Just hours after its release on 16 March 2012, Apple’s new iPad was jailbroken by the iPhone Dev-Team. Their announcement was a hope for iPad users dependent on jailbreak tweaks that an exploit for A5 and A5X devices running iOS 5.1 would be available within weeks. However, the wait for such exploit is going to be longer.
Dev-Team member Pod2g, famous for his recent iPhone 4S and iPad 2 jailbreaks, confirmed via Twitter that a jailbreak for iOS 5.1 devices powered by Apple’s A5 and A5X chips will take a long time to arrive and he could not confirm when will it happen. A5 and A5X chips are in many Apple devices including the iPhone 4S, the iPad 2, the new iPad, and the new Apple TV.
Pod2g said that even if he had all “pieces of a userland jailbreak,” there would be weeks of work ahead. But some of those pieces are still missing:
About 5.1 jailbreak for A5+ devices: it’s not out and I have no clue when it’ll happen. I’m working some hours per week on finding vulns. [Vulnerabilities.]
But right now we (cdev) have some pieces of a userland jailbreak, but we miss some, and even it we had them all, there’s weeks of work to put them all together in a public ready tool.
Anyway, it is said that hours before sunrise are always the darkest of the night but every night is followed by a morning. Similarly, one should patiently wait for the iOS 5.1 jailbreak.
Source: Cult Of Mac