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Avoid iOS 4.3.5 If You Want Untethered Jailbreak

7/29/2011 09:03:00 AM - 0 comments

Apple released iOS 4.3.5 to the public on Tuesday which came as a bit of a surprise to many. This is the second update in a month and this new iOS version is not expected to receive an untethered jailbreak anytime soon. The advice from the iPhone Dev Team is to stay away from this is you want an untethered jailbreak.

The warning was issued by @MuscleNerd who is a prominent member of the iPhone Dev Team and he advised jailbreakers to stay away from the iOS 4.3.5 update on his Twitter account.

The new iOS 4.3.5 came as a surprise for so many people especially when you consider that iOS 5 is being developed and due for release early in the Fall. iOS 4.3.5 update was issued and includes a fix for a security issue when validating certificates but not much else was changed as far as we know.

There is no untethered jailbreak available and there might not be seeing as though iOS 5 is fast approaching. If you do want a jailbreak you can still get a tethered jailbreak using Redsn0w. With the tethered jailbreak you are required to plug your device into a computer running Redsn0w every time it starts up in order to boot it into jailbroken state and this can be a pain.

As for untethered jailbreaks it is suspected that the jailbreaking community might not want to expose any more vulnerabilities in the iOS code at the moment as they would be fixed in iOS 5. If this is the case it will mean that jailbreaking iOS 5 will be easier and it will happen much quicker when it is released. For the time being users are urged to stick with iOS 4.3.3 or earlier and not to upgrade if they want to keep their untethered jailbreaks.

Jailbreak iOS 4.3.5 on iPhone 4, iPad and iPod Touch with Redsn0w

7/27/2011 09:00:00 AM - 0 comments

Apple has just released another iOS update this time called iOS 4.3.5. This is a minor update to patch issues with the certificate verification. The good news for all jailbreak fans is that we can confirm that Redsn0w can jailbreak this iOS version on the iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad 1 and iPod Touch 4G/3G. It is however limited to a tethered boot and the iPad 2 is not supported.

If you are relying on a carrier unlock you are advised to stay away from using Redsn0w. If not, here is how you can use Redsn0w to get a tethered jailbreak on iOS 4.3.5.

The first thing you have to do is download iOS 4.3.5 and iOS 4.3.4 for your device. Next download Redsn0w 0.9.8b4 and make sure that you are running the latest version of iTunes which is 10.4.

Next you need to start Redsn0w and browse for the iOS 4.3.3 firmware file and point it towards Redsn0w. Once this file has been recognized click next and you will be taken to a new window. Here you need to click on install Cydia leaving all the other options. When done just click next. On the next screen you will be instructed to shut down your device and plug it into your computer. Follow the instructions given and then click next to continue.

After this your device will need to be put into DFU mode. The instructions will be on the screen so just follow them. Once you device is in DFU mode Redsn0w will jailbreak your device. You don’t need to do anything here but wait until it is finished. That’s it, your iDevice will now have a tethered jailbreak running iOS 4.3.5.

Facebook For iPad Now Available

7/25/2011 09:58:00 AM - 0 comments

For those of you who have been looking for a Facebook app for iPad we have great news to share with you today. The app you have been looking for is actually hidden inside the recently updated Facebook for iPhone app. If you want to install it on your iPad just keep reading and we will show you how.

TechCrunch discovered that the new version of Facebook for iPhone app also has the code necessary to execute the soon to be released Facebook for iPad app. Last month the New York Times reported that the release of the official Facebook for iPad app was imminent but there hasn’t been any further information. Now you can install this app on your iPad right now. You do need to have a jailbroken iPad for it to work and of course you do this at your own risk.

The first thing you need to do is download and install the Facebook for iPhone app on your iPad and you can get this at the App Store. Next you need to install iFile on your iPad you will find this by searching on Cydia. Next you need to open iFile. Go to Applications then Facebook then Facebook.app. You will find a file that is called Info.plist which you need to open and then tap on Property List Viewer.

After this you need to scroll down until you find the string of text that reads UIDeviceFamily. Tap on this. In the upper right corner of the screen you should notice a ticket system. The default setting for this is 1 and you need to change it to 2. Once you change the setting go back to your home screen and then reboot your iPad.

