Jailbroken iPad 2, iPhone 4S running iOS 5.0.1

The fight to jailbreak Apple's A5-chip-powered devices, specifically the iPhone 4S and the iPad, is nearing its end. Hacker "pod2g" and his crew of iOS exploit seekers have released photos and videos of a jailbroken iPhone 4S and a jailbroken iPad 2, both running iOS 5.0.1.

The fight to jailbreak Apple's A5-chip-powered devices, specifically the iPhone 4S and the iPad, is nearing its end. Hacker "pod2g" and his crew of iOS exploit seekers have released photos and videos of a jailbroken iPhone 4S and a jailbroken iPad 2, both running iOS 5.0.1.

The most compelling proof that an A5 jailbreak is close comes in the form of a video from pod2g and the Chronic Dev Team (via iDownloadBlog). The jailbreak, performed on the iPhone 4S, is completely untethered and seems to be working great.

Backing up the show of the iPhone 4S, pod2g posted a photograph of a jailbroken iPad 2 running iOS 5.0.1.

pod2g

Still, no official date has been mentioned for the public release of a jailbreak solution for A5 devices. The closest to a time frame we've seen has been pod2g's ominous blog note a couple days ago, "Only a few to wait now."

Are you a jailbreaker? What's your favorite non-Apple-sanctioned app? Let me know in the comments!

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