iPad 2 Jailbreak on iOS 5 still months away

Following a progress report of sorts of the iPhone 4S on the jailbreak scene, renowned iPhone hacker and a member of the Dev-Team, MuscleNerd has some good news for iPad 2 owners as well, explaining that the iOS 5 jailbreak on iPad 2 has gone down well but, just like the 4S, there’s still a lot of work to be done on this front. Via Twitter:

Here’s a short video of current JB working on iPad2: youtu.be/oJVGl1eRW2A (Just like iPhone4S, lots of hurdles remain, no ETAs)

(For completeness (& post-verification this is real), here’s the iPad2 iOS5 ioreg dump musclenerd.com/ioreg_ipad2.txt .. 4S is earlier in timeline)

And just like in the case of the 4S, he’s provided proof in the form of a screenshot…

…and additionally a video too:

iPhone 4S Jailbreak tools to be ready soon

We have some good news for jailbreakers: the iPhone 4S has been successfully jailbroken by the Dev-Team, though there is still a lot of work which is yet to be done before the tools are made available for public consumption. Nonetheless, its a good sign and an indication that a public release is not too far away. Here’s what famous iPhone hacker and Dev-Team member MuscleNerd had to say on Twitter:

VERY preliminary 4S JB: twitpic.com/76vcp4 twitpic.com/76vct2 (Huge missing pieces prevent public release. LOTS of work left)

Here’s a screenshot to prove his word: