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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Tether Jailbreak and Unlock iPhone 4 Using Sn0wBreeze 2.8b8 (Windows) [iOS 5]





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UPDATE: With the release of iOS 5.0.1, you might get troubles restoring to iOS 5.0. Don't worry, new sn0wbreeze is already available. Our tutorial for iOS 5.0.1 is available here.

Using this tutorial you will be able to create a custom firmware, tether jailbreak and unlock iOS 5 running on iPhone 4. This tutorial uses Sn0wBreeze 2.8b8 for Windows.

Sn0wBreeze will also preserve baseband version if you need carrier unlock.


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Siri Hacked to Run on an iPod Touch and iPhone 4



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As far as we know, Siri is a voice recognition service that is available only for the iPhone 4S users. There were various attempts to port Siri to the iPod Touch and iPhone 4, but the early versions of these hacks simply got the user interface working on the iPhone 4. They were unable to actually use the voice recognition.

But tonight developers @stroughtonsmith and @chpwn have finally managed to port Siri on previous generation hardware so that the service works properly. That proves that Siri might be run by other processor, not only by A5 chip.

We've since spoken to @stroughtonsmith who told us that despite it working on the iPod Touch, it doesn't work entirely well due to the relatively poor performance of the microphone. "You have to be loud and close to it", he said. However, it does perform quite well on the iPhone 4 and works "just as fast as the 4S".

The developers are not going to release the hack in order to avoid legal issues that may be filled due to repackaging Apple’s code and distributing it.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, October 30th, 2011. 21:13

Jailbreak & Unlock tutorials and FAQ



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UPDATE: Apple released new iOS versions and has stopped signing all other firmwares, including iOS 6.1.2 and iOS 5.1.1. This means you can NOT restore to 6.1.2/5.1.1/4.3.3 and others any more (both original and custom), unless you have saved your SHSH keys for it.

If you have decided to perform an untethered jailbreak and unlock, you need to get the following information:

  1. What type of device do you have (iPhone 3G/3GS/4, iPod Touch 3G/4G, iPad 1/2, Apple TV)?
  2. Do you need unlock (if your iPhone locked to one carrier and you want to use it with another)?
    The answer is NO, if the device is not iPhone, if it was purchased as factory unlocked and can be used with any cellular carrier (f.e. in Canada, France, etc).
    If the answer is YES, you need to find out your modem version (Setting-General-About-Modem).
  3. What firmware version do you have? Take a look at Setting-General-About-Version. For example it could be iOS 4.3.3.
  4. What operating system do you use on your desktop (Windows, Mac OS)?

How to perform jailbreak, when you do NOT need an unlock

For iPhone 3G the latest is iOS 4.2.1. You can perform jailbreak with any utility. For iOS 4.2.1 you can also use them or GreenPois0n (Windows, Mac OS).

iPad 2 jailbreak is available for iOS 4.3.3 via JailbreakMe and iOS 5.0.1 / iOS 5.1.1 via Absinthe, iOS 6.0-6.1.2 and iOS 7.0-7.0.4 via Evasi0n, iOS 7.1-8.1 via Pangu, iOS 8.1.1-8.4 via TaiG, untethered iOS 9.0-9.0.2 via Pangu9.

iPad 3 jailbreak is available for iOS iOS 5.1.1 via Absinthe, iOS 6.0-6.1.2 and iOS 7.0-7.0.4 via Evasi0n, iOS 7.1-8.1 via Pangu, iOS 8.1.1-8.4 via TaiG, untethered iOS 9.0-9.0.2 via Pangu9.

iPhone 4S jailbreak is available for iOS 5.0 / iOS 5.0.1 / iOS 5.1.1 via Absinthe, iOS 6.0-6.1.2 and iOS 7.0-7.0.4 via Evasi0n, iOS 7.1-8.1 via Pangu, iOS 8.1.1-8.4 via TaiG, untethered iOS 9.0-9.0.2 via Pangu9.

iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPad jailbreak is untethered for iOS 5.1.1 and iOS 6.0-6.1.4.

iPhone 5/5C/5S/6/6plus, iPad 4, iPod Touch 5G jailbreak is untethered for iOS 6.0-6.1.2 and iOS 7.0-7.0.4 via Evasi0n, untethered for iOS 7.1-8.1 via Pangu, iOS 8.1.1-8.4 via TaiG, untethered iOS 9.0-9.0.2 via Pangu9.

