Dev Team Releases CLI Jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2

By , Jan 20, 2012

As promised, the infamous Dev Team has just released its CLI jailbreak which is compatible with both the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2. It’s still for Mac users only, but it does provide an alternative to the Absinthe app.

We must warn you though that this isn’t your typical jailbreak software. CLI stands for Command Line Interface, meaning using it isn’t as easy as clicking the “jailbreak” button. It’s definitely not for the feint of heart…

Here’s how the Dev Team describes its CLI app:

“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!”

So essentially, the majority of users should stay with Absinthe or wait for the Dev Team to release a new version of RedSn0w. If you’re really interested in trying CLI, stay tuned for our step-by-step guide on how to use it.

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  • jose castro

    yey next windows :)

  • jose castro

    yey next windows :)

  • http://twitter.com/AmpliFreQuency AmpliHelix

    Mac users who already jailbroken their iPhone 4S and iPad 2: better jump on Cydia while you can as the servers are working fine and grab what you need before the Windows version comes out.

    Those guys are going to kill the servers. lol

    • Anonymous

      and expect it’ll last for weeks LOL.

    • Anonymous

      and expect it’ll last for weeks LOL.

  • http://twitter.com/AmpliFreQuency AmpliHelix

    Mac users who already jailbroken their iPhone 4S and iPad 2: better jump on Cydia while you can as the servers are working fine and grab what you need before the Windows version comes out.

    Those guys are going to kill the servers. lol

  • http://twitter.com/jlwood92 Josh Wood

    I really want the windows application to be released right now ahh

    • http://twitter.com/ramalho_boss Nuno moreira

      try hackintosh… EZ

    • http://twitter.com/pokeh123 Hunter Forbus

      If your not scared of command lines the new
      CLI they just came out with works on windows too

  • http://twitter.com/jlwood92 Josh Wood

    I really want the windows application to be released right now ahh

  • http://twitter.com/melovestoast Jared Floyd

    My mom won’t let me jailbreak her 4s.

    And hopefully something comes to Cydia that helps give those “keys” to use for spire on older devices.

    • http://twitter.com/Drakeibrahim Drakeibrahim

      Dude i have the key :-D

      • Andres Cortes

        can you help me? i want the key for use SIRI(Spire) in my iPod 4g.

      • Anonymous

        Be nice if Spire gets an update to stop all the crashing all the apps on my i4. Everytime I try to put it on my phone it stops most of the apps from working+ add some working keys!~)

  • http://twitter.com/melovestoast Jared Floyd

    My mom won’t let me jailbreak her 4s.

    And hopefully something comes to Cydia that helps give those “keys” to use for spire on older devices.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001564279191 David Morones

    someone from iDB please respond i am becoming very frustrated.
    I keep opening the app plug in my 4S, but it doesn’t recognize it at all.
    I can’t even get the jailbreak started :(
    Someone please help

    • http://twitter.com/MagicHDx EnZiC

      they posted a fix already STOP SPAMMING

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001564279191 David Morones

        Well no is freaking helping me!!!! you guys keep giving me the answer to something else!
        Tell me, do you even know what I am asking!?

      • http://twitter.com/patchcable patchcable

        what mac version are you using?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001564279191 David Morones

        Thanks for your “help” but Burge already solved the problem

    • Sanjay Wadhwa

      what did burg say to do?

      • http://twitter.com/oneBurge Burge

        @David…ive been trying to find the post I was helping you on ..then I found this one ..glad I could help..

  • Anonymous

    Thumbs up if you’re checking iDB every minute to check on Absinthe for Windows.

    • http://twitter.com/patchcable patchcable

      If you join the chronic dev teams irc channel there is a lot of chatter stating win version is out tomorrow, as for RedSn0w who knows.

      • http://twitter.com/JayXuu Jahan

        So it’s confirmed frOm the team for tomorrow?

      • http://twitter.com/pokeh123 Hunter Forbus

        The new CLS works for windows too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Clyde-Nomiddlename-Butler/100000651484546 Clyde Nomiddlename Butler

    Come on Dev Team forget the mac people right now…and show windows some LOVE

    • Anonymous

      there not going to release it tonight there is already overload

    • http://www.facebook.com/sanil.chitrakar Sanil Chitrakar

      Think it this way. Fresh release will always have some bugs in it. Mac users will have hard time trying it out. After lots of trial and error dream team will come up with final stable jb tool for us (windows users) at last. Whatever happens, happens for the best. Be positive.

