Stefan Esser, (aka i0n1c), who claims to have found a working exploit to jailbreak the ‘The New iPad’ (iPad 3), has just posted a huge tease for the must-sought-after iOS 5.1 release. The hacker has shared photos via twitter which shows jailbroken WiFi iPad 2 running on iOS 5.1 (9B176), Cydia 1.5 and many popular jailbreak tweaks. It now confirms that i0n1c has a 5.1 A5 Jailbreak (and most probably A5X).
Yesterday, Stefan Esser tweeted - 5 more days until I will have a jailbroken “the new iPad” and today he again re-confirmed that he has full-blown iOS 5.1 exploit (likely untethered) that will Jailbreak iPad 3 as soon as it arrives in his hands. Is it a bootrom exploit or userland is still unknown. But the slide shared by him today hints that the vulnerability in LC_SEGMENT64 could have been used to exploit iOS 5.1. Even pod2g’s blog post in January hinted that i0n1c has discovered a new exploit in LC_SEGMENT64 and a way to authenticate the binary using loader and that we could see it in action in the 5.1 jailbreak.
In addition to jailbreak iPad 3 on iOS 5.1, the exploit could support jailbreaking A5-based iPhone 4S and iPad 2 too. Details are thin whether it will support jailbreaking iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 4G/3G or not. 73X7M5MX45MA
Don’t ask when it will be available, however. But chances are that he will release alongside iPad 3 jailbreak. Stay Tuned as we will be covering each and every bit of iPad 2/iPad 3 jailbreak. Just follow @JAlLBREAKS
[Update 1]: i0n1c posts ‘The New iPad’ (3rd-Gen) 5.1 Untethered Jailbreak Demoed Video