That’s it, when you run the Facebook app it will now start the soon to be released official Facebook for iPad app.

Comex Releases Source Code For JailbreakMe 3.0

7/22/2011 09:28:00 AM - 0 comments

Just like he promised, iOS hacker Comex has released the source code for this jailbreaking tool JailbreakMe 3.0. The code will now allow those who are capable to read through it and understand how JailbreakMe 3.0 works.

Comex is well known amongst the jailbreaking community and he is especially known for his JailbreakMe series of jailbreaking tools. The first version of this tool worked on iOS 1.1.1 for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The second version worked on iOS 4.0 an all iOS devices and the third version was released just a couple of weeks ago.

JailbreakMe 3.0 which is codenamed Saffron works on all iOS devices that are running iOS 4.3.3. It uses a PDF exploit found in Mobile Safari along with some other magical techniques that makes this the fastest jailbreaking tool around. This is also the first tool that was able to jailbreak the iPad 2.

Comex has released the source code for Saffron so that other hackers will be able to go through it and create their own tools. As it currently stands, JailbreakMe 3.0 won’t jailbreak iOS 4.3.4 as Apple updated the iOS firmware to patch the exploit that Comex used in Jailbreak Me. If you are a hacker and you fancy taking a look at the Saffron source code to see if you can come up with another solution you can get it at GitHub.

Turn Your iPad into an iPhone Using Line2

7/20/2011 04:26:00 PM - 0 comments

When the iPad was first released many skeptics claimed that is was just a big iPhone with nothing new to bring to the table. The iPad now comes with 3G technology however and it really was only a matter of time before someone discovered how to literally turn it into a big iPhone.

There have been a couple of attempts so far but nothing that was really worth talking about. It seems though that there is a new app that is about to be released that will in fact turn your iPad into a fully usable communications device. This new app is going to be called Line2 and it is going to cost users $10 a month. There is a week’s free trial also available for those who would like to test it out.

This new app is going to be released on the 28th of July and it will allow you to make calls via built in speaker and mic or by using a wired headset. You will also be able to send SMS messages and listen to voicemail. The app works on both 3G and WiFi and uses VoIP. Subscribers to this app will receive unlimited calls and texts nationwide and they can also port preexisting number or create a new one.

It sounds amazing and if it is something that you think you would be interested in why not check out the cool video below.


Apple Plugging Exploits For Untethered Jailbreaks in iOS 4.3.4

7/18/2011 09:24:00 AM - 0 comments

It has now come to light that iOS 4.3.3 won’t be getting an untethered jailbreak from the hacking community anytime soon. The old exploit that was used by i0n1c to jailbreak iOS 4.3.x has apparently been patched by Apple.

The Dev Team has been using incomplete code-signing attacks to find and perform untethered jailbreaks on iOS devices that were running iOS 4.1 and up but this exploit has been patched with the latest release iOS 4.3.4. This was done in reaction to Comex’s JailbreakMe 3.0 tool that used a PDF exploit in iOS 4.3.3 to jailbreak all iOS devices including the iPad 2.

I0n1c who is actually Stefan Esser an independent iOS hacker has been talking about this on Twitter. He stated that incomplete code signing attacks were used for all untether exploits from at least iOS 4.1.0. In addition to this iOS 4.3.4 also adds code to dyld to detect attacks with binaries using incomplete code signing. He went on to say that iOS 4.3.4 does not only fix JailbreakMe 3.0 as announced but also silently kills the ndrv_setspec () integer overflow.

What this all means to the average person is that iOS 4.3.4 won’t be receiving an untethered jailbreak anytime soon. A significant consequence of course is that all future iOS devices that are sold by Apple Stores will come with iOS 4.3.4 which they won’t be able to jailbreak. What this will mean is that if you buy one of these you will have to live without Cydia until an untethered jailbreak solution is found.

If you have a jailbroken idevice you are advised to stay away from iOS 4.3.4. There is a tethered jailbreak solution available via Redsn0w and Pwnage Tool but with this you have to connect your iOS device to your PC every time you restart it.

VirusBarrier The First Every iPhone AntiVirus Is Here

7/15/2011 09:06:00 AM - 0 comments

The first ever antivirus and malware scanner for the iPhone and iPad has just been released. This new scanner is called VirusBarrier and below you will find all the information you need to know about it.

