i0n1c Confirms iOS 5 Untether is “Covered”

By Cody Lee on Oct 9, 2011

With iOS 5 scheduled to drop this Wednesday, the question in the back of everyone’s mind (at least here at iDB anyways) is when will it be fully jailbroken? A tethered jailbreak is already available for the new software, but it’s just not the same.

A tethered jailbreak is inconvenient, it means you have to reconnect your iDevice to your computer after every restart. Luckily it sounds like we won’t have to wait long for an untether to hit web, as i0n1c has confirmed it’s being handled… Read More


Got Mad Hacking Skills? The Chronic Dev Team is Hiring

By Alex Heath on Sep 19, 2011

Do you have what it takes to find exploits in iOS and create jailbreaks for millions of people to use around the world? Then you may be a perfect fit for the Chronic Dev Team.

The infamous group of hackers and security research consultants are looking for more talent, and all sights are set on the iPhone 5 and iOS 5 untethered jailbreak… Read More


Watch JailbreakCon, Formerly MyGreatFest, Online

By Alex Heath on Sep 19, 2011

JailbreakCon, formerly known as MyGreatFest, was the world’s first jailbreak convention held in London this past weekend. Speakers like saurik and members of the Chronic Dev Team spoke on the state of jailbreaking, and other prominent developers from the community shared insights into different aspects of the jailbreak world.

We gave you coverage of what you missed at the last JailbreakCon, but many of you have wanted to watch videos of the presentations. Good news: the video of the entire event has been posted online… Read More


MyGreatFest — A Roundup of Everything You Missed

By Alex Heath on Sep 17, 2011

MyGreatFest, the world’s first jailbreak convention, was held earlier today in London. The event featured presentations from prominent figures in the jailbreak community, including saurik and members of the Chronic Dev Team.

The convention featured 6 main keynotes with an array of speakers. We’ve collected some of the highlights from MyGreatFest for those that weren’t able to tune into the livestream… Read More


The Chronic Dev Team Talks iPhone 5 Jailbreak and New Exploits at MyGreatFest

By Alex Heath on Sep 17, 2011

P0sixninja and iOPK took that stage at MyGreatFest earlier today to talk about the Chronic Dev Team and jailbreaking. Chronic Dev frontman Joshua Hill (p0sixninja) had some important announcements to make, including the news that the team has found a record breaking 5 new exploits for an iPhone 5 and iPad 2 jailbreak.

The Chronic Dev Team is ready to jailbreak the iPhone 5 with the new exploits that have been discovered, and the exploits already work on the iPad 2… Read More


Chronic-Dev Team “Actively Working” on the iOS 5 Untethered Jailbreak

By Alex Heath on Sep 15, 2011

As we near the public launch of iOS 5, many jailbreakers are wondering what the future holds. It was originally thought that Apple was out to kill jailbreaking in iOS 5, and many became even more worried when famed hacker Comex announced that he had been hired by Apple. Was the end drawing near?

We can all rest assured that jailbreaking is alive and well. And after months of there being no untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 or the last two releases of iOS 4, the Chronic-Dev Team has said that it is “actively working” on an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5… Read More


The Cat and Mouse Game Between Apple and Jailbreakers is Only Just Beginning

By Alex Heath on Aug 29, 2011

Following the news that famed jailbreak hacker Comex was hired by Apple, many in the community called it the “beginning of the end” for jailbreakers. Apple is proving to be smarter than everyone thought. If you can’t beat ’em, hire ’em, right?

With iOS 5 set for a public release this Fall, the cat and mouse game between Apple and jailbreakers is not over. It’s only just beginning… Read More


iPad 2 Jailbreak to Be Released in 3 Weeks? [Updated]

By Sébastien Page on May 30, 2011

Here is an interesting piece of news for iPad 2 owners out there. According to iPhone hacker Veeence, the Chronic Dev Team is just 3 weeks away from being done with their new jailbreak, which will most likely work with the iPad 2 as well.

It was only last week that the Chronic Dev Team posted an update on their blog asking us to not bug them about the iPad 2 jailbreak, and here you have Veeence throwing a little more oil on the fire… Read More


Chronic Dev Team Gives an Update on iPad 2 Jailbreak and GreenPois0n Support for iOS 4.3.X

By Sébastien Page on May 23, 2011

Last week, iOS hacker and member of the Chronic Dev Team p0sixninja was quoted saying it was just a matter of weeks until the team releases an update to their jailbreak tool GreenPois0n, which was supposedly going to work with the iPad 2 as well.

It seems that p0sixninja spoke a little too fast, and got every jailbreaker out there a little too excited. In order to make things clearer, the team posted an update on their blog today. This update covers the iPad 2 jailbreak and support for iOS 4.3.x in GreenPois0n… Read More


MyGreatFest Confirms P0sixninja as Speaker for London Event, MuscleNerd for USA

By Alex Heath on May 11, 2011

Things are shaping up very nicely for the world’s first jailbreak and iDevice convention. MyGreatFest will hold its first gathering this September in London, U.K. for fellow geeks and the iDevice community.

