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Sn0wbreeze 2.9.4 Released With Support For iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak On A4 Devices

5/30/2012 09:34:00 AM - 0 comments

Popular iPhone developer ih9sn0w has just released the latest version of Sn0wbreeze for windows. Sn0wbreeze 2.9.4 brings support for iOS 5.1.1 untethered on A4 powered devices such as the iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod touch 4G, Apple TV 2G and below.

Support for newer A5 and A5X powered devices such as the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad 3 and Apple TV 3G is not included with this release as there is currently no bootrom exploit available for these devices. Sn0wbreeze relies on Geohot’s limera1n exploit to pwn custom firmwares on the older A4 powered devices.

The support for iOS 5.1.1 9B208 which is the iPhone 4 GSM has also been left out until the Absinthe tool updates the untether payload to support this minor firmware update for the iPhone 4 GSM.

The instructions for jailbreaking using Sn0wbreeze are similar to the last few releases of this too. It can be used to provide an untethered jailbreak for your A4 powered iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Apple TV 2G. You do have to use iOS 5.1.1 IPSW where necessary and you can also skip the booting tethered part with iBooty as Sn0wbreeze version 2.9.4 supports a full untethered jailbreak on the latest firmware. Sn0wbreeze version 2.9.4 for windows is now available to download.


Absinthe 2.0 Untethered Jailbreak For iOS 5.1.1 Now Available

5/28/2012 12:31:00 PM - 0 comments

You will remember in our last post we mentioned that the new Absinthe 2.0 untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 was about to be unveiled. Well we are happy to report that this has now happened and the Absinthe 2.0 jailbreak tool for iOS 5.1.1 is now available for download. This is the latest version of the Chronic Dev Team tool and it brings an untethered jailbreak to the majority of iOS 5.1.1 devices.

The new version of the Chronic Dev Team’s Absinthe tool provides a great jailbreak solution for iOS 5.1.1 and one of the main benefits of this tool is that it is really easy to use. It has a simple interface with user guidance provided all the way through. All it takes is a couple of clicks and your have your untethered jailbreak.

The iPhone Dev Team leader MuscleNerd confirmed that the iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak will also be made available through the use of the Redsn0w tool as well as an updated version of the command line interface cinject binary. There are lots of users who prefer to use Redsn0w but for those of you who don’t mind Absinthe is great and it is very easy to use. Absinthe 2.0 will give users an untethered jailbreak on the iPhone 4 and 4S, iPhone 4GS, iPad 3rd generation, iPad 2 and 1, iPod touch 3G and 4G and the Apple TV 2nd generation. Absinthe 2.0 is available to download now for both Windows and Mac and is a very welcome addition to the jailbreak community who have been waiting patiently for an untethered jailbreak solution for iOS 5.1.1.


Chronic Dev Team To Debut Absinthe 2.0 iOS 5.1.1. Jailbreak At Today’s HITBSecConf

5/25/2012 07:37:00 AM - 0 comments

If you follow the jailbreak community you will know that Pod2g and his team are ready to push the button and release their iOS 5.1.1. untethered jailbreak to the public. This will liberate all the devices capable of running the latest iOS firmware with the exclusion of the third generation Apple TV. All the major players in this exciting jailbreak are all at the Hack in the Box security conference which is happening in Amsterdam.

The official Hack in the Box twitter account set tongues wagging yesterday when they announced that special 1 day passes for the event will be made available today when the Chronic Dev Team take to the stage to demonstrate their jailbreak to a live audience. It has been rumoured for quite some time that members of the Chronic Dev Team would be showcasing Abinsthe 2.0 but the tweets seem to confirm it.

For those lucky enough to be attending the conference, the lineup is sure to impress and the abilities of Absinthe will be demonstrated by P0sixninja, Pod2g, Planetbeing and Nikias as well as being accompanied by a team server admin iOPK. iPhone Dev Team leader MuscleNerd will also be in attendance to give his own presentation on the evolution of iPhone basebands.

We still don’t know too much more but we will have our ears open as the members of the Chronic Dev Team take t the stage at approximately 04.30AM PDT and will be reporting everything that happens. At a minimum we should see Absinthe 2.0 demonstrated on the latest iPad as well as an explanation and insight into the exploits used to produce this latest untethered jailbreak.


