News tagged ‘iOS 5’

iOS 5 untethered jailbreak will be released a bit later

Untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 has already been released. While there is no reason not to update to iOS 5.0.1, there might be some users who would like to stay on iOS 5 and have untethered jailbreak there too.

Famous hacker Joshua Hill (nickname p0sixninja) has recently posted via twitter that an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 will be released soon after testing.

@p0sixninja: 5.0 untether will be coming soon, we still have some testing and bugs to work out



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How to install untethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak

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Untethered jailbreak is available for iOS 5.0.1 firmware on iPhone3GS, iPhone4, iPhone4-CDMA, iPad1, iPod touch 3G, iPod touch 4G.

1. If you're already on iOS 5.0.1 with a tethered jailbreak, you have two even choices:

  1. Run redsn0w 0.9.10 over your current jailbreak (deselect “Install Cydia”)
  2. Install the Cydia package prepared by the chronic devteam. It is called Corona 5.0.1 Untether. (tutorial)

2. If you are not on 5.0.1 yet, update now! If you unlock via ultrasn0w or gevey, make sure you update to 5.0.1 via a custom IPSW! See our guides for sn0wbreeze here. Once you're at 5.0.1, use the latest redsn0w 0.9.10 to both jailbreak and untether.

You can download RedSn0w 0.9.10b1 here.

Our step-by-step tutorials for untethered jailbreak using redsn0w 0.9.10:


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Untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 released


Great news!!! Much anticipated untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 released.

We will publish details shortly!

UPDATE: How to use untethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak


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Newsstand in iOS 5 Fueling Growth of New Magazine Subscriptions


AllThingsD has decided to have a look at how the launch of Apple's Newsstand iOS 5 feature has affected subscription sales. Popular Science magazine was an object for the study that has revealed that the prominent placement of the Newsstand app and easy access to updated content has driven a substantial increase in new subscriptions. In fact, Apple’s Newsstand is a new way for users to keep track of their subscriptions, house them in a dedicated folder.

The chart comes to us courtesy of Mag+, Bonnier’s tablet-publishing software business. And as Mag+ CEO Staffan Ekholm points out, the really promising indicator for Pop Sci isn’t the one-week sales leap of 13 percent — it’s that the the magazine’s growth picked up after that week, with more velocity.

If you look at the graph above, you will find out that Popular Science appears to have been adding new subscribers at a constant rate of about 700 per week during the several months. Noteworthy, the magazine was a leader among digital media even before the debut of iOS 5. But a month after iOS 5 launch, we see a significant bump in Popular Science subscription sales at nearly double the rate seen before the arrival of Newsstand.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, December 26th, 2011. 16:34

Cydia will save SHSH/APTickets for iOS 5.0.1

Good news, Cydia is now saving SHSH blobs/APTickets for iOS 5.0.1 firmware. These blobs will be used in the future for downgrading to iOS 5.0.1. So just run Cydia and it will do all the work.

You can also use RedSn0w, iFaith and TinyUmbrella to save your SHSH blobs and create signed custom firmware.



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Monday, December 26th, 2011. 10:42

Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1: news and updates


Hacker pod2g is currently busy working on iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak. He has recently posted an interesting update:

The jailbreak is near ready for prime time (excluding 4S and iPad 2).

For now the jailbreak is tested on all devices, including iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 1, iPod Touch 3G and iPod Touch 4G. iPad 2 and iPhone 4S status is "work in progress".

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iPhone Dev-Team released UltraSn0w 1.2.5 with iOS 5.0.1 support

The iPhone Dev-Team has released UltraSn0w 1.25 which brings iOS 5.0.1 support to the unlock for older compartible basebands.

iPhone Dev Team's iPhone 4, 3G, and 3GS software unlock, now with added PwnApple. Compatible with iPhone 4 baseband 01.59.00 and iPhone 3G/3GS basebands 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, 05.13.04 and 06.15.00! Thanks to @sherif_hashim and @Oranav for contributing baseband crashes

UltraSn0w 1.2.5 is now available in Cydia.

If you have one of the supported basebands and wish to update to iOS 5.0.1 you will need to do so with a custom ipsw that doesn't update your baseband.



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RedSn0w 0.9.9b9b released: now fully supports iOS 5.0.1 and SHSH/APTickets


iPhone Dev-Team released RedSn0w 0.9.9b9 with full iOS 5.0.1 support (no need to point to iOS 5.0 any more). New version also features support for SHSH and APTickets:

  • native support for 5.0.1 (no need to point redsn0w at 5.0 IPSW or use command-line args).  Support automatically extends to all of redsn0w’s various functions: “Jailbreak”, “Just boot”, “Fetch blobs”, “Stitch blobs”, “Recovery Fix”
  • iBooks fixed in 5.0 and 5.0.1.  This is a targeted fix that doesn’t remove entire sandbox mechanism.  5.x users already using redsn0w “Just Boot” can just use the new version without redoing entire jailbreak again
  • 3GS old-bootrom owners can now create custom IPSWs without blobs
  • ultrasn0w compatability update (i.e. same baseband requirements) for 5.0.1 will be available on Cydia Monday
  • support for newer 8GB iPhone4 (which until now had problems with “Fetch blobs”).  Thanks to @JKjeepnJeff for loaning us one of these newer i4 units for testing!
  • allows Windows users (not just OS X users) to use the “Custom” button to create IPSWs without baseband updates.  (Update: please wait for 0.9.9b9b for this!)
  • accommodates APTickets in 5.x (until next Apple countermove).  APTickets are crypto-verified before submitting to Cydia, just like the main blobs.  Cydia server support for sending back the APTickets is upcoming.  For now, use stitched IPSWs for 5.x.  Due to APTickets, stitched 5.x IPSWs now require user to start in “Pwned DFU” mode
  • Support added for stitching 4.x blobs to iPad2-GSM IPSWs.  Similar to @notcom’s TinyCFW but doesn’t require lots of RAM or a TSS-assisted restore. Won’t work for iPad2 5.x blobs (or iPhone4S at all) until a bootrom-level exploit is out
  • top line now shows whether (and where) a redsn0w update is available, or if the version being run is the latest.  Uses DNS TXT record to alleviate any concerns about snooping
  • no 5.1 beta support at this time (major apps like Cydia are not yet compatible)
  • @pod2g has been doing a great job porting his 5.x untether…check his blog for updates!
  • Owners of newer 3GS iPhones must not flash the iPad baseband.  The iPad baseband will not work on 3GS iPhones built later than 2011 week 35.  You have a week 35 or later device if your serial # starts with xx135.
Update #17b: Version 0.9.9b9b enables the “Custom” button for Windows users, and make the 3GS week 35 warning a more explicit part of the process.

