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  • 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.

    Sources: Saurik
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Corona Untethered iOS 5.0.1 Jailbreak: Updated to Version 1.0-3 started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 68 Comments
    1. rkswat's Avatar
      rkswat -
      Good news, keep up the good work!!
    1. stylingsq01's Avatar
      stylingsq01 -
      I can't install anything on cydia! Does anyone know why?!! Or everything isn't 5.0 compatible yet.
    1. teej1410's Avatar
      teej1410 -
      So wait.... I untethered my iPod from redsnow, not corona. Should I still be worried???
    1. fudu's Avatar
      fudu -
      Jailbreak done on 5.0.1 with the latest red snow..cydia is a tad bit slow but all i needed with to be on 5.0.1 and no warez on MMi. so I am happy!
    1. Rob_1980's Avatar
      Rob_1980 -
      Originally Posted by teej1410
      So wait.... I untethered my iPod from redsnow, not corona. Should I still be worried???

      Actually yes, well, not worried as such, but you will still have the same issue.

      Download the latest redsn0w and simply jb again, or try the corona one which people are struggling with due to server traffic.
    1. Dainelli's Avatar
      Dainelli -
      Will this jailbreak ever be available for us with a broken powerbutton?
    1. Rob_1980's Avatar
      Rob_1980 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dainelli View Post
      Will this jailbreak ever be available for us with a broken powerbutton?

      Possible solution??
      Let me google that for you
    1. Dean-Spiff's Avatar
      Dean-Spiff -
      I was jailbroken 5.0.1 tethered and used the new redsn0W 0.9.10b1 and now half my apps won't work. iBooks, Flipboard, ModMyi (ironic, i know), and more all crash upon starting. WTH?? How do we fix this?
    1. jwil736's Avatar
      jwil736 -
      Quote Originally Posted by atorres062 View Post
      I'm kind of confused here. So if I just did the 5.0.1 untethered Redsn0w 0.9.10b1 jailbreak I need to install Corona? & if so why?

      Thanks in advance
      No, run the new redsn0w on a non-jailbroken and your good.
    1. DnBKiD521's Avatar
      DnBKiD521 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob_1980 View Post
      Possible solution??
      Let me google that for you
      Dude that's flippin awesome. How'd u do that. I thought u were being sarcastic at first but When I clicked the link it ipened google and typed "how to enter dfu without a power button and clicked search!


      ^^^^^^. Winnnnnnnnn+1
    1. broncosi's Avatar
      broncosi -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tylus View Post
      did the Cydia update

      did the Corona install

      phone is still Jailbroken, and it is untethered now...but now none of my Jailbreaks stuff works. All of my jailbreak apps are there, but no worky.
      Same here. The first corona worked fine. But the final update caused it to go back to tethered after the reboot. Safari doesn't work, Cydia crashes on start, and my JBen apps don't work. It's like springboard has crashed but there is no respring back to JB state. Essentially it's like the most recent update re-tethered my iPhone 4.
    1. wukillabee's Avatar
      wukillabee -
      Hope BigBoss repo starts working again. Had a tethered jailbreak on ios 5.0.1 on my iphone 4 and zero issues. Used PKGbackup, then did a clean restore through itunes, then a fresh jailbreak with the new untethered, no i can't install PKGbackup to restore my phone to how it was when jailbroken. Kind of defeats the whole purpose, lol! Here you have a jailbreak but cannot install any themes, app, tweaks, etc until who knows when. Even tried Cydia random times of the day like 3am, 6am, etc and still no luck. As if BigBoss just took his repo 100% out of cydia for who knows how long?
    1. atorres062's Avatar
      atorres062 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jwil736 View Post
      No, run the new redsn0w on a non-jailbroken and your good.
      Cool, thanks!
    1. mag11581's Avatar
      mag11581 -
      will this untether my tethered jb?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by mag11581 View Post
      will this untether my tethered jb?
      yes
    1. jwil736's Avatar
      jwil736 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mag11581 View Post
      will this untether my tethered jb?
      Read the god d^%n article.

      Quote Originally Posted by wukillabee View Post
      Hope BigBoss repo starts working again. Had a tethered jailbreak on ios 5.0.1 on my iphone 4 and zero issues. Used PKGbackup, then did a clean restore through itunes, then a fresh jailbreak with the new untethered, no i can't install PKGbackup to restore my phone to how it was when jailbroken. Kind of defeats the whole purpose, lol! Here you have a jailbreak but cannot install any themes, app, tweaks, etc until who knows when. Even tried Cydia random times of the day like 3am, 6am, etc and still no luck. As if BigBoss just took his repo 100% out of cydia for who knows how long?
      That's not how it works buddy. You know when apple releases a new iOS, and sometimes can't update that day? That's because servers are over loaded with traffic crashing them. Jailbreak community does not have the resources as apple does and even apples servers fail. Take it easy, try again later tonight and if it still doesn't work, tomorrow.
    1. Dainelli's Avatar
      Dainelli -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob_1980 View Post
      Possible solution??
      Let me google that for you
      I've left no corner in Google unsearched, it is not possible to put the phone into DFU mode without a sleep button.. That's why I'm asking if this specific jailbreak will be available for us with broken powerbuttons similar to Jailbreakme

      Anyone else who knows something?
    1. wukillabee's Avatar
      wukillabee -
      Quote Originally Posted by mag11581 View Post
      will this untether my tethered jb?
      If i were you and i could go back id stay tethered right now with my phone set up the way it is. Seems with this "Corona" quick fix there is too many bugs to rely on it. Only other way is to itunes restore, jailbreak from scratch with new untether jailbreak, but no you have No BigBoss repos and cannot restore your jailbroken phone the way it was since you cannot download PKGbackup or any useful jailbreak tweak since almost all repos are gone. Better to wait imo, too much confussion right now and no one yet has a straight answer on what's going on.
    1. Kevin8677's Avatar
      Kevin8677 -
      I have a 3GS iOS 5.0.1 jb tethered with redsnow. I ran corona yesterday & am now untethered. It was as simple as installing any app. No restore needed. Everything still works & I did the corona update this morning without issue. No problems of any kind. If you're already jailbroken tethered then there's no reason to restore & jailbreak again if you're already on 5.0.1. Just run corona, reboot with a pc & u should be good.

      Correction - reboot without a pc after u install corona & u should be good
    1. Tylus's Avatar
      Tylus -
      my iPhone 4 and wifes iPhone 4 were Jailbreak bricked after the Corona update

      had to do a fresh 5.0.1 install in iTunes and used redsn0w 0.9.10b1 to re-jailbreak.

      They are 100% untethered now. So that worked 100%. Corona is/was crap. I'm guessing I got an old build and it was the issue. redsn0w has never let me down, I don't know why I decided to not use it


      now to patiently wait for Cydia traffic to slow down. Neither of my phones can talk with BigBoss or any of the other servers in Cydia. They both keep timing out. Maybe later tonight?