• iOS 7 VS. Jailbreaking

    Posted on July 7th, 2013 Webber | No comments

    Since the unveiling on the WWDC 2013, the jailbreakers have been working hard to jailbreak iOS 7. One of the iOS 7 rumors was that iOS 7 jailbreak had been about to accomplish three weeks after the WWDC. Though Apple keeps on preventing its iOS from jailbreaking, those iOS hackers could always find new ways to give the fruit company a big surprise. Ryan Petrich, an iOS hacker and engineer behind the Activator jailbreak app, posted a photo couple of days ago, the photo showed the activator couldn’t run on iOS 7 because the system was too new, and it seemed like he had found a way to jailbreak iOS 7.

    iOS 7 VS. Jailbreak

    Another famous jailbreaker, MuscleNerd, posted on his twitter to make a response to the “open jailbreak based on the exploit of bootrom”, he said that no exploit was available on A5+. But he also said that the fruit company hadn’t defeated the jailbreakers. “Not even close”, he said that. The iOS 7 Jailbreak has really run into success or just been at a start, it still depends, no latest proof has showed that iOS 7 has been completely occupied by the iOS hackers. And for the users, also two kinds of attitudes exist.

    Some of the users tend to jailbreak iOS 7. For them, the Apple devices even cannot be regarded as smartphones without jailbreaking. Using third party apps freely, making Apple devices as flash drives, setting up blacklist, etc, the jailbreaking do provide solutions to those who need those functions. However, if users want to jailbreak iOS 7, the Apple devices may take risks of system collapse and being full of bugs. Those are also the reasons why some people don’t want to jailbreak iOS 7. In normal iOS, users can only download apps from iTunes, and without any opportunity to change the system files and settings. So the iOS without jailbreaking protects the Apple devices to a degree. What’s more, the iOS runs very stable without jailbreaking, and the apps from iTunes won’t have any leftovers after deletion. Moreover, the battery life is 10% to 20% higher in a non-jailbroken iPhone than a jailbroken one. So the people against jailbreaking Apple devices are also reasonable enough. So each coin has its two sides, we may never say who is right.

    I wonder if any jailbroken Apple device users experience “Bricking” problems. When I search the jailbreaking problems on the Internet, this one is really awful. The author of that post says is if the Apple device fails in jailbreaking and cannot restore to the non-jailbreaking iOS, the Apple device will become unusable. The “bricking” problem is not a big deal in his opinion, but you can never figure out what will become after restoring the “bricking”, will it happen again? And the data leftovers are annoying as well. After jailbreaking iOS device, users would love or definitely will download a lot of third party apps, may be most of the apps are games. When get tired of the apps, users will delete them. However, without iOS content management, the app data may not be cleaned up completely, may be some data remain in your system files, and that is the reason why some iOS devices gradually run slow after jailbreaking.

    But the jailbreaking “career” is still carried on by those iOS jailbreakers, and the jailbreaking Apple devices are really attractive to some users. For others who want to keep their Apple device safe, iTunes is just enough, but if you want to transfer some files from other sources, I recommend this Apple device utility to you, it is easy to use and multifunctional.

  • Pod2G uploads video demo for untethered iOS 5.0.1 Apple iPhone 4S jailbreak

    Posted on January 16th, 2012 David Brooks | No comments

    The famous Apple iPhone/iPad jailbreak expert Pod2G has been paid a lot of attention recently. And he has not disappointed his followers and fans, with continuous success in jailbreaking Apple iOS devices. Just a few days ago, he uploads an untethered iOS 5.0.1 Apple iPhone 4S jailbreak video demo to show the jailbreak effect, made by DHoweet. Pod2G wrote on his blog “My friend @DHowett made a video of an untethered 4S iPhone 4,1 running iOS 5.0.1 some days ago. @DHowett is a famous iOS developer and a member of the Chronic Dev Team. Only a few to wait now. ” Check the video demo bellow to see the final effect of the jailbreak:

    You can free download this video demo to your iPhone 4S for unlimited reference with Free YouTube Downloader. Pod2g has finished his post with an interesting sentence, “Only a few to wait now”, so we have the reason to believe in a very close release of iPhone 4S and iPad 2 jailbreak. Stay tuned for more information.

