Downgrade from iPad baseband will be possible later today

Previously I had told you about a new method which will be released by MuscleNerd with which you can downgrade your iPad baseband stricken iPhone 3G/iPhone 3GS. This would obviously be integrated in a new version of Redsn0w. This new Redsn0w will be released later today, as MuscleNerd points on his twitter saying that, Sunday will be a Funday for iPhone 3G/3GS users on 6.15.00.

Here is what MuscleNerd tweets:

Waiting eagerly for this?

Obviously this feature will be added to the next update to Redns0w, so tay tuned with us for more info at iOS Jedi Blog or join our Facebook fan page or Follow us on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feeds or connect with us on our Freenode-IRC channel for any iOS question you have.

Redsn0w 0.9.13dev1 Released

In one of my previous posts I told you about MuscleNerd planning to release a new version of Redsn0w only for developers on iOS 6 to install SSH bundle on their device to test and improve their jailbreak tweaks. This will not install Cydia so it is recommended that only developers on iOS 6 should use it.

RedSn0w 0.9.13dev1 Jailbreak Supported Devices:

  • iPhone 4 (CDMA)
  • iPhone 4 (GSM)
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPod Touch 4G

If you’re not a developer, it’s best you stay far away from this jailbreak. This version of RedSn0w will not hacktivate your device, thus only a developer with a registered UDID can activate. You will need to point RedSn0w to the iOS 6 beta 1 firmware before you begin the jailbreak, as the tool can’t fetch the firmware. Since this a tethered jailbreak, you will need to use Just Boot Tethered every time you want to reboot your device.

You can download Redsn0w 0.9.13dev1 from our downloads page.

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KASLR Spells Trouble…

One feature of the iOS 6 firmware that was not discussed at the WWDC 2012 was KASLR. What does KASLR stand for you might ask? Well, KASLR stands for Kernal Address Space Layout Randomization, which is essentially the next step up from ASLR that was introduced in iOS 5. For non technology orientated individuals both KASLR and ASLR serve a simple purpose – to make your iOS device more secure. This is great for those running stock iOS devices, but for the Jailbreaking community this spells trouble.

With the addition of KASLR in iOS 6 it essentially breaks any current exploits hackers have in their possessions to Jailbreak the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

Hacker @Veeence has recently tweeted about KASLR and has mentioned that due to KASLR the Rocky Racoon exploits are not longer valid and as such new exploits are needed.

No. iOS 6 is not compatible with Rocky Racoon exploits.iOS 6 now has KASLR, a new security layer (anti-JB), so new exploits are needed.

Although KASLR will definitely mean more work for hackers in the Jailbreaking community, it is not the end of Jailbreaking. And according @i0n1c, KASLR is not even something to be too worried about because there are other security features implemented in iOS 6 that are going to be more troublesome.

From what I hear KASLR is one of the things in iOS 6 that will not be a problem at all. Other stuff is more troubling.

I shall keep you posted about any new discoveries made in iOS 6.

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Redsn0w 0.9.13dev1 To Be Released

Every hacker out there is currently trying to find a useable stable jailbreak for the iOS 6 beta 1 and so far only MuscleNerd has been successful, that too not completely since Cydia does not work on his device. Though MobileSubstrate still functions properly and he is able to install jailbreak tweaks because he installed the SSH bundle.

Since MuscleNerd was able to do so, he has tipped me saying that he will be releasing a new version of Redsn0w namely 0.9.13dev1 for developers on iOS 6 so that they can install the SSH bundle on their device and then install their staple jailbreak tweaks.

You should however note that this won’t be installing Cydia on your device. Also this version of Redsn0w is exclusively for devs so I and countless others suggest you to stay away from it.

This version of Redsn0w will install the SSH bundle only on devices capable of running iOS 6 other than the iPhone 4S, the iPad 2 and the new iPad.

Be sire to check our Downloads page, since it will be updated once Redsn0w 0.9.13dev1 is out.

Update: MuscleNerd just tweeted about it:

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Downgrade from iPad baseband will be possible in the near future

If you are an iPhone 3G/3GS user and are officially unlocked but stuck on the iPad baseband and are frustrated by the fact that you cannot use GPS, then you should start waiting for the day when the next update to Redsn0w hits the market since it will allow you to downgrade the iPad baseband.

