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
By Cody Lee on Aug 6, 2011
Justin Williams tweeted the above picture from p0sixninja’s hotel room last night. The group was enjoying a little R&R after a heavy day of hacking at this year’s Defcon convention. The annual event highlights new exploits and popular topics in the security community.
If you’ve been jailbreaking for a while, chances are you’ll recognize a few people in the picture above. Instantly identifiable are Saurik, the mastermind behind Cydia, and the original iPhone hacker GeoHot… Read More
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
By Alex Heath on Apr 7, 2011
The Dev Team has updated the RedSn0w jailbreak for iOS 4.3.1 to version 0.9.6rc11. The latest version of RedSn0w adds the custom boot logo option we originally saw in GreenPois0n.
Jailbreaking with RedSn0w is still essentially the same process, but the new “allow boot animation” option gives you the ability to install custom boot logos through Cydia. Read More
By Alex Heath on Mar 7, 2011
If you jailbreak, you have the option to change your iPhone’s default boot logo. You’ve always been able to do so manually through SSH, but recent jailbreak tools allow you to install custom logos in a much simpler way through Cydia.
If you’re unfamiliar with the term “boot logo,” it simple refers to the icon that displays on your iPhone’s screen during a boot. Through the miracle of jailbreaking, it’s rather easy to replace that Apple icon with all sorts of interesting things to look at.
Here are 10 of the best custom boot logos in Cydia…
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…
By Sébastien Page on Feb 14, 2011
When it was released a little over a week ago, the GreenPois0n jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 came with a nice surprise: animated boot logos. We already saw how to add an animated boot logo to your iPhone, and today, we’re going to see how to remove this custom logo.
This is a fairly easy process which will require about a minute of your time, depending on how fast Cydia loads for you at the moment… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Feb 12, 2011
The iPhone 4.2.1 jailbreak tool GreenPois0n has been updated to version RC6. This update brings support for the Apple TV and fixes emulators compatibility issues with GreenPois0n.
Since it came out last week, GreenPois0n has been updated several times, and can now also be used to jailbreak the Verizon iPhone. Although RedSn0w can also provide an untethered jailbreak, GreenPois0n still remains our recommended jailbreak for 4.2.1… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Feb 10, 2011
It’s official, the Verizon iPhone is here for everyone to purchase and go home with. If you just got your hands on one of them, the first thing you might want to do is to jailbreak your Verizon iPhone.
Not sure what jailbreaking is and why you should do it? Make sure to read our explanation of jailbreaking, and the reasons why you would want to jailbreak the Verizon iPhone. If you’re still on the fence after reading this because you worry the FBI might bust down your door for jailbreaking your iPhone, know that jailbreaking is 100% legal, at least here in the US.
This being said, this guide will show you how to jailbreak a Verizon iPhone running iOS 4.2.6 using GreenPois0n… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Feb 9, 2011
The latest release of the GreenPois0n jailbreak for iPhone 4.2.1 comes with a nice little surprise: you can now add animated boot logos to your iPhone. We already showed you how to do this manually, today we’re going to show you how to do this directly from Cydia.
In order to do that, you’ll obviously need a jailbroken iPhone on iOS 4.2.1, either using GreenPois0n (see our tutorial), or the tethered version of RedSn0w. You will not be able to install animated boot logos unless you are on 4.2.1 jailbroken iPhone with GreenPois0n or RedSn0w tethered… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Feb 7, 2011
iOS 4.2.1 has been released for a while now, and up until this weekend, there wasn’t a good and practical jailbreak for it. Sure RedSn0w did the trick but since it was a tethered jailbreak, it wasn’t very convenient.
Then came RedSn0w untethered jailbreak, which was better than its predecessor, but still wasn’t satisfying to most of us. Finally the Chronic Dev Team updated GreenPois0n, which brings a safe and reliable untethered jailbreak for iPhone iOS 4.2.1… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Feb 7, 2011
According to reports, a few lucky people have already started receiving their pre-ordered Verizon iPhones, which should officially be available to the rest of the US this coming Friday.
Ahead of the official Verizon launch date, the Chronic Dev Team has updated GreenPois0n to jailbreak iOS 4.2.6. We now have a proof that the jailbreak was successful as this picture was released earlier today… Read More
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…
By Sébastien Page on Feb 5, 2011
A few days ago, we reported about the “big surprise” that was going to be included in the latest release of GreenPois0n: custom animated boot logos. Now that GreenPois0n is out, you can fairly easily add a boot logo.
All you need is a jailbroken iPhone, basic SSH knowledge, and about 5 minutes of your time. Without further ado, here are instructions on how to add an animated boot logo to your iPhone… Read More
By Guest Author on Feb 5, 2011
We’ve got some good news for Windows users! Yesterday, Chronic Dev Team member, @p0sixninja announced that the Windows version of Greenpois0n RC5 should be released “tomorrow or the next day”, meaning this weekend.
For those that have been out of the know lately, The Chronic Dev Team officially released Greenpois0n RC5 yesterday, providing the first iOS 4.2.1 untethered jailbreak for all iOS devices without the need of any SHSH blobs… Read More
By Alex Heath on Feb 4, 2011
All signs have been pointing to Apple releasing iOS 4.3 in the very near future, with speculation that Apple’s 4.3 announcement could even come next week. Most speculation is centering on an Apple announcement taking place within the next 10 days.
Besides an iOS 4.3 announcement, Apple is rumored to be announcing the iPad 2, the Verizon iPhone’s “Personal Hotspot” feature on AT&T, and an official release of in-app subscriptions.
Whether or not all of the speculation is accurate, it’s evident that Apple will be holding an event in the near future…
By Sébastien Page on Feb 4, 2011
Some of you who tried to jailbreak with GreenPois0n yesterday might have encountered a problem where you were stuck on the “GreenPois0n initialized” message, not being able to go on with the jailbreak process.
The Chronic Dev Team worked on a fix for this, which has been implemented in GreenPois0n RC5 2, which you can download from our downloads section… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 4, 2011
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few hours, you know that the long awaited GreenPois0n untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 was finally released.
Maybe it’s just me, but I always seem to run into some sort of problem with missing or broken Cydia installations after a successful jailbreak.
To fix this issue I was able to install RedSn0w 0.9.6 on top of my GreenPois0n jailbreak with no ill results. By doing this you will still retain your untethered jailbreak, while gaining the necessary Cydia icon.
Check inside for the full video walkthrough…
By Guest Author on Feb 3, 2011
Now that Greenpois0n RC5 finally provides the long awaited iOS 4.2.1 untethered jailbreak (without the need of SHSH Blobs), many iPhone 4 owners with unlocked iPhones’ have been told to hold off upgrading to 4.2.1 as you will lose the ability to unlock (for now).
But thanks to TinyUmbrella developer @notcom, there is now a way to upgrade to iOS 4.2.1 without upgrading your baseband. Unfortunately, currently you will only be able to unlock your iPhone 4 on the older 1.59.00 baseband (modem firmware). So if you are not on the older baseband, you will not be able to unlock your iPhone 4.
For those of you with the older 1.59.00 baseband, follow the guide below to preserve your iPhone 4 baseband and unlock and jailbreak your iPhone 4 on iOS 4.2.1… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Feb 3, 2011
The GreenPois0n untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 was released a few minutes ago and I already took it for a spin on my older iPhone 3G sporting iOS 4.2.1.
This step by step guide will show you how to use GreenPois0n to jailbreak your iPhone iOS 4.2.1. It’s worth noting that this version will not hacktivate your iPhone and that so far, there is only a Mac version… Read More