Pod2g’s ETA On iOS 5.1 Jailbreak: “Some Weeks Away,” No Early Beta Release
Despite the recent successes which Pod2g reported over Twitter (a working iPhone 4 untether, a productive weekend, quickly bypassing ASLR, a video of a working iPad 3 jailbreak, and compatibility with the newly released iOS 5.1.1), the ETA for a public jailbreak tool is still “some weeks away.” This time frame is in line with his original estimate from April 24: “Could be 1 month, maybe 2.”
The wait for the upcoming release will apparently result in “a nice, user friendly tool.” Pod2g stated that he’s not releasing an early “beta” implementation of his jailbreak, not even for $1,000,000.
As we’ve previously speculated, it’s possible that Pod2g can’t release (or sell) his working jailbreaks in their current state due to copyright issues. Joshua Hill, also known as @p0sixninja, one of Pod2g’s collaborators on the project, mentioned that there would be 2 legal hurdles in addition to the 5 technical hurdles. This would mean Pod2g’s jailbreak is only a proof of concept for Pod2g’s exploits until the jailbreak can be conducted without relying on proprietary code.
While it may seem like Pod2g is taking a long time to release a public jailbreak, Pod2g has made it clear that jailbreaks are not his full time job. As he said after his original ETA: “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.” If you’re looking for a definite ETA, Pod2g will “Release as soon as it is ready.”
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