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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.

    Originally Posted by :
    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. Hedrush's Avatar
      Hedrush -
      Quote Originally Posted by RRoD420 View Post
      Pod2g said possible release within a week. Nothing changed between then and this new blog post. It's explaining his status, he's working on it. His last tweet is telling everyone to update a5 devices to 5.0.1 and he never recounted that statement. Have a little faith and stay at 5.0.1, it looks like he's very close. He just explained the last step needed to complete the jb.
      Exactly mate. I posted something similar a few pages back. For some reason people have got it into there head a JB for A5 is no longer coming. Stupid people are stupid. Nothing has changed, in a weeks time when your all on JB devices you'll be eating your words.

      Quote Originally Posted by smuggler View Post
      haha, sucks for people who own a5 devices... the iPhone 5 will be here before the jailbreak for the 4s and ipad2 on 5.0.1, mad props to pod2g for all the hard work even with everyone coming down hard on him... he made my holiday, and i have my iPad and iphone4 jailbroken and untethered at that. oh along with my apple tv
      And here we have said definition of stupid.
    1. baskie's Avatar
      baskie -
      Not read the six pages of complaints, but pretty sure pod2g NEVER said "next week". He said something along the lines of "hopefully next week with some luck". But, by the time the usual websites reported it, it'd changed to "JB next week, for sure, 100%, pod2g said so.

      If however he did advise everyone to update to ios5, that wasn't the smartest move.

      And to those who offer money AFTER the JB drops, Why not before? Put your money where your mouth is!
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Quote Originally Posted by baskie View Post
      Not read the six pages of complaints, but pretty sure pod2g NEVER said "next week". He said something along the lines of "hopefully next week with some luck". But, by the time the usual websites reported it, it'd changed to "JB next week, for sure, 100%, pod2g said so.

      If however he did advise everyone to update to ios5, that wasn't the smartest move.

      And to those who offer money AFTER the JB drops, Why not before? Put your money where your mouth is!
      He said A5 jailbreak possible within a week
    1. iDeadman's Avatar
      iDeadman -
      I know there's going to be a lot of pissed people because he told people to go ahead and update your iPhone 4s and iPad 2 to 5.0.1 because the jailbreak would be ready hopefully within a week. Now people updated and are stuck because he got a little over confident in his progress. THAT sucks. Luckily I decided to wait, better safe then sorry.
    1. baskie's Avatar
      baskie -
      Quote Originally Posted by celeron View Post
      He said A5 jailbreak possible within a week
      Tweet from two days ago:

      “ I made a step today for the A5. With some luck we could expect a release in a week.”

      "some luck". "Could". Considering English is not his first language I'd say he's left that one as open as possible!

      The tweet that follows did indeed advise people to update though, so that's not good. But still, the way the blogs reported that the JB was about to drop was very poor reporting.

      I wonder if he's been offered a job at Apple? Could explain the change of position.
    1. metaserph's Avatar
      metaserph -
      I donated a decent amount before the JB for iP4 even came out, just on his effort. The iP4S was shown ALREADY jailbroken, the issue is creating a distributable package outside the Dev. account type of code which won't bring the sheriff (Apple) banging on his throat. I just sold my jb'd iP4 having complete faith in pod2g. The jb WILL be out, just as soon as possible. The explanation he gave on his blog regarding how jailbreaks work "should have" educated us all on the amount of work needed to pull this off. Those who are still "beaotching" about "are we there yet? are we there yet? daddy, are we there yet?" most likely are not outside of the " I'm 13 and I have an iPhone and I want it jb'd now" stage. Sad to read their comments. "Stupid is as stupid does". Sigh. 0_o
    1. jetnjester's Avatar
      jetnjester -
      You may make fun and poke at what "SMUGGLER" just said but anyone with half a brain and once of knowledge about jailbreaking already knows the 2 biggest cardinal rules of Iphones and Jailbreaking.

      1. NEVER UPDATE YOUR IPHONE UNTIL YOU KNOW THERE IS A JAILBREAK RELEASED YOU CAN LIVE WITH.
      2. NEVER BUY AN IDEVICE WITH A NEW CHIP UNTIL YOU KNOW THERE IS A JAILBREAK RELEASED YOU CAN LIVE WITH.
      OH 3....
      3. DON'T SELL YOUR ONLY JAILBREAKED IPHONE UNTIL YOU KNOW THERE IS A JAILBREAK RELEASED YOU CAN LIVE WITH. - THANKS FOR REMINDING ME "METASERPH"


      If you do then you have no one else but YOURSELF to blame. I hope they start to sell the jailbreaks becuase then these guys can make some money for their long nights of writing code and the little pain the ***** inconsiderate people (not all are kids - some are stupid adults) can go *&^% themselves.

