Absinthe Downloaded More than 1 Million Times on Launch Day

By Cody Lee on Jan 23, 2012

Those of you who were wondering whether or not the 200+ new features Apple added in iOS 5 would make an impact on the jailbreak community got your answer this weekend.

In conjunction with pod2g and several other hackers, the Chronic Dev Team released the first iPhone 4S-compatible jailbreaking utility, Absinthe, to staggering numbers… Read More

 

Absinthe for Mac Updated to Fix VPN and White Icon Errors

By Cody Lee on Jan 21, 2012

Those of you who have been having trouble jailbreaking your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 with the Absinthe app will be happy to hear that the Chronic Dev Team has just released an update for the Mac version of the utility.

The update, which brings Absinthe to version 0.2, is in response to a couple of reported issues with the app, including devices not rebooting after activating its VPN setting, and mysterious white icons… Read More

 

Absinthe For Windows Now Available for Download

By Cody Lee on Jan 21, 2012

Absinthe – the graphical user interface jailbreak tool is now available for Windows machines. Previously only available for the Mac, the jailbreak tool makes it extremely easy to jailbreak your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 in a matter of minutes.

Windows users have had another option to hold them over in the meantime; the iPhone Dev Team released a command line utility that worked well, but could prove to be daunting for some users. Thankfully that is no longer an issue. Check inside for more information and download locations for Absinthe for Windows… Read More

 

Absinthe Updated to 0.1.2-2 to Fix Overload Issues

By Cody Lee on Jan 20, 2012

As most of you know by now, the A5 jailbreak was finally released this morning via Chronic Dev Team’s Absinthe app. While we haven’t had any issues ourselves with the software, some folks have been experiencing problems.

The reason for that is that the dedicated website, which is used in the jailbreaking process, is constantly crashing under the millions of users trying to jailbreak. So the Chronic Dev Team has released an update to fix that… Read More

 

Absinthe is the new Jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2

By Sébastien Page on Jan 20, 2012

Could the tension get any higher than that? A few hours after iOS hackers working on the jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 announced that the release was imminent, we know have more details coming directly from pod2g.

In a blog post, the French hacker responsible for the upcoming jailbreak for A5 devices revealed the name of the tool that will be released by the Chronic Dev Team: AbsintheRead More

 

iPhone 4S Jailbreak Progress Report: Testing and Polishing Phase

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 19, 2012

More updates from the jailbreak world this evening; as if the anticipation could possibly get any higher.

The app that contains the exploits used for the iPhone 4S jailbreak is essentially finished and the final touches are being placed on what we can only assume will be the latest version of GreenPois0n.

Earlier this evening, @planetbeing tweeted that fellow Chronic Dev Team member Nikias Bassen, better known as @pimskeks, has finished the majority of the app that will contain the heavily anticipated iPhone 4S and iPad 2 A5 exploit. Read More

 

How to Fix iBooks on iOS 5.0.1

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 17, 2012

If your iPhone is jailbroken on iOS 5.0.1, and you use iBooks, chances are you’ve encountered the dreaded “Configuration Error”.

No worries though, as both RedSn0w and Corona have been updated to remedy the issue.

Inside, we’ll show you how to use the Corona package from the Chronic Dev Team to fix the iBooks issue on jailbroken 5.0.1 devices. Read More

 

CDevReporter Jailbreak Tweak Automatically Sends iOS Crash Reports to Chronic Dev Team

By Alex Heath on Jan 15, 2012

Several weeks ago we told you about the Chronic Dev Team’s Crash Reporter desktop tool. Jailbreakers can download and install the package to redirect iOS crash reports from iTunes to the Chronic Dev Team hackers. The reports are then used to find exploits and help further jailbreak research.

A new Cydia tweak has surfaced that automatically sends crash reports to the Chronic Dev Team from your iOS device. CDevReporter is available for free can be installed on any jailbroken iOS device today. Read More

 

How to Get the Untethered Jailbreak Using Corona Untether 5.0.1

By Sébastien Page on Dec 27, 2011

After weeks of anticipation, the iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak is finally here, compliments of pod2g, the Chronic Dev Team, and the Dev Team. As we explained a little earlier today, you currently have two ways to untether.

Depending on your situation, you can either run the latest version of RedSn0w, or if you’re already jailbroken, you can use the Cydia package called Corona Untether 5.0.1 to do the job. The latter is what we’ll focus on in this post… Read More

 

iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak Released

By Cody Lee on Dec 27, 2011

Over the past few weeks, the entire jailbreak community has watched pod2g work diligently on the iOS 5 untethered jailbreak. All eyes have been on the infamous hacker as he has tested his exploit on device after device running iOS 5.0.1.

Tonight, it appears that all of his hard work has paid off. After waiting more than 2 months for an untethered iOS 5 jailbreak, it’s finally here. You can now completely jailbreak any A4 device running iOS 5.0.1. Read More

 

pod2g Enlists Chronic Dev Team’s Help to Expedite Untethered Jailbreaks

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 22, 2011

pod2g has handed over the keys to his iOS 5 untethered jailbreak for A4 devices (which includes the iPhone 4) to the Chronic Dev Team. In doing so, he hopes to focus primarily on the A5 jailbreak, which covers the iPhone 4S and iPad 2.

