By Sebastien Page on Nov 29, 2010
We’ve seen yesterday that we the release of the updated UtraSn0w unlock, there are a few to be met to unlock iPhone 4.2.1. This unlock will work for the iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS with baseband 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, or 05.13.04. It will also work with iPhone 4 with baseband 01.59.00.
But what happens if you’re not on one of those basebands? Depending on your phone model and configuration, you might have to update the baseband to 06.15.00, which is fully unlockable, then unlock using UltraSn0w.
In this tutorial, I will show you how to use RedSn0w to update your baseband to 06.15.00 so you can unlock your iPhone 3G/3GS 4.1.2… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Nov 28, 2010
Not even a week after iOS 4.2.1 was released, and following the update of the RedSn0w jailbreak, the Dev Team delivered today an update to their UltraSn0w unlock for iOS 4.2.1.
This unlock will work for the iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS with baseband 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, or 05.13.04. It will also work with iPhone 4 with baseband 01.59.00… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 23, 2010
The iPhone 3GS was a much needed stop-gap between the iPhone 3G and the iPhone 4. It was so much faster than the iPhone 3G, that pretty much anything the iPhone 4 can handle, the iPhone 3GS can still handle adequately to this day.
In all actuality, the iPhone 3G should have been what the iPhone 3GS was from the get-go; that would have resulted in a lot more satisfied customers over the long term.
As you may have noticed, when more and more iOS updates were released, the iPhone 3G became slower and slower, leading to numerous consumer complaints. This is a testament to the fact that the iPhone 3G should have been released in the form of its beefed up big brother from the very beginning…
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
This guide and tutorial will show you how to use the freshly released PwnageTool to jailbreak your iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, or iPhone 3G. There has been a couple jailbreak tools for iOS 4.1 released recently but only PwnageTool will preserve your baseband allowing you to update to a jailbroken 4.1, while still preserving your baseband so you can unlock.
PwnageTool is available for Mac only. If you don’t have a Mac, try to find a friend who does, and simply use his computer to cook the firmware. This guide was written using an iPhone 4 but the steps are the same, no matter what iPhone model you have (only the firmware downloaded will change).
This being said, make sure to follow this guide to jailbreak your iPhone iOS 4.1 with PwnageTool. As always when hacking your iPhone, you are proceeding at your own risks… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Oct 8, 2010
Up until now, RedSn0w 0.9.6 beta 1 only worked on Mac, but the Dev Team just updated the infamous RedSn0w jailbreak which is now compatible with Windows. This step by step guide and tutorial will show you how to jailbreak your iPhone 3G 4.1 using RedSn0w for Windows.
It’s important to note that if you’ve already updated to iOS 4.1 you will not be able to unlock your iPhone. If you do need to unlock and if you’re not on iOS 4.1 yet, I suggest you wait for the release of PwnageTool, which will allow you to update to 4.1 while preserving the baseband, thus enabling you to use UltraSn0w to unlock.
This tutorial is for the iPhone 3G only. If you have an iPhone 3GS 4.1 that you want to jailbreak, you’re going to have to wait from Comex’s next jailbreak. If you have an iPhone 4 on 4.1, you will have to wait until Sunday for the release of GreenPois0n.
The Mac version of this tutorial can be found here. This being said, here is how to jailbreak your iPhone 3G 4.1 with RedSn0w… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Sep 21, 2010
This step by step guide and tutorial will show you how to use RedSn0w 0.9.6 Beta 1 to jailbreak your iPhone 3G iOS 4.1. So far, this only works for the iPhone 3G and the iPod Touch 2G, and is a Mac only tool (although a Windows version is coming).
Before we start the tutorial, make sure you read and understand this. Once you have read this article through, come back here and let’s work on jailbreaking your iPhone 3G iOS 4.1 with RedSn0w… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Sep 21, 2010
The Dev Team released RedSn0w 0.9.6 Beta 1 a few hours ago. This latest update to the popular jailbreak tool will only work with the iPhone 3G iOS 4.1 and iPod Touch 2G.
According to the Dev Team, RedSn0w 0.9.6 Beta 1 uses the same pwnage2 DFU-mode exploit that has been around for a couple years. It does not use the SHAtter exploit discovered by pod2g, so there is nothing really new here… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Sep 15, 2010
Apple just released iOS 4.2 Beta to developers. As 9 to 5 Mac noted, it’s not only available for iPhones as you can also download iOS 4.2 Beta for iPad, which will bring over-the-air printing.
