It felt like the whole jailbreak scene is more like a bad Hollywood movie, but today it’s all about the hacking again – Chronic Dev Team has finally released Greenpois0n.
The release came via team member Joshua Hill on good ol’ Twitter today and comes a couple of days after their intended release date of 10/10/10.
As you probably remember, Greenpois0n was delayed after GeoHot released his own jailbreak utility called Limera1n a day before Chronic Dec Team planned to make their work available to the public. Limera1n used a different exploit to that of Greenpois0n and that led to a delayed launch for latter while the clever devs made their app use the same exploit as GeoHot’s effort. The idea behind the recode was to prevent tipping off Apple – why give them two holes to plug when you can keep one in reserve?
So what does Greenpois0n do? Basically it will jailbreak any iPhone 4/3GS, iPod touch 3rd/4th gen and the iPad. Support for the iOS equipped Apple TV mk2 will be added at a later date and is possibly the most exciting part of the whole deal.
Greenpois0n is currently in a relatively stable beta state and can be downloaded at greenpois0n.com and is currently available for Linux and Windows. Fire those VMs up people!