News tagged ‘iOS 5’

iOS 5.0 Beta 2 download links


Apple recently released iOS 5 beta 2 and iTunes 10.5 beta 2. It is available only for Apple registered developers. But you can try it too. Remember that you do it at your own risk. Below you will find iOS 5 download links for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPad 1, iPad 2, Apple TV 2G and download links to iTunes 10.5 Mac and Windows.

Keep in mind that your iDevice will need to be activated, your UUID needs to be registered in Apple. Installing iOS beta on a non-activated device will render it useless. If you need help with registering UUID - write us, we will try to help..

If you need a jailbreak, you can download it here.

You will be able to go back to iOS 4.3.3 (tutorial).

iOS 5.0 Beta 2

iTunes 10.5 Beta 2


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iPad 2 jailbreak has been stolen and published


Comex's jailbreak for the iPad 2 has been stolen from secret website and later published on different sites. The jailbreak uses a PDF exploit similar to how JailbreakMe worked in the past.

User AppReviewerWill even posted a video showing working iPad 2 jailbreak on iOS 4.3. The video is currently unavailable.

This is quite sad, because now Apple is aware of the vulnerability and will probably release the fixed iOS 4.3.4. If now this will be fixed in iOS 5 for sure.

We strongly suggest that you wait for official release by Comex. Now you should just save your SHSH blobs using tinyumbrella utility.


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Apple will offer free iPhone 3GS with 2-year mobile contract


Mike Abramsky, Analyst at RBC Capital Markets, expects that Apple might offer the iPhone 3GS for free with 2-year contract after the iPhone 5 launch; that step will obviously attract mid-market buyers.

"While a $49 iPhone is already available (AT&T), psychologically a $0 iPhone provides a compelling offer," Abramsky wrote in a note to investors. "Proprietary survey data... suggests 14% are very/somewhat likely to buy the iPhone 3GS for free with 2-year contract, exceeding buying interest for the iPad (13%) and original iPhone (9%)."

Abramsky suggest that free iPhone 3GS will increase iPhone numbers to more than 150 million smartphones. That will be unusual for Apple, because the company always discontinues its two-year-old smartphones. For example, after launch of the iPhone 4, the iPhone 3GS, first released in 2009, was dropped to $99, and the iPhone 3G was discontinued. Noteworthy to say that despite the fact that the iPhone 3GS was first released in 2009, it will be compatible with the iOS 5.


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Apple’s iPhone 3GS going to compete with Android in India


On May 27 the iPhone 4 was officially put on the market of India with the price starting at 34,500 Indian rupees (around $760) for version of 16 GB with a two-year service agreement. But the price for iPhone as high as $760 (which the government is not satisfied with) makes the iconic item out of reach for the 41.6 percent of the India’s population that lives below the poverty line of $1.25 a day.

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Apple blocks SHSH downgrade method in iOS 5


Apple does not allow users to install iOS version that is older than the latest released version. There is a workaround for this restriction. Users who have saved SHSH blobs using Cydia or TinyUmbrella for particular iOS version and particular iDevice  can restore to this iOS.

According to the iPhone Dev-Team, Apple is now making this process much more difficult with iOS 5. This means that current process will not work with iOS 5. But users who saved 4.x SHSH keys will be able to restore to 4.x.


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Monday, June 27th, 2011. 19:48

Sn0wBreeze 2.8 b3 can jailbreak iOS 5.0 beta 2


iH8Sn0w has released a new version of Sn0wBreeze 2.8 b3 with iOS 5.0b2 jailbreak support. Sn0wBreeze is a so-called PwnageTool for Windows, an application that creates a custom ipsw with jailbreak preserving old baseband.

The jailbreak is tethered for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS (new bootrom), iPad, iPod Touch 3G and iPod Touch 4G. Jailbreak is untethered for iPhone 3GS with old bootrom.

You can download Sn0wBreeze 2.8 b3 here.

sn0wbreeze v2.8 BETA 3 Release Notes:

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iPhone 4 Gevey Sim unlock doesn't work with iOS 5 beta 2


Apple has blocked the ability to unlock the iPhone 4 using the Gevey SIM in recently released iOS 5.0 beta 2 firmware. MuscleNerd tweeted:

it's surprising Apple closed Gevey interposer hole in b2 rather than waiting until final (maybe they were under pressure)


Gevey SIM was the only unlock for iPhone 4 users with basebands higher than 01.59. It uses the emergency dialer to force activate the locked baseband. MuscleNerd notes that its unlikely Gevey will try to battle Apple while iOS 5 is in the beta period.


