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The iPhone Dev Team has successfully jailbroken the new iPad, but there has been no indication of the release of a jailbreak tool at the moment. MuscleNerd tweeted photos of the Jailbreak along with the disclaimer “Just a first step, still lots of work to do! No ETA!”
It appears that there are several potential paths to a jailbreak:
- We can confirm that the method used to jailbreak the iPad2 4 months ago still works even in 5.1. That means we’ll at least be able to get our foot in the door to get the required kernel dumps on the iPad3. That’s an important step, but by no means is it the end of the story.
- Those of you following @i0n1c may have noticed he’s already tweeted pictures of his iPad2 jailbroken at 5.1. As far as we know, he’s using a method completely unrelated to the one mentioned above. That would be great news!
- We’ve also seen bits and pieces of an entirely different jailbreak method being investigated by someone close to the Cydia repo scene.
- That’s three different angles, and we’re not even including the continuous work @pod2g makes towards a new jailbreak!
The infamous Germany based iOS hacker involved in the jailbreak scene Stefan Esser, more commonly known as i0n1c who was previously responsible for research and work which ended in a jailbreak for iOS 4 which spanned three software updates and was heavily involved behind the scenes in the production of the Absinthe based jailbreak. I0n1c has once again been showing off his jailbreak ninja skills, first of all by being the first to showcase a jailbreak for the iPad 2 running iOS 5.1 and now the show has shifted towards the iPhone Dev Team’s front man MuscleNerd, who has successfully jailbroken the new iPad in its full glory running iOS 5.1. He posted screenshot on Twitter showing off the new iPad running the latest build of Cydia, which is 1.1.5:
While folks out there were still trying to score themselves the new iPad, MuscleNerd used his skills to bypass Apple’s restrictions and get our beloved Cydia working.
In the meantime, for those of you who own A4 devices (iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod touches) can jailbreak the latest iOS 5.1 (tethered), and iOS 5.0.1 (untethered) using Redsn0w, Sn0wbreeze. For those with A5 devices (iPhone 4S and iPad 2) on iOS 5.0.1 can use Absinthe on Windows or Mac.
Update # 1: Stefen Esser posted a video showing untethered jailbreak for the new iPad -
- iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS
- iPod Touch 4G, 3G
- iPad 1
Download RedSn0w 0.9.10b6
RedSn0w 0.9.10b6 is available for both Windows and Mac OS. You can download it from the links below:
It’s a tethered jailbreak which requires you to connect your device to your computer, every time you reboot your device, and use “Just Boot” feature in RedSn0w to boot in into jailbreak mode. If you turn on the device without using “Just Boot” feature, jailbreak apps won’t work (neither will Safari).
It’s untethered jailbreak iOS 5.1 for iPhone 3GS (old bootrom) users.
UltraSn0w unlockers MUST use RedSn0w to create Custom IPSW. and then restore using that custom firmware. AVOID STOCK FIRMWARE. UltraSn0w will be updated with iOS 5.1 support in a couple of days (no new baseband support)
From Dev-Team official Blog:
we realize that some of you non-A5 jailbreakers are itching to get to 5.1, even though there seems to be no compelling new feature there. Because of geohot’s limera1n exploit, those with devices earlier than the iPad 2 can test the 5.1 jailbreak waters if they really want to, using redsn0w 0.9.10b6. Here’s what you need to know:
- This is a *tethered* 5.1 jailbreak for non-A5 devices. You’ll need to use redsn0w to “Just Boot” your device every time it power cycles, otherwise jailbreak apps won’t work (neither will Safari).
- If you use ultrasn0w for your carrier unlock, be sure to use a custom IPSW to get to 5.1 first! Don’t ever restore to a stock Apple IPSW! Use redsn0w’s “Custom IPSW” button to create a NO_BB_* version of the 5.1 IPSW and restore to that instead of the stock one. (That option is available only to 3GS and iPhone4-GSM owners.) ultrasn0w itself will be updated for 5.1 in the next few days (same baseband support, not 5.1’s baseband).
- If you’re lucky enough to have an old-bootrom 3GS, this jailbreak is actually untethered (redsn0w will figure that part out automatically).
- While we were at it, we added @pod2g’s steaks4uce exploit to support MC models of the iPod touch 2G (whose last firmware was 4.2.1). So now redsn0w will auto-detect and jailbreak both MB and MC versions of that older device.
- iBooks won’t work until a future update of redsn0w
Apple released iOS 5.0.1 this week and there’s already a way to jailbreak it. But there are a few things to keep in mind before you jailbreak your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.
Some Quick Notes before jailbreaking:
- This is a tethered jailbreak, which means you’ll need to connect your device to a computer and run the software again anytime you need to reboot.
- You might not want to update to iOS 5.0.1 at all if you’re holding out hope for an untethered jailbreak. An exploit was discovered in iOS 5.0 which may be used in a future untethered jailbreak tool, but if you update now there’s no good way to roll back to iOS 5.0 so you may not be able to use the new tools once their available.
