iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak Released

By Cody Lee on Dec 27, 2011

Over the past few weeks, the entire jailbreak community has watched pod2g work diligently on the iOS 5 untethered jailbreak. All eyes have been on the infamous hacker as he has tested his exploit on device after device running iOS 5.0.1.

Tonight, it appears that all of his hard work has paid off. After waiting more than 2 months for an untethered iOS 5 jailbreak, it’s finally here. You can now completely jailbreak any A4 device running iOS 5.0.1. Read More


Redsn0w 0.9.9b9d Fixes Issues with iPhone 3GS iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak

By Sébastien Page on Dec 22, 2011

Hot on the heels of the release of RedSn0w 0.9.9b9 and UltraSn0w 1.2.5, the Dev Team was quick at fixing a bug that affected iPhone 3GS owners with older bootrom. This fix comes with RedSn0w 0.9.9b9d which was released earlier today.

If you have an iPhone 3GS with older bootrom and used RedSn0w 0.9.9b9, you can simply run this new version of RedSn0w on top of it… Read More


How to Unlock iOS 5.0.1 With UltraSn0w

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 21, 2011

UltraSn0w 1.2.5 was just released with iOS 5.0.1 support in tow for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS. So, how do you make it work?

Inside, you’ll find a brief tutorial that shows you how to verify if you qualify for an unlock, and how to go about unlocking your iPhone with UltraSn0w 1.2.5… Read More


UltraSn0w 1.2.5 Unlock Released For iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 Running iOS 5.0.1

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 21, 2011

The latest version of UltraSn0w has made its way to Cydia, and it supports the latest publicly available iPhone firmware, iOS 5.0.1.

You will still need an unlockable baseband to utilize ultrasn0w, but if you meet the requirements, it is now possible to unlock your iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS running iOS 5.0.1… Read More


New RedSn0w Released For iOS 5.0.1 Users, Other Improvements Included

By Alex Heath on Dec 18, 2011

The Dev Team has released RedSn0w beta 9 for Mac and Windows. The jailbreak tool has been updated to offer full support for users that are stuck on iOS 5.0.1.

Like all previous releases for iOS 5, this jailbreak is a tethered one. The Chronic Dev Team’s pod2g is actively working on an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5. Read More


New RedSn0w Update To Make Use of iOS 5 SHSH Blobs for Downgrading

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 8, 2011

Hot on the heels of the iFaith update from iH8sn0w that made iOS 5 SHSH blobs usable, the DevTeam is working on updating RedSn0w to do something similar.

Just a few minutes ago, iPhone DevTeam member MuscleNerd tweeted that an upcoming release makes both TinyUmbrella and Cydia blob saves useful for iOS 5.0+. This is great news for would be downgraders… Read More


Dev Team Working on “Very Promising” iPhone 4S Unlock

By Alex Heath on Nov 27, 2011

Dev Team frontman and unlock guru MuscleNerd has given an update on a new unlock for the newly-released iPhone 4S. According to MuscleNerd, a “very promising” unlock for the new handset is “in the works.”

While iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 owners with older basebands have been able to unlock after jailbreaking for awhile now, there’s a whole set of newer basebands waiting for an UltraSn0w update. Read More


Dev Team Posts Video of iPad 2 Jailbroken on iOS 5

By Alex Heath on Oct 28, 2011

Hot on the heels of MuscleNerd’s status update on the iPhone 4S jailbreak, a short video of the iPad 2 has surfaced showing the tablet jailbroken and running Cydia on iOS 5.

No ETA has been given for the iOS 5 untethered jailbreak, but we can only assume that a jailbreak will be released for all devices at once, meaning that you’ll be able to jailbreak A5 devices like the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 as well as older generation iDevices… Read More


MuscleNerd Gives Update on iPhone 4S Jailbreak Status

By Cody Lee on Oct 28, 2011

Ever since Apple unveiled its latest version of the iPhone earlier this month, we’ve all been wondering one thing: when will it be jailbroken? And now that some of us have had the device for two weeks, we’re definitely ready to start hacking.

Tweaks are being updated with iOS 5 compatibility, and new utilities are being introduced that are specific to the new software. So how long must us iPhone 4S users wait until we can access this stuff? Luckily, MuscleNerd has some info for us… Read More


State of the iOS 5 Jailbreak

By Cody Lee on Oct 22, 2011

After 4 months of seeding developer betas, Apple finally released iOS 5 to the masses last week. The update introduced over 200 new features, including several that closely mirrored jailbreak utilities.

But instead of being discouraged by Apple’s efforts, the jailbreak community has stepped up its game. Not only are there several iOS 5-compatible packages available, but a jailbreak for the software has been around since day one… Read More


Faster RedSn0w Jailbreak Demonstrated on Video

By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 21, 2011

As you may have heard, RedSn0w was recently updated to 0.9.9b7, and is now 60% faster by default.

