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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. Tucnepo's Avatar
      Tucnepo -
      I can't keep up with the posts people put up here. Refreshing every second and always new comments
    1. joshlogic's Avatar
      joshlogic -
      Anyone successfully completed the jb so far?
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      Giving the Chronic-Devs Absinthe jailbreak on a factory unlocked iPhone 4S now. Of course MMI forums is failing on uploading a screen shot.

      EDIT, Okay it jailbroke but when opening the Absinthe app to jailbreak I'm getting an "Error establishing a database connection"

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      Still getting the one message. It took about 5 minutes to do it's thing and reboot.
    1. RRoD420's Avatar
      RRoD420 -
      it has to load the website to perform the exploit, it's being hammered. This is not gonna happen right now lol.
    1. soggydoughnuts's Avatar
      soggydoughnuts -
      Straight from Pod2G twitter:
      If the Absinthe webclip shows "Error establishing a database connection", please go to Settings, turn on VPN and wait instead.
      People are successfully jailbreaking.

      -Donuts
    1. mik3y08's Avatar
      mik3y08 -
      Im so close!!! I am getting "Error establishing a database connection."

      I wander if I can unplug from my computer now? I am on lunch break between my classes, gotta get back to school :-)
    1. soggydoughnuts's Avatar
      soggydoughnuts -
      Quote Originally Posted by mik3y08 View Post
      Im so close!!! I am getting "Error establishing a database connection."

      I wander if I can unplug from my computer now? I am on lunch break between my classes, gotta get back to school :-)
      Go into settings and turn on VPN. It will work.

      -Donuts
    1. mik3y08's Avatar
      mik3y08 -
      Quote Originally Posted by soggydoughnuts View Post
      Straight from Pod2G twitter:


      People are successfully jailbreaking.

      -Donuts
      Worked for me! Thanks!
      Jailbroke ipad 2 FTW )
    1. towboattrash34's Avatar
      towboattrash34 -
      Quote Originally Posted by soggydoughnuts View Post
      Go into settings and turn on VPN. It will work.

      -Donuts
      Worked for me...Thanks..

      Also just like before cydia and all the repos are Swamped...Cydia will load, but it might take a day or so for Sources to load in cydia... So don't panic at least you are jailbroke !!!!
    1. kschong710's Avatar
      kschong710 -
      OMG it for Mac version only.window version still have to wait.....wait until when?
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Quote Originally Posted by kschong710 View Post
      OMG it for Mac version only.window version still have to wait.....wait until when?
      No release date as of yet... But hopefully if not today, tonorrow will be released