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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TinyUmbrella updated to 5.11.00b

Notcom a.k.a semaphore has released a new version of TinyUmbrella (5.11.00b) that allows iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users to save SHSH blobs for iOS 5.1.1, that was released by Apple earlier in the week.

TinyUmbrella allows you to take backups of SHSH blobs (ECID SHSH) that can be used to downgrade to older iOS versions even after Apple stops signing the iOS firmware file. It can come in handy if you end up accidentally upgrading to the latest version of iOS.

Until yesterday, it was possible to downgrade only iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod touch 4G and iPod touch 3G from iOS 5.1 to iOS 5.0.1 using the SHSH blobs saved using TinyUmbrella. But iPhone Dev team released a new version of Redns0w yesterday that also allows users to downgrade their iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and iPad 3.

It’s very simple to save SHSH blobs. All you need to do is follow these steps:

  • Connect your iOS device to the computer
  • Install and then launch the latest version of TinyUmbrella (ensure it says v5.11.00 in the title)
  • Select your iOS device from the “Connected Devices” list
  • Then click on the “Save SHSH” button.

After the SHSH blobs are successfully saved, you should see your iOS device listed along with the iOS version that it is running on currently under the General section, which says Saved SHSHs.

Please note that your iOS device doesn’t need to be on iOS 5.1.1 to save SHSH blobs for iOS 5.1.1, so don’t waste any time and save the SHSH blobs for iOS 5.1.1. It also looks like Apple is still signing iOS 5.1 so you will be able to save SHSH blobs for iOS 5.1 as well, in case you haven’t save them already.

You can go ahead and download this new version of TinyUmbrella for Notcom’s blog: http://thefirmwareumbrella.blogspot.in

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Redsn0w updated to 0.9.11b2

Yesterday, iPhone Dev team released Redsn0w 0.9.11b1 that allowed users to downgrade their iPhone 4S and iPad 2 from iOS 5.1.1 or iOS 5.1 to iOS 5.0.1.

However, they had inadvertently missed out including support for iOS 5.0.1 (build 9A406) – the tweaked version of iOS 5.0.1 that Apple had released to fix the “Unknown SIM”, “No SIM card installed” problem.

While there was a workaround to still use Redsn0w to use it with the  iOS 5.0.1 (build 9A406), iPhone Dev team has just released Redsn0w 0.9.11b2 to add support for iOS 5.0.1 (build 9A406).

Until yesterday, it was possible to downgrade only iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod touch 4G and iPod touch 3G from iOS 5.1 to iOS 5.0.1 using the SHSH blobs saved using TinyUmbrella.

But with Redsn0w 0.9.11b1 users can downgrade their iPhone 4S and iPad 2 from iOS 5.1.1 or iOS 5.1 to iOS 5.0.1 if they’ve saved the SHSH blobs for iOS 5.0.1.

Downgrading to iOS 5.0.1 will allow users to perform the untethered jailbreak using Absinthe jailbreak. Unfortunately, users who have recently purchased their iOS device that come pre-installed with iOS 5.1 won’t be able to downgrade as personalized SHSH blobs is required for the downgrade process. So even though Redsn0w supports the new iPad, it will allow users to downgrade from iOS 5.1.1 to iOS 5.1 as it came pre-installed with iOS 5.1 (which means that they could only save SHSH blobs for iOS 5.1).

You can see this link for our tutorial on downgrading.

You can go ahead and download Redsn0w 0.9.11b2 from our downloads page.

Let me know if you have tried downgrading your devcice to 5.0.1 (9A406).

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iOS 5.1.1 Released

Apple yesterday released iOS 5.1.1 (build number 9B206).

 

iOS 5.1.1 is available for iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4th generation, iPod Touch 3rd generation, the original iPad, iPad 2 and the new iPad (iPad 3).

According to the release notes, iOS 5.1.1 includes the following improvements and bug fixes:

  • Improves reliability of using HDR option for photos taken using the Lock Screen shortcut
  • Addresses bugs that could prevent the new iPad from switching between 2G and 3G networks
  • Fixes bugs that affected AirPlay video playback in some circumstances
  • Improved reliability for syncing Safari bookmarks and Reading List
  • Fixes an issue where ‘Unable to purchase’ alert could be displayed after successful purchase

Unfortunately, there is no mention about bug fixes for battery life issues reported by users.

As usual, jailbreakers should avoid updating to iOS 5.1.1 and also don’t forget to take a backup of SHSH blobs and BBTickets.

