Untethered 5.1.1 Jailbreak to be released in a few weeks

Well, it turns out the poll on @pod2g's blog paid off as he has announced that the new he has been working on will be released in the next few weeks instead of waiting for 6 to be released to see if the exploits are still available. There are some oddities in the compatibility of this upcoming . Apparently the will work on iOS with most devices, however the iPod3G, iPhone3Gs and AppleTV 3 are currently excluded. However, old bootrom 3Gs users will be able to use this , it is only the new bootrom 3Gs that is not included for now.

pod2g goes on to answer more frequently asked questions on his blog post:

  • The poll about releasing now or waiting for 6.0 ended with a 64% / 33% to release ASAP. Where is the link ? ETA ? How much % done ? etc.
    As I said earlier in twitter, there's still a lot to do to have a user friendly and well tested tool to install the jailbreak on end users devices. Expect a release in a couple of weeks.
  • Will it be compatible with my <any random iOS device> ?
    It will be compatible with any device running iOS 5.1.1 except iPod 3G, iPhone 3Gs and ATV3 (right now, may change in a near future, nobody knows).
  • Why is it so slow to release now that the iPad 3,1 has been demoed ?
    There are 16 different devices out there to work on and to test. It takes time.
  • May I be a beta tester ?
    No, sorry. Only really trusted people (that can be counted on one hand) could have access to the jailbreak. I don't want any leak to happen.
  • What if I offer you 1,000,000$ ?
    That doesn't change a thing.

So it looks like the new jailbreak is right around the corner and it shouldn't be long now! Stay tuned for more info!