When iOS 5.1 jailbreak for Apple TV 2 was released, many iPhone users and iPad users were hoping for a similar release to follow within a short time. Later, it was reported that iOS 5.1 jailbreak for devices equipped with A5 and A5X processor chips would take time.
The status on the iOS 5.1 jailbreak is something everybody wants to know. That is why, pod2g has given some insight into the progress of the hackers via a recent string of tweets.
The good news is that the hackers have managed to bypass the Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) already. The complicated security measure could have taken much longer. The bad news is that a public jailbreak still seems to be a ways out:
“ETA for 5.1 JB : no clue! We’re going to set pieces of the puzzle together this week. We could have issues… Could be 1 month maybe 2… Maybe never… (!)
I know 1 month seems long, but it’s short to work on a project like this when it’s a hobby and you’ve other things to do as well.”
It is important to remember that most of these hackers do have normal day jobs, or at least other projects that they are working on. Releasing free jailbreaks does not enable them to pay the bills. Thus, they cannot ignore that what enables them to earn a living.
Thus, patience is needed and complaining hackers on Twitter is not right.
pod2g and other hackers care about their fans. That is why, they keep them updated on the latest developments.
Source: iDownload Blog