How to donate to the people behind the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak

By Jeff Benjamin on May 21, 2012

Let’s be real. The folks behind such projects as the upcoming iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak put in some major work, and aren’t compensated beyond what they receive in donations.

In the various posts that we’ve created on the subject of the upcoming jailbreak, we’ve seen a host of generous comments asking where and how to donate.

MuscleNerd recently revealed some additional information about the upcoming iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak, and with it, he included a link that appreciative people could use to donate.

The link was in the prior post, but it kind of got buried along with the other information. For that reason we thought a dedicated post was warranted highlighting the opportunity to donate to the team as a means to compensate for their time and effort. Read More

 

What we learn from the Absinthe 2.0 video [updated]

By Jeff Benjamin on May 20, 2012

Now that a video showcasing the Absinthe 2.0 iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak has finally surfaced, we can glean additional details about what to expect when the tool is released to the public.

If you haven’t already seen our posts outing the name of the highly anticipated tool, or our post with the video of Absinthe in action, then be sure to take a look at those respective posts.

The nice thing about seeing the tool in action for the first time, is that we can have a clearer idea as to what to expect once the tool is released.

Here is what we’ve found so far… Read More

 

RedSn0w 0.9.11b4 is out with support for 5.1.1 and bug fixes

By Cody Lee on May 14, 2012

Good news for those of you with A4 devices that recently updated to iOS 5.1.1. The Dev Team has just released RedSn0w 0.9.11b4 with a handful of improvements, including full tethered jailbreak support for the new firmware.

The Team has certainly been busy over the weekend, as this is the fourth iteration of the 0.9.11 version of the software, which was just released on FridayRead More

 

RedSn0w updated to support iOS 5.0.1 build 9A406

By Cody Lee on May 12, 2012

Yesterday, the Dev Team released one of the biggest updates to their RedSn0w utility in recent memory. The new version included a feature that allows A5 device owners to downgrade their firmware to one that is jailbreakable.

But those with an iPhone 4S who only had SHSH blobs saved from iOS 5.0.1 (build 9A406) haven’t been able to use the new feature to downgrade. Until now. RedSn0w 0.9.11b2 brings support for the forgotten firmware… 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

 

RedSn0w updated with minor bug fixes

By Cody Lee on May 5, 2012

Two weeks ago, the Dev Team released RedSn0w 0.9.10b8 with the ability to backup your iPhone’s activation tickets. The tickets were a crucial part of the popular SAM unlock method.

Today, the Team has released another update to the jailbreaking utility, bringing it to version 0.9.10.b8b. But this time around, the new software only features a couple of bug fixes… Read More

 

It looks like the SAM iPhone unlock no longer works

By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 27, 2012

Many readers are reporting that — as suggested last night — Apple has fixed its issue with its activation server that the SAM unlock method relied on.

I’ve tested the tried and true unlock method that I posted yesterday, and indeed, it’s not working for me either.

For those that did successfully use the SAM tool to unlock your iPhone before today, congratulations. Now we just hope that you are proactive enough to backup your activation ticket either manually, or via RedSn0wRead More

 

How to backup your iPhone’s unlock activation ticket with RedSn0w

By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 22, 2012

Backing up your iPhone’s activation ticket was a step suggested by iPhone Dev Team member MuscleNerd. Fortunately for us, his team has made it even easier to perform such a backup using the latest version of RedSn0w.

This step is suggested for those who take part in the recently uncovered SAM iPhone unlock method. If you followed our tutorial to unlock your phone, we suggest you follow through on preserving your activation ticket as well.

Check inside for a full video tutorial that shows how easy it is to successfully backup your iPhone’s unlock activation ticket, and any other file that you want to save locally from your iPhone… Read More

 

How to backup your unlocked iPhone’s activation ticket

By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 22, 2012

Earlier this morning iPhone Dev Team member MuscleNerd recommended that all who unlock their iPhone using the SAM method backup their activation ticket for future use.

To do so, he suggested that we backup everything contained in this folder: /var/root/Library/Lockdown/ for each SIM card that we use. If you have iFile installed on your jailbroken iPhone, then you can securely backup your activation ticket in less than 5 minutes.

Check out our video how to inside… Read More

 

RedSn0w 0.9.10b7 released for Mac and Windows

By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 20, 2012

A new version of the RedSn0w jailbreak tool was released today, bringing us a nice assortment of new features, and hinting at an even greater things to come…

Beta 7 of RedSn0w 0.9.10 contains a nice assortment of new useful features, including the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Corona A5 untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1.

Check inside for a full rundown of what’s new, and what’s new to come… Read More

 

Dev Team has good news regarding new iPad jailbreak

By Cody Lee on Mar 15, 2012

Even though the new iPad doesn’t officially go on sale until tomorrow morning, some folks have already gotten their hands on the one. It appears that some retailers started selling the tablet around midnight tonight.

Of course, now that it’s starting to make its way into customers hands, the big question here at iDB is: “when will it be jailbroken?” Luckily, the infamous Dev Team posted some interesting information tonight regarding the topic… Read More

 

Heed the warnings from the iPhone Dev Team regarding jailbreaking

By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 8, 2012

We’ve heard so many sad stories in the past about ones who accidentally lost their jailbreak, or thought they could go back to a previous firmware when they couldn’t.

As jailbreak aficionados that truly saddens us. Hence, whenever we can help get out a warning, we’re all about it.

The iPhone Dev Team, the folks responsible for tools like RedSn0w, PwnageTool and more, have sounded a loud warning about the iOS 5.1 firmware, and its implications on jailbreaking.

If you’re at all concerned with jailbreaking, we highly recommend you listen up… Read More

 

RedSn0w updated with stability improvements and other bug fixes

By Cody Lee on Feb 15, 2012

Folks that have been experiencing problems jailbreaking their A4 devices using RedSn0w will be happy to know that the Dev Team has just rolled out an update for the popular utility.

The new software, which is now at version 0.9.10b5c, includes a number of stability improvements and bug fixes. The Dev Team posted the update to its blog last night along with the following message… Read More

 

RedSn0w Updated to Fix iBooks DRM Issues

By Sébastien Page on Jan 29, 2012

The Dev Team has recently updated their renowned RedSn0w jailbreak tool to version 0.9.10b5 in order to fix the DRM issue for iBooks on jailbroken devices.

This fix, which was developed by PlanetBeing and integrated into RedSn0w, overcomes the jailbreak detection by iBooks that would cause some images to not display properly, if at all… 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