Leaked Schematics Of The Next-gen iPhone

Schematic of the rumored next generation iPhone with a 4-inch screen appears to have been leaked to various blogs like iLab and Cydia Blog. The schematic shows measurements of various components found on the iPhone’s front panel including the the widely rumored larger display.

The “active area mask,” or the portion which houses the display, measures 3.55 inches vertically and 2.02 inches horizontally, according to the schematic.

By applying the Pythagoras theorem, we arrive at a diagonal length of approximately 4.08 inches. Although this is slightly larger than 4 inches, the display opening is known to measure a bit more than the screen itself.

This means that the display might end up measuring exactly 4 inches diagonally, with a 16:9 aspect ratio, corroborating earlier speculation and the recent front panel leak.

The schematic also suggests that the front facing camera would be moved to above the earpiece. The bottom placement of the headphone jack and the smaller dock connector are also reflected in the schematic.

MacRumors adds:

The schematic does not show an exact total height for the part in question, but calculations based on pixel counts and the known height of the display mask area suggest that the overall height of the part is roughly 122 mm, approximately 7 mm taller than the overall height of the iPhone 4S.

What are your thoughts on a 4-inch display?

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Absinthe 2.x FAQ

Well as you all know Absinthe 2.0 was released a couple of weeks ago and since then it has jailbroken more than a million iOS devices, I think this is just amazing. But well, we all are having some or the other issue with it. There have been loads of people on the IRC channels, on Twitter, and on various blogs asking a solution for their issue. So for that very reason I have put up this post with a few common issues and solutions to them. Before jumping to the solutions I would recommend you to try the jailbreak again with Absinthe 2.0.4. You can download Absinthe from our downloads page and can see how to jailbreak your device here or how to upgrade from a tethered jailbreak to an untethered one. If you are having issues restoring your device, you can refer our iTunes help page.

So now let’s get right into it:

1. Absinthe does not open/ Absinthe crashes:

Solution: Well this is kind of computer specific. There no serious fix for this issue, this actually depends on the stuff you have installed on your computer. But even that the Chronic-Dev Team have released Absinthe 2.0.4 which clears most of the bugs causing the crash. You might also have to use a different computer to jailbreak your device.

2. Absinthe does not work on Mountain Lions:

Solution:

  1. Open the Absinthe 2.0 .zip file
  2. Right click on the Absinthe logo and choose “Show Package Contents”
  3. Open the Contents folder
  4. Choose MacOS
  5. Then choose Absinthe-10.6 and then pick open with Terminal
  6. When terminal opens, it will move a few files and Absinthe will open in a new window.
  7. Now all you have to do is Jailbreak. ;)
3. Absinthe is stuck at some stage:
Solutions:
  • You need to be on iOS 5.1.1 
  • Navigate to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All COntent and Settings, after doing this you should try again. But be very careful to not to try this when you are jailbroken!
  • If the above suggestion does not work then you will have to restore and try again with Absinthe or Redsn0w
4. Broken Pipe errors:
Solution: This error has been seen only on Macs and has been fixed as of version 2.0.4
5. Nothing of the above helped me:
Solution: Use a different computer.
Post Jailbreak issues
1.  White app icons:
Solution:  The jailbreak community has not been able to fix this uicache issue but there are certain ways by which you can fix it.
  1. If you have MobileTerminal, open it and type “uicache” (without the quotation marks) hit return and once its done, exit MT and voila!
  2. Re-install a package from Cydia
  3. If you have Springtomize 2 tap Reload  > Reload Settings

2. Loss of Music:

Solution: Restore and re-jailbreak it

3.  Screwed up icon layout or loss of control over stock apps:

Solution:

  • For a screwed up icon layout: Settings > General > Reset > Reset Home Screen Layout
  • For loss of control over stock app, try a hard reset (hold Home+Power for 15 seconds). If that does not work then you will have to restore your device and jailbreak it again

So that’s that folks, those are the most common issues that I have gathered, if you are having any other issue be sure to let me know about them.

Did this help you?

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How To Jailbreak Your Device On 5.1.1 If You Are Using Mountain Lion…

Well Absinthe 2.0 was just released with support for Mac, Windows and Linux but sadly it was not working well on the Mountain Lion dev preview (I know that sucks, since I’m on Mountain Lion too). But you guys need not to worry since I have a fix for you.

