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iPhone 4S and iPad 2 untethered jailbreak ready to download

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The iPhone Dev Team & Chronic Dev Team have released an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2, based on pod2g's "corona" exploit.


After numerous teases, pod2g's "corona" exploit has finally come to Apple's A5-powered devices. The news will come as a relief to many as the iPhone 4S has taken longer to be jailbroken than any other iOS device. The release of a jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 means that every Apple product running iOS now has the potential to access Cydia, and its numerous apps and tweaks.

French hacker pod2g first announced that he'd found a bug within iOS 5 that could lead to untethering back in November, and a month later he uploaded a video of his exploit in action onto YouTube. After the public release of an untethered jailbreak for A4-powered devices three weeks later, a veritable "dream team" of iOS developers and security researchers has focused its attention on bringing the jailbreak to Apple's latest iOS devices.

Chronic Dev Team has released a tool for OSX named Absinthe, with Windows and Linux versions set to follow soon. The iPhone Dev Team have announced a command-line based tool which is expected to be available to download shortly.

It's worth noting that there is always some level of risk involved when jailbreaking a device. If you understand the dangers and still want to go ahead, you can find the download in the source link below.

Update: The iPhone Dev Team has updated its most recent post with some help for users having trouble with the Absinthe tool.