Friday, May 25, 2012

Absinthe 2.0 is out !

Absinthe 2.0 logo

The 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak I talked about for weeks now is out. Hopefully.

The wait is over !

Enjoy guys !

Actual download website :


Monday, May 21, 2012

Why jailbreak ?

There are multiple reasons to jailbreak, including :

  • changing the iOS experience with powerful tweaks that can't ever exist on the AppStore : SBSettings, WinterBoard, IntelliScreenX, LockInfo, and lot of others...
  • playing retro games on console and arcade emulators.
  • having access to a unix shell in you pocket, and all the open source software that can run on a unix OS.
The jailbreak is not meant for (and we are totally against it) :
  • pirating AppStore applications

Also please don't pirate Cydia tweaks, there are people working hard on these, and the price is usually low. There's no reason to do that.

Some facts about the 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak

@MuscleNerd wrote a quick sheet about the upcoming tools (link).

I won't rephrase him, so here are the contents of the file at the time of writing :

* All info below is tentative and subject to last minute refinements
* @pod2g's 5.1.1 jailbreak+untether is working out great.  All devices are covered except for AppleTV3,1, which currently has no path for jailbreaking.
 - the initial 5.1.1 plan used a kernel exploit from @westbaer which unfortunately precluded use in iPod3,1 and iPhone2,1
 - @planetbeing stepped up and provided a kernel exploit that covers both of those.  Those two JBers are the bomb!
* The 5.1.1 A5 JB is very similar to the A5 5.0.1 JB.  @pimskeks has done a tremendous job supporting both 5.0.1 and 5.1.1 in absinthe
* Similar to 5.0.1, there will also be a 5.1.1 CLI "cinject" binary and redsn0w version of the 5.1.1 JB+untether.  Absinthe, cinject, and redsn0w will all provide the same JB in different fashions.
 - timing is indeterminate.  Plans are for this week, but a number of factors can influence that.
* For those wishing to donate, we've set up a new 5.1.1 paypal URL:  paypal
* Please don't pirate AppStore apps (seriously, please do not).


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

List of tested devices for the upcoming 5.1.1 jailbreak

Here is the list of devices that are known to work for sure :
  • iPhone 3Gs
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 4 CDMA
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPad 1
  • iPad 2 Wifi
  • iPad 2 GSM
  • iPad 2 CDMA
  • iPad 3 Wifi
  • iPad 3 CDMA
  • iPad 3 Global
  • iPod 3G
  • iPod 4G
  • AppleTV 2
Here is the list of devices that won't be supported :
  • AppleTV 3
Remains to test (but that should work) :
  • iPad 2 Wifi, R2
[updated May 24th 2012, 01:00 GMT]

Monday, May 14, 2012

HITB SecConf Amsterdam

It's like something big's going to happen at HITB related to jailbreaking : look at this.

No more to say ;-)

It's still time to register if you want to be there.

I would be around, and lot of people of the iOS security field !

See you there.

5.1.x untethered jailbreak FAQ

I receive lots of questions either by email or twitter about the 5.1.x untethered jailbreak.

Here are some answers :

  • The poll about releasing now or waiting for 6.0 ended with a 64% / 33% to release ASAP. Where is the link ? ETA ? How much % done ? etc.

    As I said earlier in twitter, there's still a lot to do to have a user friendly and well tested tool to install the jailbreak on end users devices. Expect a release in a couple of weeks.
  • Will it be compatible with my <any random iOS device> ?

    It will be compatible with any device running iOS 5.1.1 except iPod 3G, iPhone 3Gs and ATV3 (right now, may change in a near future, nobody knows).
  • Why is it so slow to release now that the iPad 3,1 has been demoed ?

    There are 16 different devices out there to work on and to test. It takes time.
  • May I be a beta tester ?

    No, sorry. Only really trusted people (that can be counted on one hand) could have access to the jailbreak. I don't want any leak to happen.
  • What if I offer you 1,000,000$ ?

    That doesn't change a thing.

Be patient, it's gonna happen.

See you my friends.


Friday, May 11, 2012

iPad 3 iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak

Credits :

- boot code execution exploit : @pod2g
- ASLR bypass exploit : @pod2g
- sandbox bypass exploit : @pod2g
- kernel vulnerability :  @westbaer
- jailbreak : @pod2g

Thanks to :

@pimskeks @p0sixninja @xvolks @MuscleNerd @planetbeing @comex @0naj