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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The Dev Team Will Also Release Redsn0w and CLI for Upcoming 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak

The demo video of Absinthe 2.0 – untethered jailbreak for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch running on iOS 5.1.1 that was briefly available, provided some interesting details of what to expect.

MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev team has just provided some more information about the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak.

He has published the following notes on his website:

All info below is tentative and subject to last minute refinements

  • @pod2g’s 5.1.1 jailbreak+untether is working out great. All devices are covered except for AppleTV3,1, which currently has no path for jailbreaking.
  • the initial 5.1.1 plan used a kernel exploit from @westbaer which unfortunately precluded use in iPod3,1 and iPhone2,1
  • @planetbeing stepped up and provided a kernel exploit that covers both of those. Those two JBers are the bomb!
  • The 5.1.1 A5 JB is very similar to the A5 5.0.1 JB. @pimskeks has done a tremendous job supporting both 5.0.1 and 5.1.1 in absinthe
  • Similar to 5.0.1, there will also be a 5.1.1 CLI “cinject” binary and redsn0w version of the 5.1.1 JB+untether. Absinthe, cinject, and redsn0w will all provide the same JB in different fashions.
  • timing is indeterminate. Plans are for this week, but a number of factors can influence that.
Users who depend on Ultrasn0w to unlock their iPhone, will have to use Redsn0w rather than Absinthe 2.0 or the Redsn0w command line interface tool, as it allows users to create custom iOS firmware files to preserve the baseband.
MuscleNerd has also requested users planning to use the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak NOT TO pirate App Store apps. Jailbreaking has got a bad name due to piracy and we really hope that users jailbreak their devices to customize their iOS devices using some of the cool jailbreak apps and tweaks available on Cydia, rather than pirating apps from the App Store.
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iOS 5.1.1 Untether Jailbreak Only a Matter Of Days Now…

Yes folks you read it right, the 5.1.1 jailbreak is now only a few days away from being publicly released. Pod2g the brain behind most of the recent jailbreaks has once again with the help of pimskeks and planetbeing managed to achieve another jailbreak which can be publicly released.

A few moments ago he tweeted:

Previously he had said it would take a couple of weeks and apparently he is sticking to his word of the ETA. We might see the jailbreak being released at the Hack In The Box conference in Amsterdam but nothing is confirmed.

Anyway that is all the news for now. If you want to check whether your device is supported by this exploit you can do so here.

Are you excited about the release?

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Review: SwipeSafari

Swipe Safari is a new jailbreak tweak that adds new gestures to mobile Safari to enhance the user experience while browsing. It allows you to swipe to previous or next page, pull to refresh the page and even switch tabs using gestures.

Here is what the tweak offers you:

  • Swipe (one finger) left or right to navigate to previous or next page
  • Swipe (one finger) left or right and hold to navigate to the next or previous tab
  • Pull down to refresh the page
  • Pull from bottom to access Bookmarks
  • Double tap with two fingers to toggle to fullscreen mode
  • Double tap to go to the top of the screen
  • Pinch to close tab
  • Double tap and hold to open new tab
  • Ability to assign actions for following gestures:
    • Swipe (two fingers)
    • Swipe (three fingers)
    • Double tap, triple Tap (One finger)
    • Double tap (Two fingers)
    • Pinch (Two fingers)
    • Tap/double tap + long press (One finger)
  • Adds recently closed tabs feature on iPhone/iPod touch
  • Removes limit on the number of tabs (which is 8 by default)

You can also configure these options via the Settings app. Swipe Safari supports iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on iOS 5.x.x.

You can check out the video review of SwipeSafari by Jeff of iDownloadBlog:

If you are impressed by SwipeSafari, then you can go ahead and purchase it for $1.50 from Cydia under the BigBoss repo.

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

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List Of 5.1.1 Jailbreakable Devices…

Here is some interesting news regarding the iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak. Pod2g the one who is actively working on releasing the jailbreak has updated his blog with a new post in which he tells us all the devices on which his untethered jailbreak will work.

You can check out all the devices on which the jailbreak exploit will work here.

It is interesting to note that the jailbreak will not work with three dives namely:

  1. iPhone 3GS
  2. iPod 3G
  3. AppleTV 3

What are your thoughts on this?

