Corona Untethered iOS 5.0.1 Jailbreak: Updated to Version 1.0-3
The Corona untether for iOS 5.0.1 gets its first and second updates tonight.
Corona was the name given to the iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak package that was released into Cydia this morning as we covered
during its initial release. The untethered jailbreak was possible either through the use of Corona or by the new redsn0w 0.9.10b1. That's just to clarify if you didn't know what Corona was.
Apparently, as found by planetbeing
, Corona broke 'launchctl
' which is a dependency for a handful of applications and tweaks that you download in Cydia. This basically means that installing Corona would make launchctl
stop working even though it worked perfectly fine prior to installing Corona. Launchctl
is a program that manages daemons, scripts, applications, and things of that sort (yeah it's kind of important). To fix this issue, Saurik
issued an update (Corona version 1.0-2) that would keep Corona from breaking launchctl
so that the dependent applications and tweaks will function correctly on your device.
Additionally just a few minutes ago, Saurik
pushed a second update (Corona version 1.0-3) which fixes another problem - using redsn0w 0.9.10b1 to install the untethered jailbreak (when you were already tethered) actually caused the same problem as above with launchctl
breaking after the untether install. This means that redsn0w users were facing the same problem as the lazier people who simply installed the Corona untether from Cydia and left it at that. Just go into Cydia and download that update and you should be good to go.
The new version should patch the problem and make it so that launchctl
dependent applications and tweaks work properly even after you install the untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1. A couple of applications that require it include OpenSSH and IntelliScreenX. Corona is still in its early stages and we expect that there will still be more problems in the future - but with a dedicated jailbreak team monitoring problems, we should see those wounds mended quickly and efficiently. Keep your eyes on that changes tab for the next couple of days or weeks.