Stefan Esser, known as i0n1c on the web, posted photos on Twitter – iPad 2 running Cydia online store application.
Line bottom of the screen speaks that this hacker managed to carry out first jailbreak iOS 5.1 on a device with the A5 chip. New iOS 5.1 came out a few hours after presentation of the new iPad tablet and Apple TV set-top box.
Almost immediately was hacked by developers of the iPhone Dev Team. However, their exploits – Redsn0w and Sn0wbreeze from an independent programmer iH8sn0w – only support devices with “outdated” A4 processor, including the iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad 1 and iPod touch. New models – iPad 2, iPhone 4S are incompatible to jailbreak with the current iOS 5.1.
The German hacker show screenshots that iOS 5.1 jailbreak for iDevices with the A5 chip, is already done. The pictures are showing the Wi-Fi-model iPad 2 with Cydia 1.1.5.
However, since the current tethered jailbreak iOS 5.1 for A4 devices, with high probability the decision to provide unbound i0n1c hack. By the way, the developer has promised to release a jailbreak for iPad 3, as soon as getting your hands on the new tablet. Recall the third generation iPad sales start on Friday, March 16.
Anyone who expects to jailbreak iOS 5.1 now can download the new version of Redsn0w or use Sn0wbreeze. Don’t forget that at this stage jailbreak iOS 5.1 is tethered. In other words, if your device is discharged, or reboot, you need to connect it to a computer for transfer to jailbreak mode.
We will inform you for iOS 5.1 Untethered Jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2. Stay tuned!