Having already delivered the Corona jailbreak for Apple's latest operating system, which provides an untethered solution for the iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad 1 and 3rd/4th generation iPod Touch, hacker pod2g has turned his full attention towards the two A5 powered iDevices which remain unconquered.
On Tuesday the noble French hacker had announced via Twitter that the solution was very near having made a key breakthrough: "I made a step today for the A5. With some luck we could expect a release in a week."
However, that luck was not immediately forthcoming, reporting in a blog post on Thursday that he'd encountered a problem with the exploit used to untether the iPhone 4S and iPad 2, which requires a developer account, meaning it couldn't be released publicly.
Well, you know what they say: "you make your own luck" - so on Friday, pod2g announced via his blog that he has enlisted the help of the (as he might say) 'Creme de la Creme' of the hacking world (though he actually called them the Dream Team).
The illustrious members of the hacking fraternity who he has called upon to help put together the final pieces of the A5 untethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak jigsaw are:
>> @planetbeing, a "legendary hacker" and the main man in the iPhoneLinux project and various jailbreaks.
>> iPhone Dev Team leader @MuscleNerd who was also instrumental in the testing of Corona, integrating it and making it simple in redsn0w.
>> The final member of the team is @p0sixninja, leader of the Chronic Dev Team, and long-time partner of pod2g on iPhone security research, who has started to code and fuzz the Apple sandbox.
We'll have to wait and see whether many hands actually do make light work; and we'll be observing the situation very keenly over the next week to see if a solution can be found to free those desperate iPad 2 and iPhone 4S jailbreak fans from their shackles.