After several weeks of anticipation, an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 is finally here. The Chronic Dev Team has released the jailbreak for Mac users in the form of Greenp0ison “Absinthe,” with Windows and Linux versions coming very soon.
Furthermore, the iPhone Dev Team will soon release an alternative command-line interface (CLI) to help in debugging any occasional errors should they occur. Supported firmwares for the iPhone 4S are iOS 5.0 and 5.0.1, while the iPad 2 must be running iOS 5.0.1 exclusively.
Keep reading, there’s lots of important information about this jailbreak…
After most of the bugs are found, the iPhone Dev Team will release an updated version of redsn0w for Mac and Windows with support for this new jailbreak. The team stresses the importance of jailbreaking at your own risk, as the injection method for this untethered “Corona” jailbreak for A5-powered devices has never been used before.
Nevertheless, we’re very appreciative of the tremendous amount of time and dedication that the “dream team,” which includes Joshua Hill (@p0sixninja), Yiduo Wang (@planetbeing), and @MuscleNerd, has put towards releasing this jailbreak for the community. iOS hacker @pod2g in particular deserves a tremendous round of applause for making all of this possible. Way to go guys!
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