MuscleNerd, the developer of the legendary jailbreak tool – Redsn0w, just now tweeted:

A month or two ago, there was a heavy discussion between i0n1c and MuscleNerd about downgrading your baseband. i0n1c was telling his followers that it is impossible to do so, while MuscleNerd replied saying that it was perfectly possible to downgrade the iPad baseband. Then like always i0n1c felt hurt and started his usual tantrums, anyway leave that for another time. So what I wanted to point out is that, this is most likely going to feature soon and will once again silence i0n1c.

Note: I won’t be able to post any replies by i0n1c since he has blocked me on twitter. (An achievement :P)

Update #1: MuscleNerd just posted another tweet, saying that this will allow you to downgrade to any prior baseband, preferably you would like to downgrade to 5.13.04 since it will allow you to keep your ultrasn0w unlock as well as allow you to use GPS.

NOTE: THIS FEATURE WILL ALLOW YOU TO DOWNGRADE ONLY THE iPAD BASEBAND.

What is your take on this?

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Recent Jailbreak Tool Updates…

Recently all the renowned iOS hackers have been updating their jailbreak tools with new features and so I’m just summing up all the recent updates that have been pushed.

Redsn0w:

Redsn0w 0.9.12b1:

Musclenerd has added lots of feature to the jailbreak tool. Redsn0w 0.9.12b1 allows owners of A4+earlier devices to install rocky-racoon two different ways:

  • Backup/restore method similar to Absinthe and cinject utility
  • Its traditional limera1n-based ramdisk install.  If you have a lot of media on your A4 device (music, movies, TV shows, etc), then the ramdisk method is preferrred because it avoids any possibility of later problems related to syncing to iCloud (including Photo Stream and Music Match).  The ramdisk method is not available for A5 devices or later because limera1n can’t be used.  If you’d like to use redsn0w’s ramdisk method, just be sure to put the A4 device in DFU or Recovery mode before starting redsn0w (otherwise it will immediately start to use the backup/restore method).

Redsn0w 0.9.12b1 now accepts either individual SAM activation ticket plist file, or the entire zip file created by redsn0w’s “Backup” button.  As usual, redsn0w continues to cover all of its previous jailbreaks and untethers (so redsn0w-0.9.12b1 covers everything from 5.1.1 all the way back to 4.1).

Just to re-iterate, following is the list of devices and firmware which can be jailbroken using the Redsn0w 0.9.12b1 on Windows, Mac OS X.

Redsn0w 0.9.12b2:

Starting with version 0.9.12b2, redsn0w will now explicitly ask users with limera1n-able devices whether they want to inject rocky-racoon using the DFU ramdisk method or the backup/restore method (the ramdisk method is better for those with lots of media on their device that would create very large backups, and it’s required for those with unactivated iPhones).  If you’ll always want to use limera1n, you can select that in the Preferences pane.  It also fixes an iBooks issue on old-bootrom 3GS iPhones, and provides more useful error messages when things go wrong.

Supported Devices on (iOS 4.1 to 5.1.1)

  • iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 (GSM + CDMA) and iPhone 3GS
  • iPod touch 4G and iPod touch 3G
  • iPad 3, iPad 2 and iPad 1G: All three models (WiFi, GSM, CDMA)
  • Apple TV2

PwnageTool:

PwnageTool 5.1.1 to create custom pre-jailbroken IPSW firmware has just been released by the iPhone Dev Team.  Since past few months, this is the first time PwnageTool 5.1.1 has received a major compatibility update. But like its previous releases, it applies only to iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 4G, iPod Touch 3G and first generation iPad only. iPhone 4S, iPad 3/2 are not supported, however.

PwnageTool 5.1.1 main advantage over other jailbreak tool like Absinthe is that it keeps your iPhone’s baseband intact and preserve your ultrasn0w unlock. So, Ultrasn0w iPhone unlockers must use PwnageTool to avoid updating the baseband otherwise you’ll end up in updating to the latest baseband and thereby losing the unlock.  PwnageTool will also jailbreak+untether the AppleTV2,1 5.0_2B206f (unless you customize the IPSW further, you’ll have just basic SSH access to the device).

