Stefan Esser a.k.a i0n1c – iOS hacking expert who had revealed yesterday that it was possible to jailbreak iOS 5.1 has just published a video of a jailbroken 3rd generation iPad.
While iPhone Dev Team hasn’t confirmed whether their jailbreak is tethered or untethered, i0n1c has confirmed that his method can perform an untethered jailbreak on the new iPad running iOS 5.1, which means you don’t need to worry about connecting your new iPad to the computer on every reboot.
He confirmed this in a series of tweets and the video:
So Musclenerd showed pics of jailbroken ipad3 already.guess i have to show video of untethered ipad3 then…
Okay my iPad3,3 is now untethered jailbroken…
Untethered Jailbreak 5.1 / iPad 3,3 / The new iPad
Screenshot from the video showing Cydia running on the new iPad (iPad3,3)
Esser seems to have used a different method to jailbreak the new iPad compared to the iPhone Dev team. We’re assuming that the untethered iOS 5.1 jailbreak will work on iPhone 4S and iPad 2 as well. Esser hasn’t provided any ETA on when he plans to release the untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.