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Redsn0w 0.9.10b7 released with many new features including Corona exploit for A5 jailbreaking


It's been 3 months since the release of the Absinthe untethered jailbreak for A5 devices(iPhone4S and iPad2). Today the iPhone-Dev team has announced the release of Redsn0w 0.9.10b7 which finally brings the Corona exploit to Redsn0w so you can now jailbreak the iPad2 and the iPhone4S on 5.0.1 using the new version of the tool.

Besides the addition of A5 jailbreaking capabilities, the new Redsn0w brings some other new features as well. One of the great new features is that if you wish to make a custom firmware with your SHSH blobs stitched directly into the file, Redsn0w can now …

The New iPad has already been jailbroken


Less than 24 hours since the New iPad began rolling out, and already, jailbreak developer @MuscleNerd has jailbroken his. Yesterday, we showed you pictures indicating that i0n1c had discovered a 5.1 jailbreak exploit when he posted pictures of his jailbroken iPad2 running on 5.1. Now, MuscleNerd has released images of his jailbroken iPad3 running on the AT&T 4G network.

Below are the pictures from MuscleNerd's iPad3 jailbreak. There is still a lot of work to do and because of that, there is no ETA on when this jailbreak will be released. At this point, we can't help but …

Stefan (i0n1c) Esser discovers iOS 5.1 Jailbreak exploit and successfully jailbreaks iPad2 on 5.1


Stefan (ion1c) Esser, the now infamous German hacker who brought us the untethered jailbreak exploit for a majority of the iOS4 firmware revisions has done it again. As you already know, A4 devices have already been able to be jailbroken on 5.1 tethered, since they are susceptible to the limera1n bootrom exploit which can never be patched. However, pod2g and the others have been hard at work trying to locate vulnerabilities in the 5.1 firmware itself so that jailbreaks can extend to A5 devices(iPad2 and iPhone4S) and also to the upcoming A5X device, the New iPad.

Earlier today, …

iOS 5.1 Jailbreak on the horizon?


Well, there has been a lot of questioning whether there will be an iOS 5.1 release anytime soon. The jailbreak community is becoming more anxious as each new firmware is released. Although there isn't any major upgrade in iOS 5.1 that the user could take advantage of, It would be nice to know that we have the newest firmware for all of our iDevices.

As everyone knows there is a tethered jailbreak available for all non-A5 Devices. The latest news in the jailbreak community is from i0n1c (Stefan Esser). He has recently revealed to the iPhone Dev Team member, pod2g, …

iOS 5.1 beta 3 confirmed to have patched the Corona untethered jailbreak exploit


A few days ago we reported that Apple had released iOS 5.1 beta 3 to developers. It has now been confirmed that the latest beta patches the recently released Corona jailbreak exploit. This means that users who wish to jailbreak their devices must either stay on 5.0.1 or upgrade to 5.0.1. This is especially important for iPhone4S users and iPad2 users since there is not present way to downgrade those devices at this time.

You still have a while, but we highly reccommend updating to 5.0.1 soon before 5.1 is released. Once it is released you will only have …

pod2g explains how the Corona untether package works


Last week when the iPhone-Dev team released their untethered 5.0.1 jailbreak to the world, the Chronic-Dev team simultaneously released a Cydia package that could untether a previously tethered jailbreak. Corona untether is a Cydia package that can be installed on a 5.0.1 device that is currently jailbroken tethered in order to untether it.

Today, @pod2g has released more information about this tweak and how it works. Be warned, this is a very tech-savvy explanation and probably won't make much sense to a lot of you, but it is still quite interesting to read about!

1. the user land exploit

pod2g passes A4 jailbreak off to Chronic Dev Team focuses on A5 jailbreak


Just a bit ago, @pod2g updated his blog once again with more progress on the untethered 4S jailbreak. At this time, the A4 jailbreak is pretty much complete so he has passed it off to the rest of the Chronic-Dev team(presumably so they can continue testing and begin packaging the exploit into a user-friendly GUI tool). In doing so, he has also freed up his time to focus solely on the A5 jailbreak now for iPad2 and iPhone4S.

He still has not provided an exact release date but he does keep saying "soon." Honestly, at this point, I'd …

iOS 5.0.1 released to address battery drain issues – Jailbreakers SHOULD NOT update


Apple has just released iOS 5.0.1 to the public, bringing fixes for battery life issues introduced with iOS 5. The release also brings several other enhancements including multitasking gestures for the original iPad. Both @MuscleNerd and @pod2g warn to stay away from this update if you are planning on using the future untethered jailbreak. Besides fixing the battery drain issues, iOS 5.0.1 also patches the code signing exploit that Charlie Miller revealed last week which is the method pod2g plans to use on his untethered jailbreak. It's very important to remember that Apple has changed the way the …

iOS 5 Bug Found, Untethered Jailbreak Being Worked On [Updated]


Just moments ago iOS hacker pod2g announced that he has found a bug that has the ability to provide an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 users. Currently the latest version of redsn0w provides a tethered jailbreak for all iOS users (except iPad 2 and iPhone 4S devices) but for many people, an untethered jailbreak is a must.

Hey jailbreaking friends, I've found a bug that can untether iOS 5. Don't expect a release soon, but I'm gonna work hard in it.

As mentioned in his tweet, it is unclear as to when the untethered jailbreak will be released. It is …

Comex has been hired by Apple as an intern


Well, this week has been a crazy one for Apple to say the least. First the unexpected and abrupt resignation of Steve Jobs and now @comex has announced, via Twitter, that he wil begin an internship with Apple in two weeks. Of course, this was to be expected. Obviously, the best candidate for a job finding security holes is a person who has been finding them as a hobby for years now.

Of course, this is a double-edged sword. On one hand, I am happy for Comex for getting an internship with Apple, he really deserves it. On the …

Apple Credits comex with the Saffron exploit used in JailbreakMe


@comex has now been officially credited for discovering the IOMobileFrameBuffer vulnerability that has come to be known as "Saffron" which he used in the popular and extremely user-friendly JailbreakMe 3.0. Apple details the exploit and the ability to gain system access using this exploit on their support page that outlines the changes in iOS 4.3.4.

Apple rarely ever even acknowledges the jailbreak scene. They refuse service on jailbroken devices and quietly combat the exploits that hackers use to create jailbreaks but it isn't often that they publicly acknowledge anyone specific in the scene.

It's good to see credit …

iOS 4.3.4 and 4.2.9 are out now do not update


Apple has now released iOS 4.3.4 and 4.2.9 for the Verizon iPhone which patch the PDF exploit that was used for JailbreakMe 3.0. As always, do not update to 4.3.4 if you want to keep your jailbreak. If you still haven't done so, please save your SHSH for 4.3.3 while Apple is still signing it since the window will close shortly.

PDF Patcher 2 Released by Comex to patch JailbreakMe 3.0 PDF Exploit

pdf patch

Those of you who have been around since the 4.0.x days remember that after JailbreakMe 2.0 was released, Comex quickly released a pdf patch for the exploit that allows the jailbreak to work to prevent any malicious attempts at accessing your device. Again, Comex has released a patch for the exploit(which will likely be patched in an upcoming update from Apple). Search for "PDF Patcher 2" in Cydia to download it.

For instructions on how to jailbreak the following devices, check out our JailbreakMe 3.0 Tutorial…

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