Since the untethered jailbreak for pre-A5 chip devices is basically finished, this will allow pod2g to get the iPhone 4S jailbreak back up to speed. This is very good news for owners of both A4 and A5 devices, because that means that both are being heavily worked on simultaneously… Read More

 

Saurik Helps Pod2g Makes More Progress on iPhone 4S Untethered Jailbreak

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 19, 2011

It looks like the caching issues that jailbreak guru pod2g was facing are now a thing of the past.

Just a while ago, the iPhone hacker updated his blog acknowledging that he had solved the the A5 chip cache issue, which means we are even closer to the reality of an untethered iPhone 4S jailbreak.

pod2g also touched on a few other points of interest regarding the much anticipated release… Read More

 

Hacker pod2g Updates iPhone 4S Untethered Jailbreak Status

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 19, 2011

For those of you waiting for an iPhone 4S untethered jailbreak, we’ve got good news and bad news.

The good news is that skilled hacker pod2g is working hard and making definite progress on an iPhone 4S untether. The bad news is that he’s hit a stumbling block on his way to finding a solution… Read More

 

iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak Done For All A4 Devices

By Cody Lee on Dec 14, 2011

The entire jailbreak community has its eyes on pod2g right now. The Chronic Dev Team-affiliated iOS hacker has shown a lot of progress over the last few weeks in his efforts to create an untethered iOS 5 jailbreak.

Pod2g has demonstrated a working untethered jailbreak on a third-generation iPod touch running the latest iOS software, and recently confirmed it to work on the iPhone 4. Now he’s added several more devices to the list. Read More

 

Chronic Dev Team Shows Off iOS 5 Untethered Jailbreak On Video

By Alex Heath on Dec 9, 2011

We’ve been waiting for months to see evidence that an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 is indeed ready for prime time, and pod2g of the Chronic Dev Team has just released a demo video of the iOS 5 untether to wet our appetites.

The simple video indicates that the highly-anticipated jailbreak is nearly ready. However, we don’t have an exact ETA on when it will arrive. Read More

 

Chronic Dev Team: We’ve Already Received Over 10 Million Crash Reports From Jailbreak Supporters

By Alex Heath on Dec 4, 2011

Front man for the Chronic Dev Team, Joshua Hill (also known as p0sixninja), has announced a landmark number of crash reports that have already been submitted to his team. The Chronic Dev Team recently released an app that collects iOS crash reports in iTunes and sends them to the team’s private servers to help find exploits for the future iOS 5 untethered jailbreak.

After only one week, the team of hackers has collected over 10 million crash reports from jailbreak supporters worldwide. Joshua and the rest of the Chronic Dev Team are working to parse the crash report data to help create a stable untethered jailbreak for Apple’s iOS 5. Read More

 

How to Help the Chronic Dev Team Release the iOS 5 Untethered Jailbreak

By Cody Lee on Nov 28, 2011

Over the weekend we told you about the latest software release from the Chronic Dev Team, the Chronic-Dev Crash Reporter. The app is designed to stop iOS devices from automatically sending crash reports to Apple by re-routing them to a custom server.

The release comes in the wake of Apple recently patching a number of known exploits, which the Chronic Dev Team intended to use in an untethered iOS 5 jailbreak. Hackers have decided to fight fire with fire, and here’s how you can help… Read More

 

Chronic Dev Team Releases New Crash Recovery Software, Gives iOS 5 Jailbreak Update

By Cody Lee on Nov 27, 2011

We are now going on two months (five, if you were using developer betas) since Apple released iOS 5, and we still don’t have a viable jailbreak. There have been tethered and semi-tethered solutions available, but not an untethered jailbreak tool.

The worst part is that we haven’t known how close hackers have been to releasing anything, until tonight. The Chronic Dev Team has finally broken its silence regarding the untethered iOS 5 jailbreak, and has revealed a new plan for finding future iOS exploits… Read More

 

iOS 5 Untethered Jailbreak Possible Thanks to Discovery of New Bug

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 7, 2011

Some encouraging news was revealed this morning via Twitter for all of you dying to have an iOS 5 untethered jailbreak. It appears that Chronic Dev Team member pod2g has found a bug in iOS 5 that will make it possible for an untethered jailbreak.

The team of hackers already confirmed to have found multiple exploits in iOS 5, but this is the first news that we’ve had in a while regarding the progress of an untethered jailbreak… Read More

 

Dev Team Working on Merging PwnageTool and RedSn0w Features Together

By Alex Heath on Oct 12, 2011

Dev Team frontman MuscleNerd made an interesting comment on Twitter today about the future of PwnageTool and RedSn0w for iOS 5.

Both jailbreak tools will be essentially merged together for an upcoming iOS 5 jailbreak. PwnageTool has been a Mac-only jailbreak tool for years that allows iPhone users to preserve their basebands. A future version of RedSn0w will let users create custom IPSW files to preserve the iPhone’s baseband as well… Read More