Safe To Update to iOS 5.1.1, says Pod2g!

Now that it has been confirmed that the pod2g’s untethered jailbreak is almost ready and works with most iOS devices (except Apple TV 3) running iOS 5.1.1, he has tweeted that it is safe for jailbreakers to update their iOS devices to iOS 5.1.1.

But pod2g has warned users who depend on Ultrasn0w to unlock their iPhone should avoid updating to iOS 5.1.1.

Absinthe 2.0 or upcoming version of Redsn0w won’t support iOS 5.1, so if users want to jailbreak their iOS device, then they will have upgrade to iOS 5.1.1.

Pod2g tweeted:

Some facts about 5.1.1 jailbreak : http://t.co/Tk6Rrpow . You can safely upgrade to 5.1.1 now if you want to be ready.

Huge warning as usual for unlockers that want to preserve their baseband to keep their unlock.

So who should upgrade to iOS 5.1.1:

  • Users who don’t care about unlocking their iPhone

If you care about unlocking, then you should wait for iPhone Dev team to release Redsn0w which supports the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak. You to create a custom iOS 5.1.1 firmware file using the upcoming version of Redsn0w, that will allow you to update to iOS 5.1.1 without updating your iPhone’s baseband.

  • Users who don’t care about losing the jailbreak  

If you have a jailbroken iOS device and don’t want to lose your jailbreak by updating it to iOS 5.1.1 then you should wait for Absinthe 2.0 or Redsn0w to be released.

If you do decide to upgrade to iOS 5.1.1, remember to first:

  • Ensure that you’ve backed up your iOS device either to iTunes or iCloud
  • Take a backup of SHSH blobs using TinyUmbrella before upgrading and then after upgrading to iOS 5.1.1

Pod2g and iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak team are widely expected to release the untethered jailbreak sometime this week. We’ll let you know as soon as we’ve any further updates.

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List of 5.1.1 Jailbreakable Devices Updated…

Some good news for iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 3G users. Few days back, pod2g had said that his untethered jailbreak did not work with iPod touch 3G on iOS 5.1.1 and hence also may not work with iPhone 3GS.

But he has just tweeted that they’ve figured out a way to jailbreak iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 3G as well.

He tweeted:

Good news. We’ve found a way through for iPod 3G and iPhone 3Gs users. Upcoming jailbreak will be compatible.

So based on that update, pod2g’s has tested and confirmed that his untethered jailbreak works on the following iOS devices:

  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPad 1
  • iPad 2 Wi-Fi
  • iPad 3 Wi-Fi
  • iPad 3 Wi-Fi + 4G (CDMA)
  • iPod touch 3G
  • iPod touch 4G
His iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak currently does not work on Apple TV 3. Here is the list of devices, he still needs to test and confirm if it works on them:
  • iPhone 3Gs
  • iPad 2 GSM
  • iPad 2 CDMA
  • iPad 2 Wifi, R2
  • iPad 3 CDMA
  • iPad 3 Global
  • AppleTV 2
Earlier in the week, pod2g announced that it will take two weeks to release the user friendly tool to jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 devices. It remains to be seen if pod2g and Chronic Dev team will release the jailbreak at the Hack in the Box conference that starts on Monday, May 21st, where they will be presenting as they have hinted of some jailbreak goodness during the event.
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Redsn0w updated to 0.9.11b4

A couple of days ago Redsn0w was updated to 0.9.11b3, which I apparently missed out hence I’m covering it here. This update fixed the random “restore failed” messages that Redsn0w gave, it also worked better with the nearby devices that have WiFi syncing enabled.

Now coming back to the latest version of Redsn0w i.e 0.9.11b4. This was released only a few hours back and it completes the tethered jailbreak support for 5.1.1 on A4 devices and earlier, including proper “Stitching” and “Custom” creation of NO_BB IPSWs. This means you will be able to preserve your baseband and update/downgrade (NOTE: Downgrading on A5 devices will still update baseband).

You can get hold of this version of Redsn0w from our downloads page.

Have you tried the new Redsn0w?

