Will a jailbreak for the New iPad come in near future? There is a possibility.
This is a good news for those who were waiting for a jailbreak for iOS 5.1.
Apple had released iOS 5.1 to the public on 7 March 2012. Jailbreakers with A4-based iOS devices like the iPhone 4 were able to perform a tethered jailbreak shortly after the firmware hit. Those who wished to keep their full, untethered jailbreak (including iPhone 4S and iPad 2 owners) had no choice but to stay on iOS 5.0.1 until a new jailbreak is announced for 5.1.
There have been some whispers on Twitter that certain hackers are finding exploits for a iOS 5.1 jailbreak, and the infamous hacker known as “i0n1c” has already jailbroken his way into 5.1 on the iPad 2. Pod2g is also making efforts.
The Germany-based Stefan ‘i0n1c’ Esser is mostly known for releasing the untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3 last year. He has been relatively quiet in the jailbreak scene since he has been focusing on his work in security research, but some new photos indicate that now he is back at it again with iOS 5.1.
In the pictures on this page, you can see that i0n1c has installed Cydia successfully on the A5-based iPad 2. While this is great news, i0n1c’s work should mean an early jailbreak for the new iPad.
As veeence pointed out, i0n1c’s user land jailbreak for 5.1 on the A5 should also work on the new iPad’s A5X processor. This is because the exploit is software-based and the two chips are not very different in terms of architecture. While the jailbreak will have to be extensively tested, i0n1c said that he expects to have iOS 5.1 jailbroken on the new hardware once he gets his iPad in the mail over the next few days.
How early do you expect to see the jailbreak for the New iPad? Post your comments.
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Source: Cult Of Mac