By Guest Author on May 9, 2011
Ever since Apple released iOS 4.3, many iPhone users have been reporting a noticeable decrease in battery life from iOS 4.2.1. While further releases tend to help battery life a little bit, users state that their iPhone battery life still doesn’t last as long as it did on iOS 4.2.1 and earlier.
Apple released iOS 4.3.3 earlier this week, and in addition to rectifying the infamous location tracking bug, the update was also supposed to bring battery life improvements. We conducted a similar poll a few days after the release of iOS 4.3.1, and the poll results still showed that iOS 4.3.1 battery life had not improved. Read More
By Guest Author on Apr 20, 2011
With the release of iOS 4.3.2 this late last week, and the new iOS 4.3.2 redsn0w jailbreak still not completely stable, some of you might not want to wait any longer for a stable jailbreak, or maybe you’re having additional issues with the new OS. Whatever the reason might be, you can downgrade from your current iOS version to an earlier version using your SHSH blobs on file.
It is important you have your SHSH blobs on file for the iOS version you want to downgrade to. 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. You can check which SHSH blobs on file you’ve got by launching Cydia and looking at the top of the Cydia homepage where it lists all your saved SHSH blobs. Read More
By Guest Author 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 Guest Author 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 Guest Author on Mar 11, 2011
Shortly after breaking the bad news about the iPhone 4 carrier unlock for iOS 4.3, iPhone Dev Team member @MuscleNerd announced that they aren’t giving up just yet and are currently investigating a new method to unlock the iPhone 4.
This method, called the “NCK”, is the key generated by Apple if they were to officially unlock your iPhone. Basically, it’s similar to an IMEI unlock code, which permanently unlocks the phone…
By Guest Author on Mar 5, 2011
At Apple’s iPad 2 Event earlier this week, one of the major improvements in iOS 4.3 was Mobile Safari performance.
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 28, 2011
Following up on the report we brought you last night concerning the status of an iPhone 4 Unlock, the Dev Team has essentially confirmed those reports today.
@MuscleNerd, an integral member of the Dev Team, tweeted today that along with an iPhone 4 unlock, an unlock might also be possible for the 3G and the 3GS on some of the newer basebands.
The good news is that he went on to say that “[the iPhone 4] is 1st priority…”
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 18, 2011
As you may have heard, Apple is beginning to get petty with their fight against the jailbreak community.
The latest strategy taken on by Apple is to prevent you from reading the books you purchased on iBooks if it detects a jailbroken iPhone.
@Comex responded first with his hilariously named “Hunnypot” solution, and now the Chronic Dev team has followed suit with the release of GreenPois0n RC 6.1…
By Sébastien Page on Feb 15, 2011
The Dev Team just released PwnageTool 4.2, a jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 for iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, and iPhone 4 (AT&T and Verizon), as well as the iPad, Apple TV, and iPod Touch 3G and 4G.
PwnageTool will allow you to jailbreak your iPhone on the latest iOS 4.2.1 while preserving its baseband, thus allowing you to unlock with UltraSn0w, assuming you are still on baseband 01.59.00.
This step by step guide will show you how to jailbreak your iPhone 4.2.1 with PwnageTool, a Mac-only jailbreak for iPhone… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Feb 15, 2011
The Dev Team just released an updated version of their famous Mac jailbreak, PwnageTool 4.2. This new version of PwnageTool allows you to update your iPhone to a newer firmware while preserving your baseband. PwnageTool is the only jailbreak tool to let you do that, even though there are manual ways to update while preserving the baseband using TinyUmbrella.
In short, PwnageTool is unlockers’ favorite jailbreak as it allows to keep the unlock alive while still updating the iOS.
The Dev Team was able to make a few improvements to PwnageTool, notably a fix for the iBooks problem we reported this morning… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Feb 12, 2011
The iPhone 4.2.1 jailbreak tool GreenPois0n has been updated to version RC6. This update brings support for the Apple TV and fixes emulators compatibility issues with GreenPois0n.
Since it came out last week, GreenPois0n has been updated several times, and can now also be used to jailbreak the Verizon iPhone. Although RedSn0w can also provide an untethered jailbreak, GreenPois0n still remains our recommended jailbreak for 4.2.1… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 8, 2011
Today, Jules Gabriel Verne is the inspiration behind Google’s often changing homepage logo, with a submarine inspired illustration that’s fitting considering he was the man behind the novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea.