Google Search Version 2.0 Is Now Available For The iPhone

5/23/2012 10:34:00 AM - 0 comments

The Google search app for the iPhone has hit version 2.0 and it now features a completely redesigned UI, full screen search and more. If you are ever asked to look up something online, it is more than likely that you will turn to Google. The Google search app is a popular free installation in iOS and this app has now been updated rather significantly to version 2.0.

The new Google Search app has had a complete visual redesign and there are some great new features that optimize and enhance what is already a great app. As with all updates there are some major speed improvements which means that the Google Search app now works at double the speed. Version 2.0 also brings auto full screen and all you need to do is slide your finger down to hide controls or scroll back up to reveal them once again. Full screen is also available with the image search and this means that you get more pixels per image too.

There is a little bit of gesture thrown in also with the brand new ability to swipe away webpages that you no longer need. This allows you to quickly return to your search results if you need to. Like most desktop browsers, with the new Google Search 2.0 you can now search for words or parts of words within any webpage by using the built in text finder.

You can also access your favorite Google apps right from the search such as Gmail, Calendar and Dcos and you also have the ability to save images straight to the camera roll which has been implemented for both iPhone and iPad users.

The new Google Search version 2.0 app is available free of charge from iTunes and is well worth the download.


Fold To Unlock iPhone With New Unfold Tweak

5/21/2012 09:32:00 AM - 0 comments

It was only a couple of days ago that the fold-to-unlock iOS concept from Anton Kudin was released and it has now prompted Jonas Gessner to spring into action and produce a working variant of this idea. Unfold for iPhone now brings the fold to unlock concept to reality and it is available to download now.

The name of the Unfold package came about after a little public interaction on Twitter and lock all of Gessner’s Cydia based work, this tweak is the high quality we have come to expect. So what does the Unfold Tweak actually do and why will you need it? First of all, this package integrates into the lock screen of any jailbroken device and it then amends the animations that occur when the device is unlocked by its user.

iOS allows users to swipe their fingers along the unlock bar to gain access to their device. When you install Unfold the swipe gesture is still required but the text is replaced with “fold to unlock and when the gesture is detected by the OS, the lock screen image is captured and folded out of view a bit like an accordion.

In recent months there have been a number of similar folding effects being implemented and this accordion type animation looks great on the retina display of the iPhone 4 and 4S. The Unfold tweak really does look great on the lock screen and the only advice that we have to offer is that you have a bright wallpaper to really show off the shadow effects that this tweak produces.

The Unfold tweak is also compatible with other popular jailbreak packages such as IntelliScreenX, LockInfo, Camera Grabber and more. Any loc screen notifications are honoured and the passcode restrictions are respected so if you have additional security in place on your device then you will be asked for this. Unfold is available from the BigBoss repository free of charge. You are required to have a jailbroken device and iOS 5 or above. The Unfold tweak is not currently compatible with the iPad.


Jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 With Redsn0w 0.9.11 On iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

5/18/2012 09:07:00 AM - 0 comments

The jailbreak tool Redsn0w has been updated and now has full support for iOS 5.1.1 on all A4 devices. Redsn0w which is compiled by the iPhone Dev team has now reached version 0.9.11 and allows users to jailbreak iOS 5.1.1.

The iPhone Dev Team have responded very quickly to the new iOS 5.1.1 release and the updates for Redsn0w have been arriving very quickly lately even though no new jailbreaks or iOS versions have arrived.

The Redsn0w jailbreak is still a tethered jailbreak solution and is limited to A4 devices which are the iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod Touch 4 and 3G and the iPhone 3G. If you are looking to jailbreak iPhone 4 then this could be the solution for you.

There were some problems for users such as the HDR not performing properly when the camera was initiated by the lock screen button and AirPlay video playback and Safari bookmark syncing was also causes problems. These issues have all disappeared after downloading and installing iOS 5.1.1.

As far as a potential untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 goes, we are still waiting to hear from I0n1c and Pod2g who are working on this. Those who are running the new 3rd generation iPad will be the keenest to see if a jailbreak is on its way. We will of course keep everyone updated as news reaches us here.

For the moment though, if you are looking to jailbreak iPhone 4 and don’t mind a tethered jailbreak then the new version of Redsn0w is just what you need.


