Sadly, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 3G users will not be able to jailbreak their iOS devices running on iOS 5.1.1 untethered. iOS hacker pod2g tested his untether exploit on an iPhone 3GS and iPod 3G only to found that the kernel vulnerability doesn’t jailbreak those. However, pod2g hopes there’s still the semi-tether jailbreak and downgrade for these old devices.
The confirmation came few minutes after he posted FAQ on iOS 5.1.x untethered jailbreak which aims to to remove the most common questions regarding the upcoming hack iOS 5.1.x. He added that before releasing the jailbreak publicly, he has to perform rigorous testing on 16 different iOS devices. Pod2g confirmed that the exploit he is working on doesn’t support jailbreak Apple TV3 (ATV3) and requested the community to stay calm. No ETA was shared by him except re-iterating – “Expect a release in a couple of weeks”.
Sad news. Just tested the untether on an iPod 3G. The kernel vulnerability don’t happen on this one. I think iPhone 3Gs is out too.
— pod2g (@pod2g) May 14, 2012
The news should not come as a shocker for select users. If you’re unaware, iPhone 3GS (New Bootrom) and iPod touch 3G can easily be tethered jailbroken using Redsn0w on iOS 5.1.1. However iPhone 3GS on old Bootrom is untethered for life. Tethered Jailbreak is not that bad! ”Tethered” jailbreak only require a computer connection to boot the device. It essentially means that every time your battery drains out or your device reboots, you must connect the device to a computer with the jailbreak program installed – such as redsn0w.