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  • MuscleNerd and Pod2g Update Progress of A5 Jailbreak

    Pod2g stated some important information on his Twitter this morning.

    As we are waiting for the A5 jailbreak to become a reality, many were upset when pod2g announced that an A5 jailbreak is currently not possible. It seems that when he said that, he was simply explaining why there wasn't one yet. The hacker and his dream team continue to barrel forward with progress. MuscleNerd earlier retweeted pod2g on Twitter in that saurik helped contribute with the A5 jailbreak's progress. So far this is saurik's second time helping with the A5 untether and we appreciate his efforts. The hope is that the already untethered A4 jailbreak that pod2g released at the end of last year will be ported to the A5 processors.

    Pod2g afterwards tweeted that planetbeing was close to escaping the sandbox of Apple's devices. Planetbeing put a lot of time and effort into doing it. This is great news because the sandbox is one of the tough security measures that makes hacking into an iDevice hard. Escaping the sandbox means that more progress can be made. It's great to know that level of the game has been beaten.

    The current untethered jailbreak that pod2g has for the A5 jailbreak required an exploit that only developers could use which is why they could not release it to the public. As he mentions in the tweet, it is imperative that the exploit used is kept a secret as it could be of use in the future. Not everyone is a developer so that means that not everyone would have the jailbreak anyway. We know that a select few of the people out there with developer accounts would have settled for this jailbreak, but unfortunately you're going to have to wait until everyone can have the jailbreak.

    The dream team is working hard and more progress has been shown. Pod2g Tweets on Twitter that there is no estimated time for arrival for the A5 jailbreak yet, but with more progress being achieved we know that it is only a matter of time before one of the genius hackers finds the light at the end of the long, dark tunnel.

    Sources: Twitter via pod2g
    This article was tipped by ModMyi reader spooneditr.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: MuscleNerd and Pod2g Update Progress of A5 Jailbreak started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 35 Comments
    1. stryker_tc's Avatar
      stryker_tc -
      Quote Originally Posted by metaserph View Post
      The principle behind "jailbreaking" was NEVER "so all idevice users can have everything for free", and not once does the article mention "Saurik and all other Dreamteamers are doing all this so that the masses won't suffer, goodness of their hearts and for no profit". In fact feeling a sense of any entitlement towards everything for free is ridiculous to say the least. But anyways it's been said before. There's nothing wrong in making money doing something that benefits others and supporters are willing to pay for them. Anybody that pays bills understands that. I hope...
      Agreed. I'm happy that those guys are making money. They are all mad talented. I think there are many people that don't understand that it IS a business and that pod2g and the rest are out there are doing this work out of the goodness of their hearts and turning no profits. I don't see this being the case. I hope its not and its what keeps my faith that a jailbreak will always come eventually. Just my opinion. I do wish them luck and know that nothing is easy. Hopefully they all retire fat and happy with an umbrella drink in their hands everyday. Cheers!

    1. fklentz's Avatar
      fklentz -
      So, do I update the ipad2 to 5.01 and loose my JB, do I wait only to find 5.1 is out and ?
    1. PADLOCK's Avatar
      PADLOCK -
      these guys are true magicians.
    1. R.Mortera's Avatar
      R.Mortera -
      Quote Originally Posted by PADLOCK View Post
      these guys are true magicians.
      +1
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by fklentz View Post
      So, do I update the ipad2 to 5.01 and loose my JB, do I wait only to find 5.1 is out and ?
      5.0.1.
    1. kuhndsn's Avatar
      kuhndsn -
      Quote Originally Posted by stryker_tc View Post

      Agreed. I'm happy that those guys are making money. They are all mad talented. I think there are many people that don't understand that it IS a business and that pod2g and the rest are out there are doing this work out of the goodness of their hearts and turning no profits. I don't see this being the case. I hope its not and its what keeps my faith that a jailbreak will always come eventually. Just my opinion. I do wish them luck and know that nothing is easy. Hopefully they all retire fat and happy with an umbrella drink in their hands everyday. Cheers!
      Agreed... People do seem to complain about not having a JB immediately after it comes out. A "fix" to the wining and waiting etc=charge for the service or have a "business" / agreement in place that hires and or contracts out JBing. Saurik hosts a "app store" and I am sure makes money for his hosting services as well as some of his apps he develops (if not he should IMO). People are making money... that stated why not make it official and have a "dream team" get paid to JB the new FM / devices? After all its not like this cat and mouse is ever going to end. Might as well let these guy's make a buck. They seem to have the biggest heartburn and take the most beating while the devs that sell their JB apps and tweaks for a few $ on saurik's site wait patiently for the mad flood of purchases when all the hard work is completed.

