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  • MuscleNerd Claims Corona A5 Jailbreak Almost Ready

    MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev Team recently tweeted about a new blog post on the Dev Team’s blog. The post titled “Corona A5 jailbreak nearly ready to pop!” discusses the current state of the soon to be released jailbreak for the A5 based devices (the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S). He claims that the jailbreak is “nearly ready” for a public release with the combine effort of @pod2g, members of the iPhone Dev Team, and members of the Chronic Dev Team. All of the obstacles that previously stood in the way have been overcome and as of right now, MuscleNerd claims all that is left is making the jailbreak as bug free as possible.

    One interesting that that is discussed in this blog post is the various forms that the Corona A5 jailbreak will be released in. You’ll have the standard Graphical User Interface (GUI) form, a command-line interface (CLI), and the more familiar redsn0w GUI form. To read more detailed information regarding the various options that each form will provide, check the information from the blog post below:

    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
    • iPhone Dev have incorporated the exact same flow into a 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.
    Now, many of you may be wondering which firmware versions will be compatible with the Corona A5 jailbreak. This is something that MuscleNerd has identified and that all of you should take note of. The supported firmware versions include:

    • iPhone4S: 5.0 (9A334), 5.0.1 (9A405) and the “other” 5.0.1 (9A406)
    • iPad2: 5.0.1 (9A405)
    Users who wish to achieve a software-based carrier unlock for their iPhone 4S are advised to stay on iOS 5.0. If an unlock is something that you are not worried about, it is advised that you update to iOS 5.0.1. Furthermore, it’s recommended that if you are on iOS 5.0.1 (9A406), that you downgrade your baseband by going to the 9A405 version of iOS 5.0.1 while the window is still open.

    As many of you wait anxiously for the jailbreak to be released, it should be noted that this type of jailbreak method hasn’t been used before and unforeseen problems are expected to occur upon its release. MuscleNerd has advised everyone to properly backup any and all important data in case an issue occurs and you have to restore and re-jailbreak.

    Last but not least no ETA has been provided. The Corona A5 jailbreak will be released “when testing has shown most of the bugs have been fixed!”

    As usual, stay tuned for more news and information regarding the Corona A5 jailbreak by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and/or subscribing to our RSS feed.

    Source: iPhone Dev Team (blog), MuscleNerd (Twitter)

    *Thanks to the many ModMyi users who sent this in*
    This article was originally published in forum thread: MuscleNerd Claims Corona A5 Jailbreak Almost Ready started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 112 Comments
    1. qbnucca's Avatar
      qbnucca -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      As long as 5.1 doesnt come out you are fine to wait.
      Thank you.
    1. rabbit_'s Avatar
      rabbit_ -
      It's out guys can any one mirror this it's only for mac at moment
    1. BR0MERZ's Avatar
      BR0MERZ -
      Posixninja: Windows version of Absinthe is coming as soon as nikias gets home and rolls up the build
    1. mbeezy81's Avatar
      mbeezy81 -
      Jailbreak is released, Modmyi just posted on twitter.
    1. BR0MERZ's Avatar
      BR0MERZ -
      Quote Originally Posted by prozac4312 View Post
      Has anyone else that's been involved on this project (@planetbeing, @musclenerd, @pod2g, or @saurik) reported the Siri issue that @i0n1c tweeted about yesterday?
      A later update said it was fixed upon rebooting the phone
    1. OLDCell's Avatar
      OLDCell -
      greenpois0n has been hammered in seconds of news going live. But this sort of release will spread quickly so if you can't get on now you will probs find it arriving at places such as MMI and iClarified soon.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
    1. BR0MERZ's Avatar
      BR0MERZ -
      Here's another mirror that fillipobigga just tweeted: http://evilpengu.in/absinthe-mac-0.1.2-1.zip
    1. MJedi's Avatar
      MJedi -
      I still need to save my 4S and iPad 2 SHSH blobs, right? TinyUmbrella still works?
    1. prestone683's Avatar
      prestone683 -
      Quote Originally Posted by laurence0609 View Post
      Just curious as it was mentioned 5.0.1 (9A406) is supported but is being advised to downgrade to 9A405?
      If you are worried about unlocking.
    1. duromega's Avatar
      duromega -
      Going Back to 5.0.1 (9A405) baby!!!
    1. nicoand's Avatar
      nicoand -
      Quote Originally Posted by mbeezy81 View Post
      Jailbreak is released, Modmyi just posted on twitter.
      ye just seen it Jailbreak is released cant wait any min now
    1. prozac4312's Avatar
      prozac4312 -
      Quote Originally Posted by MJedi View Post
      I still need to save my 4S and iPad 2 SHSH blobs, right? TinyUmbrella still works?
      Won't Cydia do this by default?
    1. RRoD420's Avatar
      RRoD420 -
      Jailbreak is OUT. 4S/iPad2 !!! OSX. Windows to follow shortly... greenpois0n website is down! lol
      'GreenPois0n Absinthe v0.1.2-1'
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Mac only as of now windows later on
    1. OLDCell's Avatar
      OLDCell -
      Roll on the Windows version. Can't wait! Thank you Dream Team! Thank you so much!
    1. Kil0111's Avatar
      Kil0111 -
      @Jj2335 was that supposed to be...funny?
    1. soggydoughnuts's Avatar
      soggydoughnuts -
      Sites are getting hammered.
      Was lucky to grab it here are some more mirrors:
      Multiupload.com - upload your files to multiple file hosting sites!

    1. prozac4312's Avatar
      prozac4312 -
      @p0sixninja 3m the greenpois0n website has to load on the device in order for the jailbreak to be triggered :-\
      That sucks...lol