By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 28, 2011
SuperMusic is a jailbreak tweak that aims to add more options to the music controls that appear on your Lock screen.
In addition to the basic back, pause/play, and forward buttons, SuperMusic adds fast-forward, rewind, stop, shuffle, and a full track listing of your music library right on your Lock screen.
Check out the video inside to see how it works in action… Read More
By Zech TesfaYohannes on Aug 5, 2011
Today, we received an interesting tip from iDB reader Burge. He informed us that Apple is still signing the iOS 4.1 firmware. He told us that he tested it on his newer model iPhone 3GS and his son’s iPod Touch 2nd generation.
This is very interesting for 2 reasons. First, why would Apple sign a firmware that came out in September? Also, why out of all the iOS updates, 4.1 is the only one in the past still being signed? Read More
By Kickstar13 on Mar 20, 2011
Last week, the Gevey Team announced their SIM Interposer for the iPhone 4. This SIM Interposer would provide the long awaited iPhone 4 unlock or Baseband 2.10.04 and 3.10.01.
Although there was some speculation as to whether this SIM Interposer was legit or not, today a reader over at Redmond Pie has provided evidence showing an iPhone 4 with 2.10.04 baseband running on T-Mobile USA’s network using the Gevey SIM Interposer.
By Kickstar13 on Mar 17, 2011
Remember the days of the TurboSIM, and how that was a popular method for unlocking the iPhone 2G in 2008?
Gevey, one of the companies that was a leading provider of those TurboSIMs has released a SIM Interposer which can unlock the iPhone 4 up to iOS 4.3 by force activating the baseband using the emergency dialer.
By Kickstar13 on Jan 29, 2011
Windows users, your long wait for an untethered jailbreak for 4.2.1 via Jailbreak Monte is almost over!
Yesterday, via twitter the iPhone Dev Team confirmed that since Apple is still allowing download of the 4.1 IPSW (not blobs) they will at last release a Windows version of RedSn0w 0.9.7 beta…
By Kickstar13 on Jan 25, 2011
Late last month, the iPhone Dev Team officially released their jailbreak “backup plan”, which was released because Comex was not able to meet his Christmas ETA. The new jailbreak method, called “Jailbreak Monte” used your saved iOS 4.2b3 SHSH blobs to give your iDevice the first untethered jailbreak on iOS 4.2.1.
The method required you to have an Apple developer account to get a hold of the 4.2 beta 3 IPSW (although the firmware could be pirated, the iPhone Dev Team is strictly against piracy).
Sunday, via Twitter @MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev Team announced that the untethered jailbreak Monte has been successfully ported back to the 4.1 kernel (SHSH blobs) for iOS 4.2.1.This means that you will now be able to use your saved iOS 4.1 SHSH blobs to get an untethered jailbreak on iOS 4.2.1…
By Alex Heath on Dec 3, 2010
Cydia was recently updated to support Apple’s updated API’s in iOS 4.2. This particular Cydia update was quite the major overhaul, and there is no option available (yet) within Cydia to update to the newest version automatically.
Besides iOS 4.2 support, there are several long-awaited improvements in this version of Cydia.
The most noticeable improvement in this update is a huge performance boost throughout the whole application. Everything is faster. Once Cydia does the initial restructuring and downloading after you first install the update, you should notice an immediate boost in speed as you navigate the app. That means less of the dreaded loading wheel and more of actually accomplishing what you want to do… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Dec 2, 2010
Let’s say you recently updated your iPhone to iOS 4.2.1 and for various possible reasons, you are already regretting this move. It is possible to downgrade your iPhone 4.2.1 to a previous iOS, but for this, you need to have your SHSH blobs on file for the iOS you want to downgrade to.
To be completely clear, if you don’t have your SHSH blobs on file for the iOS you want to downgrade to, you will not be able to downgrade. There is no way around that. This being said, here is how to downgrade iPhone iOS 4.2.1 to 4.1, 4.0.2, 4.0.1, or 4.0… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Nov 28, 2010
The Dev Team just released an update to their UltraSn0w unlock. Unfortunately, this time it’s not as easy as downloading and installing UltraSn0w to unlock the iPhone.
If your iPhone is on baseband 01.59.00, 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, or 05.13.04, then you can simply go to Cydia and download UltraSn0w. If you are on a different baseband, you will first have to update your baseband to 06.15.00, which is unlockable.
All this sounds a little confusing? Yes, it’s normal. It’s very confusing, so I highly suggest you read this before going forward with the unlock process. It will tell you what you can and cannot do, depending on your configuration… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Nov 1, 2010
Here is an interesting tweet from MuscleNerd saying that “a very nice unlock” is coming soon. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out the Dev Team already has an unlock ready for release but they’re just waiting for Apple to ship iOS 4.2, sometimes in the next few days.
I assume this unlock will work for every device and will be compatible with iOS 4.1 and 4.2 basebands… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Nov 1, 2010
The Dev Team just released RedSn0w 0.9.6b2, a new version of their famous jailbreak tool for Mac and Windows. What’s new in RedSn0w 0.9.6b2? The most interesting news is that RedSn0w will now jailbreak all devices on iOS 4.1: iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, and Apple TV.