      THIS IS FOR THOSE PEOPLE: Look at how much time you waste looking and B!T(HING about "oh I don't have a jailbreak" "when is it coming out" "oh he said 2 days" Well POD2G spends more time then that trying to figure out a JB for you for free - while your at school or pre-school, while your aout with your friends or while your working at the GAP in the mall. He is a hero!!!!!!! You should bow down to him, ask him if he needs a soda, if he needs his car washed, can you do his laundry, can I make you dinner but NO you CRY AND WHINE LIKE A LITTLE BIT(H. So why don't you go away and when you see it hit the papers or the news (cause it will) then come back.
    1. kennethpetro's Avatar
      kennethpetro -
      I'm a little confused from reading through these posts. I have a 4s on 5.0 and a few weeks back, we were warned not to update to 5.0.1 due to the risk of the pending jailbreak not working. I'm confused because i've read a few posts which have now said to update to 5.0.1 (before Apple releases 5.1) as the pending jailbreak will only work on 5.0.1 and not on 5.0 or 5.1....Can anyone shed some light on my confusion?

      Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    1. LearningMan's Avatar
      LearningMan -
      To all you fanboys that think it's kool to play cheerleader and brag about how grateful you are and how these guys donate their freakin' time for free and blah, blah, blah, I offer you this...

      TANSTAAFL-There ain't no such thing as a free lunch. If somebody got something for nothing, somebody else got nothing for something. It's the law of balance in the universe, people.

      If you guys really think these guys are doing this for nothing out of the goodness of their hearts, it only leaves you in one of two groups:

      1) You are totally a DA or
      2) You're an ostrich with your head buried in the sand that simply refuses to accept the truth or to see the same.

      Get a grip people. If you're a developer, this is a FOR PROFIT HOBBY. Wake up and smell the coffee.

      Don't misunderstand me. I'm grateful too, but in another life, I've seen the other side. It's very profitable and very lucrative, even when it looks like it's not to outsiders. 'Nuf said.

      As to the "Expect it in a week" for the A5 and all those defending it now, I offer you this: A spade is a spade. Somebody lied. Today or 4 days ago. A lie's a lie. Either they had it or they didn't and they said they did. You do the math. You can sugar-coat sh1t all you want to, it's still sh1t. I have zero confidence in this guy now. Why? He bold-faced lied to me. Either today or 4 days ago. One of those two days, he lied. Period. His motives, whatever they may have been or may be, don't change the facts. If you smell it, you can bet somebody took a dump somewhere, even if you can't find out exactly where it is. ;-)

      Having said that, I think the column's author took a lot of poetic interpretation liberty with the twit as originally released. I'm not sure pod actually said it wasn't coming. I'm not sure WHAT he said, if anything, significant.

      I said this back in the DTV days guys, and only a SMALL handful of people believed me and stood by my statements. It came to fruition and so far it's held true to today. The same thing applies here. 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.
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Quote Originally Posted by kennethpetro View Post
      I'm a little confused from reading through these posts. I have a 4s on 5.0 and a few weeks back, we were warned not to update to 5.0.1 due to the risk of the pending jailbreak not working. I'm confused because i've read a few posts which have now said to update to 5.0.1 (before Apple releases 5.1) as the pending jailbreak will only work on 5.0.1 and not on 5.0 or 5.1....Can anyone shed some light on my confusion?

