1. risingofthephoenix's Avatar
    why the hell is the jailbreak out for iOS 5 Devices but not for the iPhone 4S or iPad 2? I just don't get it.....you would think they would release it for Xmas
    12-06-2011 12:54 AM
  2. verwon's Avatar
    Maybe because Apple really doesn't want it to happen, so they close exploits and holes, making it harder each time.

    And why Christmas? It's not a fruitcake!


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    12-06-2011 01:02 AM
  3. risingofthephoenix's Avatar
    well just because Apple doesn't want it hasn't stopped it before
    12-06-2011 01:55 AM
  4. iDonev's Avatar
    The answer to why there isn't a jailbreak is made of two symbols: A5 [chipset].
    12-06-2011 05:54 AM
  5. K.J's Avatar
    Yip, jailbreak is hampered by the A5 chip.

    Anyone have an idea why though?


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    12-06-2011 05:57 AM
  6. iDonev's Avatar
    Yip, jailbreak is hampered by the A5 chip.

    Anyone have an idea why though?


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    The same reason old bootrom 3GS owners enjoy an untethered jailbreak: every new chipset fixes the bugs of the previous one.
    12-06-2011 06:03 AM
  7. dbone15#AC's Avatar
    There already was an iPad2 JB on 4.3.3 so it can be done. Hopefully soon.
    12-06-2011 11:28 AM
  8. crystus's Avatar
    Yip, jailbreak is hampered by the A5 chip.

    Anyone have an idea why though?


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    The limerain exploit has been patched so now they have to find a userland exploit that will give them root access and once they have that they are looking for low level exploits such as in the boot rom or a kernel exploit so that they can create a jailbreak that lasts. It involves a lot of code searching and poking around, and reverse engineering so it can take quite a long time. Pod2g was working on the shatter exploit for months before it came available. Once they find an exploit that works and is low level enough they then do the easy part and create a jailbreak using Apple's code to verify that it works. If that works they then have to figure out a way to get custom code for the jailbreak and then code how that is delivered to make the jailbreak work. A reason why we don't get in trouble from Apple for jailbreaking is that the jailbreak code is custom coded and does not use Apple's code or else we would all get in trouble for copyright infringement.

    I beg you and others to read the jailbreak wiki. Ignore the high level technical stuff but in doing so you will begin to understand how difficult of a process this is and appreciate it more. I know I did and after doing so tend to not have patience for those who scream for a jailbreak immediately and don't really like the timeframe to complete.
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    12-06-2011 09:58 PM
  9. ducky's Avatar
    Let's not forget most of the jailbreak authors do it for the common good and have jobs to earn a living as well. Yes they accept donations, but it's not a requisite.
    12-06-2011 11:17 PM
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