Verne was born on February 8th, 1828, hence the commemoration.
That’s nice and all, but the real reason this is news is because of the logo itself. On a desktop browser you’ll see that you can manipulate the submarine’s scenery by means of a small toggle located on the right-hand side of the logo.
On the iPhone though, it’s a whole different story. That’s because Google has tapped into the iPhone’s accelerometer to allow you to change scenery simply by moving your iPhone…
By Sébastien Page on Feb 7, 2011
iOS 4.2.1 has been released for a while now, and up until this weekend, there wasn’t a good and practical jailbreak for it. Sure RedSn0w did the trick but since it was a tethered jailbreak, it wasn’t very convenient.
Then came RedSn0w untethered jailbreak, which was better than its predecessor, but still wasn’t satisfying to most of us. Finally the Chronic Dev Team updated GreenPois0n, which brings a safe and reliable untethered jailbreak for iPhone iOS 4.2.1… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 5, 2011
Windows users rejoice! GreenPois0n has been released for Windows machines after seeing a few days of exclusivity for the Mac.
It was earlier today when we reported that the Windows version would make it to jailbreakers this weekend, and now the Chronic Dev Team has made good on its promises.
Check inside for the details and the download…
By Guest Author on Feb 5, 2011
We’ve got some good news for Windows users! Yesterday, Chronic Dev Team member, @p0sixninja announced that the Windows version of Greenpois0n RC5 should be released “tomorrow or the next day”, meaning this weekend.
For those that have been out of the know lately, The Chronic Dev Team officially released Greenpois0n RC5 yesterday, providing the first iOS 4.2.1 untethered jailbreak for all iOS devices without the need of any SHSH blobs… Read More
By Alex Heath on Feb 4, 2011
All signs have been pointing to Apple releasing iOS 4.3 in the very near future, with speculation that Apple’s 4.3 announcement could even come next week. Most speculation is centering on an Apple announcement taking place within the next 10 days.
Besides an iOS 4.3 announcement, Apple is rumored to be announcing the iPad 2, the Verizon iPhone’s “Personal Hotspot” feature on AT&T, and an official release of in-app subscriptions.
Whether or not all of the speculation is accurate, it’s evident that Apple will be holding an event in the near future…
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 4, 2011
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few hours, you know that the long awaited GreenPois0n untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 was finally released.
Maybe it’s just me, but I always seem to run into some sort of problem with missing or broken Cydia installations after a successful jailbreak.
To fix this issue I was able to install RedSn0w 0.9.6 on top of my GreenPois0n jailbreak with no ill results. By doing this you will still retain your untethered jailbreak, while gaining the necessary Cydia icon.
Check inside for the full video walkthrough…
By Guest Author on Feb 3, 2011
Now that Greenpois0n RC5 finally provides the long awaited iOS 4.2.1 untethered jailbreak (without the need of SHSH Blobs), many iPhone 4 owners with unlocked iPhones’ have been told to hold off upgrading to 4.2.1 as you will lose the ability to unlock (for now).
But thanks to TinyUmbrella developer @notcom, there is now a way to upgrade to iOS 4.2.1 without upgrading your baseband. Unfortunately, currently you will only be able to unlock your iPhone 4 on the older 1.59.00 baseband (modem firmware). So if you are not on the older baseband, you will not be able to unlock your iPhone 4.
For those of you with the older 1.59.00 baseband, follow the guide below to preserve your iPhone 4 baseband and unlock and jailbreak your iPhone 4 on iOS 4.2.1… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Feb 3, 2011
The GreenPois0n untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 was released a few minutes ago and I already took it for a spin on my older iPhone 3G sporting iOS 4.2.1.
This step by step guide will show you how to use GreenPois0n to jailbreak your iPhone iOS 4.2.1. It’s worth noting that this version will not hacktivate your iPhone and that so far, there is only a Mac version… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 31, 2011
If you’ve been keeping your ear to the street, a.k.a. keeping up with the latest jailbreak news on Twitter, then you may have stumbled upon several rumblings about a “big surprise” that will be included with the upcoming GreenPois0n jailbreak.
This newest version of GreenPois0n will provide an untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 firmware, and is destined to arrive any day now.
What could the so-called “big surprise” be? Will it be something we’ve seen before? Will it be a totally new feature that will blow our minds?