- There’s currently no public jailbreak for an iPhone 4S or iPad 2. MuscleNerd revealed that he has successfully jailbroken the devices but needs to work to package the jailbreak for a public release.
- The process is a bit more complex if you have a carrier unlocked device. You may want to wait to make sure that ultrasn0w is updated to support iOS 5.0.1 and you’ll need to preserve your older baseband before upgrading to iOS 5.0.1.
Finally, for now performing a tethered jailbreak requires you to manually select an older IPSW file. If you used iTunes to update your device to iOS 5 you should still have the correct IPSW on your computer. If not, you can download the iOS 5.0 IPSW for your device from the following links:
Alright, if you’ve read the notes carefully and you would still like to jailbreak, here’s how you can do so after updating it to iOS 5.0.1.
- Make sure you’re running iTunes 10.5 or higher for Windows or Mac. ( It’s probably a good idea to use iTunes to backup your device before you get started as well)
- Make sure you’re running iOS 5.0.1 on your device. You can do this by connecting to iTunes and following the prompts to update your software, or by going into the settings on a iOS 5.0 device, choosing General, and then tapping the Software Update option to check for updates.
- Download Redsn0w 0.9.9b8 or higher for Windows or Mac from the iPhone Dev Team.
- Unzip redsn0w to a folder on your computer, open that folder, and run redsn0w. In Windows you do this by double-clicking the redsn0w.exe file.
- Choose the “Extras” option from the main menu.
- From the following screen hit the “Select IPSW” option and navigate to the folder where you’ve stored your iOS 5.0 IPSW file. Future versions of redsn0w may make this step unnecessary.
- Click OK to dismiss the message.
- Click Back to return to the main menu.
- Make sure your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad is turned of (press and hold the power button until the “slide to power off” image appears on the screen, and then slide your finger across to turn off your device).
- Select the Jailbreak button to start the jailbreak process.
- A message will appear letting you know that the kernel is being patch.
- Select your options from the following screen. At the very least you’ll probably want to install the Cydia store.
- Hit the Next button.
- Hit the Next button again and then follow the on-screen instructions to enter DFU mode. In case you miss them, here’s what you need to do. While your device is turned off and connected to your computer:
- Press and hold the power button for 3 seconds.
- Without lifting your finger from the power button, press and hold the home button for 10 seconds.
- Release the power button, but not the home button. Continue to hold that one for another 15 seconds.
- That’s almost it. Redsn0w should do the rest for you and apply the jailbreak. But you’re not quite done yet, because you still need to perform your first tethered boot.
- Go back to the Redsn0w main screen, select the Extras option, and click “Just boot” and follow the on-screen instructions.” (You may also want to select “Choose IPSW” again first and select your iOS 5.0 IPSW file. Redsn0w didn’t recognize my build the first time I tried booting without taking that step).
Voila! Now you’re done! You should see the Cydia icon on your home screen.
If you ever need to reboot your device, you’ll need to connect your device to your computer and run Redsn0w’s “just boot” utility again. Otherwise you will be unable to boot at all. Alternately, you could install a jailbreak tweak called SemiTether from the Cydia Store. It will allow you to reboot your device and use your phone without tethering — but you will not have access to most of the device’s functions, so it’s a temporary fix at best.
Apple recently pushed out the iOS 5.0.1 Beta to developers which has fixed numerous bugs in iOS 5 and brings the beloved multitasking gestures back to the original iPad. It was reported that iOS 5.0.1 could have been jailbroken with redsn0w 0.9.9b7, although you would need to point redsn0w to the iOS 5.0 firmware file, and the jailbreak was tethered.
Quote Originally Posted by Dev-Team Blog
Redsn0w version 0.9.9b8 will natively recognize the 5.0.1 beta that Apple let developers start testing this week (so you don’t have to play the “point at 5.0 IPSW” trick). Because the IPSW isn’t public, you’ll still need to provide it once to redsn0w (at which point it will cache all the important pieces so you don’t need to select it again).
For those iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 users who preserve their baseband, the Mac version can also produce the NO_BB_* custom IPSW’s for 5.0.1. (But please note that ultrasn0w doesn’t get updated for betas like this.)
This is still a tethered jailbreak for all except old-bootrom 3GS users.
This new update brings support for the iOS 5.0.1 Beta. Now if you have the iOS 5.0.1 Beta firmware on your computer, you can use redsn0w 0.9.9b8 and point redsn0w to your iOS 5.0.1 Beta firmware. The jailbreak method is the same for the iOS 5 jailbreak using redsn0w 0.9.9b7 and the jailbreak is still tethered as of this point. If a tethered jailbreak does not suit you well, then you have the option to install the Semi-Tether which allows you to boot up your iPhone into a non-jailbroken state after rebooting; you will be able to boot tethered later on to get your jailbreak data back up and running. Or, if you’re more patient, you can keep waiting for the untethered jailbreak that i0n1c confirmed was being worked on.
iPhone 3GS users can still have the untethered jailbreak if they have the old bootrom, and Mac users can still make their special baseband custom ISPW files using this redsn0w for iOS 5.0.1. The Dev-Team also warns that ultrasn0w will not be updated for the beta, so it’s recommended that you wait until the official iOS 5.0.1 release to the public.
