Untethered A5 Jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Should Arrive ‘in Some Hours’

Posted on January 20, 2012 by

UPDATE: The A5 untethered jailbreak has been released!

pod2g updated his blog just minutes ago with some great news on the A5 untethered jailbreak. He says the wait is about to end and that you’ll be able to “free your iPhone in some hours.”

Hello dear readers,

I know the wait was long, too much long, but it’s about to end! You’d be able to free your iPhone in some hours.

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 log of energy to work out the different issues we had to install the untether on new devices.

Thus, a unified PayPal account was opened so that everyone who worked on the A5 exploits will receive a fair split of your contributions. Here is the link : contribute

As usual, contributions are not needed but are appreciated by developpers. By the way, thank you very much again for everyone who already participated. This is real nice.

Here is the complete list of Absinthe supported devices :

  • iPhone 4S running iOS 5.0, 5.0.1 (9A405 and 9A406)
  • iPad 2 Wifi/GSM/CDMA running iOS 5.0.1

Also, here is MuscleNerd’s which explains the whole story in a really precise way: iPhone Dev Team blog post

Stay with MacDaddyNews for all the latest on the A5 untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2.

pod2g is the person behind the untethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak for non-A5 devices. If you have an iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod touch 3G or iPod touch 4G, check out our step-by-step instructions on jailbreaking.

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