iPhone 4S
iPhone 4S

An untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4S running iOS 5.0.1 is just around the corner, as a hacker has posted a video online demonstrating that it works.

A member of the Chronic Dev Team who goes by the name Pod2g posted the video (below) on YouTube on January 15; the hacker said: "only a few to wait now," suggesting that the software needed to jailbreaking an iPhone 4S will be made available in a few days.

Currently, iOS devices with the A5 chip - namely, the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 - cannot be jailbroken when running the newest 5.0.1 software, but this is presumably about to change.

On January 16, Pod2g said on his blog: "My friend @DHowett made a video of an untethered 4S iPhone 4,1 running iOS 5.0.1 some days ago...only a few to wait now."

Jailbreaking is a process that essentially 'unlocks' an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, allowing the device to run applications not available through the Apple AppStore.

Apple does not allow jailbreaking and the process will void your warranty, so the IBTimes UK must stress that any readers who attempt to jailbreak their devices are doing so at their own risk.