How to Jailbreak A5 iDevices using Command line in Windows

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Note: Absinthe tool for Windows is Officially released, Jailbreak your iDevice in Single Click, but Below Steps are for Geek users. Even every one can Try this method too. Try and Be a Geek

A5 jailbreak Absinthe now officially released for windows but still some geek users likes to Jailbreak their devices using Command Line Interface (CLI) method. Even i Jailbroke my iPad 2 by this method yesterday midnight when Jailbreak for Windows is not released here i give you step by step instructions to jailbreak A5 devices using CLI Method. Jailbreaking using CLI method is easy but not as easy comparing with Absinthe for windows. Dev. Team recommend it only for advanced users but it’s not that much dangerous as you think.

iPhone 4s and Ipad 2 Jailbreak
So here you go. Advanced users go to the end of the post for quick list of commands used!!

Step 1:
Make sure your iDevice is backed up using iTunes & Passcode is deactivated

Step 2:
Download Absinthe CLI files (Cinject) from here

Step 3:
Connect your iDevice to your PC

Step 4:
Extract the downloaded zip file to any folder.
(I extracted it to my user folder C:\users\yourusername & renamed that folder to cinject for easy typing)

Step 5:
Launch Command line (CMD) on your windows machine.
Press Win key + R & type “CMD” & press enter

Step 6:
Now CD Command line to “cinject” folder
CD C:\users\yourusername\cinject
And press enter

Step 7:
Now type cinject & press enter to make sure that “cinject” is in the selected folder and working

Step 8:
Your command line will look like this

Usage: cinject [ options ]

Corona injector CLI v0.4.3
Copyright (C) 2011-2012 by iPhone Dev. Team
With exploit work by: @pod2g, @planetbeing, @saurik, @pimskeks, @p0sixninja, @Mu
scleNerd, and @xvolks

Configuration profiles:
-l             List current profiles
-i <file>      Install profile
-r [<pattern>] Remove all profiles, or profiles matching pattern

AFC transfers:
-a <number>    Alternative afc service to use (2 is available after jailbreak)
-u <file> …  Upload file(s) via afc (add final “dir=dirname” to specify which afc directory)
-d [<dir>]     Show list of files in afc directory
-X <path>      Delete afc directory or file

ROP assistance:
-s             Compute slide
-e             Erase existing crash logs
-g             Get diagnostics

Backups and restores:
-B             Create backup
-R             Restore from backup
-L <mbdb_file> List contents of an MBDB file
-M <file>      Modify the ipsec.plist on device
-p <file>      Modify the preferences.plist (requires -f too)
-f <file>      File to use with -p
-H             Hide media files
-U             Unhide media files

Chained operations:
-j <dir>       Jailbreak device using given payloads directory (ADVANCED use only!)

-w                     Watch syslog
-v <level>     Debug verbosity level
-h                      This help message



Step 8:
Now type the following command without quotes & press enter

cinject -i payloads/jailbreak.mobileconfig

This will install an profile in your iDevice.

Step 9:
Now  you will see dialog like this in your iDevice.

Now select “Install

Step 9

Now select “Install Now” and Install the Profile.

Step 10:

Now select next without entering any password.

now VPN profile for jailbreak will be installed & you can close settings & return to command line

Step 11:

Now enter the following command without quotes in CMD
cinject -j payloads

Your CMD will look like this

C:\Users\Shyam\cinject>cinject -j payloads

Finding slide…

Generating ROP…

ROP was generated

Uploaded corona/payload

Uploaded corona/payload-vars

Uploaded corona/racoon-exploit.conf

Uploaded corona/vnimage.clean

Uploaded corona/vnimage.overflow

Uploaded corona/vnimage.payload

Uploaded corona/corona.tgz

Uploaded corona/cleanup

Uploaded corona/

Uploaded corona/Cydia.tgz

Uploaded corona/filemover

Uploaded corona/filemover.plist

Uploaded corona/gzip

Uploaded corona/jailbreak

Uploaded corona/jailbreak.mobileconfig

Uploaded corona/jb.plist

Uploaded corona/racoon-exploit-bootstrap.conf

Uploaded corona/tar

Creating backup…

72 files backed up

Adding custom to backup


1 files restored

Now use “cinject -w” to start watching the syslog.

Then toggle VPN on and look for the “pod2g is in da house!” syslog message.

This actually takes an backup of your .plist files and modify some values and restore it plus inject some files for jailbreak.

Some users will stuck in backup those users “Erase All Content and Settings” setup like new iPad & after jailbreak restore backup with iTunes

Step 12:

Now enter following code in command line without quotes

cinject -w

Now your command line will look like matrix wallpaper, ignore everything.

Step 13:

At the end when it stops, Go to VPN Settings in your iDevice and toggle VPN ON and look for syslog message pod2g is in da house!. After that your iDevice will restart and  you will see cydia on screen. Launch Cydia and enjoy your Jailbroken iPhone 4S &and iPad 2.

Cydia on ipad2

For Advanced Users:

  • cinject -i payloads/jailbreak.mobileconfig
  • cinject -j payloads
  • cinject -w
  • toggle VPN on 

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