iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak to be released at the upcoming Hack In The Box conference?

By Jeff Benjamin on May 14, 2012

pod2g has been a busy man these days, and he has again updated his blog with some interesting information regarding the upcoming Hack In The Box security conference in Amsterdam.

The conference is slated to happen between May 21 through May 25 and will feature a variety of speakers and backing by high profile sponsors like Microsoft and RIM.

The real interesting part about all of this is that apparently there will be some big news related to jailbreaking unveiled at this year’s conference. Could it have anything to do with the upcoming 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak? Read More

 

pod2g confirms that the upcoming A5 jailbreak works with iOS 5.1.1

By Jeff Benjamin on May 11, 2012

And the good news just keeps rolling in… hot of the heels of pod2g’s new iPad (iPad 3) untethered jailbreak video, he’s now confirming that his jailbreak works with Apple’s newly released iOS 5.1.1 firmware as well.

This means that anyone who buys a new iPad, iPhone 4S, or iPad 2 with 5.1.1 pre-installed, or anyone who accidentally updated to iOS 5.1.1 without saving their SHSH blobs will still be able to jailbreak once the tool is released… Read More

 

How to Help the People Who Make Jailbreaking Possible

By Cody Lee on Jan 24, 2012

On Friday, the first ever iPhone 4S-compatible jailbreaking utility, Absinthe, was released to the public. And although it bears the Chronic Dev Team’s moniker, a lot of folks contributed to the app’s development including pod2g, Saurik, MuscleNerd, and others.

Recent Cydia data shows that more than 1 million people jailbroke their A5 devices over the weekend, thanks to the work of the above-mentioned hackers. Can you imagine if they would have charged $1 to download and use their software? They’d all be rich! Read More

 

How to Jailbreak the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 on Linux

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 23, 2012

Now that the Linux version of Absinthe has been released, all major platforms have access to the jailbreak tools needed to jailbreak their iPhone 4S and iPad 2.

We’ve already covered how to jailbreak on OS X and Windows in depth, but we didn’t want to leave our Linux readers out in the cold.

Since there is no iTunes for Linux, things can be slightly more tricky, but it’s still extremely easy to apply the Absinthe untethered jailbreak on Linux. Read More

 

Absinthe Updated to v0.3, Includes Linux Version

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 23, 2012

Version 0.3 of the Absinthe iPhone 4S and iPad 2 untethered jailbreak utility was released a moment ago by the Chronic Dev Team, and with it comes support for Linux.

If you’re already jailbroken with v0.2, there is no need to attempt to reapply the jailbreak with the latest version, because there’s nothing really new besides a few cosmetic changes and a fix for a rare bug that most won’t encounter. Read More

 

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