News tagged ‘jailbreak’
MuscleNerd has recently announced via tweeter that ultrasn0w unlock for iPhone is now fully working on iOS 4.2.1
Finally got ultrasn0w working fully on 4.2.1. Apple inadvertently(!) broke ultrasn0w via aggressive compiler optimization
MuscleNerd previously announced that the ultrasn0w unlock should be available by Sunday for the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. The unlock for the iPhone 4 will take much more time.
UPDATE: this is not a reason for update to iOS 4.2.1, wait for utilities.
In iPad OS 4.2 'Orientation Lock' was changed to 'Mute Switch'. If you want to change it back there is an app for that.
NoMute, a jailbreak only application, switches the controversial mute switch from iPad 4.2 into its former (and more useful) orientation lock. The plugin is free and you can get it from the BigBoss repository on Cydia.
By the way you can lock screen orientation without jailbreaking through multitasking panel - just push Home button twice, slide to the left and hit lock icon.
DevTeam hacker MuscleNerd tweeted that they after releasing redsn0w jailbreak for 4.2 the team can start working on iPhone unlock. Users can expect the unlock for the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS this week. The iPhone 4 unlock will take more time and no concrete info is available about that yet.
The ultrasn0w unlock will be released for iOS 4.1 firmware. So is you need unlock, do not update to iOS 4.2.1.
DevTeam worked hard for the last several hours and released jailbreak tool for iOS 4.2.1. It is redsn0w 0.9.6 b4.
As usual we remind all ultrasn0w unlockers please stay away from this official firmware. Wait for the ability to create custom 4.2.1 IPSWs that don’t update your baseband!
New redsn0w 0.9.6 b4 uses limera1n exploit and will successfully jailbreak all devices. The only problem is that it is a tethered jailbreak, which means you will have to plug it to a computer and rerun redsn0w on every reboot. This so called tethered or semi-tethered jailbreak. This condition applies to iPhone 3GS (new bootrom), iPhone 4, iPad, iPod touch 2G (MC model), iPod touch 3G and iPod touch 4G. Hackers are working hard to create untethered jailbreak for these devices. To use future untethered jailbreak you need to save SHSH keys for iOS 4.1 using
Old devices like iPhone 3GS (old bootrom), iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2G (non-MC model) can be jailbroken-untethered right now using this latest version of RedSn0w.
You can download RedSn0w 0.9.6 b4 here.
Next iPhone/iPod/iPad firmare iOS 4.2 is due out soon. What can we expect in terms of jailbreaking 4.2?
Limera1n exploit for 4.2 in most cases is a tethered jailbreak. That means if you have to reboot your device, it will show a "connect to itunes" logo until you run the jailbreak software again.
- iPhone 3G - will run 4.2 untethered. Redsn0w will be updated.
- iPhone 3GS - old bootrom will run 4.2 untethered if done via Pwnagetool while updating from 4.1. Otherwise it will be tethered.
- iPhone 4 - tethered
- iPod 2G - untethered.
- iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G - tethered
- iPad - tethered.
Tethered jailbreak isn’t that bad for iPads and iPods. But if something happens and your iphone reboots while you’re away from your computer, you cant use the device until you get home and run some tool on your computer again.
We suggest not updating until new expoit will be implemented in new utility.
The community is working on a solution to this to either make the jailbreak untethered or at least semi-tethered. Semi-tethered means the device will at least reboot, but unjailbroken while on the road until you return to your computer.
Multiple developers and users testing out the iOS 4.2 betas claim that the AirPlay functionality was definitely removed from Apple’s iPhone 3G. AirPlay is gone from the golden master version of iOS 4.2. In fact, the AirPlay did work on the iPhone 3G at the previous betas. There are no any reasonable causes why the AirPlay was cut from the GM version. Perhaps, Apple is trying to get users to upgrade to their latest iPhone model or, on the other hand, it is just an issue in the GM seed. May be the AirPlay functionality will return in iOS 4.2 public release. Anyway, there will undoubtedly be a jailbreak that can re-enable it.
MobileTerminal is a terminal emulator application for the iPad and iPhone. The version of MobileTerminal that is available in Cydia doesn't work with iPhone iOS 4.x and iOS 5.x. However there are beta versions that do work, but aren't on Cydia because they are still in beta stages. This tutorial will show you step-by-step how to install MobileTerminal on iPhone with iOS 4.x and iOS 5.x (tutorial for iPad is here). If you have old version of MobileTerminal installed - uninstall it in Cydia (Search - MobileTerminal - Remove).