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  • Untethered iOS 5.0.1 Jailbreak Tool RedsnOw Upgrades to 0.9.10b2 for iPhone, iPod and iPad Jailbreak

    Posted on December 29th, 2011 David Brooks | 2 comments

    Just hours before, the famous jailbreak team Dev-Team released the upgraded 0.9.10b2 version of RedsnOw for an untethered jailbreak on iOS 5.0.1 devices for Apple users. Although it has been a while for Apple users to jailbreak iPhones with iOS 5 via tethered jailbreak, it is really inconvenient for users to use their iOS devices as with every new boot, users have to connect their phone to computers and jailbreak it again. The untethered jailbreak solution enables users to freely install apps which were not approved by Apple puritans in their Apple devices for unlimited enjoyment, without being too troublesome.

    iOS 5 Jailbreak UntetheredThis upgraded 0.9.10b2 RedsnOw untethered jailbreak tool is applicable to users who jailbroke their iOS devices with 0.9.10b1 version and also those who adopted PwnageTool to realize device jailbreak, only to notice not to tick Install Cydia option.

    Planetbeing has found out the reason that may destroy launchctl in Corona plugin. In the 1.0-2 version of Corona, the launchctl problem had been fixed but still brought some influence to users who jailbreak iOS devices with untethered RedsnOw jailbreak tool. While in the updated Corona1.0-3, redsnOw users could totally solve this problem.

    Notices for you to jailbreak with this untethered jailbreak program version:
    1. Supported devices include: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4-CDMA, iPad1, iPod touch 3G, iPod touch 4G.
    2. Please upgrade the above devices to iOS 5.0.1 and backup related SHSH. Meantime, choose iOS 5.0.1 customized firmware update for locked iPhone to avoid base band being locked.
    3. Don’t choose Install Cydia option when you are to use redsn0w 0.9.10b2 to re-jailbreak your tethered jailbroke devices.
    4. If you have jailbroke your devices with redsn0w 0.9.10b1 untethered version, you could directly install Cydia and search and install the latest version (1.0-3) of Corona 5.0.1 Untether.

    Stay tuned. More jailbreak news would be provided here.

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  • iPhone Jailbreak: iPhone 4 iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak work comes to its testing and release period

    Posted on December 23rd, 2011 David Brooks | 1 comment

    The famous France hacker known as pod2g just posted a new post on his own blog, revealing the progress of iPhone jailbreak. Pod2g’s blog, pod2g’s iOS blog, is a blog talking about iOS security research. The hacker said that he is now focusing on the jailbreak of A5 devices (iPhone 4S and iPad 2), while work of jailbreak for the A4 devices (iPhone4/iPhone3GS/iPad1/iPod touch3/4) has been transferred to chronic-dev team, with the core jailbreak work being finished by him. The chronic-dev team will finish, test, integrate and release the A4 jailbreak ASAP.

    iPhone JailbreakBesides the blog post, pod2g also uploaded a new video demo of the current status of the 5.0.1 jailbreak running on an iPhone 4, which has been going viral on YouTube, reaching nearly 6 million clicks within only two days. Talking about the jailbreak work and the video, pod2g wrote “Here is a new video demo of the current status of the 5.0.1 jailbreak running on an iPhone 4. This is meant to reassure people that were thinking it only works on older iPods. The jailbreak is near ready for prime time (excluding 4S and iPad 2). Patches are the same as redsn0w’s. Expect the same level of stability. Some more days to wait. Be patient, we’re doing our best.” Check the iPhone 4 jailbreak demo video bellow. And download iPhone 4 jailbreak demo video from YouTube with Free YouTube Downloader or YouTube Downloader for Mac on Mac computers.

    Generally speaking, when the jailbreak tool is transferred to jailbreak teams, it means that the jailbreak has been finished. Things need to do are just testing the compatibility and stability of the tool and program, and then finish the common things related to jailbreak tool releasing, average for about 1 week or several weeks.

    Pod2g also said that he is very confidential in jailbreaking A5 devices, and in the following time, he will focus on A5 JB to find a path quick. Stay tuned for more detailed information about A5 jailbreak.

  • Jailbreaking your iDevices: tips and tools for you to hack your iOS devices

    Posted on September 8th, 2011 David Brooks | 1 comment

    To break the limitations on software installing and install more software programs on your iPhone, iPod, iPad, or AppleTV, you may want to jailbreak your iDevices. But with so many different hardware, firmware, and software combinations out there, you may find that the jailbreak process of your iPhone, iPod or iPad would not be as simple as most online jailbreaking tutorials shows, as you need to figure out the right jailbreak tools for your on-hand devices if it is the first time for you to jailbreak your devices. And this post would explain the important tips and the proper tools for you to successfully jailbreak iDevices.

    Jailbreak iDeviceTips for you to attention while jailbreaking your devices:

    1. Upon your hardware: You need to firstly make clear about your device hardware, on which you want to jailbreak. Check Identifying iPhone models for iPhone or Identify iPod Models for iPod Touch to know the models of your devices. As for iPad, the iPad 2 has a front-facing camera while the original iPad does not. Apple TV can also be jailbroken.