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iOS 5 beta 2 is jailbreakable by RedSn0w 0.9.8 b1


DevTeam hacker MuscleNerd has recently confirmed that the RedSn0w 0.9.8 b1 jailbreak works on iOS 5 Beta 2. All you have to do is to point it to a downloaded iOS 5 beta 1 firmware ipsw.

5.0b2 can be jailbroken w/redsn0w from 2 wks ago http://is.gd/6eek4Y (must point redsn0w at 5.0b1 IPSW)..devs ONLY please


This jailbreak works on all devices, exect iPad 2. This means you can get a tethered jailbreak on Windows and Mac OS for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G and iPad.

You can download RedSn0w 0.9.8 b1 for Windows and Mac OS here.


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iOS 5 Beta 2: wireless iCloud backup restore video

Apple continues to develop a PC-free system. In iOS 5 Beta 2 it introduced a wireless restore functionality of your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch from an iCloud backup. Here is a video demo:


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Sunday, June 26th, 2011. 1:46

iOS 5 beta 2 wireless syncing with iTunes video


WiFi sync with iTunes is working and requires iTunes 10.5 beta 2 and OS X 10.6.8 or Lion. Take a look at the video:

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Sunday, June 26th, 2011. 1:31

Apple released iOS 5 beta 2


Apple has released iOS 5.0 beta 2 today. As usual it is for developers only, and for those who have activated UUID.

New firmware is available for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPad 1, iPad 2 and Apple TV.

The most interesting new features one can find are: wireless syncing (works at least with iTunes 10.5 beta 2 on Mac OS 10.6.8 or Lion), new UI for notifications and silver iCloud logo in Setting. Apple also added functionality that let's you wirelessly restore your iDevice from an iCloud backup.



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Legal hardware unlock for iPhone 4 released


Gevey has released a new hardware unlock for iPhone 4 called Gevey Ultra SIM.

The main difference compared to the old Gevey unlock method is that you don't have to dial 112. dialing 112/911 and hanging up is illegal in most countries, now this problem is gone.

Gevey Ultra works with

  • iOS 4.0, 4.1, 4.2.1, 4.3, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.3
  • Basebands 01.59, 02.10, 03.10.01, 04.10, 04.10.01

Some sources claim that Gevey Ultra works even with the latest iOS 5 beta 1.

If you have 01.59 baseband you can still use free software ultrasn0w unlock. For everything else - just buy Gevey Ultra for $35 here.

The installation is simple, but requires jailbreak. Good luck iOS 4.3.3 is jailbreakable. See our jailbreak instructions here (Mac OS) and here (Windows).

Take a look at the Gevey Ultra video demo:

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iOS 5 untethered jailbreak for iPhone 3GS with old bootrom

Hacker iH8Sn0w released Sn0wBeeze 2.8 beta 2 with ability to perform untethered jailbreak of the old bootrom iPhone 3GS on iOS 5.0b1. For other devices the jailbreak is still tethered.

Sn0wBreeze is a Windows application that creates a custom ipsw with jailbreak. It also preserves your baseband if you need unlock, but UltraSn0w has not yet been updated to work with iOS 5.

You can download Sn0wBeeze 2.8 beta 2 here.



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More signs of iPad 3 Retina Display in iOS 5

Some time ago several high resolution images were found in iPad iBooks app. The resolution was twice the size of the iPad screen 1024x768. This resulted in rumors that iPad 2 would have retina display and the same double pixel strategy used in the iPhone 4. While iPad 2 was released with the same screen resolution of 1024x768 new evidence of retina iPad was recently found.

iPhone developer @Frankrockz found iPad Retina Display sized graphics hidden in the Twitter frameworks of the iOS 5 beta firmware.

As I was going through the iOS SDK I came across some images in the new Twitter .framework. The resolution appears to be 1,536 x 2,048.


This means that iPad 3 might eventually get retina display. Well, we shall see.


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How to downgrade from iOS 5 beta back to iOS 4.3.3

It is surprising how good the first beta version of iOS 5 is, but if for any reason you need to go back to iOS 4.3.3, we’ll show you how. There are at least two ways to do that:

Downgrade via XCode (Mac Only + dev license)

This is the easiest way to get back to a previous version of iOS. The bad part is that it can sometimes put you into a never ending DFU loop. You can typically use iRecovery to kick you out of it.

1. Download the iOS 4.3.3 here (it is better to use Firefox).

2. Open XCode and from the top select Window and then Organizer.


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