There is more good news for iOS jailbreakers, as pod2g has apparently resolved the Address Space Layout Randomisation (ASLR) puzzle, which he encountered a couple of days back. We may recall the Dream Team had identified almost all the exploits needed for the new untethered jailbreak, except for one final piece.
Pod2g has just tweeted on his progress in bringing the iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak. Furthermore, he looks all set to ROP the payload, which means the ingredients are ready for the final recipe - a working iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak running on all the devices including the new iPad.
"ASLR seems bypassed! Weird machines FTW. Time to ROP the payload," tweeted pod2g, just after he successfully bypassed ASLR.
The community of iOS hackers have unearthed several exploits but the final public release will probably feature just one of them. On the downside, I0n1c seems to be backing off from the jailbreak scene after he allegedly faced some criticism on Twitter, according to iPhonehelp. The talented hacker is said to have his own perceptions about people making big money out of jailbreaks.
There is still no news on the ETA of the release for the much-awaited jailbreak on iOS 5.1. Nevertheless, the rapid progress made by pod2g makes the jailbreak release imminent.
Pod2g has not revealed any further details about the jailbreak and hence it is still unclear if this new jailbreak will be untethered or tethered, when successfully launched. Besides, it is still not known if it will support older devices like iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 1, iPod Touch 4G and iPod Touch 3G. For now, iPhone Dev-Team's Redsn0w released in March supports only tethered jailbreak solution for iPhone 4/3GS and iPod touch 4G/3G.
In other words, the untethered jailbreak is possible only with iPhone 3GS with older BootROM. Those who accidentally upgraded to iOS 5.1 can downgrade their software to 5.0.1 for an untethered jailbreak using Redsn0w posted here.