Earlier today we told you that the Chronic Dev-Team (the makers of GreenPois0n) said they would be announcing something exciting tonight. It turns out that this announcement was as I predicted, an update on the status of the iOS 5 untethered Jailbreak. You see, in a new blog post on GreenPois0n.com, Chronic Dev talks about what they have been up to for the last couple of months.
The iOS 5 Untethered Jailbreak Status
If you remember back at MyGreatFest, P0sixNinja (one of the founding members of Chronic Dev) took the stage and announced they had 5 userland exploits which could be used to Jailbreak any iOS Device including the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Untethered. It turns out Chronic Dev announced this great news pre-mature, as Apple ended up patching these exploits they had during early iOS 5 betas. This meant any progress that had happened with an iOS 5 untethered Jailbreak went down the drain.
How Does Apple Patch Exploits?
Chronic Dev explains that every time an app crashes on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad a crash report is packaged and sent back to Apple when you plug your iDevice into your computer and sync it with iTunes. While it is certainly possible to disable this feature on iTunes, it is not always effective. For instance, if one of us is at a friend’s house and plugs our iDevice up to his or her computer (even just to charge it), it’s very likely that computer is set up to send all our valuable data and crash reports right back to Apple.
These crash reports allow Apple to fix any bugs in future firmware releases, and ruins any work on a potential Jailbreaking solution. The Chronic Dev additionally note that for the reasons discussed above, this is why they do not allow public beta testing (as it is too easy for someone to accidentally send crash report data to Apple).
How To Solve The Problem
To solve this problem, or at least turn this feature of crash reporting against Apple, Chronic Dev has created a program called Chronic-Dev Crash Reporter to send crash reports to a private Chronic Dev server. Additionally, the program disables the ability for Apple to obtain our crash reports. This will allow Chronic Dev to gain access to a large database of crashes, which can lead to workable exploits, which can further can lead to Jailbreaks for us!
So like I warned you in our last post, there is not a new Jailbreak being released here. Rather a tool that will significantly be beneficial to the Jailbreaking community. As it will help ensure a future full of Jailbreaks for all iOS devices. If you would like to download the Chronic-Dev Crash Reporter tool, you can do so by clicking here (
Direct Mirror #1). Note: At this time Chronic-Dev Crash Reporter is only for Mac OS X. A Windows version is coming within the next 24 hours.
We will keep you updated. In the mean time please leave any thoughts or questions in the comments section below…
UPDATE #1: Windows version of Chronic-Dev Crash Reporter is available here.
UPDATE #2: Mac OS X version of Chronic-Dev Crash Reporter is available here.