      Any help would be greatly appreciated!
      Pod2g stated several times thru tweets that 4s users to update to 5.0.1in case Apple released 5.1
    1. PoEtikly's Avatar
      PoEtikly -
      Quote Originally Posted by nicoand View Post
      i will tell you why because a lot off w....pissed him off with all the insults here
      I Agee! Why the hell would he want to release something or work harder on this exploit when there are so many ungrateful sacks of crap! All of you who have made bogus comments, GO FIND THE EXPLOIT YOURSELF! Stop pissing and moaning about something you have no idea how to do. If these guys can't get one working then nobody will! I assure you that this exploit not being released isn't for lack effort. Cut him slack. Here's a message to pod2g, "don't sweat all the comments that these ungrateful pos's have posted. You have to remember that a lot of these people have to insult others and act like complete jerk offs on the Internet because in their real lives they are bullied losers. They need to spout off bs on the Internet to boost their self esteem otherwise we'd probably have Columbines everyday. Your hard work is appreciated by those of us who actually matter. Thanks for all you do for us."
    1. kennethpetro's Avatar
      kennethpetro -
      Quote Originally Posted by celeron View Post
      Pod2g stated several times thru tweets that 4s users to update to 5.0.1in case Apple released 5.1
      Edit - Already found the answer to my next question....Thanks Celeron
    1. camperchuck's Avatar
      camperchuck -
      Mod edit- please do not insult members on this site no matter how off the wall their comments maybe.

      Thanks,
      Cowboy
    1. 1392583's Avatar
      1392583 -
      god damn it jsut read 3 pages full of nothing but complaints
      if u want a jailbreak so faster than y dont u just learn wat pod2g is doing and help along wiht the research and maybe just maybe u can help find a vunerblity so all u complainers just shut up if ur not going to help i have a ipad 2 and i want a untether jailbreak too but unless ur helping u have no right to complain for christ sake right now i dont even care if they release a tether jailbreak i take wat i can get but u cant get no so just deal with it
      all the devs who r working their butts off look for a vunerbilty need to rest too and ahve a personal life let them get so RR and maybe they can think of a new way to approach this plus with IOS 5.1 in beta all the dev are probaly comparing 5.0.1 and 5.1 firmware to see if certian exploit are still open so when 5.1 come out u all of us can jailbreak immedatie
      SO TAKE A CHILL PILL AND RESUME WITH OUR LIFE!!!
    1. MrLingerLonger's Avatar
      MrLingerLonger -
      All you complainers about not having a jb yet need to relax. These guys don't owe anyone anything. If I were the dev team I would have a block list coded in the jb so it wouldnt work for some of you. The ones who just sit there and complain.
    1. Megaorange's Avatar
      Megaorange -
      Quote Originally Posted by pod2g View Post
      I made a step today for the A5. With some luck we could expect a release in a week.
      He said within a week only 2 days ago he still has 5 days. And he said with luck not it will
    1. littlelisa63's Avatar
      littlelisa63 -
      Quote Originally Posted by MrLingerLonger View Post
      All you complainers about not having a jb yet need to relax. These guys don't owe anyone anything. If I were the dev team I would have a block list coded in the jb so it wouldnt work for some of you. The ones who just sit there and complain.
      +1
    1. ikesmasher's Avatar
      ikesmasher -
      people waiting for jailbreaks are really good at pissing developers off, which is i think at least a small part of the reason.
    1. VerizonIphone4_help's Avatar
      VerizonIphone4_help -
      Quote Originally Posted by GuyGascard View Post
      I seems to me that i have been trapped into buying lot of apps on cydia and that if an a5 jailbreak is not possible i should be entitle to a refund on all the the apps i Broth probably hundreds of dollars.
      are you serious? No when you buy an app, either in the app store or cydia you are buying THAT APP FOR THAT FIRMWARE! The same is true for themes, etc from cydia. There are apps in the app store that don't have updates or are removed from the app store and therefore have no more updates. Why, then, would Cydia be any different? MyWi, Intelliscreen and MANY MANY other LARGE apps from Cydia make their previous customers pay AGAIN for a new app for new firmware. Why? The work involved in plugging it and adding new features (iOS 5 is quite different than iOS4)

      So no your not entitled to a refund, your entitled me though to reach through the interwebs and deliver one hellofa face slap.

      *slap!

      As far as the article, I'm hella grateful to everyone who helped develope the exploit or package that brought the A4 jailbreak and am patiently waiting for a A4 jailbreak for my new 4S. Either hang onto your old device until the new one is jailbroken or be unjailbroken! Either way please stop your bitchin' these things are done for free!
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      Quote Originally Posted by Salmonboy View Post
      And now I feel Kina dumb, updating my iPad 2 to 5.0.1, and lost my 4.3.3 jailbreak. Can't live for long without the JB.
      If you have your SHSH blobs saved why can't you downgrade? Myself I'm so tired of waiting I have my iPhone 4S up for sale along with my iPad 2. Say hello to the Galaxy Nexus and Samsung 10.1 tablet.