UPDATE: If you’re getting the “Error establishing a database connection” when launching the jailbreak tool, hacker PlanetBeing tweeted a simple workaround solution: Go to Settings and enable VPN under Network.
According to hacker p0sixninja, the jailbreak community just posted an untethered jailbreak solution for A5-driven devices running iOS 5.0 or iOS 5.0.1. The software is a long expected follow-up to an untethered iOS 5.0.1 exploit for non-A5 devices, released last December. According to a blog post, the new jailbreak is called “Absinthe A5,” and it was not exactly a walk in the park.
The updated greenpois0n tool is now available for download here. It’s Mac-only, but Windows version is “coming soon”. The application lets iPad 2 and iPhone 4S owners finally jailbreak their device without the need to tether it to a computer upon each reboot. This jailbreak can be used with both iPhone 4S running iOS 5.0 build 9A334 and iOS 5.0.1 (builds 9A405 and 9A406) and iPad 2 running iOS 5.0.1 build 9A405.
Video tutorial is right below…
On Monday, Hacker pod2g pointed at a video by Chronic Dev Team member Dustin Howett that showed a successful untethered jailbreak being performed on an iPhone 4S. The updated greenpois0n tool takes advantage of the so-called corona exploit by hacker pod2g. It should be noted that both the iPhone Dev Team and Chronic Dev team collaborated on the project, with help from countless contributors and jailbreak enthusiasts around the world.
Screenshot courtesy of JailbreakCon
- Hackers demo untethered iPhone 4S jailbreak as release looms (9to5mac.com)
- First untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 available for non-A5 devices now (9to5mac.com)
- Chronic Dev Team shows off untethered iOS 5 jailbreak (9to5mac.com)