Those who are unaware, PwnageTool 5.1.1 is Mac specific tool that jailbreaks stock IPSW file, adds customizations like boot, adds pre-installed Cydia sources or packages, hacktivates your device, and gives you a custom pre-jailbroken IPSW. You can then restore your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with this newly created IPSW in iTunes.

Sn0wbreeze:

iOS hacker iH8sn0w has released an update to his popular Sn0wBreeze jailbreak tool for Windows. Hot off the heels of version 2.9.4 comes version 2.9.5. This latest update brings supports for the iPhone 4 5.1.1 build 9B208 that Apple had stealthily released.

Sn0wBreeze 2.9.5 also includes a fix for the iPhone 3GS (iPad Baseband users) location services.

Just a reminder to all of you, sn0wbreeze supports only A4 devices and below, so if you want to jailbreak your A5 devices, you can use Absinthe or Redsn0w.

You can head over to our downloads page to get all these jailbreak tools.

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Absinthe 2.0 is finally here…

Lol I know I’m late to the party but anyway….

Absinthe 2.0 is finally here! Pod2g and the Chronic Dev team have just released Absinthe 2.0 – iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV at the HITBSecConf 2012.

Absinthe 2.0 is the first jailbreak for the new iPad (3rd generation iPad).

Chronic Dev team write:

After copious amounts of work and many sleepless nights Absinthe 2.0 is finally here to jailbreak your device. This release has been a large collaborative effort between Chronic-Dev Team and iPhone Dev Teams (Jailbreak Dream Team). This jailbreak supports firmware 5.1.1 ONLY and is again one of the most easiest jailbreaks to use (so easy your grandma could do it ;D). As we’ve seen in the video earlier, Absinthe 2.0 – the user friendly jailbreak tool makes it very easy to jailbreak iOS devices.

Absinthe 2.0 supports the following iOS devices running on iOS 5.1.1:
  • iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S
  • iPad 1, iPad 2, iPad 3 (except for the $399 iPad 2 with the tweaked A5 chip as pod2g hasn’t been able to get hold of it to test and confirm it)
  • iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G

Absinthe 2.0 does not support Apple TV 3 currently. There is no  mention of Apple TV 2, it looks like it was missed out.

Absinthe 2.0 is compatible with only iOS 5.1.1, so if you’re on iOS 5.1 or lower (Settings -> General -> About – Version), then you should update your iOS device to iOS 5.1.1 either using iTunes or using the OTA software update.

But if you depend on Ultrasn0w to unlock your iPhone, then you should wait for iPhone Dev team to release Redsn0w that adds support for iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak, which will allow you to create a custom iOS firmware file, which will allow you to update to iOS 5.1.1 while preserving the baseband.

Please don’t forget to take a backup of your iOS device to iCloud or to iTunes before jailbreaking.

You can go ahead and download Absinthe 2.0 from our downloads page.

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The First Commercial Jailbreak…

Well, as I see it someone has finally helped i0n1c live his year-long dream. If you did not get the clue, I was pointing out that someone has finally released a new jailbreak which is PAID. The exploit is done by a Russian hacker @legerov. The tool is known as Vulndisco Mobile 1.7 which allows you to untether any A4 device on iOS 5.1.1. Oh by the way for your information, this jailbreak was popularized by none other than i0n1c.

The idea behind the InteVyDis jailbreak is that you use Redsn0w to tether jailbreak your device and then Vulndisco Mobile module builds a custom bundle you have to install on your device with the help of redsn0w. After this you will have your device jailbroken and you’ll get remote CANVAS shell.

Here is the video of how their jailbrak works:


If you are one of those i0n1c followers then you can go ahead and purchase the jailbreak from here.

Well since Pod2g’s last update on his jailbreak, we see that it is only a few days away and more over Absinthe 2.0 will support all devices including A5s, the jailbreak as usual will be a free one, so I don’t see anyone paying for this jailbreak other than ardent i0n1c supporters.

What are your thoughts on this?

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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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