So far, May has seen swift progress towards the release of a working untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1 devices. We quickly moved from talk of the hypothetical, to that of real exploits, and late last week got a look at just such a jailbreak running on the 2012 iPad. If you’ve been wondering what all that means when it comes to the actual public availability of a jailbreak tool, pod2g has some new posts up on his blog to explain where the project’s at and point out some current limitations.
The good news is that pod2g’s got his trusted cadre of iOS tinkerers [...]
Those of you rocking a New iPad with iOS 5.1 on it will be happy to find out that an untethered jailbreak is in the works. According to the video teaser below, by pod2g, the project is in a rather advanced stage but it’s not just yet available for the public.
Aside from the fact that you will see Cydia and the truckload of applications listed you will definitely notice that the Apple tablet is booting up on its own, with no help from a computer. Whether the full untethered jailbreak will be released soon or held back in order for Apple not to patch anything in iOS is yet [...]
Earlier this week, we got some good news from pod2g about his progress towards a new jailbreak for iOS 5.1. He announced discovering a pair of exploits, as well as started gathering feedback from fans about what he should do with his finds: save them for the future or work towards getting a jailbreak tool out now. The poll has since closed, with just about two-thirds of users voting in favor of getting things out ASAP and not worrying about iOS 6 until it actually arrives. It sounds like pod2g has been quite busy since then, as he just posted to Twitter news that he has an iOS 5.1 [...]
Last we heard from pod2g, back at the end of March, he was still poking away at iOS 5.1 on the new iPad, looking for weaknesses that might eventually lead to the release of a public jailbreak. At the time, pod2g urged patience, pointing out that even if the needed exploits were known, it would still take some time to develop them into a tool ready to be released. It seems that he’s had some good luck since then, recently tweeting the announcement of his discovery of a pair of a new exploits.
Those previous warnings stand, and exploits don’t automatically equal [...]
Owners of the new 2012 iPad barely had time to get their new tablets out of the box before we got news of the first jailbreak working on the model. We’ve seen some evidence from devs showing that such feats are within reach, but we haven’t had a public release just yet. Notable iOS guru pod2g took to Twitter earlier today to update anxious users on his own work towards such a goal, and why we might not be seeing any release in the immediate future.
The Chronic Dev Team has reportedly made some progress towards coming up with a userland jailbreak, but its work is [...]
Apple’s next iPad is finally here, and for those of you Apple users who prefer living outside the walled garden, work’s already well underway on the first public jailbreak for the tablet. The iPhone Dev Team recently put up a new blog post outlining where current efforts lie, and the situation is definitely looking promising.
Right now, only Apple gear based on older chipsets has an iOS 5.1 jailbreak available for it, and even that’s semi-tethered. As for the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and 2012 iPad, there’s no public solution available; what about private? [...]
So if you’re on the list of people that cringed their teeth when they hit the Install button of the OTA upgrade of iOS 5.1 and forgot all about their Jailbreak, you might be in luck. The Dev-Team has just updated RedN0w to version 0.9.10b6 and it brings you the option of getting a tethered jailbreak of your device as long as it doesn’t run on an A5 chip (Sorry iPhone 4S and iPad2 readers).
There’s nothing hot about a tethered jailbreak of any iOS device, but if you lost it by mistake, you’re sadly out of of choices. Make sure you download the version of [...]
Just about a month ago, we told you about current efforts by the United States Copyright Office to revisit the topic of jailbreaking as a legal exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. While jailbreaking smartphones got the OK last time around, these exemptions don’t automatically renew, and the case for them must be made over-and-over as they expire. To that end, the Electronic Frontier Foundation was asking smartphone users across the US to submit their own comments about jailbreaking in order to show the Copyright Office just how strongly many of us feel about [...]
A couple years ago, the smartphone user community scored a major victory in the United States when the Copyright Office added jailbreaking phones to the list of anti-circumvention exemptions allowed under the DMCA. While a manufacturer could still use jailbreaking as an excuse to void your warranty, there was no longer any doubt that the owners of phones could now legally modify them is such a manner. Problem is, the exemptions granted under the Act aren’t permanent (though the restrictions sure as heck are), requiring petitions to renew them every three years. It’s just [...]
