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
By Cody Lee on Mar 30, 2012
When iOS 5.1 launched alongside Apple’s new iPad earlier this month, we saw three different jailbreak methods quickly surface. But it seems like the trail has since gone cold, as we haven’t heard any news on the jailbreak front in the past couple of weeks.
That, however, changed this morning, as infamous iOS hacker pod2g finally gave us an update regarding the status of the iOS 5.1 jailbreak. And just as we expected, it looks like it’s going to be a while before we see a public release… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 12, 2012
A few days ago we told you that the infamous iOS hacker pod2g had already started working on finding vulnerabilities in iOS 5.1 to use in a new jailbreak. The new software includes patches for the previous jailbreaks for both A4 and A5 devices.
Today, pod2g has come forward with another announcement. He is calling on the jailbreak community, or any iOS user for that matter, to help him find bugs in Apple’s mobile OS by sending him crash reports. Keep reading for details… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 12, 2012
For those of you wondering whether or not Apple keeps close tabs on the jailbreak community, well, you can stop wondering. The company directly refers to jailbreakers on its new iOS 5.1 security content page.
As most of you know, Apple patched the exploits used in both the Corona and Absinthe jailbreak tools in the software update. And apparently, it’s aware of exactly who is responsible for creating them… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 11, 2012
Those of you who have ignored our warnings and upgraded your devices to iOS 5.1 in the past week will be happy to hear that hackers are already hard at work on jailbreaking the new software.
As expected, the 5.1 update, which Apple released last week alongside its new iPad, effectively breaks the exploits used in both the Corona and Absinthe jailbreak tools… Read More
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
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 20, 2012
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. The moment you’ve all been patiently waiting for. This iPhone 4S untethered jailbreak and iPad 2 untethered jailbreak have been released.
Indeed, as we initially told you just a few minutes ago, you can now download Absinthe and jailbreak your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 untethered.
Check inside as we guide you through the entire jailbreak process step-by-step… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 20, 2012
It’s here! The iPhone 4S and iPad 2 untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 was just released after months of anticipation, and months of hard work by pod2g and the rest of the leaders in the jailbreak community.
A huge thanks is owed to the dream team of hackers including pod2g, p0sixninja, MuscleNerd, planetbeing, Saurik, and no-doubt countless others.
Take a look inside for more details surrounding this groundbreaking moment… Read More
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: Absinthe… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Jan 17, 2012
A couple days ago, pod2g shared with us the video of a jailbroken iPhone 4S. What could be considered as a tease is actually a way to keep us updated about the progress of the various teams working on the jailbreak.
Today, pod2g teased us a little more by posting the image of a jailbroken iPad 2 running iOS 5.0.1 on his blog… Read More
By Alex Heath on Jan 12, 2012
Having trouble with iBooks on the latest Corona untether for iOS 5.0.1? Never fear, pod2g has said that an update is coming to resolve issues with iBooks crashing on iOS devices running the Chronic Dev Team’s latest jailbreak.
We’ve already told you how to fix issues with iBooks on iOS 5.0.1, but those of you that are still having trouble after using Corona can look forward to pod2g’s upcoming update. Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 12, 2012
If you haven’t figured it out by now, this whole A5 jailbreak thing is kind of a big deal. The entire jailbreak community has its eyes on pod2g and the rest of the “Dream Team” as they finish up their work on the highly anticipated exploit.
iPhone 4S users are now going on three months without a jailbreak, and iPad 2 owners who upgraded to iOS 5 last summer are going on 7. But it looks like we won’t have to wait much longer, as pod2g says the A5 jailbreak is just days away… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 10, 2012
The dream team of p0sixninja, MuscleNerd, planetbeing, and pod2g have made more progress on the iPhone 4S untether, according to a tweet from pod2g this morning. pod2g also extended out special thanks to saurik for his major contributions to the long-awaited project.
It looks like the team has overcome one of the last major hurdles in preparing the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 untethered jailbreak for public distribution… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 8, 2012
In collaboration with pod2g, both the Dev Team and the Chronic Dev Team released untether exploits for iOS 5.0.1 at the end of last year. The release was great news for A4 device owners, but left iPad 2 and iPhone 4S users in the dark.
However, as most of you know, pod2g is currently hard at work on a full jailbreak for A5 devices. And with the help of some of the jailbreak community’s biggest names, it looks like the infamous iOS hacker is making some real progress… Read More
By Alex Heath on Jan 6, 2012
pod2g has been working feverishly to give us an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2. While the untether for A4-based iOS devices and older on iOS 5.0.1 has already been released, the A5 untether has yet to see the light of day.
Now, pod2g has listed 3 legendary jailbreak hackers, planetbeing, MuscleNerd, and p0sixninja, to help him with the A5 jailbreak for iOS 5: Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 5, 2012
With every passing day, the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 inches closer. To hold us over, pod2g has been great about releasing updates and details revolving around his progress.
His latest blog post answers questions that have undoubtedly been on the minds of many who are highly anticipating the jailbreak. For starters, how and why does he have a jailbreak, yet the dev teams have yet to release it to the public? Read More
By Alex Heath on Jan 3, 2012
It’s a busy and exciting time for the jailbreak community. In the last couple of weeks we’ve seen the iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak for A4-based devices go live in the form of RedSn0w, PwnageTool, and The Chronic Dev Team’s Corona tool. Moments ago we announced that the security expert known as pod2g expects to drop the untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 users next week.
Now is the time to update to Apple’s latest firmware, iOS 5.0.1. Even if you rely on an UltraSn0w unlock, you should update as soon as possible before it’s too late to get the untethered jailbreak on 5.0.1. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 3, 2012
Great news for potential iPhone 4S and iPad 2 jailbreakers. Infamous hacker pod2g confirmed a few minutes ago that significant progress has been made on the jailbreak, and we should except it in a week if all goes well.
As you already are aware of, the untethered jailbreak for A4 devices, iPod touch, iPhone 4, etc. was released last week to much fanfare.
Now the only thing left to do is release an A5 (iPad 2, and iPhone 4S) jailbreak for the full enchilada… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 2, 2012
iOS hacker pod2g has posted a very enlightening synopsis of how he was able to pull off his 5.0.1 untethered exploit. Citing Apple’s blocking of the exploit methods used prior to iOS 5, he details the alternative methods used for the 5.0.1 untethered exploit and subsequent jailbreaks.
Apple has fixed all previous known ways of executing unsigned binaries in iOS 5.0. Corona does it another way.
Thus, for Corona, I searched for a way to start unsigned code at boot without using the Mach-O loader. That’s why I looked for vulnerabilities in existing Apple binaries that I could call using standard launchd plist mechanisms.
For those of you interested in the low-level workings of the latest untethered jailbreak to hit iOS 5 devices, we highly recommend you check out pod2g’s analysis on his blog.