How to downgrade an iPhone 4S or iPad 2 on Windows

By Jeff Benjamin on May 11, 2012

We love our Windows readers and viewers, and to prove it we’ve created a video tutorial that shows you how to downgrade an iPhone 4S or iPad 2 using RedSn0w 0.9.11b1 on Windows.

The process is basically the same as what we showed you with the Mac version of RedSn0w, but this time around we downgraded an iPhone 4S instead of an iPad 2. The iPad 2, iPhone 4S and the New iPad — all being A5 devices — can be downgraded using this method…. Read More

 

How to jailbreak the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 with RedSn0w

By Jeff Benjamin on May 11, 2012

Now that a method exists for downgrading A5 devices, a greater number of folks will be looking for an easy solution to jailbreak their devices.

While the Absinthe jailbreak tool still works, RedSn0w may be more desirable to you due to its all encompassing nature.

For that reason we’ve put together a handy guide that shows you how to jailbreak your iPhone 4S and iPad 2 using RedSn0w 0.9.11b1… Read More

 

How to downgrade your iPhone 4S, iPad 2, or new iPad with RedSn0w 0.9.11b1 [Video]

By Jeff Benjamin on May 11, 2012

It’s finally here folks, the official downgrade tool for A5 devices!

Indeed, you can now downgrade your iPhone 4S, iPad 2, or new iPad (iPad 3) with the latest version of RedSn0w 0.9.11b1. Downgrading will allow you to perform an untethered jailbreak on your iPhone 4S, or iPad 2 running iOS 5.0.1 firmware.

Check out our tutorial for the step-by-step downgrade instructions inside… Read More

 

Upcoming version of RedSn0w will allow you to downgrade your iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and the new iPad

By Jeff Benjamin on May 8, 2012

Awesome news for those who accidentally updated the firmware for their A5 device (iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and the new iPad aka iPad 3), possibly resulting in the loss of the precious untethered jailbreak. MuscleNerd has announced that an upcoming update to RedSn0w will allow users to downgrade their firmware.

The only catch is that you have to have your SHSH blobs saved for the firmware that you wish to downgrade to. That means that if you purchased your iPhone 4S with iOS 5.1 pre-installed, there’s no way to downgrade to iOS 5.0.1 so that you can enjoy the benefits of pod2g’s untethered jailbreakRead More

 

New chipset gives revised iPad 2 longer battery life

By Cody Lee on May 4, 2012

When Apple announced that it was going to continue selling the iPad 2 for $399 alongside its new tablet, the company never mentioned any changes. After all, it’s the same iPad 2 that it’s been selling for more than a year. Right?

Not exactly. The folks over at AnandTech uncovered a minor, but perhaps significant, change in the discounted tablet’s A5 processor that gives the slate nearly two hours of added battery life. Keep reading to find out how… Read More

 

Chipworks reveals some interesting details on Apple TV A5

By Cody Lee on Apr 11, 2012

Last month, Apple unveiled its third-generation Apple TV alongside its new iPad. The set top box received a handful of updates, including the ability to stream full 1080p content courtesy of its all-new A5 processor.

While Apple claims that the ATV’s A5 is only a single core unit, the folks over at Chipworks have a different opinion. According to their findings, the chip actually has two cores and is 41% smaller than previous A5s… Read More

 

Apple TV features new single core A5 processor

By Jake Smith on Mar 7, 2012

While the third-generation Apple TV was rumored to have a dual-core A5X processor, the new media streaming device was announced with a different processor this afternoon. The new Apple TV, which features 1080p playback, actually packs an A5 processor underneath.

However despite what you might think, this isn’t the A5 processor that Apple has included in the iPad 2 and iPhone 4SRead More

 

Another Theory on Why Siri is Limited to the iPhone 4S

By Cody Lee on Feb 6, 2012

When Apple announced that its new Siri assistant would only be available on the iPhone 4S last October, it caused quite a commotion in the iOS community. It meant that millions of iOS users, even those who recently purchased new devices, would have to go without the feature.

We’ve heard a couple of theories on why Apple chose to make Siri 4S-only, including the need for a solid selling point for its new handset, and the fact that it’s still in beta. But according to a recent CNET report, it’s all about the processor… Read More

 

Why AirPlay Mirroring is Reason Enough to Buy an Apple TV

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 31, 2012

As big fans of the Apple TV, we’re making it our business to get the word out about how great Apple’s so-called “hobby” device is for a variety of purposes.

The bottom line is that we can’t live without our little $99 wonder device, so it’s no surprise when someone like Apple CEO Tim Cook thinks just like we do.

We’ve shown you some of the amazing benefits that jailbreaking your Apple TV can provide, but there’s also quite a few perks for those that aren’t jailbroken. One of those is AirPlay Mirroring — a technology that lets you mirror your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 screen 1:1 for an awesome big screen experience. Read More

 

How to Help the People Who Make Jailbreaking Possible

By Cody Lee on Jan 24, 2012

On Friday, the first ever iPhone 4S-compatible jailbreaking utility, Absinthe, was released to the public. And although it bears the Chronic Dev Team’s moniker, a lot of folks contributed to the app’s development including pod2g, Saurik, MuscleNerd, and others.

Recent Cydia data shows that more than 1 million people jailbroke their A5 devices over the weekend, thanks to the work of the above-mentioned hackers. Can you imagine if they would have charged $1 to download and use their software? They’d all be rich! Read More

 

How to Jailbreak the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 on Linux

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 23, 2012

Now that the Linux version of Absinthe has been released, all major platforms have access to the jailbreak tools needed to jailbreak their iPhone 4S and iPad 2.

We’ve already covered how to jailbreak on OS X and Windows in depth, but we didn’t want to leave our Linux readers out in the cold.

Since there is no iTunes for Linux, things can be slightly more tricky, but it’s still extremely easy to apply the Absinthe untethered jailbreak on Linux. Read More

 

Cydia Was Installed on 953,232 Devices Over the Weekend

By Cody Lee on Jan 23, 2012

Earlier today, we told you that the Chronic Dev Team was reporting that Absinthe, the first iPhone 4S-compatible jailbreaking utility, was downloaded more than 1 million times last Friday. That’s huge.

And the Dev Team seems to back up that theory with a new blog post entitled “Welcome new A5 jailbreakers!” The post breaks down how many people installed Cydia over the weekend, and on what devices… Read More

 

Absinthe For Windows Now Available for Download

By Cody Lee on Jan 21, 2012

Absinthe – the graphical user interface jailbreak tool is now available for Windows machines. Previously only available for the Mac, the jailbreak tool makes it extremely easy to jailbreak your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 in a matter of minutes.

Windows users have had another option to hold them over in the meantime; the iPhone Dev Team released a command line utility that worked well, but could prove to be daunting for some users. Thankfully that is no longer an issue. Check inside for more information and download locations for Absinthe for Windows… Read More

 

Dev Team Releases CLI Jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2

By Cody Lee on Jan 20, 2012

As promised, the infamous Dev Team has just released its CLI jailbreak which is compatible with both the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2. It’s still for Mac users only, but it does provide an alternative to the Absinthe app.

We must warn you though that this isn’t your typical jailbreak software. CLI stands for Command Line Interface, meaning using it isn’t as easy as clicking the “jailbreak” button. It’s definitely not for the feint of heart… Read More