Shortly after Apple released iOS 5.1.1 users discovered they could jailbreak Apple’s latest operating system. But the current jailbreak tools only work on older iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad models — and it’s a tethered jailbreak which means you need to connect to a PC and run the software again every time you reboot.

Now iOS hacker pod2g is demonstrating an untethered jailbreak that works on devices with Apple A5 processors including the iPhone 4S and the new iPad with a 2048 x 1536 pixel display.

Update: Absinthe 2.0 was released on 5/25/2012. You can use it to perform an untethered jailbreak on most iOS 5.1.1 devices. 

The video shows a new iPad running the Cydia Store for apps that only run on jailbroken devices — and then the iPad reboots without any problems.

Pod2G says he’s at least a few weeks away from making the tools user friendly enough to release to the public.

Right now the jailbreak method also only supports iOS 5.1, but he’s already working on hacking iOS 5.1.1.

via iPhone Dev Team

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...