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Pod2G Has Untethered His New iPad Running iOS 5.1…

Few days back, pod2g revealed that his untethered jailbreak works on iPhone 4 running iOS 5.1.

He has now tweeted that the untethered jailbreak also work on the new iPad (iPad 3,1) running iOS 5.1.

Pod2g just tweeted:

Couple of weeks back, pod2g had revealed that he had discovered 2 big vulnerabilities in iOS 5.1, in addition to the five vulnerabilities that they had discovered earlier. However, he wasn’t sure if the exploits could be used to perform an untethered jailbreak.

But he has managed to successfully jailbreak iPhone 4 and the new iPad (iPad 3,1). It remains to be seen if the untethered jailbreak will also work with iPhone 4S and iPad 2 powered by Apple’s A5 chip, but the fact that it has worked with the new iPad powered by Apple’s A5X chip, it is almost certain that it will work on them as well.

It will also be interesting to see if pod2g’s untethered jailbreak also works on iOS 5.1.1 that was released by Apple earlier in the week. Stefan Esser aka i0n1c who had also managed to jailbreak the new iPad running iOS 5.1, has revealed that his untethered jailbreak works on iOS 5.1.1 as well, though he has categorically stated that he doesn’t plan to release the jailbreak.

Pod2g also tells us that since his untethered jailbreak works on iPhone 4 and iPad 3, it should work with other iOS 5.1 devices like iPhone 4S and iPad 2 as well. But it may not work with Apple TV 3. He tweeted:

And finally here is the video by Pod2G showing off his untethered iPad 3:


How impressed are you by Pod2G this time round?

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How-To Jailbreak A4 Devices on iOS 5.1.1

iOS 5.1.1 was just released, and with it come a few bug fixes. If you’re worried about maintaining your untethered jailbreak, then it’s important not to update.

If, on the other hand, you have a device that’s currently jailbreakable on iOS 5.1, you can use the latest version of RedSn0w to perform a tethered jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 with a few easy steps.

You will need your 5.1 firmware ( you can get it from our downloads page) for the device that you want to jailbreak, as RedSn0w currently doesn’t recognize iOS 5.1.1. This is for A4 devices only.

Step 1: Download the latest version of RedSn0w 0.9.10b8b from our download page.

Step 2: Connect your device to your computer, place your device into DFU mode, and run RedSn0w.

Step 3: Go to Extras > Select IPSW > and point to your iOS 5.1 firmware for this device.

Step 4: Once RedSn0w successfully identifies the 5.1 firmware, head back to the main page of RedSn0w and click Jailbreak.

Step 5: Once it identifies the build, click Next where it asks you to install Cydia.

Step 6: Cydia will be installed, and your device will reboot. Upon reboot, place the device back into DFU mode.

Step 7: Perform a tethered boot via RedSn0w by going back to the Extras page and clicking Just Boot.

Step 8: Your device will reboot, and you will have a usable Cydia icon on your Home screen.

Note: This is a tethered iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak. Once RedSn0w is updated for iOS 5.1.1 you will no longer have to follow step 3.

Remember this is only for iOS 5.1 jailbreakable devices. Meaning it won’t work with the iPad 2, the iPhone 4S, or the new iPad.

How did it go for you?

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SquareTrade Now Covers Jailbroken iPhones

The SquareTrade coverage has been extended to jailbroken devices with the company now offering refunds to eligible customers that paid for a warranty. This is great news to those who have already purchased SquareTrade iPhone warranty and to those who will be purchasing them in future. But the company made it clear that the warranty does not cover issues that occur as a result of jailbreaking.

The SquareTrade iPhone warranty prices listed above are applicable to new or refurbished (with a full 1 year Apple warranty) iPhones purchased from authorized iPhone outlets, including Sprint, Verizon and AT&T stores. Other iPhones (including older iPhones) may be covered our iPhone application available here. Phones that are “jailbroken” are eligible for coverage, but SquareTrade does not cover issues that occur as a result of jailbreaking. Any iPhones unlocked by tampering with hardware are not eligible for coverage, and hardware tampering after purchase will void a SquareTrade warranty.

You can read more at SquareTrade’s official webpage.