You can download RedSn0w 0.9.9b9b here.

UPDATE: redsn0w updated to redsn0w 0.9.9b9d.

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Download new iPad wallpapers from iOS 5.1


Apple has included 4 new wallpapers to the iOS 5.1 beta. The new wallpapers are water crashing onto a sand beach, grass blades, and two ocean wallpapers.

Beta firmwares are for developers only, but new wallpapers are available for everyone. Apple did not include wallpapers for the iPhone, just iPad. But 9to5Mac shrunk them down to iPhone and iPod touch retina size. Check them out or download them below.

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Saturday, December 17th, 2011. 11:22

Apple Obscures Future Device Hints in iOS 5.1 Beta 2 with Fake References


Many Apple fans are interested in discovering hints of Apple's future iOS devices in various configuration files in each beta and public version of iOS. Such references provide essentially no information on the new devices themselves. Most of them simply appear in the form of "iPhone4,1" that meant the iPhone 4S as one example, but they are carefully watched as hints of what devices Apple is likely to be testing with the software at the moment and perhaps how many variations of an upcoming device there might be.

But today Apple has tried to obscure that information having released 5.1 beta 2 with numerous fake references within configuration files. For example, USBDeviceConfiguration.plist has listed about two dozen different device variants.

As discovered by 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman, that list has now ballooned to well over 100 such entries as Apple has seeded it with dozens of new fake references to such future products as "iPad10,1", "iPhone11,3", "iPod11,1", and "AppleTV8,3".

Apple has made more difficult to identify new product, though the change does not shut out examination of the evidence entirely, as unaltered listings are still visible in other locations.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011. 13:12

HowTo unlock iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 with iOS 5.0.1


UPDATE: ultrasn0w for iOS 5.0.1 released.

This tutorial is for those users of locked iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4, who updated to iOS 5.0.1 and realized that ultrasn0w unlock doesn't work there.

Indeed DevTeam have not updated software unlock utility ultrasn0w to work with the latest iOS 5.0.1. There are two workarounds, that will make ultrasn0w work on 5.0.1.

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Untethered Jailbreak for iPhone 4 with iOS 5.0.1 is possible

Pod2g has recently announced that he has successfully performed an untethered jailbreak on an iPhone 4 running iOS 5.0.1.

Got an untethered iPhone 4 running iOS 5.0.1. Feel free to update.

Of course, if you want to SIM unlock, don't update using Apple's original FW nor update OTA.

This means jailbreakers can update to iOS 5.0.1. Previously it was recommended to stay on iOS 5. Unlockers as usual should stay away from Apple's firmwares and from iOS 5.0.1.

We strongly recommend that everyone use TinyUmbrella to save their iOS 5.0.1 SHSH Blobs.

Pod2g writes in his blog, that next devices he will try to untehter jailbreak are iPod 3G, iPod 4G and iPad 1.



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iOS 5 untethered jailbreak is almost ready (Video)

Chronic Dev Team is almost done with a much anticipated untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 and iOS 5.0.1. Team member and French hacker pod2g just released a video showing off the jailbreak. It looks to be near-complete and functioning properly. Take a look:

pod2g even created a blog, where he plans to post the most recent news about his progress:

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RedSn0w will be updated with iOS 5 downgrade support

MuscleNerd has announced that an upcoming RedSn0w release will make TinyUmbrella and Cydia blob saves useful for iOS 5.0+.

Upcoming redsn0w release makes both TinyUmbrella and Cydia blob saves useful for 5.0+ (1st verifies, then stitches)

For time being, please just use most recent TU to save 5.0.1 blobs+APTicket...redsn0w will do the rest, should you need to restore.

We'll let you know as soon as the update to RedSn0w is available.


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Written by admin

Friday, December 9th, 2011. 15:24

Next iPhone 5 is real and referenced in iOS 5.1


We have already found two new iPads and the next-generation Apple TV codenames tonight. Now we are are ready to something big. Here is, perhaps, the most important find of all: iPhone 5,1. That's right, the next version of the iPhone is has been found in iOS 5.1 internals.

This codename also tells us that iPhone 5 would be a major update. New 4,x model would represent minor changes. For example, the iPhone 3G went from the original iPhone 1,1 to 1,2 because there were no internal speed and performance enhancements, just 3G and a GPS.

The jump from 4,1 to 5,1 represents major changes, both internal and external. This means the iPhone 5/6 will have a brand-new processor, probably A6. Rumored additions for externals are a 4 inch display and a new aluminum casing. Since Apple just released the iPhone 4S in October 2011, we should not expect iPhone 5 anytime soon. New iPhone will come next October or maybe in the summer. With the 5,1 reference appearing this early, we like to think the latter.

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