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Friday, January 20, 2012

CLI Jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2

As promised, the infamous Dev Team has just released its CLI jailbreak which is compatible with both the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2. It's still for Mac users only, but it does provide an alternative to the Absinthe .

We must warn you though that this isn't your typical jailbreak software. CLI stands for Command Line Interface, meaning using it isn't as easy as clicking the "jailbreak" button. It's definitely not for the feint of heart…

Here's how the Dev Team describes its CLI app:

"The OS X version of the CLI mentioned in the post can be downloaded here. It's primarily to help us debug specific issues, but tinkerers might like to play around with some of its advanced options!"

So essentially, the majority of users should stay with Absinthe or wait for Dev-team to release a new version of Redsn0w.

The OS X version of the iPhone Dev Command Line Tool can be downloaded from the link posted at the end, with the corresponding readme information also being available; which outlines the options available to debuggers and tinkerers. If you intend on using the iPhone Dev CLI then make sure that you are familiar with the risks involved and follow all advice from the authors.

If you have viewed the included documentation, you will be able to see a number of options available, and the increasing complexities of the more advanced options, users would benefit from having some previous command line experience. The CLI tool is generally intended to be used for debugging purposes and could cause problems if used without any proper knowledge. The documentation provided, although only one page, provides a number of example usages for the CLI.

Download the iPhone Dev Team CLI Tool for Mac.

 If you're really interested in trying CLI, stay tuned for our step-by-step guide on how to use it.

Post from my iPad 2


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