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Dev Teams Race Toward Untethered Jailbreak For Apple iOS 5 Devices

A little friendly competition never hurt anyone. In fact, it’s usually a good thing for consumers and this happens to be true with the jailbreak community too. Both Pod2g from Chronic Dev-team and MuscleNerd from iPhone Dev-team are working hard to provide an untethered jailbreak for iOS5, particularly with A5-powered iDevices. And they’re both getting awfully close.

While there are already two jailbreak solutions out there for iOS 5, but they’re both tethered and neither works with A5 iDevices (iPhone 4S and iPad 2). The untethered jailbreaks from Chronic Dev-team and iPhone Dev-team sound like they’re almost ready though. Pod2g of Chronic Dev-team posted a video link last Friday demonstrating an untethered jailbreak. MuscleNerd from iPhone Dev-team tweeted that the “upcoming redsn0w release makes both TinyUmbrella and Cydia blob saves useful for 5.0+ (1st verifies, then stitches).” The blob allows for the unlock and jailbreak. MuscleNerd seems a little more bent on a way into A5, but it looks like Pod2g want in on that too.

To make matters even better, the newest iPhone software has “wide open main fs,” meaning that it has an “unencrypted ramdisk with the VFDencypt key in plain text.” What does this mean in layman’s terms? “Everybody can decrypt the filesystem with it.” Another in-road. The untethered jailbreak must be right around the corner.

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24 comments

  1. I guess opacity 2 jailbreak will be released sometime in 2013, perhaps 2016…

  2. can anyone provide me with the links to where one will need to go to download these solutions?

  3. Think about it ! – if they say anything, reveal anything, show you anything, apple is listening !! If you want this FREE jailbreak then understand, nothing can be risked, all their hard work would be for nothing if they gave something away and apple found out and patched another hole that they found. I want it just as bad, but we have to wait until they’re ready, after all.. they know best, there the one’s doing all the hard work, don’t forget to donate.

  4. Think about it ! – if they say anything, reveal anything, show you anything, apple is listening !! If you want this FREE jailbreak then understand, nothing can be risked, all their hard work would be for nothing if they gave something away and apple found out and patched another hole that they found. I want it just as bad, but we have to wait until they’re ready, after all.. they know best, there the one’s doing all the hard work, don’t forget to donate.

  5. remember when they said the had an untethered jailbreak for the 5.0 beta?. wtf happened with that.. or anything. remember oh its going to be out withing a week.. like 1 month ago?.. ughh im using 5.0.1 semi tethered.. it workss so im not complaing.. i doubt they will get the untethered. and if they do by the time for the next update from apple.. which means they gotta jailbreak that.. which is another 2 months.. :/ smhh.. come on guys. im a hacker i know ur work u have to do.. its possible 

    • Um, pod2g has already solved it untethered. He just has two devices left to check then he has to compile a program to take care of the needed steps for us. ^.^

      That is, if I’m reading his blog correctly.

  6. remember when they said the had an untethered jailbreak for the 5.0 beta?. wtf happened with that.. or anything. remember oh its going to be out withing a week.. like 1 month ago?.. ughh im using 5.0.1 semi tethered.. it workss so im not complaing.. i doubt they will get the untethered. and if they do by the time for the next update from apple.. which means they gotta jailbreak that.. which is another 2 months.. :/ smhh.. come on guys. im a hacker i know ur work u have to do.. its possible 

  7. look up redsnow 1.0.0.1 on google it works for ipod/ iphone devices and its untethered. Unfortunately, it is protected by a survey. Sorry

  8. I want the jail break NOW

  9. Fell Like Commenting

    GO GO GO…

  10. The Battle is not Over. Keep fighting Dev Team. 

  11. Pod2g is not part of chronic Dev team, was some time ago. That angers me.

  12. I guess apple has finally won the battle….

  13. FFS hurry up..

  14. This better come soon. although i was expecting the post to say something like ‘three days ago’ so that we know the dev-teams are closer. Well. We just have to wait and see i guess.

  15. Actually that’s good news.  I’ve been a little disturbed by the silence around jailbreaks for 4s.  At least this verifies that no, I haven’t missed it somehow, and yes, it is being worked on.

    It can’t come soon enough.  I hope they’re successful soon.

  16. Thanks that’s fuckin useless…. Jackass

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