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[Update] Untethered Jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 – Released!

It appears the Dev-Team Blog has made yet another post about the forthcoming untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2. This is all great news! With a Blog post title of, “Corona A5 jailbreak nearly ready to pop!” We can only hope now it’s possibly days, hours, or (fingers crossed) minutes away. Either way when it drops, this is going to be exciting as all the iPhone 4S users and iPad 2 junkies have been waiting quite a while for this to come out. Right now the “dream team” is in a debugging phase, making sure all the kinks are worked out before the jailbreak goes public. Remember as always, don’t forget to backup and please do this at your own risk! To quote the Dev-Team Blog and make this as easy as possible for everyone, below is a list of programs that will support the new A5 jailbreak and also the required iOS version/Firmware:

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Jailbreak programs:

To be as flexible as possible, the A5 version of the corona jailbreak will take multiple forms:

  • Chronic Dev have incorporated the overall flow into a GUI that runs on your Mac or PC.  The goal is for the GUI to be enough for most cases.
  • iPhone Dev have also incorporated the exact same flow into an alternative command-line interface (CLI). This will allow us to help users through individual steps of the jailbreak manually, to both help the user and help improve the overall flow.  Although the CLI will also allow the user to perform the entire jailbreak from beginning to end, we anticipate it will be more useful in debugging the occasional errors.  The CLI currently has over 20 individual options (in addition to the single “jailbreak” option) that should be useful during debug after the GUI release.
  • Once all the bugs in the flow are worked out, we’ll also incorporate it into the redsn0w GUI (but still leave the CLI freely available too).  In order to maximize the chances of the jailbreak working for everyone, the redsn0w GUI will use native Apple iTunes libraries — this technique is slightly different than how the Chronic Dev GUI handles communications, and should provide nice combined coverage for all the odd computer configurations out there.


The supported firmware versions will be:

  • iPhone4S: 5.0 (9A334), 5.0.1 (9A405) and the “other” 5.0.1 (9A406)
  • iPad2: 5.0.1 (9A405)

iPhone4S owners looking to maximize their chances of achieving an eventual software-based carrier unlock should be staying at 5.0.  Everyone else should be at 5.0.1.  If you’re an iPhone4S owner who already updated to 5.0.1, it’s too late to go back down to 5.0, but if you’re on 9A406 it is possible to downgrade the BB by going to the 9A405 version of 5.0.1 while the window is still open.


Also if you would like to donate (I’m certain they will appreciate it.), there is a link posted on the Dev-Team Blog for a shared PayPal account.

[via Dev-Team Blog]

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