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.
By Sébastien Page on Dec 27, 2011
By now you’ve probably read our earlier report that there is finally an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1. This is thanks to the amazing work of iOS hacker pod2g, but also thanks to GeoHot, who found some of these exploits a while back.
As we mentioned in our previous post, there are two ways to untether iOS 5.0.1. If you’re already jailbroken, you may want to use Corona Untether 5.0.1. If, however, you’re still running a stock iOS 5.0.1 version, then this RedSn0w tutorial is for you… Read More
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
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
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 22, 2011
pod2g has handed over the keys to his iOS 5 untethered jailbreak for A4 devices (which includes the iPhone 4) to the Chronic Dev Team. In doing so, he hopes to focus primarily on the A5 jailbreak, which covers the iPhone 4S and iPad 2.
Since the untethered jailbreak for pre-A5 chip devices is basically finished, this will allow pod2g to get the iPhone 4S jailbreak back up to speed. This is very good news for owners of both A4 and A5 devices, because that means that both are being heavily worked on simultaneously… Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 21, 2011
It has now been over 2 months since Apple released iOS 5 to the masses, and we still don’t have a working untethered jailbreak. The company has obviously made things a little more complicated for hackers.
But that doesn’t mean that it’s impossible, as infamous hacker pod2g continues to prove. The security expert has just uploaded a new video of an untethered jailbreak running on an iPhone 4, and has given a status update on its progress… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 19, 2011
It looks like the caching issues that jailbreak guru pod2g was facing are now a thing of the past.
Just a while ago, the iPhone hacker updated his blog acknowledging that he had solved the the A5 chip cache issue, which means we are even closer to the reality of an untethered iPhone 4S jailbreak.
pod2g also touched on a few other points of interest regarding the much anticipated release… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 19, 2011
For those of you waiting for an iPhone 4S untethered jailbreak, we’ve got good news and bad news.
The good news is that skilled hacker pod2g is working hard and making definite progress on an iPhone 4S untether. The bad news is that he’s hit a stumbling block on his way to finding a solution… Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 15, 2011
Since Apple seeded the first beta of iOS 5 back in June of this year, the jailbreak community has been eagerly waiting for an untethered exploit. We’ve been able to jailbreak the firmware since practically day one, but it’s always been a tethered solution.
But that could soon change thanks to iOS hacker pod2g. He’s been working hard on an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 and keeping the community updated via Twitter and blog posts. Now it seems that he’s just hit a major milestone in his progress… Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 14, 2011
The entire jailbreak community has its eyes on pod2g right now. The Chronic Dev Team-affiliated iOS hacker has shown a lot of progress over the last few weeks in his efforts to create an untethered iOS 5 jailbreak.
Pod2g has demonstrated a working untethered jailbreak on a third-generation iPod touch running the latest iOS software, and recently confirmed it to work on the iPhone 4. Now he’s added several more devices to the list. Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 11, 2011
We’ve received more information regarding the current status of the iOS 5 jailbreak. Famous hacker pod2g has just announced that he has successfully jailbroken his iPhone 4 running iOS 5.0.1.
More importantly, the jailbreak is untethered — something we were previously concerned about regarding 5.0.1. We found out that an untethered jailbreak was possible a few days ago, and now it’s been confirmed as working on the iPhone 4. Read More
By Alex Heath on Dec 9, 2011
Another quick update on the state of the iOS 5 untethered jailbreak: French hacker pod2g has confirmed that the iOS 5 untether will in fact work on iOS 5.0.1.
It was originally thought that 5.0.1 had patched the untethered jailbreak, and we recommended that jailbreakers stay on 5.0 if they wanted an untether in the near future. We’re pleased to report that potential jailbreakers on iOS 5.0.1 can breathe a sigh of relief. Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 9, 2011
There hasn’t been much talk in the jailbreak community regarding progress with either an iOS 5 untethered jailbreak or a 4S jailbreak. But we just received word from infamous iDevice hacker pod2g that, if you’re hoping for either one, stay away from the next iOS update.
Pod2g announced last night that the code-signing bug security expert Charlie Miller uncovered a few days ago could make jailbreaking “dramatically easier.” And since Apple is aware of the issue and will likely patch it in iOS 5.0.1, he recommends not updating… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 7, 2011
Some encouraging news was revealed this morning via Twitter for all of you dying to have an iOS 5 untethered jailbreak. It appears that Chronic Dev Team member pod2g has found a bug in iOS 5 that will make it possible for an untethered jailbreak.
The team of hackers already confirmed to have found multiple exploits in iOS 5, but this is the first news that we’ve had in a while regarding the progress of an untethered jailbreak… Read More
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
By Sébastien Page on Dec 23, 2010
Looking at the drama going on between MuscleNerd and P0sixNinja on Twitter, I feel like I am watching a full season of the Young and the Restless. Quick heads up for those of you who didn’t follow the whole conversation.
A few months ago, hacker pod2g found a bootrom exploit in iOS 4.0.1 which was quickly named SHAtter. Chronic Dev Team later started using SHAtter for their GreenPois0n jailbreak for iOS 4.1. Then GeoHot came in the game with a new exploit that he was going to use no matter what in his LimeRa1n jailbreak. At this time, Chronic Dev didn’t have a choice but to put SHAtter on the side for later, and use GeoHot’s exploit.
Everything was going fine until rumors started going around that SHAtter had been leaked… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Sep 29, 2010
That’s an interesting tweet that pod2g, the hacker would found out the SHAtter exploit, sent out a couple hours ago in reply to someone asking when we should expect to see GreenPois0n released. According to him, the long awaited GreenPois0n jailbreak for iOS 4.1 will be released in days.
A few days ago the Dev Team demoed a perfectly working PwnageTool jailbreak that took advantage of the SHAtter exploit and successfully jailbroke an iPod 4G. There is every reason to believe that the Chronic Dev Team is near completion here… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Sep 20, 2010
pod2g, the guy who discovered the SHAtter exploit that will hopefully allow the GreenPois0n jailbreak to come to life, just announced he is leaving the Chronic Dev Team.
In a series of tweets, pod2g explained that he’s not working with the Chronic Dev Team anymore and that he will now be working independently. The question that comes to mind when reading this is: will the developement of GreenPois0n be affected? Read More
By Guest Author on Sep 13, 2010
The “Fun Day” is arriving as Chronic Dev Team is working hard to release their first ever all iDevices jailbreak tool named GreenPois0n. It took them a while to release the Greenpois0n jailbreak as it was announced earlier this year but they were never able to push it out as promised.
Chronic Dev Team and their Greenpois0n were even blamed to be fake as they accepted donations but never made a release. Some days ago, they made a strike by revealing a new bootrom exploit named SHAtter Exploit. This achievement means that iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G, and iPad are jailbroken for life until Apple introduces hardware change in the devices by replacing the bootrom. Read More
By Sébastien Page on Sep 9, 2010
Yesterday we reported about the new exploit found by pod2g, and today, MuscleNerd confirmed that it will work with the iPhone 4, the iPad and the new iPod Touch.
This bootrom exploit will require a hardware fix for Apple to prevent future jailbreaks. If you have an iPhone 4 now, that means you’d potentially be able to jailbreak it, no matter what iOS you install on it in the future. Of course at this point it’s just theories… Read More