Sources: Dev-Team Blog
Earlier today Apple seeded iOS 5.0.1 beta to developers. This update on the iOS firmware is said to fix a few bugs and enhance performance. Amongst the issues the update addresses are the iPhone 4S battery issues, the iPad 2 smart cover security flaw, and multitasking gestures for the original iPad.
If you happen to be a jailbreaker who couldn’t resist the urge of updating to the new beta firmware, we have some good news for you. MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev Team has recently tweeted that the latest version of RedSn0w (RedSN0w 0.9.9 beta 7) can jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 beta. All you need to do is to point the RedSn0w 0.9.9 b7 to the iOS 5 IPSW (not the iOS 5.0.1 beta IPSW). We assume that the iPhone Dev team will update RedSn0w as soon as or possibly even before iOS 5.0.1 beta is released to the public.
As usual, this is a tethered jailbreak which means that you will need to connect your iOS device to your computer and use the “Just Boot” option in RedSn0w to restart your iPhone. Following the convention of the previous jailbreaks, the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2 are not compatible . The semi-tether is also available although as of right now, unconfirmed.
Stay tuned for more info!
Source: Apple, MuscleNerd
After receiving feedback from jailbreakers on reddit, the iPhone Dev Team has released an updated version of RedSn0w (version 0.9.9b7) which allows for a quicker jailbreak. By giving the option of no longer “stashing” applications by default during the RedSn0w run, the Dev Team has managed to reduce the time it takes to perform the jailbreak from 210 second to 80 seconds.
Although the time might be reduced at the time of the initial jailbreak, much of that time will be made up for the first time you launch Cydia, as Cydia will then want to stash the applications. The main feature provided here seems to be the option of whether you want RedSn0w to stash the applications or whether you want Cydia to, in the Preferences pane.
On a quick side note, the Windows version of RedSn0w 9.9.9b7 still does not support custom IPSWs.
You can read the official update notes posted by the Dev Team below:
Update #15: After some feedback on reddit, we’ve decided to make the initial jailbreak as quick as possible by no longer “stashing” the applications by default during the redsn0w run. This reduces the time to actually perform the jailbreak from 210 seconds to 80 seconds (60 percent!). However, you make up for much of that the first time you launch Cydia, which will then want to stash the applications. You can choose whether you want redsn0w or Cydia to stash in the Preferences pane.
You can download RedSn0w 0.9.9b7 by clicking the appropriate link below:
For those of you who are eagerly waiting for an untethered jailbreak to be released, you will have to continue to be patient.
Source: iPhone Dev Team (blog)
The popular iPhone Dev Team jailbreak tool, Redsn0w has been updated. The newest version doesn’t release any new features but there are some important mentions for for those of you running a tethered jailbreak on iOS 5. Currently, the new version supports both Mac and Windows. You can download the respective versions below:
For those of you who are wondering what’s new, here is what the iPhone Dev Team had to say regarding version 0.9.9b6 on their blog:
Update #14: We’ve released version 0.9.9b6 of redsn0w, with both a functional fix and cosmetic fix for iOS5 jailbreakers. For iPhone3GS owners with the 06.15 baseband, this redsn0w eliminates the network crash you saw when using Location Services in iOS5 (in fact, you don’t even need to disable Location Services anymore during the initial setup). The cosmetic fix is to the visual countdown you see when going into DFU mode.
It’s okay to re-run this redsn0w over an existing device jailbroken at iOS5. Just choose “Jailbreak” again and de-select Cydia (in other words, all the checkboxes will be unchecked). If you are lucky enough to have an old-bootrom iPhone3GS, please pre-select the IPSW first (redsn0w can’t yet auto-detect the FW version of your old-bootrom 3GS if it’s already been jailbroken).
There are basically two fixes. One of an aesthetic fix and the other is a functionality fix. Previously any countdowns that were a part of RedSn0w (every time you have to enter DFU mode) were not correct, the timer was too slow – this issue has been fixed.
The functionality update has to do specifically with iPhone 3GS users who are jailbreak with RedSn0w 0.9.9b4 – b5 with the 06.15 baseband (the iPad baseband). When using location services in iOS 5 with the 06.15 baseband, some users were reported a network crash. The Dev Team is apologetic and has rolled out this new update to help fix the problem. You can simply plug in your iPhone 3GS and rejailbreak it with this version of RedSn0w right over the jailbreak that you already have. (Don’t worry, you won’t lose anything). Remember, the old-bootrom iPhone 3GS will still have an untethered jailbreak on iOS 5. Be aware that if you do have the old bootrom, RedSn0w can’t auto-detect that, and you will need to specify it manually.
For those of you waiting for the untethered jailbreak, it should be coming in the near future so just be patient. If you have any questions regarding RedSn0w 0.9.9b6, let us know in the comments below!