Now we have some estimations regarding the release of the iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak. Pod2g noted that it is at least a month away.
ETA for 5.1 JB: no clue! We're going to set pieces of the puzzle together this week. We could have issues... Could be 1 month maybe 2...
I know 1 month seems long, but it's short to work on a project like this when it's a hobby and you've other things to do as well.
Last week, pod2g reported that the Chronic Dev-Team has all the exploits required to release an untethered jailbreak of iOS 5.1 for all devices, including iPad 3, iPad 2 and iPhone 4S. However it would take some time to put it together into a useable release.
redsn0w 0.9.10b8 adds the ability to backup arbitrary directories or files from your device into a zip file on your Mac or PC. The new button is Extras->Even More->Backup and it requires your device to be jailbroken with the afc2 service enabled (most jailbreaks include that). By default it will backup your activation records from /var/root/Library/Lockdown, which is useful for everyone taking advantage of today's SAM unlock using Loktar_Sun's trick
You can save unlock tickets through Extras -> Even More -> Backup.
Also he expects that Apple will introduce new MacBook models that will combine power of the MacBook Pro and portability of MacBook Air models and dropping of 17-inch model will be part of this revamp.
You might seen our step-by-step tutorial here. Here is a video from iDownloadBlog showing all the process:
Step-by-step tutorial: How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [iOS 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]
UPDATE: SAM was updated. Our new tutorial is available here.
UPDATE2: Apple is blocking SAM unlock
Tap to launch Cydia from your SpringBoard.
You can determine the country by iPhone Model Number. Here is the list of country codes used by Apple devices.
MB123XX/A or MC123XX/A is the device code and XX is the regional identifier (or however it is called). This code you can find in this list:
- AB Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
- B Ireland, UK, also used for some replacement phones
- C Canada
- CZ Czech Republic
- DN Austria, Germany, Netherlands
- E Mexico
- EE Estonia
- FB France, Luxembourg
- FD Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland
A new unlock has been discovered that works for all iPhones and all 5.x firmware versions, all basebands are supported.
The method discovered by Loktar_Sun appears to exploit a logical bug in Apple's server and can be performed on any jailbroken iOS device. His procedure involves using Sam Bingner's SAM (Subscriber Artificial Module) package to perform a series of steps that unlocks your phone to use a specific SIM.
We will post detailed step by step unlock instructions soon.
UPDATE: Tutorial is ready! You can find it here.
On its website Apple posted a new
Pod2g has bypassed ASLR at bootup, making progress towards the public release of an iOS 5.1 jailbreak. ASLR is a security method that randomly arranges important data areas. This is one more step toward untethered iOS 5.1 jailbreak for all devices including iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and new iPad 3.
ASLR seems bypassed! Weird machines FTW. Time to ROP the payload.
Earlier this week pod2g revealed that the Chronic Dev-Team now has all the exploits required to release a userland jailbreak of iOS 5.1. It takes time to put them together in a public ready tool.
Version 0.9.10b7 of redsn0w adds a collection of useful features: It finally implements the corona-A5 jailbreak for iPhone4S and iPad2 devices still at 5.0.1. It can also re-install that jailbreak for those who accidentally uninstalled the untether. When stitching an IPSW, it can now grab your blobs directly from Cydia. It now shows a lot more info about your device (for instance, whether your iPhone3G has the vulnerable baseband boot loader, or whether your iPhone3GS has the old exploitable bootrom. (And the next new feature to be added will be built-in restore support, to provide an alternative to iTunes restores.)
Previously you needed to use Absinthe to jailbreak the iPhone 4S and iPad 2.
We will update our tutorials soon.
Taiwan's DigiTimes cited sources in Apple's supply chain on Friday claiming that Apple could make use of thinner in-cell touch panels from Sharp and Toshiba Mobile Display for its next-generation iPhone. Production of the panels is expected to ramp up in the second quarter of this year.
Motherboard published a
Analyst Gene Munster with Piper Jaffray expects that Apple plans to launch its sixth-generation iPhone before October of this year and with LTE 4G connectivity. Last year's iPhone 4S launch was uncharacteristic for Apple, which had previously introduced new handsets at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June.
The accusations by Samsung were officially filed in the Northern District California this week in response to a complaint filed by Apple in February. Apple's original complaint accused Samsung of violating 8 patents, and named 17 specific Samsung products that the company felt were infringing upon its own inventions.
Sources indicate that Apple is planning to add new hardware solution to its Apple Store Genius Bar that would allow its employees to quickly back up data on the devices requiring replacement and pull back that data on the replacement devices. Users are always advised to back up data before bringing them for replacement to a Genius Bar, and those who fail to do it can lose valuable data.