You can go ahead and download iOS 5.1.1 firmware from our downloads page.

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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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Update: iOS 5.1 Jailbreak

Few days back, pod2g had revealed that they had discovered 5 exploits that were required for the iOS 5.1 jailbreak.

Pod2g has some more good news, he has just tweeted that he has discovered 2 more big vulnerabilities over the weekend.

He just tweeted the following update:

Just a few moments after that he tweeted that:

The reason of the second tweet by Pod2g is the recent tension between i0n1c and him regarding wether jailbreak exploits should be free or not.

Pod2g had also posted a poll asking users if they should hold off the jailbreak for iOS 6 to be released or release a jailbreak for iOS 5.1 as soon as possible, which would mean that the exploits used for the jailbreak would be patched by Apple in iOS 6 or in the next iOS software update. With 2 days still to go for the poll, it looks like majority of the users (61% of the 135,961 votes and counting) want pod2g and team to release a jailbreak for iOS 5.1 as soon as possible.

The ideal situation would be if the hackers don’t have to use all the 7 exploits discovered so far for the iOS 5.1 jailbreak and the exploits that are not used are enough for the next jailbreak. So it remains to be seen if the two big vulnerabilities that pod2g has discovered over the weekend can be used for future jailbreaks.

If you haven’t voted, I highly recommend you to go ahead and cast your vote on pod2g’s website.

What do you guys make of this?

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Redsn0w 0.9.10b8b released…

The popular jailbreaking tool Redsn0w has been updated yet again to version 0.9.10b8b with support to make the zip files more compatible with the native Windows explorer (which doesn’t like leading slashes in the filenames).

In the previous version that is 0.9.10b8 there was a new feature added which allowed you to save your SAM unlock.

To do so all you need to do is open Redsn0w, Extras > Even More > Backup. This will backup your activation records from /var/root/Library/Lockdown.

You can get the latest Redsn0w from our downloads page.

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Redsn0w Updated To 0.9.10b7

Redsn0w is one of the most popular jailbreaking tools and it was designed by the iPhone Dev Team so that we can easily jailbreak our devices. Today a new Redsn0w was released calling itself Redsn0w 0.9.10b7. This version of Redsn0w has been added with a few more features and also has the ability to jailbreak A5 devices. (Sorry for the blunt announcement :P)

After skimming through its options and comparing it with its predecessor, here are the few changes:

  • If you use an A5 device and connect it, Redsn0w will not grey out “Jailbreak” button, indicating that Redsn0w can now jailbreak A5 devices

 

A new tab has been added in the “Extras” tab known as “Even more”. This tab gives you three options:

  1. Preferences: Allows you to get the ECIDs of your devices
  2. Boot args
  3. Boot logo (only for tethered boots)

Then there are two check boxes:

  1. Move applications
  2. Beep on connects/disconnects: It will beep when you connect/disconnect your phone (like in Windows)

  • The last change in Redsn0w (as far as I know) is the second option in the “Even More” tab,and that is “Identify”, this allows you to check if your device has entered DFU mode or not.

That’s pretty much it in this version of Redsn0w. With all these features I think Redsn0w 1.0 is clearly in the making! ;)

You can go ahead and install Redsn0w 0.9.10b7 from our downloads page.

So what do you guys think of the new Redsn0w (0.9.10b7)?

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Upgrade Your Mobile Substare…

A few hours ago when I looked at my phone, Curiosa gave me a banner notification saying “Mobile Substrate Updated”, naturally I opened Cydia and checked out what new features were added and I was really happy to see the new addition.

This upgrade is a must for everyone, because this will help you in case you ever (God forbid) get stuck in a respring/reboot loop.

The awesome feature that this upgrade provides is that you can disable Substrate completely by simply holding down the Volume Up button as the device boots. This new feature gives you the power to bypass any broken extensions that are preventing your device from booting. After you boot up with this in Safe Mode you can access Cydia and uninstall all the tweaks that you think might have caused it.

Saurik also took care of those people who are using devices without the Volume Up button (namely the first generation iPod Touch), you guys will need to hold down the “Clicker” button on your headset or earphones to execute this feature.

According to me this new feature is very useful as it will make it much easier to fix respring/reboot loops.

You can upgrade your MobileSubstrate to version 0.9.3997 via Cydia.

Let me know what you guys think about this cool new feature in the comments section below.

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