Untethered Jailbreak For iOS 5.1.1 On Its Way

5/16/2012 02:04:00 PM - 0 comments
If you are one of the many people looking for an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 you will be happy with the news we have to share today. It looks like Pod2g is working hard on this and keeping people updated on the progress being made. Pod2g has been updating everyone via his official blog and has been answering some of the most frequently asked questions received by jailbreakers who are concerned by the new firmware release.

Pod2g has stressed to the public that creating a user-friendly, workable tool can take quite some time and it needs to be testes thoroughly before being released. The good news for those waiting on the iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak is that it will be compatible with the latest iOS devices on iOS 5.1.1 such as the iPhone 4S/4, iPad 3/2, iPod Touch 4 and the second generation Apple TV. The 3rd generation Apple TV does seem to be out of look for now as do all the older generation devices such as the iPhone 3G and the 3rd generation iPod Touch.

One of the main reasons that this untethered jailbreak solution for iOS 5.1.1 has been drawn out is due to testing. The dev teams have to ensure that they include support for all compatible devices which is at the moment sixteen different models. Pod2g does mention on his blog that we would expect to see a new release within the next couple of weeks. He has stated that the public need to be patient and that an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 will happen soon.

We will of course keep you updated and as soon as we have a release date or any further information it will be posted here.


Unlock iPhone 4 And iPhone 3GS On iOS 5.1.1 With Ultrasn0w Fixer

5/14/2012 02:33:00 PM - 0 comments
A new version of the Apple iOS has been released and with iOS 5.1.1 there comes the task of the many hackers and the jailbreak community to provide a new jailbreak solution and a way to unlock iPhone 4 on iOS 5.1.1. The various dev teams have already begun bringing out updates to their jailbreak and unlock utilities. The new iOS doesn’t seem to have anything major in terms of changes and most of the changes are to fix bugs and provide a few performance enhancements. For those iPhone owners with older basebands who rely on the Ultrasn0w unlock there is good news. The Ultrasn0w Fixer has been updated to support iOS 5.1.1. Ultrasn0w currently supports the following iPhone 4 and iPhone 4GS basebands: • 01.59.00 • 04.26.08 • 05.11.07 • 05.13.01 • 05.12.01 • 06.15.00 The official version of Ultrasn0w is to be updated also but until then here is a quick way to ensure that you can unlock iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS on iOS 5.1.1. In order for this to work you must have a jailbroken iPhone on iOS 5.1.1 using custom firmware with old baseband preserved. The first thing you have to do to unlock iPhone 4 on iOS 5.1.1 is to go to Cydia and browse to manage and select Sources. Next select Edit and Add to add the required repository. Type http://repo.iparelhos.com into the pop up and then press Add Source. Once the repo has been added you need to open it in the source list which will display the Ultrasn0w Fixer 5.1.1 utility. Select the Fixer utility and tap the install button which you will find at the top right hand corner. The install will only take a few seconds. Once you have completed this the latest official version of Ultrasn0w which is 1.2.5 will need to be installed. Select Search in Cydia and type in Ultrasn0w and search the package. Once you find it, install it and you now have an unlocked iPhone on iOS 5.1.1.

New Redsn0w Update To Support Downgrading Of iPhone 4S, iPad 2 And iPad 3rd Gen

5/11/2012 09:00:00 AM - 0 comments
We have just received news that the upcoming Redsn0w update is going to support downgrading of the iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and the iPad 3rd generation and users can do their restore without using iTunes. Apple have released iOS 5.1.1 and all the Dev Teams have been working hard to update their jailbreak tools so that the latest iteration of iOS can be recognized. The iPhone Dev Team have stated via MuscleNerd on Twitter that the latest version of Redsn0w is going to include downgrade capabilities for the A5 devices. There are many people who will have updated their iOS to the new firmware release but those who rely on an unlock or jailbreak will be holding off until they are certain they are going to retain the features that they have become accustomed to. Having already enabled A4 devices to downgrade their firmware, the Redsn0w tool is now being brought up to speed to allow those with A5 devices such as the iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and the 3rd generation iPad to downgrade their software to an earlier version. The only thing users must have is their SHSH blobs and APTicket stored. This new version of Redsn0w has not yet been released and until the iPhone Dev Team release further information the ETA is still up in the air. Given their track record though, we don’t expect to be waiting too long before the updated Redsn0w tool is made available. Once we have any further information we will be sure to share it so keep an eye out for our updates and if you haven’t subscribed to our RSS feed make sure you do.

