It has been an exciting time for a month for the jailbreak community. Of course, we have been blessed with the iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak before Christmas but unfortunately the A5 jailbreak has yet to see the day light. But it seems that we are getting closer than ever. Both the iPhone Dev-Team and pod2g have just posted a new update today stating that the A5 jailbreak is coming real soon. But just how soon?
Well it seems that the A5 jailbreak dream team is pretty much already done with the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 untethered jailbreak. They even went as far as detailing the jailbreak programs that will be used. Yes folks, the jailbreak is now already on its final stages of testing. MuscleNerd has taken the time to explain the nature of the jailbreak on the Dev-Team blog. In order to increase the flexibility of the jailbreak, they have decide to make the A5 version of Corona take multiple forms.
- Chronic Dev have incorporated the overall flow into a GUI that runs on your Mac or PC. The goal is for the GUI to be enough for most cases.
- iPhone Dev have also incorporated the exact same flow into an alternative 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.
From what we know, the name of the tool that will install the untether on your device will be called Absinthe and it has been developed by the Chronic-Dev Team. Although, as mentioned in the blog of Dev-Team, they will also be incorporating the jailbreak with the Redsn0w GUI. This way, the chance that the jailbreak works with everyone is increased tenfolds.
- iPhone4S: iOS 5.0 (9A334), iOS 5.0.1 (9A405) and the tweaked iOS 5.0.1 (9A406)
- iPad2: iOS 5.0.1 (9A405)
MuscleNerd advises iPhone 4S owners that are looking to maximize their chances of achieving a software-based carrier unlock should be staying with iOS 5.0. Everyone else should update to iOS 5.0.1. If you are an iPhone 4S who already upgraded to 5.0.1, it is now too late to downgrade to 5.0. But if you are in 9A406 and want to downgrade your baseband, you can restore to 9A405 while it is still being signed. This sort of jailbreak has never been done before, so MuscleNerd has put some disclaimer that everyone should read:
The overall flow used by the GUI and CLI to inject the A5 corona jailbreak has never been done before, and there may be unforeseen problems once it’s released to the public. It’s very important for you to sync your data, photos, and music before attempting any version of this jailbreak. We’ll be watching the comments section below for signs of any widespread problems, but please be aware that you jailbreak at your own risk!
We highly suggest to our readers to donate to the many different people and teams that were involved in the A5 untethered jailbreak. They have been working round the clock and have been losing sleep (ironic because they are called the "dream team") because of it. So when it is going to drop? When testing has been completed and all the bugs have been squashed. [via iPhone Dev-Team iPhone 4 Jailbreak]Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback