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  • Another Update on A5 Jailbreak: 'It should be a matter of days'



    Yesterday @Pod2g, @Musclenerd, @Suarik, and @Planetbeing made a huge step in surpassing the sandbox issues in their A5 jailbreak efforts. Pod2g updated his blog this morning claiming the A5 jailbreak is imminent.

    Here are some news about the current work on the A5 research.

    @planetbeing escaped from the sandbox with the help of @saurik. Thanks to their awesome work, there should be nothing left blocking for the A5 jailbreak.

    Now it should be a matter of days. Still no precise ETA of course.

    We all want this to be finished ASAP, we're getting tired!
    Not much new from yesterday’s report, and there is still no ETA (no sense making promises that could be broken) but, pod2g's claim that the a jailbreak is only days away is extremely encouraging. IPad 2 and iPhone 4S owners can rejoice. The dedicated efforts of @pod2g, @saurik, @MuscleNerd, and @planetbeing will soon be realized.

    Source: pod2g
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Another Update on A5 Jailbreak: 'It should be a matter of days' started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 129 Comments
    1. djarkiz's Avatar
      djarkiz -
      Why Are the same posts on 4 pages???? Modmyi u need 2 get that fixed
    1. virtualcappy's Avatar
      virtualcappy -
      Tip of the hat to the flare for the dramatics these guys are showing - much more fun than the old days where we just sit back and wait in the dark.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Just remember that your jailbreak will be unusable for a week while you are tormented by Cydia's inability to refresh the sources.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      Just remember that your jailbreak will be unusable for a week while you are tormented by Cydia's inability to refresh the sources.
      I might need to get one of those '.deb package-saving tweaks' on my iphone 4 or ipad in case BigBoss crashes again! That way I can still load everything onto my iPhone 4S while everyone else suffers! LOL!
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      I might need to get one of those '.deb package-saving tweaks' on my iphone 4 or ipad in case BigBoss crashes again! That way I can still load everything onto my iPhone 4S while everyone else suffers! LOL!
      I actually make a backup app on Cydia. Maybe I should provide the option of downloading the deb packages before or after you update your device to help with situations like these.

      The benefit of only backing up a list of packages to be downloaded and installed later is quicker and more convenient backups. However the other method would be good for a situation like this.

      The question is: how are you going to install them if you can't download the installer?
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Before an update would be better! That way our 'working' version of the package can be saved for later use. The 'other' factor, though, is backing up all of the dependency files that BigBoss hosts. That was the major issue w/ the latest jailbreak; most of the dependencies for EVERYTHING were stored on the BigBoss server!!!

      BTW, What's ur package called?

      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      The question is: how are you going to install them if you can't download the installer?
      Manually install through var/root/Media/Cydia/AutoInstall/

      I assume that the jailbreak will be via redsn0w which will automatically add Cydia, but most importantly, afc2add. If I have a backup of all the .deb files and dependencies, then I can drop those into the folder - reboot - and, PRESTO .... Hi tweaks!!!
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      No disrespect, but we have heard this before. I will sit here and wait patiently all while not getting my hopes up. This way there can be no disappointment involved. And when it does finally come, I can be even happier.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      Before an update would be better! That way our 'working' version of the package can be saved for later use. The 'other' factor, though, is backing up all of the dependency files that BigBoss hosts. That was the major issue w/ the latest jailbreak; most of the dependencies for EVERYTHING were stored on the BigBoss server!!!

      BTW, What's ur package called?



      Manually install through var/root/Media/Cydia/AutoInstall/

      I assume that the jailbreak will be via redsn0w which will automatically add Cydia, but most importantly, afc2add. If I have a backup of all the .deb files and dependencies, then I can drop those into the folder - reboot - and, PRESTO .... Hi tweaks!!!
      I'm aware of the AutoInstall method, I was wondering if I could make something simpler. My package is called OpenBackup. Implementing this would be extremely easy considering what I already have.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by bootleg View Post
      what i love about modmyi is the apprciative members encouraging the team's and especially pod2g's work. some of our other "jail breaking sites" and pod's own twitter acct are rampant with derogatory comments.
      You must not have been around for very long...
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Would trying to install dozens of packages with the AutoInstall method make the iPhone take a long time to reboot?
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      I'm aware of the AutoInstall method, I was wondering if I could make something simpler. My package is called OpenBackup. Implementing this would be extremely easy considering what I already have.
      We just need a tool (and I already know there are some out there) that will save these files to a location on our phone. Then we just dump them, via SSH, onto our computer and reinstall when need be.

      Are you able to get the dependency files, though???

      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      Would trying to install dozens of packages with the AutoInstall method make the iPhone take a long time to reboot?
      Maybe...but not as long as it takes to fix a crashed server! LOL!!!

      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      You must not have been around for very long...
      +++1
      That's why I've been gone for so long!
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      We just need a tool (and I already know there are some out there) that will save these files to a location on our phone. Then we just dump them, via SSH, onto our computer and reinstall when need be.

      Are you able to get the dependency files, though???



      Maybe...but not as long as it takes to fix a crashed server! LOL!!!
      I can get a list of everything installed on your device. Are there dependencies needed for an AutoInstall?
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      I can get a list of everything installed on your device. Are there dependencies needed for an AutoInstall?
      Not that I know of. Afc2add is automatically included once we're officially Jailbroken (if that's what ur talking about).
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      I'll try this out when I get a chance. I've got the code figured out already.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      I'll try this out when I get a chance. I've got the code figured out already.
      Awesome!!! Let me know via DM or on this thread.

      What's ur tweak cost?
    1. MJedi's Avatar
      MJedi -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      It's very much confirmed. P0sixninja and pod2g have both said everyone should definitely update to 5.0.1

      @p0sixninja: "Everyone should upgrade their devices to 5.0.1 (except unlockers) now while they still have a chance!!!”
      Ah, but he said "except unlockers" so I'm assuming 5.0.1 has an updated baseband from the stock 5.0 on the iPhone 4S. Am I correct?

      I guess unlockers need to stay on 5.0 and wait for whatever tool to create a custom IPSW to preserve the unlockable baseband.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      Awesome!!! Let me know via DM or on this thread.

      What's ur tweak cost?
      Will do. The goal of my tweak is to create a free and open-source alternative to PkgBackup, so this one's free
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by MJedi View Post
      Ah, but he said "except unlockers" so I'm assuming 5.0.1 has an updated baseband from the stock 5.0 on the iPhone 4S. Am I correct?

      I guess unlockers need to stay on 5.0 and wait for whatever tool to create a custom IPSW to preserve the unlockable baseband.
      As I recall, the unlock that Musclenerd spoke about was way before pod2g ever Jailbroke the A5 iDevices. That being said, theres no way that MN could've guaranteed an unlock for the iPhone 4S.

      That's why I'm confused as to why people w/ the ip4S are waiting for an unlock that was never announced. If you want to preserve your baseband, then preserve it, but it's not guaranteed.

      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      Will do. The goal of my tweak is to create a free and open-source alternative to PkgBackup, so this one's free
      NICE!!! I bought PkgBackup but it screwed up my devices when I upgraded to 5.0.1 and it doesn't save the dependency files. So, I'd love an alternative w/ dependency file saving!
    1. texan's Avatar
      texan -
      Thank you to all the devs who have brought us all past jailbreaks, and future ones to come!!
    1. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
      BenderRodriguez -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      NICE!!! I bought PkgBackup but it screwed up my devices when I upgraded to 5.0.1 and it doesn't save the dependency files. So, I'd love an alternative w/ dependency file saving!
      AptBackup is a FREE alternative or maybe it's Appbackup