Downgrade iOS 5.1.1 to 5.1, 5.0.1, 5.0 On All A4 Devices

5/09/2012 09:42:00 AM - 0 comments
With the recent upgrade of the iOS firmware to iOS 5.1.1 many A4 device users have been wondering how to downgrade back to iOS 5.1 or lower on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Apple does however work pretty hard to ensure that users cannot downgrade their devices but thanks to the Dev Team and the Redsn0w tool you can now restore to an older version of iOS 5 in a matter of minutes. If you are looking to downgrade all you have to do is follow this tutorial provided that you have already saved the SHSH+APTicket for the firmware version that you wish to downgrade to. If you haven’t go this you will not be able to follow this tutorial. The first thing that you have to do is download the latest version of the Redsn0w tool. You then need to backup your device’s contents via iTunes or iCloud. Once completed you then need to launch Redsn0w and connect your device to your PC or Mac via USB. Click on Extras, then click on SHSH blobs, then stitch. Select the IPSW to which you want to downgrade to and then point Redsn0w to the .plist file containing the SHSH blobs and the APTicket if you have it stored locally. If you have these files stored in Cydia, the option will be greyed out but will become available to you when the device is in DFU mode. The next step is to put your device into DFU mode, click on Cydia if your files are not stored locally and Redsn0w will save the new stitched IPSW file. Next you need to place your device into Pwned DFU mode. From the main screen in Redsn0w you need to click on Extras then Pwned DFU and follow the on screen instructions. You should then point your hosts file towards Cydia’s servers in order to spoof your device into thinking Apple has authorized the process. If you are a Windows users all you have to do is go to Windows > System 32 > Drivers > etc. On OS X go to etc. Next using any text editor you have to add the following line to the end of the hosts file: gs.apple.com The last thing you need to do is launch iTunes. You need to hold down the left SHIFT key if you use windows or the left ALT key if you use Mac and click on the restore button. Select the IPSW file and restore. It won’t take long to complete and you will be presented with your downgraded firmware. Please note, that this downgrade is only possible on the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 1, iPod Touch 4G and below. This will not work on any of the A5+ devices which are the iPad 2, new iPad or iPhone 4S.

Unlock iOS 5.1.1 On iPhone 4S With GEVEY Ultra S

5/07/2012 09:28:00 AM - 0 comments
Apple have once again released a new firmware edition and this time it is iOS 5.1.1. Whenever there is a firmware upgrade users are left with the decision as to whether to upgrade to the latest firmware or stay with what they have. If you have a jailbroken or unlocked iphone 4S then you will probably be hesitant when it comes to updates. If you have a jailbroken iPhone 4S or you use a software based unlock you should avoid jumping to iOS 5.1.1 until the Dev Teams give the all clear. iPhone 4S users who are already benefiting from a hardware based network unlock using the GEVEY Ultra S interposer we have great news. AppleNBerry have confirmed via their official Twitter account that you are safe to update your firmware to the latest version without any fear of losing your unlock ability and you will be able to use your device on any network. Their Twitter account stated that those currently using GEVEY Ultra S GSM to unlock the GSM iPhone 4S on iOS 5.1 can upgrade to iOS 5.1.1. One of the great features of using the GEVEY Ultra S route is that you don’t have a have a jailbroken iPhone which is great news for iPhone 4S users because there is no jailbreak available for the iPhone 4S running iOS 5.1.1 at the moment. The GEVEY interposer makes use of an exploit that allows the iPhone 4S to be fully unlocked. The latest generation of the GEVEY SIM making unlocking the iPhone easier than ever and you don’t need to find a jailbreak solution either. So if you have been using the GEVEY Ultra S GSM interposer for an unlock on a GSM iPhone 4S you can update to iOS 5.1.1 safe in the knowledge that you will still retain your unlock.