    2. Upon your software: To determine your iOS firmware, on your device, open the Settings app, then navigate to General; About; Version. Alternately, you can plug in your device to your computer and open iTunes. Your Software Version is listed under Summary.

    3. Upon Mac or PC: Which computer you would sync your devices to, Mac computer or Windows PC. Different jailbreak tools are available upon different targets.

    4. To tether jailbreak or not: This means that whether or not the hack will remain after a device reboot. In most cases, an untethered jailbreak is more desirable because you won’t need to re-hack your device in the event you switch it off and on. Of course, certain hardware/firmware configurations only support a tethered jailbreak.

    Tools to choose for jailbreak

    Browser-based JailbreakMe tool: for any device (including iPad 2) running iOS 4.3-4.3.3 or iPhone 4 CDMA/Verizon running 4.2.6-4.2.8. Navigate mobile-Safari to jailbreakme.com by using your device itself.

    Redsn0w for Mac OS X/Windows or PwnageTool for OS X: Download redsn0w for Mac OS X or Windows or PwnageTool for OS X for any device except iPad 2 running 4.3.4-4.3.5 or iPhone 4 CDMA/Verizon running 4.2.9-4.2.10. Notice: this is a tethered jailbreak.

    Any device except iPad 2 running developer build up to iOS 5 beta 6: If you’re on a Mac, you can use redsn0w. If you’re on Windows somehow (odd, considering developers must use OS X to run Xcode), Sn0wbreeze works as well. This is also a tethered jailbreak and generally not recommended.

    Seas0npass: Seas0npass lets you perform an untethered jailbreak to your Apple TV (2nd Generation) running 4.3, allowing you to SSH into your set top box and play otherwise unsupported media.

    Any device/software not listed above: Older, discontinued devices are pretty much all jailbreakable. JailbreakMe works on many older firmwares so it’s always worth trying but if that doesn’t work, PwnageTool for Mac and redsn0w for Mac/PC are your Swiss army knives of jailbreaking for older devices.

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  • iPad 2 Jailbreak Available now with the fresh JailbreakMe 3.0

    Posted on July 6th, 2011 David Brooks | No comments

    Ever since the release of Apple iPad 2 tablets in spring, people have been waiting for the jailbreak tool of this Apple tablet device. Although the iPad 2 has been out for almost four months, there is yet still no public release of a stable jailbreak tool. Now, with the official release of JailbreakMe 3.0, a great work contributed by Comex team including Comex, Saurik, Chpwn, MuscleNerd and many other members, you can browse JailbreakMe page on your iOS 4.3.3 iPad 2 or just about every other Apple iOS device running 4.3 and above and install Cydia to jailbreak your iPad 2 in just a few minutes right from Safari — no cables or restores necessary.

    JailbreakMe

    JailbreakMe 3.0 is quite similar to previous released Jailbreak beta version to make use of the PDF security vulnerability found in iOS. Once jailbroken via JailbreakMe 3.0, the Cydia app store is installed on the device and adventurous users can install a variety of apps not screened by Apple, as well as use a few other features.

    Of course, for more stable and security jailbreak, you’d better firstly backup your devices like iPhone, iPod, iPad before you start to jailbreak your devices. And, click here to know what iOS devices are compatible with the JailbreakMe 3.0 and tips you should pay attention during the jailbreak.

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  • iPad 2 Jailbreak – How long we need to wait for

    Posted on July 6th, 2011 David Brooks | No comments

    About the jailbreak of iPad 2, there has been long rumored news. Comex, one of the hacker in the iOS community who is known for his userland JailBreaks, has upgraded the famous JailbreakMe.com web page from a note of “We’ll be back soon” to “It’s been far too long”, which may hints that the iPad 2 Jailbreak would be released in the near future.

    iPad 2 Jailbreak Almost Ready Comex

    Due to the leaked information of iPad 2 Perfect Jailbreak beta version, the PDF bugs found by Comex is facing the danger of a quick force play. Currently, Comex is trying to bring new iPad 2 Jailbreak tool before the release of Ios 4.3.4. And upon the latest news from Comex’s Twitter, this Jailbreak tool may only be suitable for iOS 4.3.3, while the future version of it may add the firmware support of iOS 4.2.1 and above versions.

    There are some online posts which brings methods of iPad 2 Jailbreak. You can check the following links to see how to Jailbreak iPad 2 in different iOS:

    How to Jailbreak iPad 2

    How to jailbreak your iPad 2 4.3.3 using a local webserver on OSX

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