Thursday, January 26, 2012

Absinthe v0.3

Chronic Dev Team has released a new version of the A5 jailbreak tool Absinthe.

Don't reapply if your 5.0.x device is already jailbroken as it won't change anything.

The untether payload is exactly the same, only the computer part has been improved for stability issues.

Here are the links:
- Absinthe Windows v0.3
- Absinthe MacOSX (>=10.6) v0.3
- Absinthe Linux v0.3

Friday, January 20, 2012

Absinthe update 0.1.2-2

Chronic Dev Team has released a new build that'll point the web clip to instead of the absinthe dedicated page.

This will handle better the workload.

Here is the modified build link : Absinthe MacOSX (>=10.6) v0.1.2-2

Absinthe (iPhone 4S and iPad 2 untether installer) is out

The greenpois0n blog is under heavy load... because it's indeed out !

Here is the download link of Chronic Dev Team's Absinthe : Absinthe MacOSX (>=10.6) v0.1.2-1

Happy Cydia !

iPhone 4S and iPad 2 untether to be released real soon

Hello dear readers,

I know the wait was long, too much long, but it's about to end! You'd be able to free your iPhone in some hours.

A tool named Absinthe and developped by the Chronic Dev Team will install the untether on your device. Also the iPhone Dev Team will release a CLI (command line) tool to help diagnose issues and repair things if it goes wrong.

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.

Thus, a unified PayPal account was opened so that everyone who worked on the A5 exploits will receive a fair split of your contributions. Here is the link : contribute
As usual, contributions are not needed but are appreciated by developpers. By the way, thank you very much again for everyone who already participated. This is real nice.

Here is the complete list of Absinthe supported devices :
  • iPhone 4S running iOS 5.0, 5.0.1 (9A405 and 9A406)
  • iPad 2 Wifi/GSM/CDMA running iOS 5.0.1
Also, here is MuscleNerd's which explains the whole story in a really precise way: iPhone Dev Team blog post


Monday, January 16, 2012

iPhone 4S 5.0.1 untethered

My friend @DHowett made a video of an untethered 4S iPhone 4,1 running iOS 5.0.1 some days ago.

@DHowett is a famous iOS developer and a member of the Chronic Dev Team.

Only a few to wait now.


Corona 1.0.4 online

@saurik posted version 1.0.4 of Corona in Cydia. Update now ;-)

This fixes both the launchd socket issue (last fix didn't work randomly) and iBooks.

Thanks to @xvolks for the development and @iH8sn0w for the testing.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Corona iBooks fixes

@xvolks worked to include @comex sandbox patches into the Corona GIT.

Expect a Corona update soon in Cydia that'll fix iBooks and other softwares having sandbox issues.

I'll update the blog when this is released.

Sandox broken

Here are some news about the current work on the A5 research.

@planetbeing escaped from the sandbox with the help of @saurik. Thanks to their awesome work, there should be nothing left blocking for the A5 jailbreak.

Now it should be a matter of days. Still no precise ETA of course.

We all want this to be finished ASAP, we're getting tired!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Sandbox difficulties

@planetbeing, the legendary hacker behind iPhone Linux and lot of jailbreaks (see the iPhone wiki) has joined the A5 research!

The famous @MuscleNerd (the iPhone wiki), the leader of the iPhone Dev Team, who did a lot of tests for Corona and whom integrated it and made it simple in redsn0w is willing to help also.

And last, but not least @p0sixninja (the iPhone wiki), the leader of the Chronic Dev Team, and my partner for years on iPhone security research has started to code and fuzz the Apple sandbox.

We now have a dream team to find a path for a public release of the A5 jailbreak.

Cross your fingers.

Thursday, January 5, 2012


How could pod2g have an untethered 4S and dev teams still haven't released tools to achieve this at home?

The exploit I used to inject the untethering files to the 4S relies on having a developer account, and can't be released publicly.
It's the same reason why @MuscleNerd has an iPad 2 tethered jailbreak but couldn't distribute it.
So, we need to find a distributable exploit to remount the system partition read/write and to set Corona files at the correct places.

Why A4 version of Corona was easier to release?

Because a tethered jailbreak is a good way to install Corona!

Why don't you do a tethered jailbreak then?

A tethered jailbreak also relies on an exploitable vulnerability that we still haven't found yet!

pod2g, release this stuff quick, [your insult here], I've waited enough now.

If I could, I would!