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Untethered Jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Made A New Record in 24 Hours

by Daudi - on Jan 24th 2012 - No Comments

This past Friday, the Chronic-Dev Team with the help of Pod2g and the Dream team released the Untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 on iOS 5.0 and iOS 5.0.1. After the release of the Untethered Jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2, the website-greenpois0n.com server went down due to heavy load of users. The Untethered Jailbreak was released in a new tool/ modification of Greenpois0n called Absinthe. The initial release of Absinthe was on MAC OS X.

Everyone was waiting for this Untethered Jailbreak from past few months. It is quite strange that people were waiting for the Jailbreak still after Apple had introduced 200+ features in its new iOS 5.0. Most of the features were taken from the Jailbreak community. After the release of iOS 5, it was expected that most of the users won’t Jailbreak their iDevices due to the new features in iOS 5.


The expectations got drowned after the Absinthe tool was release for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 last Friday. The key member of the Chronic Dev-Team, P0sixninja told Cultofmac that Absinthe was downloaded more than a Million Times in just 24-hours after the initial release for MAC OS X Only on 20th January. The count is only for MAC users. The Windows build was release a day after the release of MAC. This is just the estimate of 24-hours excluding the total of Windows and MAC downloads and the downtime which affected a lot of people.

This is the second tool to get downloaded over one million times. The first tool was a web based Jailbreak called Jailbreakme.com made by Comex. The jailbreak by Comex was released on iOS 4.x.x for iPad 2 and iPhone 4 was downloaded about two million times after the release of it.

After seeing the great success of Absinthe, now we can say that Apple cannot stop people from Jailbreaking their iDevcies and even-if they add on many new features, Still people will Jailbreak their iDevices.

CLI Updated To Perform A5 Untethered Jailbreak On Windows

by Daudi - on Jan 21st 2012 - No Comments

The day before we had a great day. We got the long waited Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 on iPad 2 and iPhone 4S. Special thanks goes to the Dream team members and @Pod2g for making all this possible. When the Untethered Jailbreak was released, it was only for MAC OS X users for now.

The tool, Absinthe, website was over loaded after the release was made public of the Untethered Jailbreak of iPhone 4S and iPad 2. So, today morning the Dev-Team released the new version of the Untethered Jailbreak called CLI (Command Line Interface) that is a manual method to perform the Untethered Jailbreak on iPhone 4S and iPad 2 via MAC OS X terminal command line.

Those of you have used it knows better about the usage of it. To use the CLI is not easy as ABC but it requires some skills to use them in Terminal on MAC OS X.

Till now the CLI was only usuable for MAC OS X, but few minutes back, @MuscleNerd Tweeted to see the update # 3 which includes the CLI for Windows also. This means that the Windows users waiting for the Untethered jailbreak tool can use this CLI versin and get the Untethered Jailbreak on their iPhone 4S and iPad 2.

The OS X version of the CLI mentioned in the post can be downloaded here.  It’s primarily to help us debug specific issues, but tinkerers might like to play around with some of its advanced options!  More info is here.

  • Version 0.4.3 adds support for Windows users.  It also makes the “-j” jailbreak option much more functional 🙂  See the README.txt for usage.

Till now there is no specific guide on how to perform this Untethered Jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 on Windows. The method is still strange and risky, so we would suggest you to stay away from this method. We will try our level best to post up an easy tutorial for you people on this CLI, so you can use it with your iPhone 4S and iPad 2.


iPad 2 Untethered Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 Done. Release Near (Photo)

by Daudi - on Jan 18th 2012 - No Comments

The day before, we told you about the Untethered Jailbreak for iPhone 4S which was shown by @Pod2g on his blog. The Untethered Jailbreak is in works for past few weeks and still is worked on. After the Dream Team of @Pod2g got united, the work has been made faster and the release is coming near day by day. All the hackers are working on the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S Untethered Jailbreak.

Today, @Pod2g didn’t showed a demo video of the Untethered Jailbreak for iPad 2 like iPhone 4S, though he showed only a picture with no comments or information regarding it.

He only posted

No more to say !

And that’s all.

We believe that the Untethered Jailbreak for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S is almost done and it is undergoing some testing. Once the testing is done and declared as useable, it will be released for the public. The public release date is not yet mentioned nor they have given any eta for the public release.

We hope that the next blog post of his come as the Untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 is released.

Untethered Jailbreak For iPad 2 & iPhone 4S Debuting in Few Days. Sunday Still a Funday?

by Daudi - on Jan 12th 2012 - No Comments

Finally the Untethered Jailbreak for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S is around the corner.  As days are coming closer the release of the Untethered Jailbreak is coming near. The team of hackers united few days back to work hard on this Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 on iPhone 4S and iPad 2. The main person behind the Untethered Jailbreak is Pod2g. Pod2g is the person who discovered the Untethered Jailbreak for iPhone 4 and below and now for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S.

