Jailbreak for iPhone 4S & iPad 2 Coming Soon

Oct 28, 2011 - 9 Comments

iPhone 4S with iOS 5 jailbroken

An official jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 running iOS 5 is coming sooner than later, as evidenced by iPhone Dev Team member MuscleNerd posting several screenshots of the works in progress. In fact, they jailbreak has already been achieved, but there are unspecified “hurdles left” before the jailbreak will see a public release.

There are currently no time estimates, but typically these teaser screenshots and videos start to appear soon before a first beta jailbreak becomes available. The iPhone 4S and iPad 2 have been noticeably absent from the current iOS 5 jailbreak, both devices share much of the same internal hardware including the A5 CPU, and has posed a challenge to jail break. It’s unclear whether this will be a tethered or untethered jailbreak.

MuscleNerd also posted the following video to YouTube, showing the jailbreak off on an iPad 2 running iOS 5:

Coming from the Dev Team, the jailbreak will probably be a released as a new version of redsn0w. We’ll keep you posted on any news or updates, be sure to follow our jailbreak coverage for more.

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  1. pweasel says:

    Hope they release this soon so they can start work on the iBooks problem

  2. iPaddizzed says:

    …. “iOs has everything you need”. Suuuuure, but not for me. I need a file browser, I need to send by mail ANY file I want (including my own self recorded mp3s..), I need to get the files from my friends’ usb pendrive ’cause they haven’t an iPad or 3g internet connection everywhere….I need to read ANY image or clip in ANY folder…because I spent 30€ for the “camera connection kit”…oh, and I need more than 9GB space for my files… Ok? I only bought this damned iPad 2 because of the features I’ll get once jailbroken…. :-)

    • Dust says:

      If it’s such a “damned” worthless device without a jailbreak, why don’t you go buy a far superior droid tablet. Oh…yeah… never mind.

      • iPaddizzed says:

        That’s simple: because in a year if I’m going to re-sell my ipad2 I’ll have lost only 20% (maximum…) of its value, but with a droid tablet …maybe the 50%?? …just look what’s happening on ebay . This happens also with droid smartphones and iPhone :-)

    • pweasel says:

      how do you read an USB pendrive? if you don’t mind me asking

      • Strombo says:

        If you have a jailbroken ipad and a program called ifile, you can use the camera connection kit to connect thumb drives. The thumb drive shows up in the ifile app and can be accessed just like on a computer (files can be copied into whatever folder or app you want).

  3. U.N. Owen says:


    This coming soon’ bullt is played OUT.

    How ’bout you do something ‘crazy,’ like, say: ‘flash! Jailbreak for iOS (fill-in-the-blank) will be available tomorrow.’

    Coming soon….

    Give it a rest.

  4. Barry Smoot says:

    Me too. I just want though a LIve Wallpaper

  5. Grafton says:

    The only reason I have an interest in jailbreaking anymore is so that I can customize my Notifications Center to have RSS feeds. There’s really no other benefit, iOS 5 already has the other features we used to want that required the JB. I bet iOS 5.1 gets an RSS reader too!

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