Among other prominent speakers, like Jay “saurik” Freeman himself, the MyGrestFest team has managed to snag famed hacker and Chronic Dev Team member, Joshua Hill (P0sixninja) as a speaker for the upcoming event. The jailbreak and unlock wizard, MusceNerd, has also been confirmed as the keynote speaker for MyGreatFest’s event next year in the United States. Read More


MyGreatFest Update: Donation Fund for P0sixninja and iPad 2 Giveaway

By Alex Heath on May 7, 2011

We’ve told you about the world’s first jailbreak and iOS convention, MyGreatFest. The event will take place this September in London, U.K. and will be a convention for the jailbreak and iDevice community.

Speakers like the creator of Cydia, saurik, and other prominent members of the jailbreak community are already scheduled to speak at MyGrestFest, and now famed jailbreak dev P0sixninja has expressed interest in attending September’s event… Read More


Everything You Need to Know About iOS 4.3.3 Jailbreak

By Cody Lee on May 7, 2011

Apple released iOS 4.3.3 (4.2.8 for Verizon iPhones) last Wednesday, less than three weeks after the previous software update. The new firmware included a fix for the location tracking file that Apple has gotten into so much water over (is that considered Cider?).

Chances are, most of you didn’t consider 4.3.3 big enough to update from 4.3.2. But with the Verizon iPad 2 problem fixed and the infamous tracking bug patched, we may not see another update until iOS 5 is released. If that’s the case, then this will likely be the last jailbreak for several months, so why not update? Read More


Apple Accidentally Shipping White iPhones With In-House Software?

By Cody Lee on May 1, 2011

Everyone knows by now that the white iPhone 4 is shipping worldwide. While the 10 month-long wait for the mysterious device has finally come to an end, is it really the end of the white iPhone 4 saga? Maybe not.

Since its launch last week, renowned iDevice hacker chpwn has been asking the Twitter nation to check their new white iPhone 4s for special markings. Apparently, a few lucky folks have limited edition iPhones and may not even know it… Read More


Details and Release Times for iOS 4.3.1 Untethered Jailbreak

By Alex Heath on Apr 3, 2011

The Dev Team will be releasing the official untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.1 very soon. As you might have already heard, the jailbreak was teased on Twitter yesterday.

Today, it has been confirmed that the official release will drop in less than 24 hours. We’ve got details and times after the break! Read More


GreenPois0n RC 6.1 Released to Remedy iBooks Problems

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 18, 2011

As you may have heard, Apple is beginning to get petty with their fight against the jailbreak community.

The latest strategy taken on by Apple is to prevent you from reading the books you purchased on iBooks if it detects a jailbroken iPhone.

@Comex responded first with his hilariously named “Hunnypot” solution, and now the Chronic Dev team has followed suit with the release of GreenPois0n RC 6.1

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GreenPois0n Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 Released for Windows

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 5, 2011

Windows users rejoice! GreenPois0n has been released for Windows machines after seeing a few days of exclusivity for the Mac.

It was earlier today when we reported that the Windows version would make it to jailbreakers this weekend, and now the Chronic Dev Team has made good on its promises.

Check inside for the details and the download…

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“Big Surprise” to be Included With Upcoming GreenPois0n Untethered Jailbreak?

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 31, 2011

If you’ve been keeping your ear to the street, a.k.a. keeping up with the latest jailbreak news on Twitter, then you may have stumbled upon several rumblings about a “big surprise” that will be included with the upcoming GreenPois0n jailbreak.

This newest version of GreenPois0n will provide an untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 firmware, and is destined to arrive any day now.

What could the so-called “big surprise” be? Will it be something we’ve seen before? Will it be a totally new feature that will blow our minds?

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Brand New Untethered Jailbreak Exploit Discovered By pod2g

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 30, 2011

Chronic Dev Team member @pod2g has been a busy man lately. Just a little over a week ago he unveiled a YouTube video showcasing the latest version of GreenPois0n, which is an untethered jailbreak tool for iOS 4.2.1.

Not one to rest on his laurels, the iPhone hacker tweeted yesterday that he’s uncovered yet another exploit.

This latest exploit will also allow for a future untethered jailbreak, as the cat and mouse game between Apple and the jailbreak community carries on…
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iPhone iOS 4.2.1 Untethered Jailbreak Showcased by Chronic Dev Team

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 21, 2011

Well, well, well. It looks like someone else is getting into the untethered jailbreak fun for iOS 4.2.1. That’s right, today Chronic Dev Team unveiled a teaser video showcasing their untethered jailbreak for the iPhone.

Chronic Dev, the creators of the popular GreenPois0n jailbreak tool, are the same devs behind this upcoming tool for iOS 4.2.1, but they aren’t alone in the rush to untether Apple’s latest public firmware.

As you know, the Dev Team has been working on beta versions of RedSn0w that is also capable of jailbreaking iOS 4.2.1 untethered.

The more options, the merrier! Check inside for the sweet video details…

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New GreenPois0n Untethered Jailbreak on the Way, No Beta Firmware Required

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 10, 2011

Today, Redmond Pie reported on an interesting tidbit of news for those of you who have decided to wait it out for an untethered jailbreak solution for iOS 4.2.1. The Chronic Dev Team, the folks behind the popular GreenPois0n jailbreak tool, is actively working on an untethered jailbreak that will require no beta firmware.

As you’re no doubt aware of, the Dev Team has released a number of beta versions of their RedSn0w tool that is already capable of accomplishing the untethered jailbreak on iOS 4.2.1.

Of course, with that tool being beta, there are some caveats, such as the fact that official 4.2b3 firmware is required; that firmware is only available to developers…

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