First of all you need to jailbreak your iPhone. After you successfully jailbreaked iPhone:
- Run Cydia by tapping on Cydia icon
- The Cydia will start:
MobileTerminal is a terminal emulator application for the iPad and iPhone. The version of MobileTerminal that is available in Cydia doesn't work with iPad iOS 3.2.2, iOS 4.x and iOS 5.x. However there are beta versions that do work, but aren't on Cydia because they are still in beta stages. This tutorial will show you step-by-step how to install MobileTerminal on iPad (tutorial for iPhone is here). If you have old version of MobileTerminal installed - uninstall it in Cydia (Search - MobileTerminal - Remove).
First of all you need to jailbreak your iPad. After you successfully jailbreaked iPad:
- Run Cydia by tapping on Cydia icon
- The Cydia will start:
Today Cult Of Mac in reference to anonymous sources reported that Apple is currently working on another communication technology, which will be used in future Macs and iPhones. Rumor has it that the functionality will be implemented in the iPhone 5, which will allegedly appear in June 2011.
According to the source, an RFID chip can be used in iPhone. When the device will reach the proximity of a Mac, the users will be allowed to load applications, data and settings from the phone to the computer. In case the distance between the devices will become too long the connection disappears and the data will be inaccessible.
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The iPhone Dev-Team recently has released a new version of RedSn0w for Mac and Windows. RedSn0w uses the Limera1n exploit to support more devices and adds the ability to restore custom firmware ipsws. The crew promises that now RedSn0w will work with the iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, iPad, iPod 2G, 3G, and 4G (Not iPod 2G-MC yet).
You can download RedSn0w 0.9.6b2 from here.
Mike Pan has successfully modified his iPhone 3GS and now it can record HD video at 1080x800px with 30 frames per second and up to 20Mbps! The original ability of this handset is 640x480px at 3 Mbps. Mike used the non-standard resolution so the video could be kept at the right aspect ratio.
So here is a short instruction how to enable HD-video recording on your iPhone 3GS with firmware 4.1 (as other firmwares haven't been tested yet):
John Savio created a very amazing costume for Halloween, which looks like a real iPhone 4, but 10 times larger than the original. It is thin, has rounded corners, LED light on the back as a flash and even touchscreen. The costume was created from 40" LED LCD Panel used as the smartphone’s screen. It is powered by two car batteries and run by Jailbroken iPhone 4, weighs roughly 75 lbs. The process of costume’s creation took about 40 hours to complete.
It seams that hackers have had their hands on the iOS 4.2 beta 3 for iPad. But, as we know, there is no official jailbreak for it. Recently the well-known iOS hacker posted aт interesting picture in Tweeter. The shot depicts an iPad running MobileTerminal, a jailbreak application, which gives users full access to the terminal command line interface. But it looks strange, because it means that the hackers missed the beta 4, which should be released this past Tuesday, according to the Apple’s schedule. This could signal that Apple may skip beta 4 altogether and go straight to a GM build sometime next week.
Yesterday wireless carriers Vodafone and O2 started offering the iPhones in Germany. Previously Apple's handset had been carried exclusively by T-Mobile. Nowadays the carrier continues to sell the device. The iPhone is offered in a variety of plans and contracts; one of them even allows to buy the phone for 1 euro.
German version of Apple's Online Store also started offering iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS, which are contract-free and unlocked so they can "work with the wireless carrier of your choice". The site also reminds the iPhones work only with GSM networks, and the latest generation of handsets requires a micro-SIM card.
The prices for iPhones in German retail stores are next:
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Just a day after PwnageTool 4.1.1 release, DevTeam created one more update for popular jailbreak utility - PwnageTool 4.1.2 for Mac OS X. This release should solve some problems that users had. However there are still users reporting iTunes errors when restoring custom firmware. Anyway PwnageTool 4.1.2 is worth trying.
You can download PwnageTool 4.1.2 here.
Here is a step-by-step Tutorial: how to jailbreak and unlock your iPhone using PwnageTool.
UPDATE: Please, consider reading our Jailbreak & Unlock FAQ, especially if you have questions or troubles.