By Cody Lee on Oct 14, 2011
Why Apple has limited its new Siri personal assistant feature to the iPhone 4S is anyone’s guess. At first it was believed that a lot of the backend of Siri took place on the handset, so it needed the A5’s extra power. But that didn’t prove to be the case.
It was also thought that the service required 1GB of RAM. But it was later revealed that Apple’s new smartphone only contains 512MB, so that can’t be it, either. So then why in the world is Siri limited to the iPhone 4S? Well, maybe it’s not… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 13, 2011
If you’re looking to preserve your iPhone’s baseband when upgrading to iOS 5 on a Windows machine, then Sn0wBreeze is your ticket to baseband freedom.
Preserving your unlockable baseband is integral to being able to unlock your phone when an updated version of UltraSn0w is released tomorrow.
Windows users, this one’s for you. Check inside for the full video tutorial that shows how to preserve your baseband, while upgrading to iOS 5 using Windows… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Oct 12, 2011
Last week we broke the news that jailbreak hacker iH8sn0w was actively working on bringing Siri to iDevices like the 4G iPod touch and iPhone 4. This got a lot of people excited at the possibility of getting access to Siri’s artificial intelligence without having to upgrade to the iPhone 4S.
This morning, the Dev Team’s MuscleNerd sent out a tweet saying that porting Siri to the iPhone 4 or any other iDevice would most likely require piracy, something that the Dev Team has always refused to do… Read More
By Alex Heath on Oct 4, 2011
Hacker iH8sn0w has updated his popular jailbreak tool for Windows called Sn0wbreeze. Sn0wbreeze 2.8b8 has been updated to jailbreak the iOS 5 Gold Master that was released after today’s keynote.
This Sn0wbreeze release follows an update to RedSn0w earlier today that also jailbreaks the iOS 5 GM. (See our video tutorial for more information). Check inside for details on Sn0wbreeze 2.8b8… Read More
By Guest Author on Oct 4, 2011
Chances are you probably heard about Siri coming with the iPhone 4S. Many current iPhone 4 users were bummed when Apple announced that it would be a iPhone 4S-only feature.
The jailbreak community is already working on porting Apple’s revolutionary Siri technology to the 4G iPod touch. Thanks to iH8sn0w and Gojohnnyboi, hackers have somewhat ported Siri to the previous generation iPod touch already… Read More
By Guest Author on Sep 2, 2011
Today, jailbreak hacker iH8sn0w released Sn0wbreeze v2.8b7. This update now includes support for iOS 5 Beta 7. Sn0wbreeze is a jailbreak tool for Windows. Also, if you are new to jailbreaking, you can check our general guide here, and our Sn0wbreeze guide here.
The last couple releases of Sn0wbreeze let you use iOS 5 betas without having a developer account and an activated UDID. Along with that, it removes the expiration of betas, making sure the beta will not expire on your device as it is supposed to do at a preset date and time… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Aug 20, 2011
Apple released iOS 5 Beta 6 yesterday to developers. What we hadn’t confirmed, until now, is the expiration date of the latest beta release.
As you may know, all iOS beta versions that Apple releases have an expiration date, and past this expiration date, devices that haven’t been updated will be disabled, that is, at least until they’re updated to a newer version… Read More
By Alex Heath on Jul 12, 2011
Apple released iOS 5 Beta 3 yesterday, and it was quickly confirmed that you could jailbreak Apple’s newest beta build with last month’s version of the popular jailbreaking tool, RedSn0w. A “sandboxing” error was discovered after jailbreak iOS 5 Beta 3 that caused all apps from the App Store to crash instantly upon being opened.
This problem has now been fixed in the updated version of the Windows jailbreak tool, Sn0wBreeze, and the Dev Team has also updated RedSn0w with the same fix. Happy jailbreaking! Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 8, 2011
Jailbreaking your iDevice gives you the ability to customize it from head to toe. You can change the complete look and feel of the device by editing icons and installing extensions. Another area you can personalize through jailbreaking is the boot screen.
The default boot logo is of course the infamous Apple logo, but with a little tweaking you can change it to virtually whatever you want. In some of the more recent jailbreaks though, the ability to customize the boot logo was compromised… Read More
By Guest Author on Jul 2, 2011
iFaith, the SHSH dumping tool, has received an update and is now available to the public for download.
Up until iFaith came out, if you wanted to restore your device to a previous iOS firmware, the only way to do it was to save the current firmware’s SHSH blob using tools such as @notcom‘s TinyUmbrella or Cydia’s ‘Make my life easier‘ function which automatically saved your SHSH blobs to Cydia’s server.
If you didn’t save the SHSH blob and Apple stopped signing for that iOS then you would not be able to downgrade, as iTunes would stop the process from being completed during the ‘Verifying firmware’ phase of the restore.
