Update: Tools are now available to perform an untethered jailbreak on most devices running iOS 4.3.1. We have more details and step-by-step instructions.

Original post: Just days after Apple released iOS 4.3 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, developer i0n1c has posted a video showing an alpha version of an untethered jailbreak. What that means is that not only can he run unsupported code on the iPad and install the Cydia app store for apps that aren’t available from iTunes, but he doesn’t need to connect to a computer to reboot the iPad.

The untethered jailbreak isn’t available to download yet, and i0n1c is still testing it. But if and when he releases it to the public, it should provide a more reliable way to jailbreak the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system than the current tethered jailbreak method that’s been hacked together from older tools.

You can check out the video after the break.

via reddit

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