By Jeff Benjamin on May 25, 2012
Ladies and gentlemen, the wait is over. Absinthe version 2.0 has been released to the public, meaning you can now jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 untethered.
Absinthe is compatible with most recent iOS devices running iOS 5.1.1, including the new iPad (iPad 3), the iPhone 4S, the iPad 2, the iPhone 4, iPod touch 4th generation, iPhone 3GS, etc.
A Mac, Windows, and Linux version are now available. Check inside for the full download! Read More
By Cody Lee on May 23, 2012
For those of you who haven’t been keeping up with the latest jailbreak news, let me get you up to speed. Earlier this week, we learned that we could see the 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak drop as early as this week. We even saw a video of it in action.
And now that pod2g, MuscleNerd, and several other iOS hackers are in Amsterdam at the Hack In The Box conference, expect to see news regarding the 5.1.1 jailbreak to ramp up. In fact, pod2g just gave as another quick update on his progress… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 22, 2012
I highly debated whether or not to post this, but after some going back and forth, I decided that it was for the best to shed some light on this subject in an attempt to cut down on confusion.
Apparently there is a new jailbreak tool “available” (you’ll see why I used quotes in a second) that allows you to perform an untethered jailbreak on iOS 5.1.1 for A4 devices.
The tool is called VulnDisco Mobile 1.7, and it is a commercial product that takes advantage of the existing RedSn0w 5.1.1 tethered jailbreak to install a custom bundle for an untethered jailbreak.
While I’ve yet to find any details on how much the jailbreak will cost in total, in all likelihood it will set you back much more than the cost of an iOS device itself. That’s because this jailbreak is not a standalone product, but it’s an add-on to a larger product created by a company named Immunity.
While the average user won’t have the necessary resources to access this jailbreak at all, there are still some lingering concerns surrounding its release. Check inside for the full story… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 21, 2012
Let’s be real. The folks behind such projects as the upcoming iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak put in some major work, and aren’t compensated beyond what they receive in donations.
In the various posts that we’ve created on the subject of the upcoming jailbreak, we’ve seen a host of generous comments asking where and how to donate.
MuscleNerd recently revealed some additional information about the upcoming iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak, and with it, he included a link that appreciative people could use to donate.
The link was in the prior post, but it kind of got buried along with the other information. For that reason we thought a dedicated post was warranted highlighting the opportunity to donate to the team as a means to compensate for their time and effort. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 20, 2012
It looks like the prospect of the iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak being released during the Hack In The Box security conference is becoming more likely, as pod2g announces on twitter that the jailbreak release is mere days away.
A few days ago, pod2g said that “something big” will happen during the event regarding jailbreaking. Honestly, what can be bigger than the 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak?
Get ready ladies and gentlemen, it’s almost here… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 18, 2012
Great news for those of you who own 3rd generation iPods and/or the iPhone 3GS — both devices have gained support for pod2g’s upcoming untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1.
The reason these devices were initially excluded was because the kernel vulnerability used to accomplish the jailbreak on other devices didn’t appear to work on the iPod 3G and the iPhone 3GS.
Although the hacker hasn’t provided more details on how he was eventually able to verify that the jailbreak will be possible, he says he will update us with more details later.
Check inside for the updated list of devices that will be compatible for the 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak… Read More
By Sébastien Page on May 15, 2012
The days are now being counted for the release of pod2g’s iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak, and though the hacker has already been announcing sporadically what device would or would not be supported, he has come up with a formal list.
The good news is that Apple’s most popular devices will all be supported by the untethered jailbreak. The bad news, if you have an older device, you might be out of luck… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 14, 2012
We’ve got some more good news on the iOS 5.1(.1) jailbreak front this afternoon. Pod2g just announced that his untethered exploit works on both first and second generation iPads, in addition to the newer model.
Earlier today, the hacker noted that the jailbreak should be available within the next couple of weeks. And that certainly seems to be the case, as he’s bound to be running out of devices to test it on… Read More
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
By Jeff Benjamin on May 14, 2012
Good news for those of you highly anticipating the upcoming jailbreak for iOS 5.1.x: it should be out in the next two weeks.
