iPhone 4S And iPad 2 Jailbreakers Need To Download The Latest Corona Update In Cydia

iPhone 4S And iPad 2 Jailbreakers Need To Download The Latest Corona Update In Cydia

An update for the Corona untethered jailbreak tool has been released for all A5-based devices.

If you’re having trouble with iBooks on your newly-jailbroken iPhone 4S, you’re not alone. As with most jailbreaks, Apple’s eBook app can tend to act up and sometimes not work at all when opened on a liberated iOS device. Thanks to the most recent Corona update in Cydia, iPhone 4S jailbreakers should be able to use iBooks on the iPhone 4S. The update also addresses general stability issues for users on iOS 5.0 and is recommend for iPad 2 owners as well.

Unfortunately, the original version of Corona had sandbox kernel patches that broke iBooks. As of 1.0-5, Corona uses the working ones from comex.

As of Corona 1.0-6, planetbeing has done a large amount of work to improve errors loading images in iBooks.

Versions 1.0-6 and 1.0-7 did not work on iPhone 4S 5.0, despite the package claiming to install on that setup.

Not only should iBooks errors be resolved, but iPhone 4S owners on 5.0 shouldn’t run into the same stability issues after installing this Corona update in Cydia. The weird white app icon bug should also be fixed. (In case you didn’t know, Corona is the underlying exploit for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 that allows you to keep your device jailbroken after rebooting.)

The father of Cydia, saurik, recommends that all jailbreakers on iOS 5.0.1 install the latest Corona (not just iPhone 4S owners). If you have a jailbroken iPhone 4S or iPad 2 on 5.0 or 5.0.1, you should download this update. If you haven’t already installed Corona, search for it in Cydia and install it now. You won’t lose any of your data when you update. You can re-jailbreak your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 with the latest version of Redsn0w on the desktop for the same effect. [Windows direct link] [OS X direct link]

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  • Alvin Mamuyac

    Ever since installing the updated, Siri is now broken.  :-(

  • Luis Dominguez

    I installed the update and it still hasen’t fix the white box problems.  Can’t complain though, loving my 4S with all the siri tweaks and stuff.  Thanks a million to all those guys. 

  • Giang

    Guys. Cult of Mac doesn’t know a thing about jailbreaking. Corona is meant for redsn0w jailbreakers only. I installed Corona for my iPad 2 and it literally got broken. Everything became iPhone-sized and there were strange bars with all kinds of colors on the screen. Now guess what? I have to restore my iPad and lose all my data, thanks to these guys.

    This is the last time anyone will ever see me on Cult of Mac.

  • Studjango

    I coultdn’t agree more!! I just followed the instructions/recommendations of the IDIOT that wrote this article and my Iphone 4S with had already been jailbroking using Absithe…Got Bricked!! I am restoring it as we speak..Cult Of Mac..Stick to what you know!!

  • Luis Dominguez

    I did the update/install and have no problems what so ever.  I also read other sites they also said that indeed no matter which tool you ised to jailbreak you should update/install corona 1.08

  • tobi_8624

    UPDATE: i have verified it and this update is indeed for iPad 2 and 4S… i installed it on both w/o problems. Be sure to update the repos and be sure to install 1.0-8. earlier versions 1.0-<8 seem to have issues and tend to brick things. If you bricked you probably installed 1.0-5 or whatever…

    1.0-8 .. isn’t mentioned in the article and the Screenshot even says 1.0-5 so this is still a CoM fuck up

  • jmholmes83

    Wow after reading these comments I’m done reading anything at CoM… Came too close to probably breaking my iPhone. Good thing I used some sense when I realized Cydia didn’t have any updates for me, rather I’d have had to install Corona for the 1st time on my 4S (which begged the question why?!)

    Time for some fact-checking. This isn’t the 1st post I’ve seen that screws over / rips off jailbreakers here at CoM… What is the motivation here? Hmm…

  • Mike Rathjen

     You lost all your data? Why can’t you restore from your backup?

  • lcwallace

    I was having problems on my 4S since jailbreaking with Spotify shutting down a few seconds after starting up and the Corona update seems to have fixed it. Just did a quick test of Siri, and no problems there.

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