iPhone 6S / 6S+ / 6 / 6+ jailbreak is untethered for iOS 8.1.1-8.4 via TaiG, untethered iOS 9.0-9.0.2 via Pangu9.

iPad Mini / Mini 2 / Mini 3 / Mini 4 / Air / Air 2 jailbreak is untethered for iOS 7.0-7.0.4 via Evasi0n, untethered for iOS 7.1-8.1 via Pangu, iOS 8.1.1-8.4 via TaiG, untethered iOS 9.0-9.0.2 via Pangu9.

iOS 4.3.3

Apple stopped signing iOS 4.3.3, so you cannot update to iOS 4.3.3 without SHSH keys saved (in advance some time ago). If you have iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 1, iPod Touch 3G or iPod Touch 4G that run iOS 4.3.3 - use JailbreakMe or RedSn0w to untether jailbreak your device.

If you have saved SHSH keys for iOS 4.3.3 you can use PwnageTool (Mac OS) or Sn0wBreeze (Windows).

iOS 4.3.4/4.3.5

For iOS 4.3.4/4.3.5 only tethered jailbreak is possible with redsn0w. Tethered means that each time you restart your device you will have to connect it to a computer and run redsn0w. The untethered iOS 4.3.5 jailbreak is possible only for iPhone 3GS with old bootrom. You can detect your bootrom version using this tutorial.

iOS 5

To jailbreak and unlock iOS 5 use latest version of redsn0w 0.9.9 or sn0wbreeze 2.8. You can jailbreak tethered or semi-tethered.

The untethered iOS 5 jailbreak is possible only for iPhone 3GS with old bootrom. You can detect your bootrom version using this tutorial.

iOS 5.0.1

For iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1, iPod Touch 3G/4G an untethered jailbreak is available for iOS 5.0.1. For untethered jailbreak use the latest redsn0w 0.9.10 or Corona - package from Cydia to untether currently installed tethered jailbreak.

Tutorial how to untether installed tethered jailbreak is available here.

For iPhone 4S and iPad 2 use Absenthe.

For tethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak you an use redsn0w 0.9.9 and sn0wbreeze 2.8.

iOS 5.1

For now only tethered jailbreak is available for iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1 and iPod Touch 3G/4G for iOS 5.1.

iOS 5.1.1

You can do an untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad 1, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G and Apple TV2G.

Use Absinthe 2.0.4 or RedSn0w 0.9.12 (for all iPhones, iPods and iPads), Sn0wBreeze 2.9.5 (for all A4 devices) and Seas0npass (for Apple TV 2G).

Tutorial how to untether installed tethered jailbreak is available here.

iOS 6.0-6.1.2

Untethered jailbreak is available for all devices with iOS 6.0 - iOS 6.1.2. It is called Evasi0n.

iOS 6.1.3-6.1.5

Tethered jailbreak is available for old devices (iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4) and Cydia package to make it intethered.

iOS 7.0 - 7.0.4

Untethered jailbreak is available for all devices with iOS 7.x, including iPhone 5S/5C and iPad Air. Utility is called Evasi0n 7.

iOS 7.1 - 7.1.2

Untethered jailbreak is available for all devices with iOS 7.x, including iPhone 5S/5C and iPad Air. Utility is called Pangu.

iOS 8.0 - 8.1

Untethered jailbreak is available for all devices with iOS 8.x, including iPhone 5S / 5C / 6 / 6+ and iPad Air /Air 2 / Mini / Mini 2 / Mini 3. Utility is called Pangu8.

iOS 8.1.1 - 8.4

Untethered jailbreak is available for all devices with iOS 8.0-8.1.2 including iPhone 5S / 5C / 6 / 6+ and iPad Air /Air 2 / Mini / Mini 2 / Mini 3. Utility is called TaiG.

iOS 9.0 - 9.0.2

Untethered jailbreak is available for all devices with iOS 9.0-9.0.2 including iPhone 6S / 6S+ / 6 / 6+ / 5S / 5C / 6 / 6+ and iPad Air /Air 2 / Mini / Mini 2 / Mini 3. Utility is called Pangu9.



You can download all firmwares here.

Tutorials

Here are our step-by-step tutorials that will guide you through the jailbreak process:

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UnTethered jailbreak iOS 8.0 - iOS 8.3:

UnTethered jailbreak iOS 8.0 - iOS 8.1:

UnTethered jailbreak iOS 7.1 - iOS 7.1.2:

UnTethered jailbreak iOS 7.0 - iOS 7.0.4:

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UnTethered jailbreak iOS 8.0 - iOS 8.3:

UnTethered jailbreak iOS 8.0 - iOS 8.1:

UnTethered jailbreak iOS 7.1 - iOS 7.1.2:

UnTethered jailbreak iOS 7.0 - iOS 7.0.4:

UnTethered jailbreak iOS 6.0 - iOS 6.1.2:

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UnTethered jailbreak iOS 8.0 - iOS 8.3:

UnTethered jailbreak iOS 8.0 - iOS 8.1:

UnTethered jailbreak iOS 7.1 - iOS 7.1.2:

UnTethered jailbreak iOS 7.0 - iOS 7.0.4:

UnTethered jailbreak iOS 6.0 - iOS 6.1.2:

UnTethered jailbreak iOS 5.1.1

UnTethered jailbreak iOS 5.0 / iOS 5.0.1:

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UnTethered jailbreak iOS 7.0 - iOS 7.0.4:

UnTethered jailbreak iOS 7.0 - iOS 7.0.4:

UnTethered jailbreak iOS 6.0 - iOS 6.1.2:

Tethered jailbreak iOS 6.0.1

Tethered jailbreak iOS 6

UnTethered jailbreak iOS 5.1.1

Tethered jailbreak iOS 5.1.1:

Tethered jailbreak iOS 5.1:

UnTethered jailbreak iOS 5.0.1:

Semi-Tethered jailbreak iOS 5:

Tethered jailbreak iOS 4.3.5:

UnTethered jailbreak iOS 4.3.3:


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Friday, October 28th, 2011. 20:27

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'It's time to repeal prohibition' on Macs in the enterprise



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According to Forrester research, Mac business users are more productive than their PC counterparts, because MacBook laptops from Apple tend to be more reliable and require less maintenance than PCs. Forrester issued a new report entitled "People are Bringing Macs to Work - It's Time to Repeal Prohibition" in order to encourage companies to support Apple hardware in the workplace.

Although the use of Mac in enterprises is increasing, approximately 41 percent of companies that took part in the research do not officially allow their employees to use Mac. Of course, users find ways how bypass company restrictions and use their Mac at work.

Moreover, Mac sales in the enterprise sector have seen a huge spike in 2011. In May, Apple announced that corporate Mac sales grew by 66 percent. But sales of iOS products are more significant. 93 percent of Fortune 500 companies are deploying or testing the iPhone, while 90 percent are doing the same for the iPad.




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Friday, October 28th, 2011. 13:06

Nearly All Apple Hardware Costs More Than the Average PC



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In October 2008, long before the iPad made its debut, then Apple CEO Steve Jobs said this:

There are some customers which we chose not to serve. We don’t know how to make a $500 computer that’s not a piece of junk, and our DNA will not let us ship that. But we can continue to deliver greater and greater value to those customers that we choose to serve. And there’s a lot of them. We’ve seen great success by focusing on certain segments of the market and not trying to be everything to everybody. So I think you can expect us to stick with that winning strategy and continue to try to add more and more value to those products in those customer bases we choose to serve.

But Apple finally launched a $500 computer - the iPad.  The least expensive model costs $499. But the iPad average selling price for the three calendar quarters of 2011 was $628 that is more than the average price of Windows PC. For the same period the iPhone ASP was $653.

These numbers prove that the average selling price for all three Apple’s most profitable categories – the Mac, the iPhone and the iPad – is higher than average selling price of Windows PC that sold at U.S. retail (for the first three quarters of 2011) for $491.




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Friday, October 21st, 2011. 13:46

Now iPhone 4S Supports Not Only Assisted GPS, But Also GLONASS



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Apple has quietly updated iPhone 4S tech specifications page to inform that its smartphone supports both Assisted GPS and GLONASS, the Russian GPS version.