This new malware scanner for iOS devices has been developed by Intego and it is a new tool that will scan places where malware is likely to be stored. This includes scanning the dropbox folder, mail attachments and more within iOS. VirusBarrier is an on demand scanner and this means that it doesn’t run in the background so you will have to manually scan files from the app itself.

There has never really been a need for anti-malware on an iOS device because all software that runs on these devices has been reviewed by Apple. The only exception to this is if you have a jailbroken iDevice.

According to the developers of this app the main use is to prevent malware from going through these devices into computers at home or at work via email or remote locations such as MobileMe or Dropbox. VirusBarrier is equipped to detect Windows, Mac and Unix viruses and the virus definitions are updated on a regular basis. You can download the VirusBarrier app from the iOS App Store for just $2.99 for the year. After this license expires you can purchase an additional license for just $1.99 per year.

Whether or not you need to purchase this new app is entirely up to you but it can’t hurt to keep everything as safe as possible can it? What do you think, would you install VirusBarrier on your iDevice and do you think there is a need for it?

Jailbreak iOS 5 Beta Using Redsn0w 0.9.8

7/13/2011 02:41:00 PM - 0 comments

The current version of Redsn0w 0.9.8 on both Windows and Mac was having sandbox errors when running apps for the App Store. To solve this problem Redsn0w 0.9.8b2 has been released which fixes these issues.

According to the iPhone Dev Team they have updated Redsn0w for use with iOS 5 beta and if you have already jailbroken it you don’t need to re-jailbreak just use the updated version to boot tethered. iOS 5 beta 3 which was released to developers a few days ago can also be jailbroken using this version of Redsn0w.

Redsn0w is an easy way to jailbreak your device but it does require a moderate amount of knowledge on how to perform basic maintenance tasks in iOS. This is also a tethered jailbreak so it means that users will have to plug their iDevices into a computer running Redsn0w every time iOS starts up in order to boot into a jailbroken state.

In order to install and activate iOS 5 legally you need to be registered with the Apple developer program. This costs just $99 per year and anyone with internet connection can apply. The Redsn0w jailbreak is aimed at developers only.

iTunes 10.5 Beta 3 For Windows & Mac

7/11/2011 12:39:00 PM - 0 comments

If you plan on restoring your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to iOS 5 beta 3 you will also need to download iTunes 10.5 beta 3 which has now been released for Windows and Mac. This new iTunes 10.5 beta fully supports all the features and services of the iOS 5 beta 3 and if you want to run iOS 5 beta 3 on your iDevice then you need the new iTunes.

iTunes 10.5 beta 3 is necessary if you wish to get your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch up to speed with iOS 5 beta 3 and iTunes 10.5 is the only way in which you can restore to the newest beta version of iOS 5.

In the previous beta versions of iTunes 10.5 and iOS 5 Wi-Fi sync was a feature that was enabled for all iOS devices and this allows users to synch their iDevices with their PC or Mac without having to attach any cables. The current beta version of iTunes 10.5 has fixed a number of bugs to make it more stable to run on both the PC and Mac.

As with the iOS 5 beta versions you have to be enrolled in Apple’s developer program to download the new iTunes 10.5 beta 3. The official release of iOS 5 and iTunes 10.5 will not be available to the public until the fall after both were announced in June at the WWDC. iOS 5 is a major release in terms of functionality and services especially when compared to the current iOS 4 version.
If you are a member of the Apple developers program you can download the new beta version of both iTunes and iOS 5 now and be some of the first people to get to see what these new releases really can do.

iOS 4.3.3 To Be Released To Patch Leaked JailbreakMe 3.0 Exploit

7/08/2011 09:58:00 AM - 0 comments

iOS 5 is nearing completion stages at the moment but today we want to mention that Apple might feel it necessary to issue on final update for iOS 4 which will be iOS 4.3.4. This final update could be released to render the recently leaked JailbreakMe iPad 2 jailbreak useless.

This exploit was identified when a pre-release version of JailbreakMe 3.0 was leaked by a private beta tester. This is the first widely available untethered iPad 2 jailbreak all thanks to a PDF exploit in Mobile Safari. If Apple are going to put a stop to this then we recommend that you backup your 4.3.3 SHSH blobs now before it’s too late.

