I woke up this morning, collected my iPhone from my bedside table and opened up my favorite Twitter application to browse through my timeline, just like I do every morning. Some tweet I skip past, some I briefly chuckle at, and others I take a vested interest in for one reason or another.
One tweet in particular peaked my interest this morning, come from Chronic Dev Team member Joshua Hill (a.k.a @p0sixninja). I won’t repeat the choice language used in the tweet, but even though it only consisted of two words, it was evident that the famous iOS developer was experiencing difficulties with the Apple Sandbox.
There didn’t seem to be any follow up tweets so I thought no more of it. That was until iOS developer pod2g published an update on his official blog with the title ‘Sandbox Difficulties’. One thing he is amazingly good at is keeping the community updated on the work involved, and the progress made in the development of the current batch of jailbreaks, and this latest post does not disappoint. If you haven’t read the post,you can follow the link to check it out, but it basically is a courtesy update to inform the public that work is continuing.
Owners of the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 were understandably a little disappointed when pod2g collaborated with the Chronic Dev and iPhone Dev Teams to release the recent Corona jailbreak for A4 devices which allows an untethered jailbreak for those older devices running iOS 5.0.1. Unfortunately at the time, although an untethered jailbreak is technically possible for these devices, the teams had found no distributable way of packaging it together and were still hunting for an exploitable bug.
Hopefully with the latest blog post comes a light at the end of the tunnel for those users anxiously awaiting A5 liberation. iPhone Dev Team leader MuscleNerd is better known for his baseband hacks and provider of the RedSn0w and Ultrasn0w tools has been confirmed to be lending his expertise on the project. He is joined by one of the co-creators of the Greenpois0n tool and leader of the Chronic Dev Team, Joshua Hill, who has worked alongside pod2g for years in the field of iPhone security research.
Perhaps the most exciting thing to come out of the blog post however, is the confirmation that legendary hacker, PlanetBeing is also working with the team to produce this jailbreak. PlanetBeing is widely regarded as one of the most talented developer to ever be involved in the iOS community, alongside the brilliant George Hotz. Fingers crossed that this ‘Dream Team’ will be able to inject their magic and produce an A5 jailbreak for those patient iPhone 4S and iPad 2 owners.
For jailbreaking iOS 5.0.1 untethered, follow our complete step by step instructions posted here to jailbreak iPhone, iPad, iPod touch using Redsn0w.
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