The iPhone 4S has finally been jailbroken. The news comes today via @MuscleNerd, a well respected iPhone hacker, who has been hard at work on an iPhone 4S Jailbreak.
While iOS 5 has been jailbroken since it was released, the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2 use Apple’s new A5 processor, which has prevented us from jailbreaking these devices.
According to MuscleNerd, the iPhone 4S has been jailbroken. Unfortunately, it is not ready for public release just yet.
You can see visual proof of the iPhone 4S jailbreak below.
MuscleNerd is also sharing a video of the iPad 2 jailbroken with the same process. The video description tells us that there are, “Lots of hurdles left, no ETAs.” Hopefully we will see an iPhone 4S jailbreak and a iPad 2 jailbreak at the same time.
As I already mentioned, there are many reasons to be excited about an iPhone 4S jailbreak. It is great to see progress being made, and hopefully we will have an iPhone 4S jailbreak release in a few weeks or months.
Jailbrekaing allows you to install and run applications and tweaks to that Apple doesn’t allow into the App Store. These can range from adding new widgets to the notification center to tricking your phone into thinking you are on WiFi so that you can make Facetime calls over 3G. Jailbreaking is not illegal, but it will void your iPhone warranty with Apple.
For more on iPhone Jailbreaking, read 5 Reasons to Jailbreak guide. You can find our more about why we jailbreak by checking out our Top hidden Cydia gems and Top 5 Cydia apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch.