Untethered jailbreak lined up for iPhone 4S

News Anjum Dhir 12:44, 17 Jan 2012

Hackers show off untethered iPhone 4S jailbreak in online video

An untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4S is almost here. 

Hackers over at pod2g have built an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and have showcased their development in an uploaded video.

Developers at the website claim that jailbreak will be available to users for download in the near future.

DHowett of the Chronic Dev Team is responsible for the development of the iPhone 4S jailbreak. Pod2g is best known for his iOS hacks.

Before starting the demo of the hack in the video, the user proves that the device being showcased is indeed an iPhone 4S by showing off the sim slot and four bars of the phone to identify it. To remove any doubt, he demos the Siri assistant as well.

The user then goes on to reboot the handset, which is running iOS 5.0.1. The phone successfully reboots without connecting to a computer, thus the untethered jailbreak.

Once the phone boots up, it connects to the user’s mobile network with ease. The user then goes on to launch Cydia. Though a non public version, it works just fine and proves once again that the phone is indeed an iPhone 4S.

The user then asks Siri how the weather is, to which Siri replies with a detailed forecast, just as it usually does. Other apps work like normal too, without any major lags or stalls.

From the video that BGR got its hands on, it looks like the untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4S has been developed flawlessly. Apple enthusiasts don’t have to wait long to get their hands on the real thing.

In all likelihood, it will be released to users in the next few days.


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