It never takes long for the hacking community to get to grips with new iOS releases, but the first tethered jailbreak of iOS 5.1 is here, and is blisteringly fast.
Redmond Pie reports that the iPhone Dev-Team has updated its Redsn0w jailbreak tool. It now allows users to jailbreak their iOS 5.1 device—but it does require it to be connected to a computer to boot. It works for all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices—except iPhone 4S and iPad 2.
If you're desperate to give it a try, there's a full tutorial over at Redmond Pie (it can be done on Windows or Mac). You'll have to wait longer to get an untethered jailbreak, though. [Redmond Pie; Thanks Anum!]