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Source ( 9to5Mac )

Update: Untether 5.1 Jailbreak Achieved By Pod2g

Yes folks, what you read in the title is absolutely correct, Pod2g has done it again.

A few moments ago he tweeted that has managed to perform an untethered jailbreak on his iPhone 4 on iOS 5.1.

He said:

Earlier in the week, pod2g had revealed that he had discovered 2 big vulnerabilities in iOS 5.1, in addition to the five vulnerabilities that they had discovered earlier. However, he wasn’t sure if the exploits could be used to perform an untethered jailbreak. This means that you won’t need to connect your jailbroken iPhone on iOS 5.1 to the computer on every reboot.

But not surprisingly, he has managed to successfully jailbreak his iPhone 4 on iOS 5.1. It remains to be seen if the untethered jailbreak will also work with iPhone 4S and the new iPad.

We do not know if we will see a public release of this jailbreak, it all depends on the poll created by Pod2g on his blog.
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HackStore – Cydia For Mac

Since a long time we have been hearing rumors about Cydia for Mac and now finally it has been released calling itself the HackStore.

Before I continue enlightening you about the HackStore, there is something I like about it and that is its motto, “No Piracy Apps Here Forever And Ever”. The piracy issue has been driving everyone crazy, Cydia has many pirate  re which provide all the paid tweaks/themes for free and just pour water on all the hard work done by the dev. If the HackStore can prevent this then it will surely be a good place for Mac OS developers to upload their apps.

Here’s what the developers behind HackStore have to say about their new application:

This program for us is the epitome of Cydia for iOS, but on a Mac OS. This means that in our app will be applications and tweaks for Mac OS, which is not in the Mac AppStore, or for any reason they have not posted there.

The biggest Mac Appstore problem is that they limit their users in everything, without giving an opportunity to expand these limits. This is not correct, because  ONLY users should decide which applications they should install and which one do not.

We think, HackStore, it is a break through the narrow confines of Mac Appstore. A lot of good applications should be created and promoted but if they will never come to AppStore they will be not popular at all, so we have created HackStore!

The motto of our application - «No piracy apps here, forever and ever», so the cracked and piracy apps I am the HackStore application developer. This program for me is the epitome of Cydia for iOS, but on a Mac OS. This means that in our app will be applications and tweaks for Mac OS, which is not in the Mac AppStore, or for any reason they have not posted there.

HackStore seems to have copied the user interface of the Mac App Store, so you won’t take much trouble using the app.

Now you must be wondering “Was Saurik the one who created the HackStore?”

Well here is what he has to say about it:

NO: if I were to release something, it would definitely be called “Cydia”. ;P To me, there is no reason to build something that Bodega easily services (you can even find jailbreaking tools, such as Seas0nPass in Bodega): the only thing that makes Cydia interesting is Substrate, so until and unless Substrate works on Mac you won’t see me spending time building a simple installer tool.

It is still early days for the HackStore as there are currently only 50+ apps in the Mac App Store. But it seems like a nice place for jailbreakers to download the latest jailbreak tools such as TinyUmbrella, ipswDownloader, iExplorer etc.

It looks like it has already generated quite a bit of interest as the HackStore was down at the time of publishing this post, so don’t be surprised if you see a grey screen after you launch the app. The developers are trying to fix the issue.

You can download the HackStore using this link.

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How To By-Pass your iPhone Passcode

Today during a chat at the Freenode IRC channel #JailbreakQA we were talking about how vulnerable the iOS was, and one member today said, “The iOS is the easiest to hack”, naturally most of us disagreed but then today I found out about XRY, this is a new application which will allow you  to bypass your iPhone in many ways. One good and user-friendly thing is app provides is that, you can actually recover your iPhone Passcode if you happen to lose it due to bad memory. :P

Here is a video demonstration by Micro Systemation, the Swedish security company who has developed XRY.


A report was released which actually tells us how the firm did this, and to no surprise, these exploits are the same ones that the jailbreakers use to gain access to the iPhone’s file system and other things.

Let me know what you guys think about XRY in the comments section below.

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Source ( 9to5Mac )

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