  • http://twitter.com/EricArmstrongg Eric Armstrong

    still having trouble jailbreaking my ipad 2. when i hit that green jailbreak icon it just goes to a white screen….! help?!?!

    • http://twitter.com/EricArmstrongg Eric Armstrong

      or should i try this one?

    • Malay Mody

      try turning on the VPN option in settings. worked for me.

      • http://twitter.com/EricArmstrongg Eric Armstrong

        vpn tries to load then fails, and the ipad never restarts after that.. thank you though

      • Malay Mody

        you may wanna try rebooting your iPad manually and then go to the Absinthe app again

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DTRKBFE6Y35AB63HWR4WJRGGGY SoulMaster

      I’m having the same problem, any solutions?

  • Anonymous

    windows users r waiting on nikia

    • http://twitter.com/Markusb777 Mark Benear

      Maybe Ill just go get the Asus Transformer Prime, I dont have to wait for Jailbreaks or someone to get home to get it. :-(

    • http://www.grischke.net/ Maciek

      This is fucking annoying… I’m installing osx on my pc just to get this fucking iphone jailbroken. Stupid!

      • http://twitter.com/EricArmstrongg Eric Armstrong

        thats dedication my friend

  • Jasmine Gomez

    I can’t get Installous through Cydia. My phone had no problems with the jailbreak, but now I can’t get Installous -_-

    • http://twitter.com/AmpliFreQuency AmpliHelix

      you’re saying that like it’s a bad thing lol

  • Anonymous

    I CANT WAIT ANYMORE, I’M GOING TO THE APPLE STORE AND USE THEIR MACS TO JAILBREAK MY 4S.

    • http://twitter.com/wikkedwulf being mended

      goodluck with that lol

      • Anonymous

        DONE IT LIKE A BOSS

  • http://www.facebook.com/grumpytreto Hector Treto

    Does the Mac need to have and Internet connection to complete the jailbreak?

  • Oluwatobi Ajayi

    wen is d windows version cuming out ? cant wait, dis is getting me pissed urgh

  • alhy kawaguchi

    when will jailbreak for windows be out??

  • http://www.facebook.com/jacer.lee Jacer Lee

    The long await JB is out! Yess!!! im going.. oh wait, its for mac only. *Pulls hair

  • Gus Me

    The worse part is over, what’s another day or two of waiting….

  • Anonymous

    Something’s wrong. My phone will ago respring when I answer a call.

  • http://twitter.com/MPaul4 Paul Marcelin

    I lost all my pictures, do you guys know how to get them back please?

  • Kok Hean

    lol feint of heart

  • http://twitter.com/_m4nr Márcio Ramos

    This is already available for Windows.

    Can you guys make a tutorial?

  • http://twitter.com/H0ssamKenawy Hossam Kenawy

    Tutorial plssss on the windows version !!!! ITS OUT :D

  • http://twitter.com/YarikGo Yaron Goikhman

    any chance for a tutorial for this cos the win version is out already…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1507068701 Jorit Studer

    FOR WINDOWS

    First time use CMD?

    Let´s go.

    First, ensure the compatible Firmwares:
    iPhone4S: 5.0 (9A334), 5.0.1 (9A405) and the “other” 5.0.1 (9A406)
    iPad2: 5.0.1 (9A405) ) <– DO NOT TYPE THIS
    5. Run first command withou quotes: (Submit by CAPSLOCKON)
    a. "cinject.exe -i payloads/jailbreak.mobileconfig"
    - IMPORTANT. On device, accept the script, and next next finish (without password)
    6. "cinject.exe -j payloads"
    - IMPORTANT. Wait the backup. Sugest try with blank A5 device.
    7. "cinject.exe -w"
    8. Try to start Absithe, if you get error database, go to setting and turn on VPN and try again

    Good luck

    • http://twitter.com/_m4nr Márcio Ramos

      Thank you so much!

      I’m going to try that right away.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1507068701 Jorit Studer

        Yeah don’t worry about it. Just make sure u use a blank iPhone so go to settings -> general -> reset -> erase settings and contents!
        But Backup your phone first so u don’t loose anything ;-)
        If u don’t use a blank iPhone u will get an error while restoring…