To all of you out there looking to jailbreak your new iPhone 4S (or your iPad 2 running 5.0 or 5.0.1), I want to make sure you know that, as of right now, there is NO jailbreak for the iPhone 4S. There *is*, I believe, a semi-tethered jailbreak for the old 4 and earlier, and a jailbreak of earlier OSes for the iPad 2 (the problem they’re having is with the new A5 chip that’s in both the iPhone 4S and iPad 2). But nothing for the 4S and no 5.0+ jailbreak for the iPad 2.
However, there are some sites on the Internet that will pop up if you google “jailbreak 4S” and promise to jailbreak your phone — for a fee. KNOW THAT ALL THESE SITES ARE SCAMS. They take your money and run. The real jailbreak, when released, will be free to all. DO NOT PAY GOOD MONEY TO SOME JERK PRETENDING HE CAN JAILBREAK YOUR 4S OR IPAD 2 FOR YOU! Because he can’t.
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It looks like a 4S and iPad 2 iOS 5 jailbreak are not TOO far off in the future, so keep your fingers crossed. And here’s a bit of free advice: Whatever you’ve updated to, be it 5.0 or 5.0.1 (my new iPhone 4S shipped with 5.0.1, I would have preferred 5.0, but there’s nothing I can do about it) — DO NOT UPDATE FURTHER IF YOU WANT TO JAILBREAK YOUR IDEVICE. The new jailbreak will most likely be for iOS 5 and *possibly* iOS 5.0.1, but beyond that, they won’t have jailbreaks for newer iOSes for quite a bit of time. So just leave your iDevice with whatever version of iOS you currently have, do NOT update, and you will be jailbreaking pretty soon — with a little luck.