MuscleNerd Gives Update on iPhone 4S Jailbreak Status

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…

State of the iOS 5 Jailbreak

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…

Faster RedSn0w Jailbreak Demonstrated on Video

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…

RedSn0w Jailbreak Gets Much Faster

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…

RedSn0w Updated to Bring Windows Compatibility and Fix Location Bug

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…

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

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…

Apple Steps Up Its Game Against Jailbreaking

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…

UltraSn0w iPhone Unlock for iOS 5 to Be Released Tomorrow

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…

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

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 unlock…

Dev Team Working on Merging PwnageTool and RedSn0w Features Together

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… is Dead

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…

Dev Team Quietly Updates RedSn0w

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…