The unique thing with iFaith is that, regardless of what firmware your device is running, iFaith will extract the SHSH blob directly from the device. That way, you’ll to be able to restore back to that same firmware in the future, even if Apple is not signing that firmware… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 26, 2011
Apple seeded the 2nd beta of their iOS 5 software to developers last Friday. As typical of any new iOS firmware release, we have been asked if the new update can be jailbroken and unlocked.
Though we’ve heard the disappointing news that the new firmware has patched the Gevey SIM unlock, the software is certainly still jailbreakable. RedSn0w was the first to announce compatibility with the new beta, but Sn0wBreeze wasn’t far behind… Read More
By Alex Heath on Jun 18, 2011
iH8sn0w’s popular jailbreak tool for Windows, Sn0wBreeze, has been updated with support for an untethered iOS 5 jailbreak on the iPhone 3GS. iOS 5 is still in the Beta 1 stage, and Sn0wBreeze Beta 2 is the first method available for an untethered iOS 5 jailbreak on the iPhone 3GS.
Thanks to the old bootrom on the 3GS, users can enjoy a fully untethered iOS 5 Beta 1 jailbreak with the newly released Sn0wBreeze update. Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 13, 2011
Apple announced a major software update for iDevices last week, iOS 5. The new firmware will introduce over 200 new features in iOS, and is expected to seriously impact the jailbreak community.
But jailbreakers haven’t skipped a beat since the beta version of iOS 5 rolled out last Monday. Within 24 hours of the release, jailbreak software was updated to support the new firmware. Now you can add Sn0wbreeze to that list of iOS 5 compatible tools… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Jun 2, 2011
SHSH blobs, despite the slightly comical name are extremely important in the world of iOS jailbreaking. See, the problem with jailbreaking iOS devices is every once in a while you might need to revert to an old firmware version, something Apple isn’t too keen on.
When attempting to flash an iDevice with a firmware other than the most current one, iTunes will contact Apple’s servers for authentication and because your version of iOS is older than the one currently installed, the server refuses.
Luckily this can be gotten around as with so many things in tech – and this is where SHSH blobs come in, along with a new tool by hacking friend iH8sn0w called iFaith… Read More
By Sébastien Page on May 31, 2011
We’ve talked about f0recast before, a tool that allows you to figure out if you can jailbreak, and unlock your iPhone. iH8Sn0w, the developer of f0recast, just released an update to the tool, bringing it to version 1.3.
Although no new features were added in this version, f0recast has been updated with the recent jailbreak situations in order to give you an accurate assessment of your unlocking/jailbreaking ability… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 30, 2011
It appears that jailbreak developer iH8sn0w has been causing some commotion in the Twitter world over the weekend. The 16 year-old iPhone hacker has made quite a name for himself in the community over the past few years, and it doesn’t look like he’s slowing down anytime soon.
The Toronto-native has been advertising on the popular social site that he is going to unveil an all new, never-before-seen — well, we’re not sure. Whatever it is though, the young hacker seems to be pretty excited about it… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 7, 2011
Apple released iOS 4.3.3 (4.2.8 for Verizon iPhones) last Wednesday, less than three weeks after the previous software update. The new firmware included a fix for the location tracking file that Apple has gotten into so much water over (is that considered Cider?).
Chances are, most of you didn’t consider 4.3.3 big enough to update from 4.3.2. But with the Verizon iPad 2 problem fixed and the infamous tracking bug patched, we may not see another update until iOS 5 is released. If that’s the case, then this will likely be the last jailbreak for several months, so why not update? Read More
By Cody Lee on May 6, 2011
Most of you that have upgraded to Apple’s latest firmware, have probably already jailbroken your iDevices using RedSn0w or PwnageTool. If you haven’t yet, you may want to give Sn0wbreeze a try. As we reported earlier, the jailbreak software has joined the iOS 4.3.3 party, courtesy of i0n1c‘s untether.
Although generally mentioned last when discussing jailbreak options, Sn0wbreeze is still a good choice for jailbreakers looking to hack their iDevices with ease. It’s especially useful for folks with Verizon iPhones, as the software created by iH8sn0w is currently the only way to jailbreak 4.2.8… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 6, 2011
As you’ve probably already seen with RedSn0w and PwnageTool, i0n1c has updated his untether exploit to support Apple’s latest firmware. Like the previously mentioned titles, Sn0wbreeze has been updated to support iOS 4.3.3.
This release comes less than 72 hours after Apple dropped the new iOS software, which fixes the location bug we told you about last month. Though many of you folks didn’t have much of a reason to upgrade, for those who did, we have you covered… Read More
By Alex Heath on Apr 30, 2011
If you’ve jailbroken your Verizon iPhone 4 on iOS 4.2.7 with RedSn0w, you know that you’ve only got a tethered jailbreak. Lucky for you, there’s a new Cydia package that allows you to untether your currently tethered RedSn0w jailbreak.
Following the update to Sn0wBreeze for the Verizon iPhone, an untether solution has been pushed for RedSn0w users and is now available in Cydia. Read More