Of late, one of the common frustrations among iPhone users looking to jailbreak their iDevices is that the available jailbreak solutions seem to be perennially stuck in work-in-progress mode. This is pretty much expected given that the good folks at iPhone Dev team and Chronic Dev team are contributing to the solution in their spare time and are not exactly paid for this.
We have not heard about any significant development from the iPhone Dev team over the past week. However, in a recent announcement, Chronic Dev Team has revealed that their Greenpois0n untethered jailbreak solution for iOS 4.2.1 will soon be on its way.
While no estimate time of arrival was given, the release should be pretty exciting given that the earlier Greenpois0n was supposed to be a tethered jailbreak. Also, the developers have noted that unlike RedSn0w, the upcoming Greenpois0n release will not require users to save SHSH blobs from iOS 4.2.1 beta 3. That would make the process all the more simpler.
Here is a video released by the Chronic Dev team that showcases the jailbreak software in action.
The Chronic Dev team has announced that a new version of their Greenpois0n jailbreak software shall be released soon. This is expected to enable users of iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS (with new bootrom), iPod Touch 2G (MC model) and older and iPad to jailbreak their devices. But this release is not exactly groundbreaking considering that this is a tethered jailbreak tool – a similar solution already exists from the iPhone Dev team.
In any case, Joshua Hill from the Chronic Dev team has tweeted stating,
“Updated version of greenpois0n coming whenever I finish adding these new sandbox patches, sorry this has taken so long”
Like the publicly available version of RedSn0w, this new version of Greenpois0n too is expected to make use of the Limera1n exploit to jailbreak the iOS. Limera1n, as you may recall, is the bootrom exploit that was discovered by George Hotz, known widely as GeoHot. We will let you know when the tethered jailbreak solution from the Chronic Dev Team is released.
iPhone and iPad users running the latest version of the iOS shall be glad to know that a tethered jailbreaking solution from the Chronic Dev Team should be up and running very shortly. GreenPois0n, as it is called, is based on the Limera1n exploit that was uncovered by George Hotz and is capable of jailbreaking all the iOS-based devices in the market.
One problem however is that this shall be a tethered jailbreak. This means that you should tether your iDevice to a computer every time you need to reboot in order to keep the jailbreak active. If you think that is a pain you can live without, then you should probably wait for some more time before an untethered jailbreak solution is made available.
But again, there is no need to wait if you have an iPhone 3G or a 3GS running the older bootrom. The RedSn0w 0.9.6b3 update that was released last week for the GM build of iOS 4.2 is good enough for these devices.