Another update. Yes, the iPhone hackers are inching closer to release the untethered jailbreak. We simply couldn’t resist posting this because we promised to update you iPhone 4S and iPad 2 owners on the never-ending jailbreak scene.
Probably one of the biggest concern to the iPhone hackers was to devise a way to get rid of the sandbox errors. Today, these brilliant hackers cracked the code, hinting with a tweet posted by planetbeing:
And we’re out of the sandbox with @saurik’s invaluable help! (well, at least there’s a PoC) Turning out more complex than X-Gold 618.
Not too long ago we said the release of untethered jailbreak is imminent. Now, all you iPhone 4S and iPad 2 users out there, download and update your device to iOS 5.0.1 , as that is the firmware advocated by iPhone hackers for jailbreaking your devices.
The sandbox measure hides the information from being discovered by malicious processes. In other words, Sandbox is a running code walled within a security environment so as to limit external sources from accessing it. One of the crucial step to jailbreak is to escape the sandbox.
Update: In his latest blog post, Pod2g promises the A5 jailbreak is not far away now:
Here are some news about the current work on the A5 research. @planetbeing escaped from the sandbox with the help of @saurik. Thanks to their awesome work, there should be nothing left blocking for the A5 jailbreak. Now it should be a matter of days. Still no precise ETA of course. We all want this to be finished ASAP, we’re getting tired!
Looking at the progress and the way these iPhone hackers are sweeping off the iOS 5’s tightly guarded wall, it shouldn’t take more than a week or two for the jailbreak utility to release publicly. What are your thoughts? For more updates, follow us on Facebook.