Chronic Dev Team to Release Absinthe and Dev Team to Release Command Line Tool to Perform Untethered Jailbreak on iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Very Soon


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.

He writes:

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.

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  • walled

    good job pod2g.. you are great!!

  • Axe

    You’d be able to free yout iPhone in some hours? Does that mean less than 24 hours? I really hope so.

  • Anders

    Great job! Will it work on iPad 2 3G?

    • Anders

      My bad, should’ve read the blog post. Apparently it will!
      * iPad 2 Wifi/GSM/CDMA running iOS 5.0.1

  • AndY

    Then the dream team shall receive my $20 in a few hours. Awesomeness!

  • Jason

    I don’t like the sound of this. Command line is never easy. One wrong keystroke and adios iphone holla brick.

    • dakpluto

      Abisnthe isn’t CLI. The CLI is an additional tool being released by the Dev Team.

      • Anders

        Exactly. We should be extra grateful for the CLI application. It’ll help us out in case we need it 🙂

    • dablo

      Adios to you, for me i’m great with command line, maybe noobs should not bother with it, not saying you are one. If it’s not something you feel comfortable using, why use it?

    • paul

      maybe you shouldn’t jailbreak then, user

  • Alvin

    Mark their words…. “IN SOME HOURS” Horray!!!! My IP4S and comp are awaiting on standby mode now. HOT HOT HOT!!!!

  • John

    Congrats Pod2g and the dream team and a welcome to the new jailbreak.

  • Marcus Moore

    Thank u dream team for all of your hard work I hope this jb works on the iPad 2 as well. I am already ready to send my donations y’all deserve it signing off Mr Mo

  • Erik

    These guys r geniuses. I would love to see this kind of support when the psvita comes out. Wouldn’t that be sweet people, homebrew and emulators for the psvita!!!

  • GOOGZ187

    Getting my iPad 2 ready and going to buy an iPhone 4s today, then of course donate.

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  • OGT

    In hours? It means sunday?

  • Thank you for some good news ! Yet I am a bit confused. Pod2G said UPDATE UPDATE ….and now I see that new jailbreak will work with 5.0 as well AND on top of that you guys are now saying if you want to unlock phone in future DO NOT update soooo WTF thousands of people update for 5.0.1 for ? I mean is there a reason to update to 5.0.1 at all ? Something in 5.0.1 that needed or make phone “better”? Anyhow I am bummed out right now but one I see sweet Cydia icon on you shiny 4S everything will go away 😀

    Thank you guys !

    • Axe

      5.0.1 is for those who suffer crap battery life in 5.0 but only some. Then baseband 9A406 is for some who suffer sim card issue over 9A405. Not really big deal coz since 5.0, many of us 4S user suffer different firmware problem.

      • dablo

        I think what he meant was, what was the point in upgrading to 5.0.1. I ask the same question because I wanted to unlock my phone. We were told to upgrade in hopes of recieving a jailbreak. Unlock relies on a jailbreak so I upgraded. Then they released a post saying unlockers should not upgrade their device if they want an unlock. Now the jailbreak supports 5.0??? Talk about being mislead. I just hope they will, in the future, come up with a way to unlock this stupid 1.0.13 BB.

        Through all my ranting I say, Keep up the good work Dev Team!!

  • but will the jailbreak work on ipad 2 with 3G? please someone, I need an answer, and thanx.

    • Karl

      Yeah that is what he is referring to as iPad 2 gsm I know gsm and 3G are two different things but there’s no such thing as an iPad with just gsm lol so I’m really guessing this will jailbreak iPad 2 with 3G

    • Erik

      Omega, yes it will work. Pod2g just confirmed!!!

      • Karl

        I did answer him lol

    • Azures

      Feast your eyes on the article above.

      • dablo


    • Axe

      Did u even read the article full? Do u know what is iPad 2 wifi/ GSM/CDMA means?

  • Timmy1875

    Shoud I leave my iPad2 on 5.0 so I can unlock it or do I have to upgrade to 5.01 to use the jailbreak?

    • Erik

      Timmy, I don’t believe that u can unlock an iPad. If u meant jailbreak then yes u should upgrade to 5.0.1 as stated by pod2g in this very article.

  • Roger

    Will it work? will it work? I thank it will and from what I have been hearing there is going to be some new anamation

  • DC

    For Mac or Windows?

    • Axe


  • dablo

    “”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.””

    -Most Epic Statement Made By Far. It sent chills up my spine. Woo Fkin Hoo Fkin OORAHH.
    Sounds like the jailbreak will be here not soon, but very soon.!

  • nick

    So this is different than Redsn0w? just a different tool?

    • Axe

      We’ll see…

  • Myman

    Wen can I jailbreak my ipad2 5.0.1 ???? TODAYY ????

    • dablo

      I would very much hope soo!!

      • Myman

        Cheers r kid , I wonder wen it releases

  • dablo

    IDK why but I cannot stop refreshing my screen, I will need a new F5 key soon, so desperate lmao.

    • Axe

      Dun press too hard or else the key F5 will be jailbroken out of the keyboard.

      • dablo

        I know lol. I am at work right now, hopefully I don’t get fired. Sitting on this page is like an addiction……… Time to refresh the page again, BRB.

        • Anders

          You should be F5ing twitter then.. you’ll probably hear it from the dev team before you hear it here! 🙂

  • noobs

    Thank u dream team !!! I’m glad u guys are working together as a team I know everybody put the work so I’m not gonna give credit to just one guy but I’m gonna give credit to all of you good job iPhone development team and chronic team and good to see planet being back to help . You guys work better together

  • saud

    Thnx dream team finally i will be able to jailbreak my iphone 4s and ipad 2 thnx waiting for this day from soooooooo long ty:)

  • Djlooni

    Wow!! This guys are just amazing!!! Felicidades muchachos!!!

  • Erik

    My Gf complains as it is with my skyrim addiction, not she’s gonna have to put up with my Cydia browsing, god how I miss Cydia!!!

  • Axe

    YES !!!!!!! A5 JAILBREAK for mac released at greenpois0n .com. YES !!!

  • Saami

    Dayum! This sounds like we r being gifted new iphone n ipad 😉
    Thanks a bunch dev team

  • akuma