The first version of JailbreakMe was released in 2007 and it also relied on a PDF exploit that was present in iOS 1.1.1 which Apple fixed. Then came version 2.0 which was also quickly fixed. It makes sense now that Apple might be looking to stop the new release of JailbreakMe befoe the official version is released and according to prominent developers in the jailbreaking community Apple might already be fixing the PDF vulnerability. They are urging users of 4.3.3 to back up their blobs and stay away from the update.

If you do have a jailbroken iPad and you want to keep it this way then you really will need to avoid the new update when it is released by Apple. We will keep you updated on this issue as more information is released but until then you are advised to backup your 4.3.3 SHSH blobs and sit tight.

iPhone 5 To Have LED Indicator For Notifications

7/06/2011 09:55:00 AM - 0 comments

An anonymous source who is being called Mr. T has stated that the next iPhone is going to have an LED indicator placed next to the camera which will flash whenever new notifications are received. This is similar to what is already available on the BlackBerry and will be invoked whenever a user receives a text message something that uses the notification service that is built into the iOS.

This sounds like a great idea and a flashing LED light would make is so much easier for users to see if anything needed their attention without having to touch their phones. iOS 5 was announced last month and this took notifications to a whole new level so this rumor is another great addition if it’s true.

The next generation iPhone which could be the iPhone 5 is due to be announced at Apple’s yearly music event and this will also include the new iPod and the final version of iOS 5. Many people are suggesting that Apple will focus on improving the next iPhone by increasing the camera size and adding a dual A5 process to give the phone a performance boost.

There are always rumors circulating when it comes to new Apple products and until the official unveiling we really can’t tell what the next generation iPhone will be like or the features it will have.

Higher Resolution iPad 3 and iPhone 5 In October

7/04/2011 01:52:00 PM - 0 comments

According to reports, Taiwan based suppliers are getting parts ready for the next generation iOS devices. Yes is seems like the new iPhone 5 and the next generation iPad are being prepared. This report states that both of these devices should be seen in September or October of this year and the next iPad could also sport a higher resolution screen.

Foxconn are going to be in charge of assembling the device and parts will be obtained from several different makers including Largan Precision, Simplo Technologies, Dynapack International Technology, TPK Holding and Wintek, Catcher.

According to rumors Apple are hoping to ramp up the manufacturing of the next generation iPhone and with this list of parts makers it looks as if the rumor is true. What we are not sure of yet is a release of a new iPad this year. Releasing a new iPad 3 would fall out of the iPad’s yearly release cycle. It might be more likely that we will see a new iPod Touch in September or October instead which is actually due for an upgrade this year. The new iPad 3 will probably not be seen until early next year which would actually be consistent with previous released.

This report has stated that Apple is planning that the next generation iPad will have a higher resolution screen at 250dpi which will allow for better text and images. I guess we really will have to wait until September or October to see if these rumors are true and exactly what Apple will be releasing.

What’s New With iOS 5 Beta 2

7/01/2011 09:02:00 AM - 0 comments

iOS Beta 2 was released a couple of days ago and whilst it may feel identical to the current version there are some differences that we want to talk you through today. This post includes a video highlighting all the enhancements of the new version at the end of the post.

The first thing we noticed was the wireless synch which is now live in Beta 2. This is great because now all users have to do is plug in their device once and set it up through iTunes to sync it and then when you device is synching you will see an icon appearing on the iOS status bar.

The lock screen design in Beta 2 is also slightly different. The notifications are now more prominent on the lock screen and there is a pull down menu allowing users to access other notifications and take action on them.

There is also an enhancement for those who like to do tasks in landscape mode. In previous versions text was almost invisible when the keyboard was enabled but now the virtual keyboard automatically slides out of the way whenever the text underneath is interacted with.

iOS 5 is due to be publically released to the general public in the autumn and there are some new devices anticipated too. iOS 5 has brought several improvements and Beta 2 has patched the vulnerability that allowed iOS 5 to be unlocked using a GEVEY Sim card. iOS 5 is currently only available to those who are registered with Apple. The video below will walk you through all that is new in iOS 5 Beta 2.