security holes they've patched since JB came out have been discovered by the community and not internally? (clue: a lot more than once.) Asking who is the smarter of the hackers and developers as some rhetorical question is a rather meaningless once since it can be either in any given case.

      And as a molecular biologist and a fine beer connoisseur, believe me when I say this: beer and molecules are awesome - it's a scientific fact because I said so.
    1. Dave_Xiavia's Avatar
      Dave_Xiavia -
      Quote Originally Posted by DieselVexx View Post
      Idk...thinking bout jumping ship. My iPhone is great but it's starting to get a bit complicated to get a jb. I mean, right firm ware, correct build, risk your old jb, one to two week upgrade window. Heck, I'm having trouble upgrading period! I've been here since the beginning and I can't remember a time that I would have considered another phone till now.
      Man I felt the same way a week before christmas. I picked up the Samsung Galaxy Skyrocket and honestly, I loved it cept for a few things like issues w/ my bluetooth, media player and how much that phone HATED my iMac. Unfortunately, I downgraded to a 4S(had a 3Gs before the upgrade to the Skyrocket) since the Android market doesn't have a few apps that are essential to me and I'm kinda regretting it. Smaller screen and honestly not as fast as the Skyrocket. ANYWAYS, I will admit this cat and mouse game is getting maaad old. Every time Apple comes out w/ a new update we lose the jailbreak(if you update of course). Everytime Android updates their OS, there is a new CyanogenMod waiting for you. I really wish Apple would get over themselves and be like Google and work w/ hackers.

      Welp reading the article is indeed sad news. Kinda makes me feel I downgraded to the 4S in vain.

      If modding your phone is a big deal to you and you have a PC, I highly recommend getting an Android phone.
    1. Turnamental's Avatar
      Turnamental -
      I'm not understanding the hard decision of the iPad 2's on 4.3.3 ~ 5.0.1

      I indeed had this question until I opened Cydia. I do in fact have a iPad 2 WiFi and it's a bit easier downgrade. But isn't Cydia capturing the 5.0.1 blobs even while it sits on 4.3.3? Mine said 5.0.1 on file and I just grabbed mine from Cydia via TU and didn't even have to plug my iPad in.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      The problem is there is no current way to use those 5.X shsh on a A5 device.
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      To clarify, you CAN save them but just can't use them. I believe I read something on twitter that said this. Anybody confirm or am I mistaken?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by mmaboi21 View Post
      To clarify, you CAN save them but just can't use them. I believe I read something on twitter that said this. Anybody confirm or am I mistaken?
      correct
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by mmaboi21 View Post
      To clarify, you CAN save them but just can't use them. I believe I read something on twitter that said this. Anybody confirm or am I mistaken?
      That is essentially what Simon just said.
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      That is essentially what Simon just said.
      That is essentially what Simon said.
    1. j4v3d's Avatar
      j4v3d -
      i dont know why people are not patience enough -if you cant jailbreak the 4S yourselves i suggest you hold tight and stop insulting pod2g - he doesnt need to do work on it if he didnt want to.

      fickle people!
    1. camperchuck's Avatar
      camperchuck -
      yay my first edit. been here almost 5 years and i finaly get yelled at hahha. thanks cowboy. =)


      Quote Originally Posted by camperchuck View Post
      Mod edit- please do not insult members on this site no matter how off the wall their comments maybe.

      Thanks,
      Cowboy