Five software faults have been discovered that will make it possible to jailbreak the iPad2 and future iPhone 5 in the near future… if they aren’t corrected beforehand.
"This is the record number of exploits even found". This quote comes from p0sixninja, a member of the Chronic Dev Team, the group behind the jailbreak methods used to unlock Apple’s mobile iOS devices.
Five software faults (userland exploits) have been found in the iOS platforms, opening up the possibilities for future jailbreak hacks (unlocking devices so that users can install applications on them not found on the App Store) on the iPad2 tablet and future iPhone (iPhone 5?).
For these software faults, they aren’t specific to a device (or a generation of devices) which means that they should still be functional even with a change of hardware. At the same time, they could be corrected through a platform software update.
iPhone 5 to be Jailbroken at its release? The advantage here is the number of faults found means that there are many open doors that can be used to crack the phone over time. This means that it is possible that a jailbreak method may be available from the first day of release of the iPhone 5, with it possibly evolving depending on the corrective patches applied over time.
The method should also work with all other mobile iOS devices in which the fault can be found. The Chronic Dev Team is waiting to get their hands on an iPhone 5 to verify that the fault is exploitable and if this is the case, to release an effective unblocking patch very soon after.