pod2g passes A4 jailbreak off to Chronic Dev Team focuses on A5 jailbreak

Just a bit ago, @pod2g updated his blog once again with more progress on the untethered 4S jailbreak. At this time, the A4 is pretty much complete so he has passed it off to the rest of the - team(presumably so they can continue testing and begin packaging the into a user-friendly GUI tool). In doing so, he has also freed up his time to focus solely on the jailbreak now for iPad2 and iPhone4S.

He still has not provided an exact release date but he does keep saying "soon." Honestly, at this point, I'd rather have him wait until is released before burning the exploit. For those unfamiliar with how the cat&mouse game of jailbreaking goes, if pod2g releases the jailbreak before is released it is EXTREMELY likely that Apple will patch it before releasing publicly. This would be terrible news for iPhone4S users who are depending on the upcoming release to fix their battery drain issues.

He also made an update on his Facebook page saying nothing more than "A4 soon," this could be an indication that he plans on releasing the A4 jailbreak as soon as it's finished, packaged and tested instead of waiting to release the A4/A5 jailbreaks at the same time(again I hope this is not the case).

I need to focus on A5 and hope I can find a path quick, and I have the feeling that chronic-dev could help me.

So, here is what I did:
- I gave all the details to the chronic dev team so that they can finish, test, integrate and release the A4 jb ASAP.
- I'll put all my energy from now on on the A5

Hope I don't disappoint.

See you.

We will continue to keep you up to date whenever pod2g makes a new post.

  • Jim

    It is terribly unwise to wait until the next update before releasing the jailbreak, IMHO. Apple changed the rules of the game buy becoming much more aggressive about identifying holes in their code, as pod2g can attest to. Chances are, his exploit has already been patched in 5.1 — in which case it will be useless to people who update early or inadvertently. Apple stops signing old iOS versions, so at that point there is little hope of going back and the jailbreak will be lost to those users forever.

    • http://iphoneblogr.com JaeM1llz

      The chances of Apple being able to locate the exact exploit that pod2g is using, without knowing anything about it, are slim and none. If the exploit had already patched in 5.1b2 pod2g would have already told us and he would not even be considering waiting. It would be terribly unwise not to wait until 5.1 is released.

  • Mike

    This would be the perfect Christmas present… Just saying lol I couldn’t ask for anything better!!

    • http://iphoneblogr.com JaeM1llz

      Don’t hold your breath, they are probably going to wait for 5.1 before releasing the jailbreak.

      • Mike

        Yea that’s why I was afraid of :/