Captioning this image (left) with a terse “No more to say!”, French hacker Pod2g is officially unveiling his iPad 2 jailbreak to the world. Owners of a second-generation Apple tablet, as well as those owning an iPhone 4S, have very little to wait for a public release.
Earlier this week, the infamous Pod2g released a YouTube video demonstrating his iPhone 4S untethered jailbreak. A5 devices like the 4S and the iPad 2 are yet to get an official jailbreak from the popular Dev Teams, but progress has been made each day.
This time around, Pod2g is proud to show off his iPad 2 jailbreak via an image that features a white, second-generation iPad displaying Cydia on its 9.7-inch screen.
In a blog post dated January 16, 2012, Pod2g wrote “Only a few to wait now,” referring to the public release of his untethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak for A5 devices.
Rogue iOS fans have been encouraged by the hackers to update their A5-based iOS devices to iOS 5.0.1 in anticipation of the untether.
According to BigBoss (via Cultofmac), “Apple is due to release 5.1 soon. When that happens, they will stop signing 5.0.1. This means you will only be able to restore to 5.1. 5.1 breaks the upcoming jailbreak. If you are currently a 4s owner or an ipad 2 owner, you will want to get your device to 5.0.1 ASAP.”
“This way when the jailbreak is released, you will be able to use it. If you do not restore to 5.0.1 now, in a few days when 5.1 is out, you may never be able to get from 5.0 to 5.0.1 and only option will be to wait again,” reads the notice.
Not sure if iOS 5.1 is so close, but the thing about breaking the upcoming hack should hold water. Apple never misses an opportunity to patch up the holes.
iPad 2 iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak Officially Revealed