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Chronic Dev Probing 10 million iPhone Crash Reports, Untethered iOS 5 Jailbreak Close

There has been a very positive response to the Chronic-Dev Crash Reporter project which should hasten the arrival of an untethered iOS 5 jailbreak, with over 10 million crash reports from iDevices submitted to Chronic Dev by jailbreak fans.

The crash reporter program was announced last week, in which users are encouraged to send iOS crash reports to the jailbreak team instead of sending them to Apple. The purpose is to allow Chronic Dev Team to examine numerous crashes and to find potential exploits in order to finally create an untethered jailbreak solution for iOS 5.

So far, there is no such untethered jailbreak available for users, but the Chronic Dev Team hopes the positive response to this research will help them to address this situation.

Joshua Hill, a Chronic Dev member, announced via Twitter the huge number of crash reports received, "We've gotten about 10,071,868 reports so far," he tweeted.

He also revealed that he and his colleagues are using a technology similar to the one Google uses, MapReduce, to run tests in just a few seconds that otherwise would take days to complete.

"We continue our never-ending, diligent work on your (free!! coming soon!) untethered jailbreak for iOS5 and/or iPhone 4S," the team says.

Until Chronic Dev Team finally releases the untethered jailbreak solution for iOS 5, impatient users can apply a semi-tethered jailbreak to their iOS device (via AppAdvice). "SemiTether" is only a temporary solution as some vital apps, such as Safari or Mail, will not work.

Radu has been working as a freelance writer for more than five years and has been blogging around since 2004. He is interested in anything Apple as well as gaming and mobile applications.