      For me the only thing I miss is using my facetime how it should be used! But, I can wait after all it was me that decided to upgrade my phone. Now, what i cannot wait for IS A FIX TO MY BATT LIFE. oh and the horrible sound quality in a call that sometimes soinds like a fax is being sent from ET's phone. (course that could be an ATT thing...)

      Quote Originally Posted by stryker_tc View Post

      Agreed. I'm happy that those guys are making money. They are all mad talented. I think there are many people that don't understand that it IS a business and that pod2g and the rest are out there are doing this work out of the goodness of their hearts and turning no profits. I don't see this being the case. I hope its not and its what keeps my faith that a jailbreak will always come eventually. Just my opinion. I do wish them luck and know that nothing is easy. Hopefully they all retire fat and happy with an umbrella drink in their hands everyday. Cheers!
      Agreed... People do seem to complain about not having a JB immediately after it comes out. A "fix" to the wining and waiting etc=charge for the service or have a "business" / agreement in place that hires and or contracts out JBing. Saurik hosts a "app store" and I am sure makes money for his hosting services as well as some of his apps he develops (if not he should IMO). People are making money... that stated why not make it official and have a "dream team" get paid to JB the new FM / devices? After all its not like this cat and mouse is ever going to end. Might as well let these guy's make a buck. They seem to have the biggest heartburn and take the most beating while the devs that sell their JB apps and tweaks for a few $ on saurik's site wait patiently for the mad flood of purchases when all the hard work is completed.

      For me the only thing I miss is using my facetime how it should be used! But, I can wait after all it was me that decided to upgrade my phone. Now, what i cannot wait for IS A FIX TO MY BATT LIFE. oh and the horrible sound quality in a call that sometimes sounds like a fax is being sent from ET's phone. (course that could be an ATT thing...)
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Big thanks to all those working hard on this A5 JB! Very much appreciated!
    1. spooneditr's Avatar
      spooneditr -
      Quote Originally Posted by fklentz View Post
      So, do I update the ipad2 to 5.01 and loose my JB, do I wait only to find 5.1 is out and ?
      I'd say go with the 5.0.1 because once 5.1 comes out. There might be no jailbreak or you'd have to wait some time for it. I'd Atleast get the 5.0.1 before its to late.
    1. Gyngabread Man's Avatar
      Gyngabread Man -
      damn i wish we had GeoHot he might have been arrogant about his talent but damn that guy had every right to. im sure he has a 4S thats already jailbroken and untethered same with the ipad 2
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Gyngabread Man View Post
      damn i wish we had GeoHot he might have been arrogant about his talent but damn that guy had every right to. im sure he has a 4S thats already jailbroken and untethered same with the ipad 2
      So does pod2g - I think. The reason the exploit couldn't be shared and why they are continuing to work is because the exploit that they have right now uses a developer privilege exploit that not everyone can use. So they are working to produce a new one.
    1. airways330's Avatar
      airways330 -
      Awesome work guys!!!Cant wait to be jailbroken again!!!this time on my 4S.I hope the apps can't tell and say sandbox when you attempt to use them like on the old 3.1.3
    1. swifty7's Avatar
      swifty7 -
      my hat's off to the dream team. I just wonder how long are we looking at here before an official A5 JB comes out....1 month..2month.. half a year....1 year.

      I truly believe that the A6 is going to be JB proof.

      keep up the good work guys and thanks!!!!!
      you'll have my donation once it comes out and fully works.
    1. szr's Avatar
      szr -
      Quote Originally Posted by metaserph View Post
      The principle behind "jailbreaking" was NEVER "so all idevice users can have everything for free"
      Just for the sake of correctness:
      Quote Originally Posted by stryker_tc View Post
      There's more than one motive to keep all of this going and it sure as hell just isn't " Oh, it's so iDevice users can be free!" C'mon, now people.
      He said "user can be free", not "users can have everything for free."
    1. xclusiveiphone's Avatar
      xclusiveiphone -
      Nice to know that 5.1 finally restored the 2G/3G toggle.
    1. metaserph's Avatar
      metaserph -
      He's making a statement about motive, my statement, and not a direct reply to his post, was about principle. But I can see how it can be perceived as implied.
      Quote Originally Posted by szr View Post
      Just for the sake of correctness:

      He said "user can be free", not "users can have everything for free."