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iPad 2 iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak demoed on video

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Untethered A5 jailbreak release imminent

Two weeks ago, we wrote that the long-anticipated iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak for Apple's A5-based devices (iPhone 4S and iPad 2) was to be delayed indefinitely due to complications with public distribution methods. From a surface perspective, it appeared that the exploit developed by iOS security researcher pod2g and the iPhone Dev Team required the use of an Apple Developer account in order to inject the untethered files into Apple's A5-based devices. Of course, it was not in the best interests of the jailbreaking community to release an exploit that only few elitist gadget geeks with $99 Apple Developer subscriptions could afford and use.

According to recent news from the underground developers themselves, pod2g's userland exploit will most likely be ported to both Greenpois0n and Redsn0w, both free, massively distributed jailbreak tools. Both authors of Greenpois0n and Redsn0w have assisted pod2g with the task of converting his half-baked iOS 5.0.1 exploit into a freely and massively distributable public exploit.

Nevertheless, pod2g has recently posted an image of an Apple iPad 2 running iOS 5.0.1 with a successful untethered jailbreak. The image depicts the device running Cydia 1.1.2 in all its glory on an untethered A5-based tablet. We shouldn't be more than a couple of days away from seeing both Greenpois0n and Redsn0w releases. Many prospective iPhone 4S and iPad 2 functionality enthusiasts have been waiting for this public release for many months now, and it is literally just around the corner at this point.

Additionally, pod2g has also posted a video of an Apple iPhone 4S running iOS 5.0.1 with a successful untethered jailbreak which can be found here.

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