While it’s technically true that the actual jailbreak process is a lot faster; as the Dev Team has noted, you’ll still end up making up the time on the back end with Cydia.

Interested in how the new RedSn0w works in a real world test? Check inside as we take it for a spin on video… Read More


RedSn0w Jailbreak Gets Much Faster

By Sébastien Page on Oct 21, 2011

One of the biggest complains people have about RedSn0w is how long it takes to go through the jailbreaking process. This is due to the fact that RedSn0w spends a lot of time “stashing” applications on your device.

Due to the demand for a faster tool, the Dev Team announced today that they have made the RedSn0w jailbreak process 60% faster by releasing version 0.9.9 beta 7. But it’s not without a caveat… Read More


RedSn0w Updated to Bring Windows Compatibility and Fix Location Bug

By Sébastien Page on Oct 18, 2011

The Dev Team has pushed a new update for their flagship jailbreak tool, RedSn0w. RedSn0w 0.9.9 beta 6 brings several bug fixes, both functional and cosmetic.

RedSn0w 0.9.9 beta 6 is a jailbreak for iOS 5, which now brings Windows compatibility to the mix. It also fixes the network crash that iPhone 3GS owners with 06.15.00 basebands might have encountered when using Location Services… Read More


UltraSn0w Unlock Released For iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 Running iOS 5

By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 14, 2011

As promised, the iPhone Dev Team released an update to the UltraSn0w unlock for iOS 5 today. This update allows users with unlockable basebands running iOS 5 to unlock their iPhone 3GS, or iPhone 4.

This version of UltraSn0w (1.2.4) doesn’t add any new basebands to the compatibility list, but if you’re running basebands 4.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, 05.13.04, or 06.15.00 on the iPhone 3GS, or baseband 01.59.00 on the iPhone 4, then you can unlock your device right now… Read More


Apple Steps Up Its Game Against Jailbreaking

By Cody Lee on Oct 13, 2011

Apple has been battling against the jailbreak scene for nearly 4 years. Every time hackers find an exploit, Apple is right there to release a software update to patch it. But boot-level exploits, like GeoHot’s Limera1n, are much harder to fix.

In fact, Limera1n continues to be used for iOS 5 jailbreaks on pre-A5 devices. So, Apple had to think outside the box with their latest mobile software update. They had to come up with something to try and slow down the hackers. And they did… Read More


UltraSn0w iPhone Unlock for iOS 5 to Be Released Tomorrow

By Sébastien Page on Oct 13, 2011

Speaking of unlocking the iPhone, MuscleNerd just confirmed that an iOS 5 compatibility update to the unlock tool will be released tomorrow, after the planned MobileSubstrate update.

Of course, UltraSn0w will only work for 01.59.00, 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, 05.13.04, and 06.15.00 basebands. If your baseband is different from these, you will not be able to use UltraSn0w to unlock until the Team figures out a new exploit, which may take a while… Read More


How to Preserve Your Baseband For Unlock When Upgrading to iOS 5

By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 13, 2011

Want to update your iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS to iOS 5, but need to preserve your unlockable baseband for a future UltraSn0w unlock?

Early this morning, the Dev Team released an update to RedSn0w, which as we told you, incorporates some of the baseband preservation features normally found in PwnageTool.

Inside, you’ll find an easy to follow video walkthrough that shows you how to preserve your baseband for a soon to be released UltraSn0w unlockRead More


Dev Team Working on Merging PwnageTool and RedSn0w Features Together

By Alex Heath on Oct 12, 2011

Dev Team frontman MuscleNerd made an interesting comment on Twitter today about the future of PwnageTool and RedSn0w for iOS 5.

Both jailbreak tools will be essentially merged together for an upcoming iOS 5 jailbreak. PwnageTool has been a Mac-only jailbreak tool for years that allows iPhone users to preserve their basebands. A future version of RedSn0w will let users create custom IPSW files to preserve the iPhone’s baseband as well… Read More is Dead

By Alex Heath on Oct 7, 2011

JailbreakMe, the wildly popular web-based jailbreak tool created by comex, is no more. Comex recently announced that he had been hired by Apple, and the domain has been owned by a third party for quite some time.

MuscleNerd, frontman for the Dev Team, has warned jailbreakers to stay clear of from now on… Read More


Dev Team Quietly Updates RedSn0w

By Sébastien Page on Oct 4, 2011

Earlier today, the Dev Team quietly updated the jailbreak tool RedSn0w to version 0.9.9b2. This update doesn’t bring much to the table but the usual bug fixes and enhancements.

Among those enhancements, RedSn0w 0.9.9b2 brings better firmware detection for the Verizon iPhone, and improves on recovery, stitching, and blob processing… Read More