Fri. May 27th, 2022

Fasten Your Seat Belts, A5 Based Devices Are Ready To Get Pwned In Some Hours

Yeah folks the wait is over now and we were are damn happy to announce that the untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 are just going to release in some hours. The untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 will be released by the Chronic Dec Team and the tool will be named as Absinthe. As @pod2g always hands over his jailbreak to both the top hackers, the iPhone Dev Team on the other hand will release a Command Line (CLI) for any issue or problems of jailbreaking iPhone 4S and iPad 2.

Blog posted facts about upcoming jailbreak!

As reported before the jailbreak will be for

  • iPhone 4S: iOS 5.0 (9A334) and iOS 5.0.1 (9A405) (9A406)
  • iPad 2: iOS 5.0.1 (9A405)

From pod2g’s official blog,

Hello dear readers,

I know the wait was long, too much long, but it’s about to end! You’d be able to free your iPhone in some hours.

A tool named Absinthe and developped by the Chronic Dev Team will install the untether on your device. Also the iPhone Dev Team will release a CLI (command line) tool to help diagnose issues and repair things if it goes wrong.

This is a little scary I know, but the chance you break something is really small, since we made lots of tests to verify the process on different devices. But it is the first time we use the backup / restore functions of iTunes to install software, and there are maybe things we are not aware of.

As you already know, different security researchers put a lot of energy to work out the different issues we had to install the untether on new devices.

Thus, a unified PayPal account was opened so that everyone who worked on the A5 exploits will receive a fair split of your contributions. Here is the link : contribute
As usual, contributions are not needed but are appreciated by developpers. By the way, thank you very much again for everyone who already participated. This is real nice.

Here is the complete list of Absinthe supported devices :

  • iPhone 4S running iOS 5.0, 5.0.1 (9A405 and 9A406)
  • iPad 2 Wifi/GSM/CDMA running iOS 5.0.1

Also, here is MuscleNerd’s which explains the whole story in a really precise way: iPhone Dev Team blog post


Unlocker of iPhone 4S should stay on iOS 5.0 (9A334). So I guess lets get ready and our iDevices to get them PWNED!! The countdown had began, tik tok tik tok….