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  • A5 Jailbreak is Live For OSX, Windows Coming Soon

    It's here. It's finally here!

    @P0sixninja (Joshua Hill)z tweeted minutes ago the A5 jailbreak is live, and it is available for download at www.greenpois0n.com. However, it seems the massive demand for the jailbreak has crushed the site's servers as repeated attempts to access the site returned an "Error establishing a database connection."

    Here is the download link courtesy of @pod2g. This circumvents the massive traffic that is likely drowning the greenpois0n blog. @p0sixninja has confirmed that the greenpois0n website has to load on the A5 device before the jailbreak can be triggered. He is fixing the problem, but in the meantime use the above link to download the Absinthe tool.

    The A5 jailbreak tool Absinthe reuses both Corona exploits "as well as like five others" according to @p0sixninja. The Chronic Dev team will be releasing a Command Line Tool along with the jailbreak to help diagnos any problems that crop up. The Jailbreak has been tested extensively, but as always there is no way to test for every possible error or conflict.

    Happy downloading!

    Source: @p0sixninja and @pod2g
    This article was originally published in forum thread: A5 Jailbreak is Live For OSX, Windows Coming Soon started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 243 Comments
    1. dukem's Avatar
      dukem -
      This worked great on my mac. Sorry windoze users....
    1. Presto's Avatar
      Presto -
      I have jailborken my 4s and everything is working fine, however my safari icon is white any idea how to fix this?
    1. Amillio's Avatar
      Amillio -
      Awwwwwwwwwwww ****
    1. jozef's Avatar
      jozef -
      Quote Originally Posted by JoeStorm View Post
      Looks like going through a hub was the problem. Connected via direct USB and it looks to be working now.
      I am having this exact same problem. Can you explain further what you mean? iPhone is connected directly USB to Mac but am still stuck at "Beginning jailbreak, this may take a while" message.
    1. towboattrash34's Avatar
      towboattrash34 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Presto View Post
      I have jailborken my 4s and everything is working fine, however my safari icon is white any idea how to fix this?
      do another reboot... maby that will work
    1. Presto's Avatar
      Presto -
      strange i installed sbsetting and it fixed it.
    1. The6uest's Avatar
      The6uest -
      Quote Originally Posted by Qazza View Post
      Finally, cheers to the team! Too bad I hv to hold back until they release it for Windows But hell, it's well worth the wait.
      I hear ya! I'm just glad it's done and will get the Windows JB tonight when it's hopefully finished.

      Nice avatar BTW!
    1. Chad711's Avatar
      Chad711 -
      error connecting to data base

      I was almost done...maybe they are getting pounded right now

      Nevermind found the fix: Settings, Network, VPN on...
    1. BiGBaD's Avatar
      BiGBaD -
      Careful, the http://www.greenpois0n.com/ link just tried to infect my computer with a virus. Its probably from an ad. Closed the window through task manager and my AntiVirus caught it.

      I know what I'm talking about, I do this for a living. Again, its probably from an advertisemtn banner on the website.

      Nice job on the release, can't wait forthe windows version.
    1. Cid6.7's Avatar
      Cid6.7 -
      Would this benefit anyone if I uploaded this to my rapidshare account..?
      Take a bit of the load off the servers..?
      If against rules or anything I wont even upload it to RS
    1. Lohand's Avatar
      Lohand -
      By FrankensteinBlack - "If people matched the downloads dollar for dollar this -league of extraordinary gentlemen- would be millionaires over night and rightfully so for all the hard work they put in. SO HIT THE DONATE LINK DIRT-BAGS! I SEE YOU THERE CREEPING AWAY!! Sayin...

      PS And if you don't have a PayPal account pay a friend the buck and let him/her donate $2, (of course more is always welcomed). And yes I'm talking to all you snot nose punks posting hacked software reviews on YouTube, yea you! If there is one thing you should pay for it should be this, YOU ANIMALS!!"
    1. Mbeck0265's Avatar
      Mbeck0265 -
      I just bought my 32 gig 4S today. I can't wait for the windows version to be out. Great Job to the dream team.
    1. KGInstalls's Avatar
      KGInstalls -
      Everyone really should donate atleast something for there hard work over the last 3 months!!
    1. rabbit_'s Avatar
      rabbit_ -
      Anyone from Edinburgh pm me you can all use my mac guys
    1. khaoticsquirrel's Avatar
      khaoticsquirrel -
      Quote Originally Posted by towboattrash34 View Post
      it/iBooks works just fine on my jailbroke 4S....
      Awesome! Thanks for letting me know. I'll be jailbreaking the 4s/iPad 2 tonight if the server gods allow me
    1. csglinux's Avatar
      csglinux -
      Very happy to see all the devs working together to produce something amazing. And planetbeing is back in action! Life is good today :-) Let's hope this is only the beginning of the dream team. Also happy to see we have an opportunity to denote to the iPhone dev team as well here. Very noble that they do all this work purely as volunteers, but it's only fair that all contributors get something for their hard work. More importantly, it's sending a message (to devs, potential new devs and Apple) that we want to be free to choose what software we run on the devices we own. Even with the progress of Android, I think the best phones today are arguably still jailbroken iphones. Without this JB, I'd be using my Android.

      I will certainly donate soon. The first few technical hurdles to this are already fixed: I have a PayPal account established and have managed to overcome the "linking credit card with PayPal" issue. I expect it will take a bit longer to confirm that the email address on my PayPal account is ok and to fix the "does my credit card have enough funds" issue. So maybe a few more days. However, I will soon upload a picture of my PayPal page so the devs can see I am preparing to send my donation ;-)

      One last thought on iFaith - it currently works even on non-JB devices by exploiting with limera1n to pull out the signatures it needs. IMHO, once we have access to the filesystem through a jailbreak, with a bit (or maybe a lot?) of work it might be possible to use something like iFaith to fake a restore-via-Apple (at least during the signing window) to collect all apticket nonce info it needs to stitch a restorable ipsw that won't require any kind of nod from Apple in the future. (iH8sn0w - let me know if I'm wrong.)
    1. maddawg05's Avatar
      maddawg05 -
      Damn needed a good reason to get a Mac.
    1. Cid6.7's Avatar
      Cid6.7 -
      3060 views & 1 like to the OP...
      & I dont even have a 4s..lol

      C,mon people donate & thanks everyone involved..
      Sheesh
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      Had to turn off Little Snitch to get it to work. Was blocking my ports. Everyone be aware of your firewalls.
    1. Snoddy19's Avatar
      Snoddy19 -
      At the end of the jailbreak tool it tells me to unlock and push the jailbreak icon. When I push the icon it is just white and isn't working? Can anyone help me?