Apple TV Jailbreak: iOS 5.1.1 untethered incompatible
Third-gen Apple TV untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 deemed incompatible, however, the iPhone 3GS & iPod Touch 3G are well-matched, claims hacker
A French iOS hacker has claimed to have discovered an untethered jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 exploit for the iPod 3G and iPhone 3GS, however, Apple’s iTV 3 has been deemed incompatible – for now.
The news comes just days after he'd announced via Twitter that he was successful in his attempt to jailbreak iOS 5.1.1. He promised to roll out the exploit to users so that they too can jailbreak their iPhone 4S and iPad 3 devices.
He said: "As I said earlier in twitter, there's still a lot to do to have a user friendly and well tested tool to install the jailbreak on end users devices. Expect a release in a couple of weeks."
With anticipation building over the arrival of iOS 6.0 - rumoured to be launching at Apple's World Wide Developers Conference in June - it was iOS 5.1.1 that managed to draw enough interest from users, resulting in the impending jailbreak becoming a reality.
However, users should think twice before unlocking their Apple gear.
Tony Anscombe, senior evangelist and online safety expert at security firm AVG Technologies, says users who jailbreak their iKit are prone to cyber attacks.