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What news related to jailbreaking could pod2g be talking about?

The video that pod2g released showing off the iPad 3 untethered jailbreak also had some exciting news. In the credits, pod2g said that the jailbreak tool will be created and released by the chronic-dev team.

Earlier today he updated his blog that some interesting news regarding jailbreaking were going to be announced in the hack-in-the-box conference.

This leaves me wondering, what could the news be?! Could this mean that in less than 11 days the 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak will be here, or better yet, a bootrom exploit has been found for A5/X devices has been found? Another possibility is Jailbreakme 4.0 and/or a hard to patch exploit.

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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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Review: Homescreen Contacts

In your family and friends there are some people who are more close to you and whom you often contact.

This new tweak known as Homescreen Contacts allows you to put your contacts on the home screen of your iPhone so that you can easily contact/text/mail them right from your HomeScreen. After installation you will see an additional option in each contact in the contacts app (this is important since you won’t be able to see the button in the phone app) known as “Add to Home Screen”. When you tap on this the contact will be added to your HomeScreen.

 

The contact icon added to your HomeScreen is similar to an app icon which when pressed gives you all the information of the associated contact.

Taping on “send message” will open up the write new message on your phone on the messages app. Taping on the mobile number will place a call for you. Taping on postal address will result in the native Map app and giving you the location of a particular place. If you have assigned the contact a picture the same picture will be shown on the contacts icon on the HomeScreen.

Suppose if you ever want to delete someones contact from your HomeScreen all you have to do is enter wiggle mode by holding down any app icon for a few minutes and then you will see the minus sign on the contact icon, go ahead and tap on them to remove any contact from your HomeScreen.

Check out Homescreen Contacts in action below:


HomeScreen Contacts is a nice and useful tweak to have in your phone as it helps you a lot to contact those whom you often do. If you are interested in Homescreen Contacts you can go ahead and purchase it for $1.99 from Cydia under the BigBoss repo.

What do you think about HomeScreen Contacts?

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Review: AutoProtect

When I put a passcode on my phone, it is for the reason that no one can access it other than me, but what if I’m in a friendly environment such as home, I don’t need a passcode at that time. So for this, a new tweak known as AutoProtect was released. AutoProtect automatically disables your  passcode when you are connected to a trusted WiFi network. All you have to do is head into the settings panel of the tweak and put in the name of the WiFi of your choice and hit the Home Button to save the changes.

Once that is done, you won’t be troubled by your passcode again when you are connected to that specific WiFi network (you can choose up to 5 networks as of now).

Check out AutoProtect in action below:


If you are interested in Autoprotect you can go ahead and download it for free from Cydia under the ModMyi repo.

Let me know what you guys think of AutoProtect in the comments section below.

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Review: GrabberApp

Have you ever wanted to launch some other app from your HomeScreen by swiping up the Camera Grabber? Well if yes, then GrabberApp is the tweak for you. GrabberApp basically allows you to choose what app you want to launch by sliding up the Grabber on the LockScreen.

To choose what app you want to launch, you have to head to the settings panel for GrabberApp and first enable it and then choose whatever app you want.

After you are done choosing the app you want to launch, when you now slide the Grabber up, you will be directed to the app that you chose.

GrabberApp goes hand-in-hand with Camera Grabber for iOS 5 on a non iOS 5.1 device. If you don’t use Camera Grabber then while installing GrabberApp it will automatically install it.

Check out GrabberApp in action below:


One cool thing I like while using both of them together is that you can actually theme the Grabber icon with Camera Grabber, so if you have chosen Instagram then you can put the Instagram app logo instead of the Grabber.

All you have to do is:

  • Use an image of size  118×149 (for Retina devices) and 59×75 (for non-retina devices)
  • Put this file in a folder named <Folder Name>
  • Make another folder named “Bundles” inside the first folder you created
  • Now place the image you created and rename it to “com.modmyi.cameragrabberforios5″
  • Save and Apply with WinterBoard

If you are interested in GrabberApp you can go ahead and install it for free from Cydia under the BigBoss repo.

Let me know what you guys think about GrabberApp in the commetns section below.

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