It’s been a long time coming, but there appears to be an end in sight according to iOS hacker pod2G. The Chronic Dev team working with the iPhone Dev Team have created a tool named Absinthe that will install the Corona ‘untether’ on your iPhone 4S or iPad 2.
The supported devices for this untethered jailbreak are:
- iPhone 4S running iOS 5.0, 5.0.1 (9A405 and 9A406)
- iPad 2 Wifi/GSM/CDMA running iOS 5.0.1
The iPhone Dev Team will also release a command line tool, which aims to help diagnose any issues that might arise during the process. They have also outlined how the A5 version of the Corona jailbreak will take multiple forms.
- Chronic Dev have incorporated the overall flow into a GUI that runs on your Mac or PC. The goal is for the GUI to be enough for most cases.
- iPhone Dev have also incorporated the exact same flow into an alternative command-line interface (CLI). This will allow us to help users through individual steps of the jailbreak manually, to both help the user and help improve the overall flow. Although the CLI will also allow the user to perform the entire jailbreak from beginning to end, we anticipate it will be more useful in debugging the occasional errors. The CLI currently has over 20 individual options (in addition to the single “jailbreak” option) that should be useful during debug after the GUI release.
- Once all the bugs in the flow are worked out, we’ll also incorporate it into the redsn0w GUI (but still leave the CLI freely available too). In order to maximize the chances of the jailbreak working for everyone, the redsn0w GUI will use native Apple iTunes libraries — this technique is slightly different than how the Chronic Dev GUI handles communications, and should provide nice combined coverage for all the odd computer configurations out there.
The good news is that we might see this in a matter of hours according to pod2G. “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.”