i0n1c, a German-based security researcher released the much awaited 4.3.1 jailbreak and untether exploit early this morning. The only thing left out is that the iPad 2 is not exploitable. The reason being, Dev-Team reports, is that the iPad 2 is “not susceptible to either limera1n or SHAtter bootrom exploits.” Meaning, the iPad 2 requires a bootrom or iBoot-level exploit to install, and this latest release doesn’t address that. Others who can’t use the 4.3.1 jailbreak are those who use ultrasn0w, Dev-Team further indicates that an ultrasn0w update will need to come soon. They say redsn0w is the way to go.
So what devices support the 4.3.1 untether jailbreak?
- iPhone4 (GSM)
- iPod touch 3G
- iPod touch 4G
- AppleTV 2G (PwnageTool only for now)
The reality of it all, ion1c tweeted “Android = Total freedom to install what you want and never get security updates” shortly afterwards.