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Thursday, October 20th, 2011. 16:32

Apple Blames Rumors for iPhone Sales Drop, Confident in Record Sales for Holiday Quarter



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Yesterday Apple’s current CEO Tim Cook reported that iPhone sales fell short of expectations at 17.07 million units in the fourth fiscal quarter. iPhone sales dropped by 2.4 million. Record iPhone sales for the current quarter would come in above the 20.34 million units set in the third fiscal quarter (second calendar quarter) of this year.

Decline in iPhone sales, as Cook noted, caused by various rumors related to the Apple’s smartphone, especially, when Apple missed its usual June introduction of new hardware. Most of the rumors were about a dramatically redesigned "iPhone 5" offering a larger but thinner design than the current iPhone. Such rumors were incorrect and Apple might still be working on the iPhone 5.




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Wednesday, October 19th, 2011. 16:55

Apple may have made enough iPhone 4S



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9to5mac reports that big lines are clearing and Apple Stores actually have some stock of iPhone 4S left over. The photo above illustrates a store in Naples, Florida. Also the lines are not as big as the iPhone 4 launch. And there are few reasons for that.

First of all, Apple now has more points of sale (AT&T, Verizon and Sprint Stores, BestBuy, Sam’s Club, etc). Plus, users made lot's of online pre-orders, 1 million iPhone 4S were sold in the first 24 hours on 100 carriers (vs. 5 countries last year). Some say Apple will sell 4 million units in the first weekend alone.


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iPhone 4S First Impressions Focus on Speed Improvements



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Yesterday during the expected media event Apple announced the new iPhone 4S, an upgrade to the existing iPhone 4 with improved A5 processor, new 8 MP camera with better optics, faster download speed on 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, and more. Media members who attended Apple's iPhone 4S event had the opportunity to spend some time with the new hardware following the presentation, and immediately started posting their first impressions about the iPhone 4S.

Engadget highlights the improved internal specifications of the new iPhone 4S, noting that it is faster than the previous model, with faster navigating between pages and opening the camera application. Engadget was also able to test the new voice assistant, Siri:

The most impressive part was the demo of Siri, the new assistant that lets you do just about anything you can do on your phone — but with your voice. We tried to psych it out with a bunch of random requests... Siri never faltered, never missed a beat… There’s nothing better to say than that. We even sent ourselves a few text messages, which Siri transcribed to a T. Of course, the lady on the other end still sounds eerily robotic, but we’re hoping for smoother responses from the alien within in a future update.

Jim Dalrymple at The Loop covers the differences in antenna design:

The current model has three bands — one on each side on the bottom, and one on the top. The iPhone 4S has four bands — two on the top and two on the bottom. The bands are where Apple houses the antennas for the device. The Wi-Fi, wireless and Bluetooth technologies use these areas. It’s not clear at this point if Apple moved any antennas or what they added the extra band.


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White iPod Touch 4G will be available October 12th



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Today Apple announced that new white iPod Touch 4G will join the iPod family. Pricing still starts at $199 for the 8GB version, $299 for 16GB, and $399 for a 64GB. All will be available in black or white October 12th. There are no hardware changes, just the color.


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Wednesday, October 5th, 2011. 0:32

Apple's 'Let's Talk iPhone' Keynote Live Blog!



2:39PM We're off to get hands-on, and we'll be broadcasting again soon. Thanks for joining the fun!

2:38PM Sorry folks, no iPhone 5... yet....

2:38PM Wow, that's it!



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Apple Thunderbolt Display Teardown Reveals Plethora of Hardware Inside



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Apple's new Thunderbolt display was torn down by iFixit.  Surprisingly, but this time it was very easy to disassemble the new display. iFixit found inside plethora of hardware to support normal work of display and docking station functions, which the display performs. iFixit told that both sides of the logic board were packed with different chips so that it was hard to believe that there was no computer inside the display.