We just told you last night about a recent update to the iPhone-4S-jailbreaking tool Absinthe, from the Chronic Dev Team. That release brought with it a Windows installer, and attempted to eliminate a few bugs that crept into the previous release. We’ve been waiting for a solution like this to arrive ever since the iPad 2 first introduced the A5 processor, so we’re understandably focused on following the evolution of Absinthe as the last kinks are worked-out. We’ve now learned of a new update to the tool, once again bringing bug fixes and support to new operating [...]
Last week, after following the progress of the efforts to bring an untethered jailbreak to Apple hardware based around its new A5 chip, we finally saw the triumphant arrival of Absinthe, the first such tool to manage the feat. While a huge accomplishment in-and-of itself, some users reported buggy behavior from the tool’s initial release. Just a couple days later now, a new version is out, available for both Mac and Windows platforms and fixing a few of those bugs.
Specific problems targeted in this bugfix release include a problem where you’d see all your [...]
We’ve seen pod2g and his A5-targeting “dream team” of iOS hackers make huge leaps and bounds towards their goal of getting the Corona jailbreak exploit running on the iPhone 4S and iPad 2. Earlier this week, a video preview showed the jailbreak in operation, leaving us hopeful that a release would soon be made. Today, new updates discuss the final stages of packaging the jailbreak tool for distribution, and suggest we’ll be seeing it arrive in a matter of “some hours”.
Most users will be able to use the GUI-based tool that will be released for [...]
We’ve been keeping a close eye on the recent work of pod2g as he attempted to bring the iOS community some new jailbreak tools, supporting both the latest hardware and iOS revision. Tools for classic devices didn’t take too long to deliver, but coming up with something that would work on Apple’s new A5 chips, the ones at the heart of the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S, proved more difficult. There’s power in numbers, so pod2g recruited some of the biggest names from over the years in the iOS world for help. Today he’s posted an update of their progress, and it [...]
If you’ve been following the progress of pod2g towards developing some new jailbreak tools for iOS devices, you’d know that an update he posted a couple days ago teased that we might get the chance to see the release of his finished work sometime next week. After waiting this long, it looked like owners of the iPhone 4S might finally have a means by which to jailbreak their smartphones. At least, that was until today, when pod2g posted a new update that puts some doubt into how soon something might be released.
So, we’ve got an untethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak [...]
Over the course of the past month, we’ve seen tons of progress towards developing jailbreaks for the latest iPhone hardware and software. Near the end of December, an untethered jailbreak for older Apple devices running iOS 5.0.1 became available, but the exploit wasn’t yet ready for jailbreaking models built around A5 chips, like the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4S. Developer pod2g has been keeping us all updated on his progress towards finally tackling that mission, informing us about the new challenges he faced going up against dual-core architecture. It now looks like [...]
Well, Jailbreaking any device has its own share of risks. Even though lots of people celebrated the Dev-Team finally releasing a fully untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1, many of the people that used it were already rocking the past version that allowed a tethered jailbreak. Many of these users ran into trouble because the jailbreak would case MobileSubstrate-based apps to stop running.
The good news is that all this is a work in progress. The Dev-Team has just released an updated verso Redsn0w, which is now 0.9.10b3 and fixes this problem. According to the post:
The b3 [...]
Last week, we heard whispers of the coming arrival of a new jailbreak for Windows Phone devices. All we knew at the time was that it was supposed to be an alternative to paying the $9 required for a Chevron Labs unlock. Today, details of the hack were announced, and while it won’t replace existing unlocks, it does provide an easy way to expand the usefulness of unlocked hardware.
The WindowBreak project has released a tool for conveniently performing an interop unlock on a handset already set up for development thanks to an AppHub or Chevron Labs unlock (Update: the author [...]
We heard about some progress last week towards the release of an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1, courtesy of Apple hacker pod2g. It looked like everything was going just fine towards work on a release for earlier Apple hardware, but the A5 chip in the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2 were a separate obstacle to overcome. Donations from thankful jailbreakers let pod2g raise enough money to hook himself up with a 4S and get to work on testing. Today he posted an update to let us all know of his progress over the weekend.
Bad news first: pod2g has hit something of a brick wall. His [...]