Do you want to jailbreak your iPad, iPod touch, or iPhone? Well, you can do that if your device runs on an A4 chip!…but it’ll cost you. There is a new jailbreak available for A4 devices (iPhone 4, iPod touch 4th Gen, and iPad 1st Gen), but it does not come free like many are accustomed. This is because it’s not from the normal Dev-Team that we all have come to know and love in the jailbreaking community. It not only offers a jailbreak, but an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 on A4 devices.
The tool that I am referring to is known as “VulnDisco Mobile 1.7,” and is a commercial product. The way it works is it makes use of the existing RedSn0w 5.1.1 tethered jailbreak and installs a custom bundle to then untether it.
Not much information is yet known about how much the cost would be in it’s entirety, however some estimates are saying it could cost “more than an iOS device itself.” It is said to cost this much because it is not a standalone purchase, but a piece of a larger product made by a company by the name of Immunity and another known as Intevydis. Intevydis may ring a bell from their success in finding a gaping hole in Flash player last year.
These companies both hold pieces to the puzzle needed to make the jailbreak possible. And they aren’t the easiest to get, either. Not anyone can just come in and purchase their software, and it’s not something you can just buy and download online either. You have to have meetings and probably get a background check before you can even begin discussing getting your hands on their stuff. As @MuscleNerd and @pod2g have already voiced on Twitter, one problem is now there could “(potentially) [be] close to 2x as many exploits…burned now with 2 A4 JBs.” This would mean that they may need to find more when the next update to iOS arrives, which could possibly be the iOS 6 beta with WWDC ’12 just around the corner now.
What do you think? Will anyone really use this jailbreak method? Are you upset at the idea they may have “wasted” exploits? Are you waiting for the Dev-Team official jailbreak? Let us know in the comments.