Category Archives: iPhone 4S

Semi-Restore tutorial: How to wipe your iDevice without doing a full restore (iOS 5.0-6.1.2)

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Last month we brought you news that there was a new iOS restore tool in the works called Semi-Restore. Semi-Restore is a next-to last resort for iOS issues. If you’ve done everything you can think of to fix your sluggish firmware to no avail and you have a device which doesn’t have SHSH blobs for a jailbreakable firmware or you simply have a device that cannot be downgraded, Semi-Restore will wipe your iOS installation clean without actually doing a full restore.

Semi-Restore is available now as a Windows and OSX GUI tool, there is a Linux version in development and …

DreamJB Confirmed Fake [Unfortunately]

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We posted earlier today about a skeptical but possible untethered jailbreak for all iOS 6 iDevices, including the iPhone 5, iPad Mini + others. The DreamJB team have uploaded a youtube video (shown below) which has been confirmed fake by many users within the Jailbreak community including MuscleNerd. The video is one of the most, if not THE most, well done fakes we have ever seen, but even the best fake still has some discrepancies. Now, other than the fact that the DreamJB “developer” has already admitted that this was nothing more than a “social experiment,” here are some …

iPhone 5 Screen Gate – [iPhone 5, iPod Touch 5G]

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Apple’s yearly refresh of iOS products have often come with some issues. Last year arouse issues with Siri and was dubbed ‘Siri Gate’ by users, before that people were complaining about the iPhone 4 and it’s reception issues, dubbing it “‘Antenna Gate’. This time around it’s ‘Screen Gate’.

With the release of the iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5G, users and developers have been cracking down, looking for any problems or hidden features. This time around a game developer (CMA Megacorp) noticed that their was a bug on the iPhone 5. He, along with others have noticed that the screen …

Redsn0w 0.9.11 to include A5 and A5X Downgrading capabilities

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When iOS 5.1.1 was released, @musclenerd tweeted that there was an SHSH downgrade method for A5+ devices that Apple knew about but had not patched in 5.1.1. Today, some great news was released by musclenerd, an upcoming Redsn0w release will include the ability to downgrade iPhone4S, iPad2 and iPad3 from 5.1.1 to 5.1 or 5.0.1 provided you had saved your SHSH blobs while Apple was still signing those firmwares.

Redsn0w 0.9.11 is still in beta, but it shouldn’t be long before we see a public release and A5+ users who were forced to, or “accidentally,” updated their devices …

Absinthe is now setting things up fix

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Users who have been using our Windows Absinthe jailbreak tutorial have been reporting that when they click the Absinthe icon they get taken to the greenpois0n page and nothing else happens. For those who are stuck please try our Absinthe VPN fix. This seems to be the same issue Mac users were having yesterday and the VPN fix should do the trick.

If this doesn’t work you can always use the Absinthe CLI method, however this is a bit more difficult than the GUI version and requires basic command prompt knowledge.

All you need to do is go …

How to jailbreak iPad2 and iPhone4S on Windows with Absinthe

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UPDATE: We also have a video tutorial available to step you through the process. For the video tutorial, click here.

Well folks, the day has finally arrived that we have all been waiting for! Today the Chronic-Dev team has released the Absinthe untethered jailbreak for A5 devices iPhone4S and iPad2.

DOWNLOAD:
Absinthe 0.4 - (WIN)

Step 1: Open up Absinthe after you have downloaded it from above and connect your iPad2 or iPhone4S via USB to your computer. Click “Jailbreak” to start the process. Your device will then say “Restoring in Progress”. Do not turn off your device …

Absinthe v0.2 for Windows now available! [UPDATED: v0.4]

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The Chronic-Dev team has just released the Windows version of Absinthe. This is a GUI tool for Windows users, however it works the same way as the Mac version which was released yesterday.

DOWNLOAD:
Absinthe 0.4 - Win

How To Jailbreak iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Untethered with Absinthe [Video Tutorial]

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Earlier today Pod2G along with members from both the Chronic Dev and iPhone Dev Team released Absinthe. Absinthe is a jailbreak tool that provides an untethered jailbreak for both the iPhone 4S and iPad 2.

Below is a step by step video guide and the download you will need for jailbreaking your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 using Absinthe.

DOWNLOAD:
Absinthe 0.4 – WIN
Absinthe 0.4 – OSX
Absinthe 0.4 – Linux

The Absinthe jailbreak tool works for the following devices and firmwares:

    iPhone 4S running iOS 5.0, 5.0.1 (9A405 and 9A406)
    iPad 2 Wifi/GSM/CDMA running iOS 5.0.1

How to Fix “Error Establishing a Database Connection” for Absinthe on iPhone 4S and iPad 2

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Some users have been reporting an issue when launching the Absinthe app installed on their device saying it returns an

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For users having this issue, iOS hacker PlanetBeing (who was involved with creating Absinthe) outlined a simple fix for this problem. Apparently, all you need to do is go to Settings > Network > VPN > ON.

The VPN connection will most likely give an error and your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 should reboot shortly after. Once it’s rebooted, try launching the Absinthe webclip again.

Feel free to give us some feedback, did this …

Absinthe jailbreak tutorial untethered jailbreak for iPhone4S and iPad2

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UPDATE: We now have a video tutorial available to step you through the process. For the video tutorial, click here. Absinthe for Windows available now.

Well folks, the day has finally arrived that we have all been waiting for! Today the Chronic-Dev team has released the Absinthe untethered jailbreak for A5 devices iPhone4S and iPad2.

DOWNLOAD:
Absinthe 0.2 – (OSX)

Step 1: Open up Absinthe after you have downloaded it from above and connect your iPad2 or iPhone4S via USB to your computer. Click “Jailbreak” to start the process. Your device will then say “Restoring in Progress”. Do …

Untethered Jailbreak iPhone 4S and iPad 2 on iOS 5.0.1 Using Absinthe

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UPDATE: We now have a video tutorial available to step you through the process. For the video tutorial, click here.

Well, after a long wait for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 users, today is your luck day! An untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0 and 5.0.1 has been released! A new jailbreak application named Absinthe which was created by the Chronic Dev Team, and supported by the joint efforts of Pod2g and the iPhone Dev Team has just been released.

Absinthe supports the following devices and firmwares:

    iPhone 4S running iOS 5.0, 5.0.1 (9A405 and 9A406)
    iPad 2 Wifi/GSM/CDMA running …

More progress made on Untethered iPhone4S jailbreak

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Earlier today, we reported that @pod2g had run into issues with the iPhone4S untethered jailbreak he is working on. He had been having issues with the processor cache this weekend but he has found a workaround by doing the untether in a single thread. Apparently, even @saurik has been chipping in information about the launchd boot process for the jailbreak which is usually not something he is part of.

This is in no way an indication of a release date, but it is yet another step in the right direction! Lots of people are asking when the jailbreak …

iPhone 4S Untethered Jailbreak Status Update

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Those keeping up with pod2g’s iOS blog may have noticed a new post this morning updating us on the status of the iPhone 4S untethered jailbreak. According to his latest post, he has been making some great progress and is very close but he is having an issue with the processor cache. No update on whether or not he has succeeded with the iPad2 or not. He says he will post more information tomorrow.

Hello.

Here are the news of the 4S week-end.

The untether fails right now because I’m having processor cache issues.

I’m close, but I can’t …