Due to considerable demand, hacker pod2g has released an FAQ answering some of the most pressing questions that he’s received from the public.
Check inside for the answer to each pressing question regarding the upcoming jailbreak… Read More
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
By Cody Lee on May 11, 2012
Talk regarding the iOS 5.1 jailbreak has really picked up in the last 24 hours. Shortly after pod2g announced that he was running an untethered jailbreak on his third-generation iPad yesterday, he posted a video of the hack.
But all of this talk can be a bit of a tease without any information on when the exploit will be available to the public. So knowing that, pod2g gave us a little bit of information last night on the ETA of the 5.1 jailbreak… Read More
By Sébastien Page on May 10, 2012
Earlier today we reported about pod2g’s progress on the new iPad 5.1 untethered jailbreak. It seems that we are now closer than ever to seeing this jailbreak released as pod2g teased us with a demo video of the untethered jailbreak in action.
Published a few minutes ago on his blog, the video shows a fully functional iPad 3 running Cydia and going through a reboot… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 10, 2012
Pod2g has just made another big announcement regarding his progress on the iOS 5.1 jailbreak. A few moments ago, the hacker tweeted that he had jailbroken [untethered] a third-generation iPad running iOS 5.1.
The news comes just one week after we received word that pod2g’s iPhone 4 had received the untethered jailbreak treatment on iOS 5.1, as the iOS expert seems to really be hitting his stride… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 7, 2012
Love him or hate him, i0n1c has skills. Want proof? A little over a half an hour ago he showcased his new iPad (iPad 3) running Cydia on iOS 5.1.1. Said firmware was just released. I understand that this is a result of being able to jailbreak 5.1, but the fact still stands that he has the talent that the jailbreak community could benefit from.
As you’re probably well aware of, i0n1c has an interesting relationship with the jailbreak community. On one hand, he’s a clearly talented hacker that can solve some of the most perplexing issues regarding iOS jailbreaking.
On the other hand, he continues to spite the community with rants about piracy, money, and an overall disdain towards jailbreaking in general… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 3, 2012
Things are starting to pick up regarding the iOS 5.1 jailbreak, as we’ve just received word that pod2g has hit another major milestone in his efforts to hack the latest version of Apple’s software.
The security expert just tweeted “Heya! My iPhone 4 running iOS 5.1 is now untethered ” This is good news, considering the only jailbreak currently available for iOS 5.1 is tethered… Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 30, 2012
We’ve just received a major update on the status of the iOS 5.1 jailbreak. Pod2g just tweeted that he had “a productive weekend,” reportedly finding “2 big vulnerabilities. 1 kernel land and 1 root land.”
The news comes just 5 days after the hacker posted a poll on his personal website, asking jailbreakers if hackers should continue work on an iOS 5.1 jailbreak or hold off until Apple seeds iOS 6… Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 26, 2012
Pod2g has just put up quite the interesting poll on his personal blog. The infamous hacker, who is responsible for a majority of the recent exploits found in iOS, is asking folks to vote on the following question: “Shall we hold off the jailbreak for iOS 6?”
The question comes just a few days after we heard that hackers were finally making some progress on the iOS 5.1 jailbreak. Of course, if it’s released before iOS 6 comes out, the exploits will almost certainly be patched up in the new software… Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 24, 2012
We’ve had a lot of folks asking us what the status is on the iOS 5.1 jailbreak, so we figured we’d give you guys an update with the latest info. As usual, pod2g has given us some insight into the progress of the hackers via a recent string of tweets.
The good news is that they have managed to bypass the ASLR (Address Space layout randomization) already. The complicated security measure could’ve taken much longer. The bad news is that a public jailbreak still seems to be a ways out… Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 18, 2012
We haven’t really heard much on the jailbreak front since iOS 5.1 came out. The software update patched all previous exploits, meaning anyone who upgraded, lost their ability to jailbreak (well, A4 devices can still be jailbroken).
But we have good news today for the folks that have updated their devices to 5.1. Pod2g, who was largely responsible for Absinthe and Corona, says that he now has all of the exploits necessary to start working on a new jailbreak… Read More