As usual when a new firmware comes out, it is recommended that jailbreakers and unlockers stay away from it if they don’t want to lose the ability to jailbreak/unlock in the future… Read More
By Guest Author on Sep 12, 2010
iOS is a wonderful operating system in my opinion. That doesn’t mean I think that other phones should necessarily run the Apple created software. Apparently a certain HTC owner didn’t think the same because it appears that the OS has been successfully been morphed over another platform.
9 to 5 Mac has the story and it appears the device runs the operating system like an iPhone 3G running 4.0. Read More
By Guest Author on Sep 11, 2010
So were you a bit annoyed when Steve Jobs introduced the new HDR features of iOS 4.1 and realized it wouldn’t apply to your iPhone 3G or 3GS? Well stop being annoyed because apparently there will be a jailbreak app for that.
BGR highlighted a tweet from iOS developer Will Strafach that states the following: Read More
By Guest Author on Sep 8, 2010
I once bought a pair of retro Air Jordan that were strikingly ugly but nonetheless a one of kind product. I thought by owning these I was cool. Needless to say I was 16 years old.
Touch My iPhone highlights a new iPhone dock that may earn bonus points for creativity but puts my old tennis shoes to shame. The iRetrophone Skyliner mimics your grandmother’s old stationary phone (the handset on the dock actually works) and offers the following description… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Sep 7, 2010
Well screw you if you have an iPhone 2G or iPhone 3G! Apple will not support your device for Game Center, the social gaming network that will ship with iOS 4.1 tomorrow.
There were rumors of Game Centers not making it to the iPhone 3G, but Apple has made things official on their website. Read More
By Guest Author on Sep 6, 2010
This week Apple will release the iOS version 4.1 for the iPhone. If our calculations are correct the newest version of the mobile operating system will be hitting iTunes on Wednesday, September 8th.
The last couple of updates from Apple haven’t been anything to write home about. Version 4.0.1 simply addressed the algorithm while the antenna issue was flooding the news wire. After that, version 4.0.2 basically just patched up a security issue that Apple left exposed. As far as actual tangible features both refreshes were pretty dull at best… Read More
By Guest Author on Sep 3, 2010
It was bad enough that many of the exciting features that accompanied iOS 4 weren’t going to be added to the iPhone 3G. It was a whole different debacle when we reported that the device was basically crippled in many instances after making the upgrade.
According to a demo by Life Hacker, iOS 4.1 works much smoother on the 2 year old device than the previous version. The site notes the following regarding their little experiment: Read More
By Guest Author on Sep 3, 2010
This week has gone by faster than usual. Perhaps the Apple event made the days come and go quicker but nevertheless it’s Friday. This is the day I’ve been known to spout off about a topic that I feel needs further attention. This week I go after those who feel the need to warn people that jailbreaking your iPhone can “brick” it.
I recently posted an article announcing the recent jailbreak of my iPhone 4. Having been away from the dark side since my iPhone 3G, I wasn’t sure what to expect from the process. Read More
By Guest Author on Sep 2, 2010
After weeks of self debate and bugging Sebastien about the possibilities of jailbreaking my iPhone 4, I took the leap of faith Wednesday night and cracked opened my device. I must say that the whole process was unbelievably painless and took no more than 5 minutes to perform the hack and update the Cydia packages.
I used JailbreakMe to perform the procedure and I will vouch for the website any day. After 2 or 3 minutes of loading, the device was jailbroken and ready to be used. Perhaps it was the Apple aroma in the air after their event, but nevertheless having jailbroken my iPhone 4 makes it feel like launch day all over again…
By Sebastien Page on Sep 1, 2010
Steve Jobs just announced at Apple’s Special Event that the company will be releasing iOS 4.1 today. As expected, this update will fix bugs, but it will also add new exciting features… Read More
By Guest Author on Aug 25, 2010
iLounge reveals a bit of discerning information that took a mysterious amount of time to surface. It turns out that the iPhone 4 shares the same limitations as the iPad and the Apple TV in regards to being unable to transfer rented movies back to your iTunes library.
The ability to move rentals had never been a problem before when renting on previous iPhone models. An excerpt from the iPhone iOS 4 User Guide briefly mentions the limitation on page 99, and it reads as such: Read More
By Sebastien Page on Aug 20, 2010
Some of you with iPhone 3G who updated to iOS 4 and up have noticed how performances have been degraded. The most common symptom is how slow you iPhone 3G becomes. Apple recently said they are looking into it, and in the meanwhile, we provided you with a quick fix that works for many of you.
A frustrated iPhone 3G user asked Steve Jobs about it: Read More