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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. BR0MERZ's Avatar
      BR0MERZ -
      Looks like its going to be today! :-) Pod2G just posted a new blog post:

      I know the wait was long, too much long, but it's about to end! You'd be able to free your iPhone in some hours.

      A tool named Absinthe and developped by the Chronic Dev Team will install the untether on your device. Also the iPhone Dev Team will release a CLI (command line) tool to help diagnose issues and repair things if it goes wrong.
    1. ady199's Avatar
      ady199 -
    1. Megaorange's Avatar
      Megaorange -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jailbreak669 View Post
      I though musclenerd was making jailbreakme 4.0

      I'll just wait for the multi firmware next generation hacks jailbreak it is used from safari like jailbreak me did and it works from 5.0.1 and below ... The exploit has not been disclosed yet it'll be a week or two til it comes out


      I hope so
      What?
      I don't think there will be another JBM anytime soon. Esp with comex working for apple
    1. spooneditr's Avatar
      spooneditr -
      Sunday is the day!! Sunday fun day!!!
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Absinthe Jailbreak coming within hours according to @Jailbreak!!!
    1. spooneditr's Avatar
      spooneditr -
      Yep just saw it in twitter from greenposi0n

      http://cydiahelp.com/absinthe-download-in-few-hours-to-jailbreak-iphone-4s-and-ipad-2-untethered/
    1. Lungs's Avatar
      Lungs -
      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.
      Why the push to update to 5.0.1 then, notes could have been more clear.


      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.
      I'm on 9A406, does it make a differnce or should I down grade? Would 405 remove 406 when restoring?

      Many thanks. Please post a link where to contribute for all the hard work.
    1. s0ulp1xel's Avatar
      s0ulp1xel -
      Are they using Corona SDK?
    1. BR0MERZ's Avatar
      BR0MERZ -
      I am like a kid at Christmas right now, I've missed my Jailbreak since upgrading from my 3Gs to 4s.

      So long as I'm able to get onto Cydia for theme it I'll be ok for a day whilst Cydia calms down
    1. OLDCell's Avatar
      OLDCell -
      Great news!! My iPad 2 wifi is ready and waiting! Really want to get a theme on it and some tools.
    1. teej1410's Avatar
      teej1410 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      Actually modmyi's repo held pretty strong. It did falter a little. Bigboss repo and zodttd had way more issues.
      Yeah it was way annoying because I couldn't download anything from bigboss or tweaks from Modmyi because they require something from bigboss.
    1. kschong710's Avatar
      kschong710 -
      My iphone 4S is 9A406.did it mean I need download 9A405 to be in jailbreak?
    1. porkins74's Avatar
      porkins74 -
      Awesome! I can't wait! I just upgraded my IOS to 5 and I'm looking forward to seeing a jailbreak for the latest firmware!
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by kschong710 View Post
      My iphone 4S is 9A406.did it mean I need download 9A405 to be in jailbreak?
      No, it will work on either.
    1. Lewnsy78's Avatar
      Lewnsy78 -
      Quote Originally Posted by porkins74 View Post
      Awesome! I can't wait! I just upgraded my IOS to 5 and I'm looking forward to seeing a jailbreak for the latest firmware!
      If you have just upgraded to IOS 5 u must be on A4 chip and there is already a jailbreak for that... Oh and MMI please can u sort out ur app typing blind at the moment!!
    1. just4today12107's Avatar
      just4today12107 -
      Yeah buddy!! Can't wait to JB my IPad 2! thanks for all the hard work!!
    1. OLDCell's Avatar
      OLDCell -
      Quote Originally Posted by Lewnsy78 View Post
      If you have just upgraded to IOS 5 u must be on A4 chip and there is already a jailbreak for that... Oh and MMI please can u sort out ur app typing blind at the moment!!
      How you came to that conclusion I don't know.
    1. mombopete's Avatar
      mombopete -
      Because he has to have an iPhone 4 if he just updated to ios 5. The 4s comes with it.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by mombopete View Post
      Because he has to have an iPhone 4 if he just updated to ios 5. The 4s comes with it.
      He could have an iPad 2
    1. OLDCell's Avatar
      OLDCell -
      Quote Originally Posted by mombopete View Post
      Because he has to have an iPhone 4 if he just updated to ios 5. The 4s comes with it.
      As Simon says pun intended! iPad 2 does not come with IOS5. Mine came with 4.3.5 and that was after IOS 5 was released.