Untethered iOS 4.3.1 Jailbreak Is Released

The newly released untethered iOS 4.3.1 Jailbreak exploit does not come with support for the latest iPad 2 device.

The untethered jailbreak tool, which is based on an exploit discovered by security expert Stefan Esser, is available for both redsn0w and PwnageTool.

The new tool allows users to perform untethered jailbreaks for almost any iOS device running on the latest iteration of the mobile OS, including the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, first generation iPad and the new and previous versions of iPod Touch. The iOS 4.3.1 jailbreak, however, is yet to be released for the new iPad 2.

“The reason the untether won’t work as-is on the iPad2 is that it requires a bootrom or iBoot-level exploit to install, and the iPad2 is not susceptible to either the limera1n or SHAtter bootrom exploits,” the Dev Team informed in a blog post.

The iPhone Dev Team is currently working to bring the jailbreak tool to iPad 2, and is expected to release an update in a matter of days. As of now, the jailbreak tool is running fine for most of the users with no problems being reported.

The iOS 4.3.1 jailbreak tool was first released last week but was a tethered version, which required users to connect the device to a Mac or a PC each time they performed a reboot.