Chronic Dev Team member p0sixninja has given an update on 4S jailbreak untethered status. In a tweet merely hours ago, posixninja reveals that the iOS 5.0, 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4S is not "much longer now" from release.
One must not forget the singular effort put in by French iOS hacker Pod2g in releasing iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak for non-A5 based devices. He did reveal the fact that some issues were being faced in jailbreaking Apple's latest and greatest iOS firmware on A5 based iPhone 4S and iPad 2. To aid him, legendary iOS hacking geniuses MuscleNerd, Planetbeing and P0sixninja joined forces and came together on the 4S jailbreak quest.
Since that monumental day, significant progress has been made in a short amount of time. Up till now a video of 5.0.1 iPhone 4S jailbroken untethered has been released as well as a picture of an iPad 2 jailbroken on iOS 5.0.1. Without a doubt the release of 4S jailbreak is merely days away.
Keeping the community duly updated on jailbreak progress is just one of the amazing things this team is doing. While Pod2g has been posting updates on his blog, MuscleNerd has tweeted about progress as well as Planetbeing who tweeted when the triumph of getting rid of sandbox issues was achieved. In today's tweet, P0sixninja makes it clear that a 4S jailbreak release will not take much longer now.
While we will keep bringing you updates on the jailbreak status as soon as they come in, there's a crucial factor which should be kept in mind by people particularly waiting for 4S jailbreak. MuscleNerd has made it clear yesterday that if you intend on unlocking your iPhone 4S, do not upgrade to iOS 5.0.1. Stay put on iOS 5.0 or downgrade from iOS 5.0.1 if you have already upgraded. It is possible that baseband related issues might come up when trying to create an unlock for iPhone 4S on iOS 5.0.1. Since iOS 5.0 comes with older basebands, achieving an unlock for iPhone 4S on that firmware is going to be relatively easy. MuscleNerd also said that the 4S jailbreak will be compatible on both iOS 5.0 and iOS 5.0.1 firmwares. iPad 2 owners should upgrade to iOS 5.0.1 if they are currently on an unjailbreakable firmware.
Fingers crossed for an early release.