The new display includes:

  • Pericom PI7C9X440SL PCIe-to-USB 2.0 host controller
  • L129NB11 EFL, which looks to be the Thunderbolt port controller
  • Analog Devices ADAV4601 audio processor
  • NXP LPC2144 USB 2.0 microcontroller
  • Delta LFE9249 10/100/1000 Base-T LAN filter
  • SMSC USB2517-JZX USB 2.0 hub controller
  • Maxim MAX9736B Mono/Stereo high-power Class D amplifier
  • LSI L-FW643E-2 open host controller interface
  • Broadcom BCM57761 Gigabit ethernet controller
  • Supertex HV9982 3-channel switch-mode LED driver IC


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Friday, September 30th, 2011. 14:42

iPhone 5 prototype photos and videos



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Giga.de has produced a physical prototype mockup of the future iPhone 5. They made it look like in the latest rumors. Everything is done from a solid block of aluminum.

A 3D computer model was created based on leaked CAD designs, hardware components, several leaked hints, cases and other believable mockups. This model was then used to build a very detailed, true prototype iPhone 5, that you can actually hold and feel in your hands.

This prototype width and height are 59.94 mm and 109.98 mm, compared to 115.2 mm x 58.6 mm dimentions of iPhone 4. The prototype is also a bit thinner than its predecessor. Teardrop style with a thickness of 6.86 mm at the top and only 5.33 mm at the bottom.

Here are photos of iPhone 5 Design Prototype compared to iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4:

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The secret of iPhone 5 design is revealed



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M.I.C. Gadget is reporting that iPhone 5 prototype device was lost by Foxconn or possibly stolen. That is why there are lots of iPhone 5 cases in China today. The design could really be the final one since case manufacturers must be very certain to have shipped "thousands" of cases already. Producing a mold for silicone case costs tens of thousands of RMB (thousands of USD) and a mold for hard plastic cases costs even more.

A case supplier told that a device had gone missing from the Foxconn factory in the Shenzhen Futian district. The prototype was disguised in a case to make it look like the current device. It was apparently a test model with a finalized iPhone 5 teardrop chassis but only had slightly modified iPhone 4 internals.

The person who had access to the prototype wiped the phone's software, thus disabling the GPS hardware needed to track it down. It was then allegedly sold to one of the iPhone case manufacturers for RMB ¥20,000 (about $3,100). We were told that Foxconn was aware of the loss and had penalized internal management for the incident. We also heard from another source that the person who "lost" it was paid to do so.

We are very sure that one or more of these case manufacturers have access to what is believed to be the prototype of the iPhone 5 with the finalized design. It is not simply getting tipped on the dimensions and shapes of the next iPhone to make the molds.

By looking at iPhone 5 case photos one can say that the future iPhone 5 has teardrop desing. It is much thinner (33%) than iPhone 4, but a bit larger in height and width. The height of the case is 4.84 inches (12.3 cm), width - 2.72 inches (6.9 см). The dimensions of iPhone 4 are 4.5 x 2.31 x 0.37 inches (115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm).

Take a look at the video, where this new iPhone 5 teardrop design case is compared to iPhone 4 and iPod Touch:

Here are the photos:


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iPhone 5 To Include New iOS 5 “Assistant” Voice Feature



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9to5Mac reveals features of the "Assistant" voice-powered personal application that will appear on the next-generation iPhone. The site claims that Assistant allows users to handle scheduling, reminder, and messaging tasks by voice. The system will be also capable to ask user questions to clarify what is being said.

The system will actually speak back and forth with the user to gain the most information in order to provide the best results. The user essentially can hold a conversation with their iPhone like it is another human being. For example, if a user is making a meeting with me, they will say “setup meeting with Mark” and the first “bubble” of the conversation thread will say that. After that, the system will speak back: “which e-mail address should Mark be notified at, work or personal?” This question will both be spoken out loud by the iPhone Assistant and shown as a new “bubble” in the conversation thread. The user will then respond with the email address they want to notify me at, and the appointment will be made. The iPhone will even show a quick glance at a calendar view to confirm the appointment. If the Assistant was sending an SMS, as another example, a mini SMS view would appear so the user has a quick glance at the SMS thread.

Assistant will also integrate with WolframAlpha that will help users receive answers to factual, and  "Find My Friends" service and speech-to-text transcription from Nuance. Of course, such power-consuming application will require more powerful hardware, suggesting that Apple will integrate  A5 chip and RAM to 1 GB to support the heavy workload into the new iPhone.




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Tuesday, September 27th, 2011. 0:09