Now that the OS X version of Absinthe, untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 on iPad 2 and iPhone 4S, is out to the public, all eyes are set on the Windows release. Not many users would have realized that more apps are in the works namely, the popular redsn0w by the iPhone Dev Team, and a CLI version of the Corona A5 jailbreak for debugging purposes.
What’s the CLI version of Corona A5 jailbreak? Well, according to the iPhone Dev Team, they have incorporated the same user flow as in Absinthe A5 jailbreak in an alternative command line interface. The CLI has over 20 options and would let users go through the individual steps of the jailbreak manually as well as debug the errors that could pop up during the jailbreak process. Seems like the CLI is ready but it hasn’t been released yet but we’re hoping it would be out really soon.
What about redsn0w then?
Here’s what we know so far: Once the bugs are all ironed out after the public release, the jailbreak flow will be incorporated in redsn0w. The redsn0w GUI will use native Apple iTunes libraries unlike how Chronic Dev Team is handling communication with Absinthe A5. Traditionally, we’ve always had to put our iOS devices into DFU mode when we have to use redsn0w but Absinthe has been one of the simplest jailbreak solutions ever and removes the need to do so. Will redsn0w have the same user flow and will the iPhone Dev Team backport this to A4 devices? We’re not sure yet but we’re hoping that’s the case as an easier jailbreak process would help everyone. Try explaining DFU mode to an average user and you would know what I’m talking about.