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 :)

  • 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.

  • 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

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

    • try hackintosh… EZ

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

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

  • 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.

    • Dude i have the key 😀

      • 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!~)

  • 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.

  • 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

    • they posted a fix already STOP SPAMMING

      • 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!?

      • what mac version are you using?

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

    • Sanjay Wadhwa

      what did burg say to do?

      • @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.

    • 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.

      • So it’s confirmed frOm the team for tomorrow?

      • The new CLS works for windows too.

  • 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

    • 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.

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

    • or should i try this one?

    • Malay Mody

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

      • 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

    • I’m having the same problem, any solutions?

  • Anonymous

    windows users r waiting on nikia

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

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

  • Jasmine Gomez

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

    • 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.

    • goodluck with that lol

      • Anonymous

        DONE IT LIKE A BOSS

  • 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??

  • 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.

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

  • Kok Hean

    lol feint of heart

  • This is already available for Windows.

    Can you guys make a tutorial?

  • Tutorial plssss on the windows version !!!! ITS OUT 😀

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

  • 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

    • Thank you so much!

      I’m going to try that right away.

      • 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…