All you need to do is follow the instruction listed below:

  1. Download Absinthe 2.0 from our downloads page
  2. Open the Absinthe 2.0 .zip file
  3. Right click on the Absinthe logo and choose “Show Package Contents”
  4. Open the Contents folder
  5. Choose MacOS
  6. Then choose Absinthe-10.6 and then pick open with Terminal
  7. When terminal opens, it will move a few files and Absinthe will open in a new window.
  8. Now all you have to do is Jailbreak. ;)

There you go that is the secret on how to use Absinthe 2.0 on Mountain Lion.

Let me know how did this work for you guys.

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How To Upgrade To An Untethered Jailbreak From A Tethered one…

Hot on the heels of releasing Absinthe 2.0 – the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, the Chronic Dev team has also released Rocky Racoon 5.1.1 Untether jailbreak on Cydia, which allows users who have a tethered jailbroken iOS device on iOS 5.1.1 to convert it into untethered jailbreak.

Chronic Dev team have provided the following details about Rocky Racoon iOS 5.1.1 Untether jailbreak on Cydia:

Rocky Racoon is the underlying untethered jailbreak that will be installed by popular jailbreak tools such as redsn0w and absinthe… if you are using 5.1.1 and you can reboot your device and have it still jailbroken, you have Rocky Racoon. If your device relies on Rocky Racoon on untethering, which includes any iPad 2, iPad 3 or iPhone 4S running 5.1.1., uninstalling this package will unjailbreak your device.

So if you’ve a tethered jailbroken iOS device on iOS 5.1.1 then you can follow these simple steps to convert it into an untethered jailbreak.

  • Launch Cydia
  • Tap on the Search Tab
  • Then search for Rocky Racoon
  • Select Rocky Racoon 5.1.1 Untether from the search results
  • Then tap on the Install button, followed by the Confirm button
  • After it is successfully installed, reboot your device.
If your iOS device reboots without having perform a tethered boot then you’ve successfully converted your jailbroken device to an untethered jailbreak using Rocky Racoon.
If you want to jailbreak your device (directly an untethered one), check out these instructions.
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How-To Jailbreak your device using Absinthe 2.0

Pod2g and Chronic Dev team has just released Absinthe 2.0 – iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak.

In this guide, we will take you through the step by step procedure to jailbreak your device running iOS 5.1.1 using Absinthe for both Mac and Windows users.

Here are some important points to note before you proceed.

  • Absinthe 2.0 performs an untethered jailbreak
  • Please do not forget to backup your device to iCloud or iTunes before you proceed.
  • Please ensure you’ve updated iTunes to the latest version
  • 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 device to iOS 5.1.1 either using iTunes or using the OTA software update before proceeding further. (OTA does not work on jailbroken devices)
  • Please note that jailbreaking your device may void your warranty and hence proceed with caution and at your own risk

Step 1: Download Absinthe from our Downloads page.

Step 2: Double click the Absinthe zip file and extract the application to the Absinthe folder (Windows users). Navigate back to the Absinthe folder and launch the Absinthe application.

Windows users: Please launch the application as an Administrator. Right Click on the Absinthe exe and select the “Run as Administrator” option.

Step 3: After launching Absinthe, you will be prompted to connect your device

Step 4: Please disable the passcode as the jailbreak may fail, if the passcode is enabled (Settings -> General -> Passcode Lock On -> Turn Passcode Off).

Step 5: Absinthe should detect your device and also mention the iOS firmware that is running on it. Click on the Jailbreak button.

After clicking on the Jailbreak button the tool will give a progress update on the various stages of the jailbreak process such as:

“Beginning jailbreak, this may take a while …”

“Sending initial jailbreak data. This may also take a while…” 

“Sending initial jailbreak data.Your device will appear to be restoring a backup, this may take a while…”

“Waiting for reboot … not done yet, don’t unplug your device yet!”

“Waiting for process to complete… “

Step 6: In the end you’ll be prompted with the message informing you “Done Enjoy”. You can close Absinthe application. The entire process will take 5 to 10 minutes.

That’s it, your device should be successfully jailbroken and you should see the Cydia icon on the Home screen (it may not be on the first page so search for it to locate it).

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Having issues with Absinthe?

Since Absinthe 2.0 was just released today by the Chronic-Dev team, you can’t expect it to be free of bugs. Here’s a quick and short article how to solve what I consider the most common issue with Absinthe 2.0:

“Please re-plug your device to try again”

Solution:
Although I do not know the cause of this issue, the current know fix for this is to create a backup for your device, then restore your device in iTunes, set it up as a new device and run Absinthe 2.0. When Absinthe is done, restore from the backup you created.

This was just a quick and short article to solve the issue :).

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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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