The dream team of iPhone hackers, including pod2g, The Chronic Dev Team and The iPhone Dev Team, have made significant progress and is almost ready to announce an iPhone 4S jailbreak release.
The teams’ members have worked tirelessly to make the A5 jailbreak a reality. We’ve seen progress made this week with proof of an iPhone 4S jailbreak, as well as news of jailbreak apps working on the iPhone 4S and iPad 2.
Today, members of both Dev Teams have announced that we are getting very close to the public release of the first iPhone 4S jailbreak. Additionally, The iPhone Dev Team has posted an iPhone 4S jailbreak status update.
MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev Team shares:
p0sixninja of The Chronic Dev Team shares:
While no one is giving an actual date, it wouldn’t be surprising to see an A5 jailbreak this week or as early as the beginning of next week.
When the jailbreak is ready for release, we will see it take several forms, but the best news for regular users is that there will be an easy to use tool for both Mac and PC available when the jailbreak bugs are squashed.
The Dev Team Blog shares the following regarding the jailbreak programs.
To be as flexible as possible, 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.
To get ready, you will want to upgrade to iOS 5.0.1, unless you plan to unlock your phone to use it on another carrier.
Stay tuned for details on how to jailbreak your iPhone 4S as soon as the tools are publicly available. Until then, check out 18 Reasons to Jailbreak the iPhone 4S.