By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 12, 2011
We have decided to remove this post. We posted warnings about the usefulness and possible issues that could stem from its usage, but after further discussion and talks with developers, we decided it was in the best interest of everyone involved to remove the tutorial.
We apologize about any confusion that may have resulted from this, and we will more deeply consider any similar posts in the future, even if they contain the necessary warnings that this post contained. Ultimately, we don’t want to confuse anyone, hence we felt that the post would be better off removed. Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 8, 2011
When Apple originally launched iTunes it revolutionized device-to-computer media sync software. But after years of leaving the app largely unchanged, users have started calling for a revamp. In this day in age, iTunes feels antiquated.
Luckily, there are a couple of ways around using iTunes to transfer media from your iOS device to your computer, and vice versa. Using file transfer software, you can move virtually anything from your iDevice to your Windows PC or Mac and back again. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 5, 2011
As we told you yesterday, iFaith — the Windows based tool that allows you to manage SHSH blobs on all devices sans the iPhone 4S — has been updated with the ability to save iOS 5.x blobs, and create custom firmware that you can use to downgrade your iOS 5 device.
It works very similar to RedSn0w’s stitching feature, except the big difference here is that it encompasses Apple’s APTicket and features iOS 5 compatibility.
Up until now it was impossible to downgrade an iOS 5.x device to a previous version of iOS 5. That’s no longer the case, as our video tutorial shows you inside… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 29, 2011
Earlier we told you about the update to TouchPad, a VNC remote control app for iOS devices. It’s a well known app in itself, but this latest update is sure to make a few people ecstatic.
Indeed, Edovia — the highly esteemed developers behind this and other great apps, like Screens — has updated TouchPad to allow Siri dictation between an iPhone 4S and a Mac, Windows, or even Linux machine if that suits your fancy.
Check out our video demonstration inside… Read More
By Zech TesfaYohannes on Nov 3, 2011
Today iH8Sn0w updated his popular jailbreak tool Sn0wBreeze with support for the iOS 5.0.1 developer beta. This update also fixes the iBooks sandbox and Location Services issue with the iPhone 3GS.
As usual, this update blocks a UDID check and beta timer. This means that you do not need to be a registered developer to use this beta and that you can use the beta for as long as you wish… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Oct 18, 2011
The Dev Team has pushed a new update for their flagship jailbreak tool, RedSn0w. RedSn0w 0.9.9 beta 6 brings several bug fixes, both functional and cosmetic.
RedSn0w 0.9.9 beta 6 is a jailbreak for iOS 5, which now brings Windows compatibility to the mix. It also fixes the network crash that iPhone 3GS owners with 06.15.00 basebands might have encountered when using Location Services… 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 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 Jeff Benjamin on Sep 17, 2011
Another week, and that can only mean one or two things; you just got paid, and/or it’s time for another episode of Ask Jeff.
As always, this is the show where you the viewers get to ask the questions, and I do my best to provide some decent answers.
On this week’s docket, we tackle Apple fanboys, compare Android devices to the iPhone, queuing in line for the iPhone 5, and chit-chat about some of my favorite jailbreak apps. If you have a question that you’re just dying to get answered, step right up… Read More
By Zech TesfaYohannes 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 Zech TesfaYohannes on Aug 21, 2011
The Sn0wBreeze jailbreak tool has been updated to version 2.8b6 with support for iOS 5 Beta 6. This jailbreak is Windows only.
If you don’t know how to use Sn0wbreeze, check out our tutorial. This jailbreak is mostly tethered, except for the old-bootrom iPhone 3GS. This version of Sn0wBreeze will also let you install the jailbreak on a copy of iOS 5 Beta 6 without a registered UDID. Read More
By Guest Author on Aug 18, 2011
Sn0wBreeze 2.8 Beta 5 has been released by iH8snow for Windows users. This version jailbreaks iOS 5 Beta 5, and also includes a few handy features along the way.
This is a tethered jailbreak. A notable feature in this release is the abiltiity to install iOS 5 and skip the UDID developer check, meaning you don’t have to be a developer to install the iOS 5 beta (providing you have the firmware downloaded)… Read More
By Guest Author on Aug 14, 2011
iCloud for Windows Beta 4 was released alongside iOS 5 Beta 5 and iTunes 10.5 Beta 5 last week. Here’s a quick look at some of the features.
The installation process is pretty straight forward and standard for Apple. I installed iCloud on two of my PCs running Windows 7. One thing I found awkward about this process was that one of my computers needed restarting before using iCloud, while the other was set to go right away… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 7, 2011
A lot of folks jailbreak their iDevices to add functionality to iOS. Maybe they do it to download SBSettings to access toggles quicker, or to install Xpander to save time typing. For the most part, though, people tend to jailbreak for productive reasons.
But Cydia also has a lot of non-productive apps. Not just games, but entertainment-type apps that are more likely to be used in a round of “look what my phone can do,” rather than actually used. Now that I’ve preempted what category this one falls into, here’s iWindows… Read More
By Alex Heath on Jul 23, 2011
Apple has brought Wi-Fi Sync functionality in iOS 5 Beta 4 to Windows users. iOS 5 Beta 2 turned Wi-Fi sync on for Mac users, and we posted a video walkthrough of how it worked.
In the newly-released Beta 4 version of iOS 5, Windows users can enjoy the same Wi-Fi Sync feature on their iDevices. 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 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 Oliver Haslam on Jun 5, 2011
Apple’s iconic Apple Stores are known around the world, so much so that they stand out on the crowed streets even while they’re still under construction. Shrouded in black, there is no doubting when an Apple retail location is in the process of being put together behind closed doors.
That is, unless it has a great big Microsoft Windows logo stuck to the side of it… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 24, 2011
It’s becoming more and more apparent that AirPlay — Apple’s media streaming technology is here for the long haul.
We’ve seen numerous applications for both the iPhone, the Mac, and even Android devices that in some way or another, massage AirPlay’s functionality to meet their needs.
Throughout all of the fun, Windows has ultimately been left out; that is until now.
Developer Thomas Pleasance made sure of that fact with the recent release of his AirPlay enabled Windows Media Center Add-in… Read More
By Alex Heath on May 11, 2011
You can rest easy. Microsoft’s CEO, Steve Ballmer, has confirmed that the company will “continue to invest in Skype on non-Microsoft client platforms.”
As we previously reported, Microsoft has acquired Skype to the tune of $8.5 billion. The technology juggernaut plans on implementing Skype’s VoIP technology into its Windows Phone 7 platform, but the company also states that it will continue to support Skype on non-Windows platforms. Read More