Jailbreak iPhone 4 Untethered On iOS 5.1 Thanks To Pod2g

5/04/2012 03:22:00 PM - 0 comments
This really is what everyone in the jailbreaking community has been waiting for and today via Twitter and update from Pod2g has revealed that he has managed to jailbreak his iPhone 4 untethered on iOS 5.1. Towards the end of 2011 you will remember that iOS users were treated to two great jailbreaks in the form of Corona for A4 devices and Absinthe for the dual core iPad 2 and iPhone 4S devices. Normally when Apple releases an update and a new device most of the Dev Teams have to go back to the drawing board and begin picking holes in the iOS firmware again. Pod2g has been very busy lately and he discovered two significant vulnerabilities and has been putting this information to good use by jailbreaking his iOS 5.1 iPhone 4 fully untethered. This was revealed on his Twitter account today. No other details have been released and no screenshots have as yet been provided. All we have is his Twitter announcement so we have to wait for further word from the man himself on when this new untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4 will be available. We are really excited though and we believe that all devices should have an untethered jailbreak so that all iOS users can reap the benefits of the apps and tweaks being made available through the Cydia store. If you have an A4 such as the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS etc you can jailbreak it now using Redsn0w or Sn0wbreeze for a tethered jailbreak on iOS 5.1. If on the other hand you are the owner of a new A5 and A5X device such as the iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and the new iPad you will have to wait until this new tool by Pod2g has been released.

Spotify For iPad Now Available

5/02/2012 09:18:00 AM - 0 comments
Loyal users of the Spotify music service now have something to smile about. After months of waiting the official Spotify app for the iPad has now been released for download. This free of charge app has been a long time coming and after recently signing a branding partnership with Coca-Cola the update to the Spotify app has now been completed. The existing iPhone Spotify app has been updated so that it now offers universal support and is available for the iPad. This means that it is now a single download for all iOS users and of course it is still free. Members do need to be signed up to a premium account in order to be able to make consistent use of the mobile service that they offer. We were allowed to have a 48 hour trial so that we could test out this app though. Once you download and launch the new Spotify app on your iPad you will see why the update has taken so long. The app’s splash and login screen features a fantastic Spotify logo and a scrolling wall of album covers that transition in and out of view in the background. Once you login you will find lots of information and plenty of different options to choose from. It is still very usable and intuitive with the major sections being listed in the side bar that is placed on the left hand side. Seamless integration with built-up playlists is also included within this app along with a playback media bar which is similar to the iPads native music app. The what’s new section in the Spotify app is great and it recommends music and you can see this playing. The docked media bar is great and the track you are playing or your playlist can be viewed in full screen with links for users to share their track via Facebook, Twitter or email. Users also have the ability to send music to compatible media devices using Apple’s AirPlay service. It may have taken a long time to get here, but the new Spotify iPad app really does deliver and is a welcome music addition.

Unlock iPhone 4 - Why You Need To And How To Do It

5/01/2012 10:51:00 PM - 0 comments
This is all you need to know about how to unlock iPhone 4. If you own an iPhone you are probably familiar with the term unlock but what does an unlocked iPhone actually mean? An unlocked iPhone 4 means that you can use your iPhone on any network and with any SIM. This takes away carrier restriction and there are many ways in which you can do it. Most of the unlock tools that are available today will also allow you to unlock iPhone 3G and some will allow you to unlock iPhone 4S too. When it comes to how to unlock iPhone 4 there are dozens of guides that you can follow. If you are technical then you can use some of the tools such as SAM and Ultrasn0w. Many of the jailbreak tools that are also available come with an unlocking method built in so. The main reason that many people look to unlock iPhone 4 is so that they can save money and choose the best carrier for them. When you have unlocked iPhone 4 you will be able to use any network you choose. You will no longer be tied to AT&T. Apple with the release of their new iPhone 4S have begun selling unlocked iPhone models too although these models may cost significantly more. If you are thinking of purchasing an iPhone 4 then you need to look at the different unlock methods available. In recent week a new method called SAM has been introduced as has the all new GEVEY Ultra SIM which can be used to unlock the iPhone 4 on 4.11.08 and 4.12.01 basebands running iOS 5.1. This is another great way to unlock your phone and give you the freedom you deserve. For more information on how to unlock iPhone 3G and how to unlock iPhone 4 please take a look at some of the great tutorial posts we have here on our blog.