Hot on the heels of the post by the iPhone Dev team that provided more details about the untethered jailbreak, pod2g has just published an article on his blog to announce that Chronic Dev team will release a new jailbreak tool called Absinthe and iPhone Dev team will release a command line tool to perform the untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2.
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.
Absinthe will support the following iOS 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
As we mentioned in the last post, if you love what these guys are doing, don’t forget to give donations to the jailbreak dream team (details on how to contribute are available on pod2g’s blog).
We’ll let you know as soon as the jailbreak tools are released so stay tuned here at iPhone Hacks or join our Facebook Fan page or follow us on Twitter or add us on Google+ or subscribe to our RSS feed.