The Untethered iOS 4.3.1 jailbreak released by iOS hacker enthusiasts is now being beta tested, it has been revealed.
The iOS 4.3.1, which was released a mere three days after the launch of the iPad 2, will be able to run on the latest iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch models. Hackers are trying to weed out the remaining few issues with the jailbreak before the public actually starts to use it.
The untethered iOS jailbreak allows users to reboot their jailbroken device without requiring assistance from a Mac or a PC.
MuscleNerd, a member of the iPhone Dev Team, confirmed that the jailbreak tool, which was released by Stefan Esser, is being tested. Esser was also behind the Antid0te tool, which was used to secure jailbroken iOS devices.
Meanwhile, the Sn0wbreeze, iOS jailbreak tool, has been updated to allow users to run the tethered iOS 4.3.1 jailbreak tool on their iOS devices. However, as this is a tethered version, users will need to connect the device to a PC before rebooting it.
According to TechTree, the iPhone Dev Team also rubbished the rumours which suggested that someone within the iOS hacking community was handing out tips to Apple so that it could fix the holes that allow the jailbreaks in the first place.