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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Absinthe 2.0.2 brings support for iPhone 4 on 5.1.1 build 9B208

The a Chronic Dev Team just released an update to Absinthe, bringing the jailbreak utility to version 2.0.2.
There isn’t anything new in Absinthe 2.0.2 besides support for the iPhone 4 GSM iOS 5.1.1 firmware update (build 9B208) that Apple recently released…
Absinthe is compatible with most recent iOS devices running iOS 5.1.1, including the new iPad (iPad 3), the iPhone 4S, the iPad 2, the iPhone 4, iPod touch 4th generation, iPhone 3GS, etc. Note that iPad 2,4 support will be added later.
Head over to downloads page to download Absinthe 2.0.2!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

pod2g: we already have a part of the jailbreak for iOS 6

In case you live under a rock, you have probably figured out by now that the long anticipated iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak was released earlier today. This jailbreak is a common effort of several high profile iOS hacker, but we can all agree to admit that pod2g was the leading force behind Absinthe.
In an interview that took place a few hours ago, pod2g revealed an important fact about Apple’s next mobile OS. According to pod2g, the team is already one step ahead of Apple and has the necessary pieces to work on a jailbreak for iOS 6

We won’t give up on jailbreaking iOS devices because this is too important for us and we already have a part of the jailbreak for iOS 6 and we will be ready right on time for it.
 How can they have parts of a jailbreak for iOS 6 when iOS 6 beta hasn’t even been seeded to developers, you may ask? It’s my understanding that what Cyril (pod2g’s real name) means is that the hackers have several more exploits up their sleeves that they assume will still be valid for iOS 6. Of course, only time will tell, but assuming no intel leaks, one can be confident that a jailbreak for iOS 6 should be available shortly after its release.

We will not give you the exact recipe, but we have other exploits that we won’t release at any time. This is our secret. It allows us to inject stuff into new devices and to start dumping the memory. When we have the dumps, we look at different ways of finding the vulnerability.
 So why don’t they release jailbreaks faster if they have all those exploits available? pod2g explains:

Each member of the team works differently and this usually leads to finding vulnerabilities quickly. We find them in one month or two and then we start exploiting them. We start this process only when the final version of the system is released. That’s why we always have a delay after the release to do a jailbreak. Because we need to be assured that what we do will work for sure, that they don’t fix it in the beta 3 or beta 4, so we start only when the release is here.

I don’t know about you, but I really like to find out more about what’s happening behind the scene. I’m really looking forward to meeting those guys at JailbreakCon in a few months and find out more about how they work.

 [Via: idownloadblog]

How to convert an iOS 5.1.1 tethered jailbreak to an untethered jailbreak

If you currently have an A4 device or below that’s jailbroken on iOS 5.1.1 using a tethered jailbreak, you can use the new Rocky Racoon 5.1.1 Untether package to convert your tethered jailbreak into an untethered jailbreak.
This is great, because you don’t have to perform any sort of restore on your already jailbroken device just to change it into a jailbreak of the untethered variety. Even better is the fact that you can download Rocky Racoon from Cydia, and install it just like you would any other package to accomplish an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1.
Inside, we detail the brief steps involved to convert your existing jailbroken device running iOS 5.1.1 into an untethered jailbreak. Join us…

Note: Your device must be jailbroken using RedSn0w for iOS 5.1.1 to perform a tethered jailbreak first. To do this,  If you’re not already jailbroken using RedSn0w, follow our Absinthe 2.0 tutorial instead.
Step 1: Open Cydia.
Step 2: Search for Rocky Racoon 5.1.1 Untether and install.
Step 3: Reboot your device and verify that you can reboot without having to perform a tethered boot.
You could always restore your device, and perform a jailbreak using Absinthe 2.0, but there’s no need to do this since you can just use Rocky Racoon to convert your jailbreak over to untethered! A5 users (iPad 2, iPhone 4S, iPad 3) will not be able to use this initially, because there was no tethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 to begin with. A4 users (iPhone 4, iPhone 4S) and iPhone 3GS users should be able to take advantage of Rocky Racoon with no issues.
Be sure not to uninstall Rocky Racoon 5.1.1 Untether, because all devices depend on this package to maintain the jailbreak.
Let us know if the Rocky Racoon jailbreak worked successfully for you in the comments section below.

Absinthe 2.0.1 now available to address bugs [Updated]

The Chronic Dev Team just pushed Absinthe 2.0.1 for Mac, Windows, and Linux. This release contains fixes for a small subset of bugs.
According to @pimskeks, version 2.0.1 is for “fixing a hang that could occur in certain situations.”
It’s advisable that you download the latest version of Absinthe from our downloads page if you plan on jailbreaking your iOS 5.1.1 device…

Have you tried Absinthe 2.0.1 yet? Have you noticed any differences?

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