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iOS Dropped To 29 Percent Of US Smartphone Sales In The First Quarter





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CNET reports that iOS U.S. market share dropped by 12 percent in the first quarter, which enable Google’s Android to take almost two-thirds of the market.

According to market research company NPD Group, Android was able to capture 61 percent of the U.S. market, which is a considerable gain from the 49 percent registered in last year’s fourth quarter.


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Pod2g Succeeds in Untethered Jailbreak of iPhone 4 on iOS 5.1



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Pod2g has announced via Twitter that he successfully made untethered jailbreak of the iPhone 4 on iOS 5.1. Previously, three parties had demonstrated the jailbreak of iOS 5.1: I0n1c, the iPhone Dev-Team, and Chpwn/Phoenixdev. Only I0n1c claimed untethered jailbreak, but made it clear that he will not be releasing his jailbreak to the public.

Thankfully pod2g has announced that he's also succeeded in untethering the jailbreak.


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Claimed iPhone 5 SIM Card Tray Appears Identical to iPhone 4S



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Parts vendor SW-BOX.com has posted information on a claimed iPhone 5 SIM card tray that it obtained from one of its parts suppliers.

The tray appears essentially identical to the SIM card tray found in the iPhone 4S and 4, and if the part is indeed legitimate it suggests that Apple may retain a similar flat-edged form factor for the forthcoming device. Such a design would be opposed to a tapered or rounded-edge design that would likely require a somewhat curved exterior surface for the tray or at least a thinner tray profile as was seen in earlier iPhone models such as the 3G and 3GS.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012. 13:46

Jailbreaj 5.1 news: pod2g found 2 big vulnerabilities



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Pod2g has announced the discovery of 2 new vulnerabilities in his quest to jailbreak the iPhone.

News: a productive week-end. Found 2 big vulnerabilities. 1 kernel land and 1 root land.

Too bad I have to be secret again...

Last week pod2g noted that a jailbreak of iOS 5.1 would take at least a month to complete. We'll post more information about how these new vulnerabilities will affect that schedule as soon as we hear more.

If the kernel land vulnerability is exploitable this could provide a jailbreak for the device no matter the firmware.




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Apple N Berry recalls Gevey Ultra 5.1, it does not work for iPhone 4 any more



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The GEVEY Ultra 5.1 for the GSM iPhone 4 has been recalled since it used Loktar Sun's free method (aka SAM unlock) to unlock your device which has been disabled by Apple. Apple N Berry is offering a full refund to customers who purchased the device. You can read their official statement here.


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iOS Devices Took 80% Of All Enterprise Activations In The First Quarter



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According to Good Technology’s report on device activations from its enterprise customers in the first quarter of 2012, iPhone and iPad together continue to dominate in the enterprise market with about 73.4% of all smartphone activations, and 97.3% of tablet activations in the quarter.


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Step-by-step tutorial: How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM v0.1.16 [iOS 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]



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UPDATE: Apple is blocking SAM unlock

These are instructions on how to unlock your iPhone using updated SAM v0.1.16. This method will work with the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS on iOS 5.x. All modems are supported.

Step One
Jailbreak your iPhone. You can find instructions on how to do that using the Jailbreak Tutorials.

Step Two
Tap to launch Cydia from your SpringBoard.
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Gevey Ultra 5.1 released to unlock GSM iPhone 4, supports iOS 5.1 and 04.12.01 modem



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UPDATE: Gevey Ultra 5.1 does not work any more.

Gevey has released the Ultra 5.1 to unlock the GSM iPhone 4 on iOS 5.1. The new version supports the following modem versions: 01.59, 2.10, 3.10.1, 4.10.1, 4.11.08, and 4.12.01.

The new GEVEY Ultra unlocks your GSM iPhone 4 running iOS 5.1 and earlier and now supports modem firmware versions 1.59, 2.10, 3.10.1, 4.10.1, 4.11.08, and 4.12.01. Currently, a tethered Jailbreak is available for iOS 5.1 for iPhone 4, and you will also need to install the latest Furious Mod file for proper operation.

You can purchase the GEVEY Ultra 5.1 for $49.99 here.




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When will we see untethered iOS 5.1 jailbreak



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.

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Step-by-step tutorial: How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [iOS 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]



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UPDATE: SAM was updated. Our new tutorial is available here.

UPDATE2: Apple is blocking SAM unlock

These are instructions on how to unlock your iPhone using SAM. This method will work with the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS on iOS 5.x. All modems are supported.

Step One
Jailbreak your iPhone. You can find instructions on how to do that using the Jailbreak Tutorials.

Step Two
Tap to launch Cydia from your SpringBoard.
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New Unlock works for all iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, all 5.x firmwares, all basebands



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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.

It has been confirmed working by iPhone Dev-Team member MuscleNerd who notes an update may be coming to SAM from @sbingner to make the procedure simpler.

We will post detailed step by step unlock instructions soon.

UPDATE: Tutorial is ready! You can find it here.




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One more step towards untethered iOS 5.1 jailbreak



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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.




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RedSn0w updated to support iPhone 4S and iPad 2 on iOS 5.0.1



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The iPhone Dev-Team has updated RedSn0w to jailbreak the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 on iOS 5.0.1.

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.

You can download the new version of RedSn0w from here.

We will update our tutorials soon.




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Apple's next iPhone expected to launch in October with Qualcomm LTE chip



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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.

"It is more likely the phone launches in October given Qualcomm commentary around 28nm chip supply," he said. "We believe Apple will include LTE in the iPhone 5 as an important feature in the product update."


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Pod2g now has all exploits to release iOS 5.1 jailbreak



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Famous hacker pod2g has announced that the Chronic Dev-Team now has all the exploits required to release a userland jailbreak for iOS 5.1.

News: we have all exploits required to do a new jailbreak. I'm working on bypassing ASLR at bootup.

Last month Pod2g said that the team only had a few pieces of a userland jailbreak. Now that the team has them all, it will still take some time to put them together in a public ready tool.

Since this is a userland jailbreak, it will be the first publicly available jailbreak of the iPad 3. I0n1c has demonstrated a jailbreak of the new device, however, he's said he will not release his jailbreak to the public.




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