The latest blog post from iPhone firmware slayer George Hotz (geohot), dated April 9th, contains no words… but then again, words aren’t really necessary. The image shows his popular blackra1n iPhone jailbreaking software, and accompanying Cydia package manager, loaded onto an iPad. The post comes one day after Hotz posted the encryption keys for the iPad 3.2 firmware sets, and several hours after having tweeted about being able to boot the iPad into verbose mode. Hotz has yet to post an iPad compliant version of the blackra1n software on his site, but it is only a matter of time now. Any of you iPad owners out there anxiously awaiting a jailbreaking solution for your new toy?
Everyone’s favorite iPhone outlaw, George Hotz (better know as geohot), has been at work mastering another piece of hardware: the PlayStation 3. And so far, Geohot has had quite a bit of success. On his blog, Hotz writes, “I have read/write access to the entire system memory, and HV level access to the processor. In other words, I have hacked the PS3. The rest is just software. And reversing. I have a lot of reversing ahead of me.” Now, Geohot is adamant that the hacking is for scientific purposes only, and he is not trying to provide a vector for software piracy; the ultimate goal would be to run home-made code or other operating system software such as Linux on the PS3. Although against piracy, Geohot is looking to post the decryption keys used by Sony so others can assist him in his scientific endeavor. Geohot’s blog is very interesting and, at times, deeply technical. We’ve got a few links queued up for your reading pleasure.
About a week ago, geohot released an update to his iPhone jailbreaking software dubbed Blackra1n RC2, and while that was all well and good for all you AT&T guys, it did leave those of us who need a baseband unlock on our iPieces wanting more. Enter blacksn0w. Demoed on YouTube, the blacksn0w exploit will provide a baseband unlock of the 3.1.x firmware allowing your iPhone to run on your preferred GSM carrier. Blacksn0w will be released to the jailbreaking baseband unlocking masses on November 4th and can be loaded onto your device directly from Blackra1n. Boo ya. We’re curious, how many of you iPhone fanatics rely on a baseband unlock to have a functional iPhone? We’ve got the video all queued up for you after the bounce.
Our favorite iPhone outlaw, geohot, has released an update to the iPhone jailbreak software blackra1n. Dubbed RC2 the update addresses several issues including:
- Fixes 3G signal issues
- Tethered jailbreak for 3.1 OOTB iPod touch 8GB and new 3GS’
- Fixes issues with package software”Icy“
- Versions for both Windows and Mac now available
No need to rerun blackra1n if you already applied RC1 successfully, but for those of you who have not been able to crack into your iPiece take RC2 for a spin. Let us know how it goes!