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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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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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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Round-Up of All the Three Jailbreak Exploits…

If you’ve been following us for the past few hours you by now have known that there have been three jailbreak exploits by four different renowned developers/jailbreakers/hackers on the same day residing in three different locations.

All the posts might be clattering in your mind so I thought before ending the day I should write the summary of all the three posts.

First up: @MuscleNerd‘s exploit

He was the first one to jailbreak the new iPad with his own method. Here are the images:

  

Second: @i0n1c‘s exploit

He has been telling us that he has an exploit for the iOS 5.1 even before it was released and it seems those words were quite right because he posted a video of his untether jailbreak:

Third: @chpwn and @phoenixdev‘s exploit

They were the third and fourth people to find the third iPad 3 exploit and showed it off with these images:

  

Hang on! It’s not over yet I have some more good news from the Dev-Team Blog:

  • We can confirm that the method used to jailbreak the iPad2 4 months ago (before corona) still works even in 5.1.  That means we’ll at least be able to get our foot in the door to get the required kernel dumps on the iPad3.  That’s an important step, but by no means is it the end of the story.
  • Those of you following @i0n1c may have noticed he’s already tweeted pictures of his iPad2 jailbroken at 5.1.  As far as we know, he’s using a method completely unrelated to the one mentioned above.  That would be great news!
  • We’ve also seen bits and pieces of an entirely different jailbreak method being investigated by someone close to the Cydia repo scene.
There is also a caution note posted by MuscleNerd on the blog:

Don’t update your new iPad3 past whatever iOS it comes shipped with

By the way, it’s rare but entirely possible that some of you may find your iPad3 comes with an iOS version that’s not quite 5.1.

One last thing, in the midst of these three exploits everyone is forgetting pod2g, I think he will also come up with another exploit for an untether jailbreak.
Now that the exploits have been found all we have to do is wait for a public release of one of these or perhaps two of these or perhaps all three of them. I’am also expecting new jailbreak tools with these exploits.
So what do you guys have to say about March 16? (Pretty slick day huh?)
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Another exploit for the new iPad…

Hot off the heals of MuscleNerd posting his images of the jailbroken iPad 3 came i0n1c’s jailbreak exploit with a video and a just a couple of minutes ago chpwn tweeted that he also managed to jailbreak his iPad 3 with another different exploit!

Having three different exploits I think the public release of the jailbreak should be imminent and should be in the near future.

Here are the images.. the third one is really beautiful:

  

I guess having three different exploits that to on the day of release is pretty amazing, looks like Apple’s engineers did a bad job this time.

Not to forget: Pod2G this time you got owned! :P

Whom do you think will release his jailbreak exploit first?

Do you think we’ll be seeing more jailbreak tools after 3 consecutive exploits?

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