By Cody Lee on Nov 27, 2011
Earlier today we reported on the recently released iOS 5 jailbreak tool called Ac1dSn0w. The Mac-only utility came from the Pwn Dev Team, who aren’t as highly regarded as the Dev and Chronic Dev teams, but they’re well-known.
With that in mind, we posted a tutorial, as we always do, on how to jailbreak your iOS 5 device using the new software. We’ve since learned that Ac1dSn0w contains Apple’s copyrighted code, so therefore it’s illegal to use… Read More
By Alex Heath on Nov 27, 2011
Dev Team frontman and unlock guru MuscleNerd has given an update on a new unlock for the newly-released iPhone 4S. According to MuscleNerd, a “very promising” unlock for the new handset is “in the works.”
While iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 owners with older basebands have been able to unlock after jailbreaking for awhile now, there’s a whole set of newer basebands waiting for an UltraSn0w update. Read More
By Sebastien Page on Nov 10, 2011
We’ve told you before, but it doesn’t hurt to say it again. As MuscleNerd just confirmed on Twitter moments ago, and as we told you yesterday, you should stay away from the iOS 5.0.1 update if you are a jailbreaker/unlocker.
Not only does iOS 5.0.1 patch exploits that could potentially allow for an untethered jailbreak, but there is also currently no way to downgrade from iOS 5.0.1 should you need to restore from a jailbreak… Read More
By Alex Heath on Nov 4, 2011
MuscleNerd has spoken. The Dev Team front man has tweeted that the latest version of RedSn0w will in fact jailbreak the just-released iOS 5.0.1 beta 2.
The jailbreak is still tethered, and you’ll need to point RedSn0w to the iOS 5.0/5.0.1 IPSW to perform the jailbreak for the time being… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Nov 2, 2011
Earlier today Apple released iOS 5.0.1 beta to developers which supposedly fixes a few bugs, including the battery problem we reported about last week.
If you’re a jailbreaker who just couldn’t resist updating to the new beta firmware, we have some good news for you. According to Dev Team frontman MuscleNerd, the latest version of RedSn0w can jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 beta… Read More
By Alex Heath on Oct 28, 2011
Hot on the heels of MuscleNerd’s status update on the iPhone 4S jailbreak, a short video of the iPad 2 has surfaced showing the tablet jailbroken and running Cydia on iOS 5.
No ETA has been given for the iOS 5 untethered jailbreak, but we can only assume that a jailbreak will be released for all devices at once, meaning that you’ll be able to jailbreak A5 devices like the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 as well as older generation iDevices… Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 28, 2011
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… Read More
By Alex Heath on Oct 23, 2011
Sometimes you write a post and you think, “Does this really need to be said?” In this case, it unfortunately does.
There have been recent reports that people have been scammed into paying for fake iOS 5 untethered jailbreaks. You should never, ever pay for a jailbreak… ever. Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 13, 2011
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… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Oct 13, 2011
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… Read More
By Sebastien 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 12, 2011
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… Read More
By Alex Heath on Oct 7, 2011
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 JailbreakMe.com 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 JailbreakMe.com from now on… Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 19, 2011
On Saturday, we reported that there was a major RedSn0w update on the way. Dev Team frontman MuscleNerd told the Twitter nation that a new version of the popular jailbreak tool would be hitting the web in the very near future.
As promised, the team once again made Sunday ‘Funday’ by releasing the software late last night. While the update doesn’t add support for new firmware, it does come with a host of new features. Hit the jump to see the change log… Read More
By Zech TesfaYohannes on Sep 17, 2011
Today, Musclenerd announced that RedSn0w is going to get a major update. Musclenerd posted pictures of the new version RedSn0w, which also includes some new features.
This update is expected to be pushed out in the next couple of days. As seen in the picture above, you’re greeted with a new welcome screen that presents a couple of new options… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Sep 15, 2011
A few minutes ago, MuscleNerd tweeted the picture above, showing a name tag with his nickname instead of his real name. But the most interesting part of this tweet is not the name tag, it is that MuscleNerd was at Apple’s HQ in Cupertino.
What was he doing there? Simply paying them a courtesy visit, or having a serious talk about future employment? Read More
By Alex Heath on Sep 15, 2011
As we near the public launch of iOS 5, many jailbreakers are wondering what the future holds. It was originally thought that Apple was out to kill jailbreaking in iOS 5, and many became even more worried when famed hacker Comex announced that he had been hired by Apple. Was the end drawing near?
We can all rest assured that jailbreaking is alive and well. And after months of there being no untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 or the last two releases of iOS 4, the Chronic-Dev Team has said that it is “actively working” on an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Sep 2, 2011
Hot on the heels of the release of iOS 5 beta 7, MuscleNerd announced on Twitter that he has updated RedSn0w to bring support for the latest beta firmware.
Up until now, if you wanted to jailbreak iOS 5 beta 7, you had to point RedSn0w to beta 6. It worked, but it wasn’t ideal. By pushing RedSn0w 0.9.8b7b, the Dev Team makes things square, allowing you to jailbreak beta 7 by pointing the tool directly to beta 7… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 9, 2011
As usual, that didn’t take long. Hot of the heels of the Beta 5 release of iOS 5, the iPhone Dev Team has released RedSn0w 0.9.8b5, which, of course, allows you to jailbreak Apple’s bleeding edge firmware.
Per the norm, this is a tethered jailbreak, meaning you’ll have to be near a computer to perform a tethered boot if you have to restart your device for any reason.
This latest version of RedSn0w is available for both Mac and Windows users. Check inside for more details… Read More