A5 Jailbreak is Just Hours Away

According to jailbreak “dream team” leader @pod2g, the untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 is just hours away. The iOS hacker claims that the Chronic Dev Team will release a new jailbreaking tool called Absinthe for A5-equipped devices running iOS 5.0.1.

The suspense leading up to this jailbreak has been immeasurable. Here’s what you need to know…

Basically reiterating what the iPhone Dev Team told us yesterday, pod2g says that Absinthe will also support the iPhone 4S on iOS 5.0, since it has been recommended that users who plan on unlocking Apple’s newest handset do not update to iOS 5.0.1.

In addition to Chronic Dev’s Absinthe, the iPhone Dev Team will follow suit by releasing an updated version of redsn0w to support this new jailbreak. The importance of jailbreaking at your own risk is stressed, however, as the injection method for this untethered jailbreak for A5-powered devices has never been used before. Pod2g addressed the issue in his latest blog post:

This is a little scary I know, but the chance you break something is really small, since we made lots of tests to verify the process on different devices. But it is the first time we use the backup / restore functions of iTunes to install software, and there are maybe things we are not aware of.

As you already know, different security researchers put a lot of energy to work out the different issues we had to install the untether on new devices.

Hopefully, there’s no issues. But those that are worried can surely wait until it is confirmed that Absinthe is safe to use.


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