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

 

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S and iPad 2 on Windows

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 21, 2012

Windows users, your time is here! The iPhone Dev Team has released a CLI tool update that adds support for Windows users.

This tool will allow you to perform an untethered jailbreak on both the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 using the Windows command prompt.

Check inside to download version 0.4.3 of the CLI tool, and for a step-by-step tutorial that shows you how. 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

 

iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Untethered Jailbreak Released

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 20, 2012

It’s here! The iPhone 4S and iPad 2 untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 was just released after months of anticipation, and months of hard work by pod2g and the rest of the leaders in the jailbreak community.

A huge thanks is owed to the dream team of hackers including pod2g, p0sixninja, MuscleNerd, planetbeing, Saurik, and no-doubt countless others.

Take a look inside for more details surrounding this groundbreaking moment… Read More

 

Absinthe is the new Jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2

By Sébastien Page on Jan 20, 2012

Could the tension get any higher than that? A few hours after iOS hackers working on the jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 announced that the release was imminent, we know have more details coming directly from pod2g.

In a blog post, the French hacker responsible for the upcoming jailbreak for A5 devices revealed the name of the tool that will be released by the Chronic Dev Team: AbsintheRead More

 

Dev Team Releases Important A5 Jailbreak Details

By Cody Lee on Jan 20, 2012

We know. We’re as eager for the A5 jailbreak to drop as you guys are. Probably more. But even though we’ve been saying it for weeks now, we think we’re extremely close to a public release.

And The Dev Team confirms that in its new blog post entitled “Corona A5 jailbreak nearly ready to pop!” The post provides some important information regarding the highly-anticipated exploit… Read More

 

iPhone 4S Users Planning on Unlocking Should Remain on iOS 5.0

By Guest Author on Jan 18, 2012

Although multiple warnings have suggested that iPhone 4S users update to iOS 5.0.1 before it’s too late, a new report from iClarified claims that these users should actually remain on iOS 5.0 to ensure the greatest possibility of unlocking their device in the future, should they ever need to unlock.

The news came from MuscleNerd who confirmed that an untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4S running iOS 5 will be released soon after the iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak… Read More

 

RedSn0w Updated With iBooks Fix in Tow

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 15, 2012

Hot off the heels of the Corona iBooks fix, MuscleNerd tweeted that RedSn0w has been updated to 0.9.10b4 to incorporate the fix for Apple’s mobile book app.

The good news for current RedSn0w users is that all you have to do is rerun the new version over your existing jailbreak in order to receive the fix. Read More

 

RedSn0w iOS 5.0.1 Untether Updated With Fix For MobileSubstrate Error

By Alex Heath on Dec 29, 2011

The Dev Team has released beta 3 of RedSn0w for the Mac and PC to fix an error that caused MobileSubstrate to sometimes crash on jailbroken iOS devices. This specific error only seemed to crash MobileSubstrate when the latest iOS 5.0.1 untether in RedSn0w was run over an existing jailbreak. Read More

 

How to Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 Untethered And Preserve Your Unlockable Baseband

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 27, 2011

Today, as we’re sure you’re aware of, the untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 was released. Tools like RedSn0w and packages like Corona were released to take advantage of pod2g’s untethered exploit.

If you’ve had an iPhone 4 since launch, then it’s entirely possible that you’ve preserved your baseband up until now for unlocking and resale value.

If your primary concern is preserving your baseband for an UltraSn0w unlock, then you’ll be happy to hear that PwnageTool is back, and it packs full iOS 5.0.1 compatibility in tow… Read More

 

Dev Team Releases PwnageTool Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1

By Sébastien Page on Dec 27, 2011

A few hours after updating their famous jailbreak tool RedSn0w to bring an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 to the masses, the Dev Team has now released an updated version of PwnageTool.

PwnageTool is the perfect tool for unlockers, as it will allow you to create a custom IPSW, thus allowing you to update your firmware while still preserving the baseband for unlocking using either Gevey SIM or UltraSn0wRead More