redsn0w jailbreak tool now available for iOS 4.3.4, with a catch

By on July 19, 2011 at 4:35 AM.

redsn0w jailbreak tool now available for iOS 4.3.4, with a catch

Apple released iOS 4.3.4 on Friday in an effort to fix a security vulnerability that was present on both the iPhone and the iPad. The fix was supposed to prevent hackers from using a PDF security hole to jailbreak both devices. That didn’t quite work. The next day iPhone Dev Team was able to route around the security fix and issued a jailbreak tool for iOS 4.3.4. iPhone Dev Team has released the latest redsn0w jailbreak tool, but unfortunately it forces iOS 4.3.4 users to keep their iPhone or iPad tethered to their computer during sync and reboot. In other words, if you haven’t already updated to iOS 4.3.4 and want your iPhone or iPad to remain jailbroken, you’re going to be best off sticking with iOS 4.3.3 until another workaround is found.
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iPhone 4 carrier unlock possible, not yet available for public consumption

By on July 13, 2010 at 1:40 PM.

iPhone 4 carrier unlock possible, not yet available for public consumption

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Kudos to the iPhone dev team as member @Planetbeing has successfully unlocked the iPhone 4. The proof is in the picture above, which shows Bell Canada as the carrier for the iPhone 4, an impossible situation made possible by a successful carrier unlock (as the iPhone 4 has not been released in Canada). Eager iPhone 4 owners looking to duplicate this task themselves will have to wait, as the tools for the unlocking are not yet available for public consumption and most likely won’t be until after Apple releases it impending “antenna fix” update. Stay tuned and we will let you know when the unlocking tools finally drop.

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Apple iPad 3G gets native SMS app

By on May 2, 2010 at 2:09 PM.

Apple iPad 3G gets native SMS app

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Sick of Apple iPad news yet? Here’s one more we couldn’t resist… It’s not a secret that both the regular Wi-Fi iPad and now iPad Wi-Fi + 3G are jailbroken, but what’s really interesting is that the world-famous iPhone Dev Team has managed to get the native SMS application from the iPhone working on the iPad. Oh, it’s viciously transplanted for now, but be honest, if they can get this going properly, who wouldn’t want an SMS app on their new iPad? Whether you can actually send or receive messages on AT&T in general is another story. Video is after the jump! More →

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Apple shipping iPhone 3GS’ resistant to jailbreaking?

By on October 13, 2009 at 7:28 PM.

Apple shipping iPhone 3GS’ resistant to jailbreaking?

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To be perfectly honest we’re surprised it took this long. Reports are surfacing that Apple is now shipping a new bootrom with the iPhone 3GS that is resistant to the 24kpwn exploit used by the Dev-Team and others to jailbreak the iPhone. DevTeam member MuscleNerd confirms that the bootrom update, dubbed iBoot-359.3.2, would make jailbreaking new iPhone’s “impossible” for the time being. Man, does Apple hate when people muck with the iPhone or what! Your move Dev Team — and godspeed. Or maybe our ninja GeoHot can find a way around it? We’ll see!

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iPhone Dev team drops further evidence of impending jailbreak for Touch 2G

By on January 17, 2009 at 8:35 AM.

iPhone Dev team drops further evidence of impending jailbreak for Touch 2G

Are you the proud owner of a second generation iPod Touch that’s been a feeling a bit… left out as of late? Thanks to some recent developments on the part of the industrious iPhone Dev team, you’ll soon be able to jailbreak your device, bringing its hacked-ness up to par with the rest of Apple Touch screen devices. The organization has been alluding to an impending jailbreak for quite some time, but just yesterday released some screen shots giving us a bit more insight into their process. Apparently, the actual jailbreaking is still “far too manual” for most consumers, but the fine folks are promising a streamlined GUI-ed application in the very near future. While refusing to give any specific timeline, the dev team has assured us that they are “putting a lot of energy into it”, so we’re guessing that the ETA won’t drag too far into the distant future.

Thanks, Neil!

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iPhone Dev team hints at iPod Touch 2G jailbreak

By on January 14, 2009 at 3:36 PM.

iPhone Dev team hints at iPod Touch 2G jailbreak

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Owners of the latest and greatest iPod Touch may want to take notice of a new post over at the iPhone Dev team blog. A cryptic message hints at a possible 2G iPod Touch jailbreak:

Well it isn’t a British Thermonuclear Device.
It isn’t an episode from “The Twilight Zone”
And it certainly isn’t iPhone 3G related (right now)
There is one other device…
It fits in your pocket..
What can it be?

A link in the post directs you to a webpage for new project, redsn0w, which apparently contains an image of the iPod Touch 2G processor in the center of the star and shows a young girl playing Tic Tac Toe with her dog. Keep your eyes peeled for a big announcement coming next Sunday.

[Via Dev-Team Blog]

UPDATE: Ready for the decryption? The hash in the upper left corner is of a decrypted 2.1.1 iboot, and the “thing in the circle” is part of the iPod Touch 2nd generation processor.

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QuickPwn now available for iPhone 2.2

By on November 23, 2008 at 10:44 AM.

QuickPwn now available for iPhone 2.2

Leave it to the iPhone dev team to re-jailbreak an iPhone nary a few days after the latest iPhone firmware 2.2 was released. Up front and center on the dev team’s blog is QuickPwn for 2.2 and Pwnage for 2.2 ready for you to download and do some jailbreaking. We won’t cover all the details here as there are different instructions for each version of the iPhone (carrier locked/unlocked, 3g/2g, etc) and for the iPod touch. Follow the instructions closely as Apple’s 2.2 firmware update incorporates a baseband update which makes things tricky if you want to unlock your 3g iPhone in the future. The iPhone dev team has got you covered though, with a set of instructions for almost every scenario. So what are still doing here? Get on over to the dev team’s blog and get on with the jailbreaking already!

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PwnageTool 2.0.3 brings jailbreaking to 2.0.2

By on August 26, 2008 at 11:38 AM.

PwnageTool 2.0.3 brings jailbreaking to 2.0.2

Have you been holding off on the 2.0.2 update for your iPhone for fear of losing access to your jailbroken apps and features? The wait is now over. The iPhone Dev team has just released PwnageTool 2.0.3, which brings full jailbreaking to the newest iPhone firmware. Sure, it won’t grant you unlocking access, but if you’ve been itching to free your handset from Apple’s iron fist this is a pretty good bet. Full features include:

  • Support for iPhone/iPod touch firmware 2.0.2 5C1
  • Updated version of Installer.app beta 6
  • New .de localization for German speaking users

As always with these sorts of things, we council you to proceed at your own risk, but if you feel like taking the plunge, the read link below should help you along in short order.

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