At Long Last, Modders Roll Out Untethered Jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2

It may have taken forever and a day, but owners of iPhone 4S smartphones and iPad 2 tablet PCs running the latest stable build of iOS (5.0.1) can finally jailbreak their Apple gear. Don't take it for granted. The Chronic Dev Team, which unveiled the iOS jailbreak code on Green Poison, said hacking the A5 isn't exactly a walk in the park.

"The ridiculously complex combination of exploits-within-exploits that make this iOS jailbreak possible have consumed thousands of hours of brain-power & effort from a legion of world-renowned hackers, several of whom have been working diligently on this project since the dual-core A5 processor was unveiled by Apple last March," the Chronic Dev Team said.

What ultimately proved most fruitful for the team of hackers were crash reports submitted CDevReporter, which they described as "an invaluable source of information for iOS hacking & research."

Jailbreaking, if you're not familiar with the term, allows users to run unauthorized software on their devices, but it can also potentially open them up to security risks. In any event, if you want to jailbreak your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 device, be sure to first update your software to iOS 5.0.1, and then download GreenPois0n Absinthe v0.2 for Windows or Mac OS X (Linux is coming soon).
cowboyspace 2 years ago

YAY cool I'm going to tell all my friends :) lol sad apple lost again vs these guys jailbreaking its devices :)

detnight 2 years ago

I always believe you should be able to run any software you want. Seems companys could still make money if they would sell several versions of the run what want systems

cowboyspace 2 years ago

Jailbreaking isn't illegal.I think that when you buy a product you havethe right in doing with it w/e you want to do,like changing to others companies etc.

AKwyn 2 years ago

Glad to know the fight's still on between Apple and the hacking community and that they're still breaking through the defenses. Apple hacking will always remain one of the most popular, the most proficient and the most valuable in terms of hacking, it's just so interesting to go in and break what defenses Apple has included in it's iProducts.

Plus it's a true show of a hackers skill when he eventually breaks it.

cowboyspace 2 years ago

don't forget about sony :) he he he

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