There's been a lot of small updates and posts about the imminent jailbreak of iPhone 4S and iPad 2. This time there's a pretty big update. There's still no time frame as to when it's released but it seems closer than ever.
The "dream team" of devs, which includes pod2g and MuscleNerd among others, have been working on cracking the A5 chip in iPhone 4s and iPad 2 for months now. Right now they are just fixing bugs and packaging it to ensure a clean release.
Some of the highlights from the latest post on the Dev-Team's blog include:
- They will package the jailbreak in several formats to give lots of jailbreak options
- It will jailbreak iPhone 4S on iOS 5.0 and 5.0.1
- It will jailbreak iPad 2 on iOS 5.0.1
- If you want an unlock on iPhone 4S it is best to stay on 5.0
- They have created an optional collective contribution option so if you wish to contribute to the team you can do so
To read the full blog post go to http://blog.iphone-dev.org/.
pod2g has posted this on his blog. He says it won't be long now!
A tool named Absinthe and developped by the Chronic Dev Team will install the untether on your device. Also the iPhone Dev Team will release a CLI (command line) tool to help diagnose issues and repair things if it goes wrong.
This is a little scary I know, but the chance you break something is really small, since we made lots of tests to verify the process on different devices. But it is the first time we use the backup / restore functions of iTunes to install software, and there are maybe things we are not aware of.
As you already know, different security researchers put a lot of energy to work out the different issues we had to install the untether on new devices.
Read the full post on his blog here: http://pod2g-ios.blo...ther-to-be.html
Edited by brutal truth, 20 January 2012 - 02:30 PM.
Updated with blog post from pod2g