Apple recently released iOS 5.0.1 and the jailbreak community has been advised to not upgrade. Pod2g recently found an exploit that may help to provide an untethered jailbreak and this exploit is patched on iOS 5.0.1. If you like many are seeking to use an untethered jailbreak, it would be wise to stay on iOS 5.0 because thats where the untethered jailbreak will be. For those of you who accidentally upgraded or unknowingly upgraded to iOS 5.0.1 you may be wondering how to downgrade back to iOS 5.0. In this case, you may downgrade if you have an SHSH previously saved. To More >
Apple recently released the latest update to iOS, now version 4.3.5, to address security flaws. This update comes quickly after the 4.3.4 update which addressed a similar security flaw used to jailbreak iDevices. According to Apple’s Knowledge Base article about the update mentions the following:
“Available for: iOS 3.0 through 4.3.4 for iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 (GSM), iOS 3.1 through 4.3.4 for iPod touch (3rd generation) and later, iOS 3.2 through 4.3.4 for iPad.
Impact: An attacker with a privileged network position may capture or modify data in sessions protected by More >
MuscleNerd (@MuscleNerd) has recently tweeted that the iPhone Dev-Team has released the third beta of RedSn0w for the recently released iOS 4.3.4 / iOS 4.2.9.
redsn0w b3 http://is.gd/6eek4Y is a *tethered* 4.3.4 JB for kernel hackers only (see #3). Most should stay back at 4.3.3!
This version of RedSn0w is for kernal hackers only. There is NO reason for an average user to update to iOS 4.3.4 and use this jailbreak as of right now.
Apple pushed out iOS 4.3.4 for the iPhone, iPad, and the iPod Touch. If you or someone you know accidentally upgraded to iOS 4.3.4 (on a GSM iDevice) or iOS 4.2.9 (on a CDMA iDevice) and your iDevice is not an iPad 2 then you are safe! You can use PwnageTool to jailbreak any device except for the iPad 2 running on the new version of iOS, while also preserving your baseband for an ultrasn0w unlock later on (for those of you with iPhones). The tool / jailbreak method has been confirmed to work. One of the downsides is that the jailbreak is tethered, which means that if your device loses power More >
Widgets are growing more and more popular as iOS 5 inches closer to a release. iOS developer Aaron Wright (@WrightsCS) is about to release a widget named PowerCenter Pro. This widget includes all the components anyone might need to manage their iOS device quickly from the Notification Center. not only is management a key component of this application, but the ability to view different types of important information directly from the Notification Center comes in handy pretty often. The widget shares the same functionality as SBSettings and UISettings (which is no longer available due to More >
One of the features that has previously not been implemented in iOS devices was the popular alternative to the simple tap to type. With its patented sliding and recognition technology, swiping your finger through the letters of the word you are spelling out will spell out the word you desire. According tot he Swype website, the software has been deployed to over 26 million phones in 50+ countries. The entire list comprises of Android and Windows OS phones. Swype has promised beta testing for iOS however, restrictions by Apple have made this very difficult.
Jailbreak developer Andrew Liu, More >
The much anticipated JailbreakMe 3.0 has finally been released by Comex. Due to the leaks over the past weekend, the kernel drivers are still buggy, but Comex wanted to release the jailbreak tool before Apple patched with iOS 4.3.4. The devices that are currently supported include:
- iPad (4.3-4.3.3)
- iPad 2 (4.3.3)
- iPhone 3GS (4.3-4.3.3)
- iPhone 4 (4.3-4.3.3) & CDMA (4.2.6-4.2.8)
- iPod Touch 3G (not 4.3.1)
- iPod Touch 4G (4.3-4.3.3)
For people who didn’t already know, JailbreakMe 3.0 was leaked earlier this holiday weekend and Comex has been racing against Apple to release the official jailbreak tool before Apple patches it with iOS 4.3.4. Speculation previously pointed to Comex having a little less than 10 days to release his jailbreak tool. The speculation was solely coming from the fact that it took Apple 10 days to patch the exploit for JailbreakMe 2.0 and this time around, Apple probably had teams on standby awaiting for the tool to be released.
Jailbreak editor and writer @paulpols discovered another leak from More >
Earlier today, a tester for JailbreakMe 3.0 leaked a wi-fi iPad 2 .pdf, which essentially contained part of the code utilized in the iPad 2 jailbreak soon to be found in JailbreakMe 3.0. It is expected that Apple will be patching the exploit being used in an upcoming patch leaving the hacker comex, to race against the clock. Comex seems to be determined to continue his work on the jailbreak for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch on iOS 4.2.1 to iOS 4.3.3.
Apple will be patching the bugs found on JailbreakMe.com as a high priority because the previous exploits demonstrate that any iPad, More >
The most popular custom ROM for rooted Android phones has been updated again today. The first release candidate for Cyanogen Mod 7.1 is up for grabs for users who are interested in getting more from their Android smartphones. Cyanogen Mod is a custom ROM based on Google’s Android OS that is developed and maintained by the CyanogenMod team. Users with rooted Android smartphones can install the custom firmware on their devices to enjoy features otherwise not available on official Android releases.
Today’s update brings support for new devices, bug fixes, performance updates, and a handful of More >