Like always, this time also he updated his blog regarding the status of the untethered Jailbreak.

Here are some news about the current work on the A5 research.

@planetbeing escaped from the sandbox with the help of @saurik. Thanks to their awesome work, there should be nothing left blocking for the A5 jailbreak.

Now it should be a matter of days. Still no precise ETA of course.

We all want this to be finished ASAP, we’re getting tired!

The Untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 was available with the developers from past few weeks because the Exploit needed an Apple’s Developer account in order to perform that Untethered Jailbreak and the Exploit was also said to be kept safe. Another issue faced by the Hackers was of Sandbox. This was the issue preventing the Untethered Jailbreak for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S.

iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Untethered Jailbreak

Later on this week this issue was also fixed after @Saurik joined the Dream Team.

According to the new blog post made by @Pod2g, the time is near to release the Untethered Jailbreak because they are also getting tired by working on it. Still there is no ETA for the release, but we can expect the release by Sunday because Sunday is always a Funday.

iPad 2 And iPhone 4S Untethered Jailbreak Sandbox Issue Solved. Still No ETA

by Daudi - on Jan 10th 2012 - No Comments

It looks like the Untethered Jailbreak for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S is around the corner. Few days back @Pod2g announced that he has found his dream team which consists of all time great Hackers including, @MuscleNerd, @Planetbeing, and @P0sixninja. They all teamed up to work on the A5 Untethered Jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2. The only issue was of sandbox on A5 iDevices. Finally today @MuscleNerd Tweeted that:

iPhone 4S and iPad 2

props to @saurik for major contributions to the A5 version of @pod2g‘s untether yesterday! (still no ETA, but moving forward)

Later on @Pod2g tweeted that:

@MuscleNerd @saurik And greetings to @planetbeing for the coding + research. Really great stuff to escape from the sandbox.

Finally the sandbox issues are solved on iPhone 4S and iPad 2. The Untethered Jailbreak is still in testing. They will release the Untethered Jailbreak by this week, as said by @Pod2g previously. We hope that they find out any Bootrom exploit which will make it easy for us to perform a restore and Jailbreak in future.

The team is making a great progress. We can expect the Untethered Jailbreak to debut this week. Before the Untethered Jailbreak is released for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S, update your Device to iOS 5.0.1 before it is too late. The Untethered Jailbreak will come for iOS 5.0.1.

Pod2g Found His Dream Team For The A5 Untethered Jailbreak

by Daudi - on Jan 6th 2012 - No Comments

Finally Pod2g has found the real team of hacker to work on the A5 Untethered Jailbreak. The Team includes, @planetbeing, @Musclenerd, and @p0sixninja. Mnay of you might know all of the members.

@Musclenerd the person behind Redsn0w and the member of the Dev-Team.

@p0sixninja the person behing Greenpois0n and the member of the Chronic Dev-Team.

@planetbeing, the legendary hacker behind iPhone Linux and lot of jailbreaks.

Today @Pod2g updated his blog and welcomed all these three members to his team.

iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Untethered Jailbreak

@planetbeing, the legendary hacker behind iPhone Linux and lot of jailbreaks (see http://theiphonewiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=User:Planetbeing) has joined the A5 research!
The famous @MuscleNerd (http://theiphonewiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=User:MuscleNerd), the leader of the iPhone Dev Team, who did a lot of tests for Corona and whom integrated it and made it simple in redsn0w is willing to help also.
And last, but not least @p0sixninja (http://theiphonewiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=User:Posixninja), the leader of the Chronic Dev Team, and my partner for years on iPhone security research has started to code and fuzz the Apple sandbox.
We now have a dream team to find a path for a public release of the A5 jailbreak.

Cross your fingers.

The only issue is of Sandbox.

Sandbox is a security mechanism for separating running programs. It is often used to execute untested code, or untrusted programs from unverified third-parties, suppliers, untrusted users and untrusted websites.

The sandbox typically provides a tightly-controlled set of resources for guest programs to run in, such as scratch space on disk and memory. Network access, the ability to inspect the host system or read from input devices are usually disallowed or heavily restricted. In this sense, sandboxes are a specific example of virtualization.

The team is now working hard to read/write the files at the correct place on the iDevice, so they can place the right files at the right place. After they are done with the Sandbox thing, the release of Untethered Jailbreak will be made imminent. The Untethered Jailbreak is said to be coming for the new iOS 5.0.1 for iPhone 4S and iPad 2. So update your iDevices now before it is too late.