Also new is the ability to have custom bootlogos on the iPhone 3G/3GS and iPod Touch 2G. Perhaps the most interesting new feature is the option that implements the DFU button in PwnageTool… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 29, 2010
When Apple releases the final version of iOS 4.2 to the public next month, you shouldn’t have to wait long before a jailbreak is released. The jailbreak might even be released on the same day that Apple makes iOS 4.2 available to the masses.
A couple of days ago, iOS hacker iH8sn0w posted an image of an iPad, one obviously on firmware iOS 4.2, running the jailbreak only mobile terminal app. As we reported earlier, due to the nature of the jailbreak, the quick turnaround time should be something we should see going forward, because one of the exploits is a hardware exploit that, according to hackers, can’t be patched… Read More
By Nick Prokesch on Oct 28, 2010
After jailbreaking for 4.1, many of you will notice you can no longer run apt-get commands from the command line, whether SSH or MobileTerminal. This is mind boggling, and none of the support sites or forums seem to have the right answer. The most common suggested solution is to delete some sources from Cydia and re-add them. This doesn’t work.
After a few hours of troubleshooting, I gave up and assumed it was a limitation of greenpois0n. However, today I accidentally found the answer, and it’s quite simple to make this work again. Read More
By Guest Author on Oct 22, 2010
Couple of days back, PwnageTool 4.1 for Mac was released to jailbreak the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV on iOS 4.1. Some Mac OS X 10.5.x users were experiencing issues with this version so the iPhone Dev Team today released PwnageTool 4.1.1 to fix any issues on Mac OS X 10.5.x.
PwnageTool works only on Mac OS X and it’s a jailbreak tool based on creating pre-jailbroken custom firmwares while preserving your baseband to be able to unlock your iPhone after upgrading using the custom firmware.
You can download PwnageTool and check our step by step guide posted here to jailbreak your device using PwnageTool for Mac then follow this guide to unlock iOS 4.1 using Ultrasn0w and tell us how it worked for you!
UPDATE: Version 4.1.2 is out. You can get it from our iPhone download sections.
By Sebastien Page on Oct 20, 2010
Technically, it’s not possible to unlock an iPhone that has been updated to iOS 4.1 because there is no unlock available for the iOS 4.1 baseband. Now depending on your situation, there might be a way to unlock your iPhone.
If you are still on iOS 4.0.1 (or even earlier version. ie 3.1.3), then you can use PwnageTool to jailbreak your iPhone while preserving the baseband (see our guide here). This will make sure you update to the latest iOS version but don’t update the baseband, which is the key part in unlocking your iPhone… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Oct 20, 2010
The PwnageTool jailbreak for iPhone iOS 4.1 is out and available for download! It was supposed to be released last Sunday but it didn’t for unknown reasons. This new version of PwnageTool will jailbreak the iPhone 3G, 3GS, and iPhone 4. PwnageTool will also work for the iPod Touch 3G and 4G. Additionally, it will work with the iPad and the new Apple TV.
LimeRa1n and GreenPois0n have been released over a week ago. The difference between these jailbreaks and PwnageTool is that PwnageTool will preserve your baseband. This is crucial for iPhone owners who want to unlock… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Oct 15, 2010
Dev Team member MuscleNerd has recorded a video demon of their latest jailbreak for iOS 4.1 PwnageTool. The video showed an iPad being restored to a pre-jailbroken iOS 3.2.2.
PwnageTool is a jailbreak method that lets you update your iPhone to the latest iOS while preserving the baseband. This is particularly important if you’re looking to unlock your iPhone as there are currently no unlock available for the latest basebands and there probably won’t be at least until iOS 4.2 comes out in November… Read More
By Guest Author on Oct 14, 2010
I’m a little late to the Game Center party, because I was waiting to jailbreak 4.1. But now that I’ve arrived, it doesn’t feel like much of a party. Apple’s much touted Game Center app is supposed to be an “out of the box” focal point for all your iPhone (3GS/4), iPad, and iPod touch (2G-4G) games.
Compare your scores with friends, see how you rank worldwide, and try to achieve game goals to earn bragging rights (or to let people know how much free time you have to waste). You can also challenge friends to matches or play strangers in a multiplayer matchup.
Game Center does everything advertised above, so why am I not having any fun? Because this is what I was greeted with upon logging in:
By Sebastien Page on Oct 12, 2010
MuscleNerd announced on Twitter earlier today that the Dev Team will be releasing an updated version of PwnageTool to jailbreak iOS 4.1. Not only this version will work with the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4, but it will also allow to jailbreak the new Apple TV.
PwnageTool is a Mac only tool that allows you to update the firmware while preserving the baseband. It is necessary for those of you who want to be on the latest iOS, while keeping their iPhone unlock. If you’re on a PC and want to update to iOS 4.1 while not upgrading the baseband, you may refer to our tutorial… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 12, 2010
After a bit of a shaky start, the Chronic Dev Team has finally released the much anticipated greenpois0n jailbreak, and it’s available for download now. Much like the already released limera1n, this jailbreak allows you to jailbreak iPhone running iOS 4.1 and iOS 4.2.1.
The GreenPois0n download is now available for both Windows and Mac, and a Linux version might be in the works. GreenPois0n will allow you to jailbreak the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, iPod Touch 3G, and iPod Touch 4G.
You can download GreenPois0n from our downloads section.
If you’re not sure how to use it, you may want to refer to our guide on how to jailbreak the iPhone using GreenPois0n.