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?

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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Redsn0w Updated to 0.9.11b1

It’s here folks Redsn0w 0.9.11b1 is finally here. This version of Redsn0w will allow you to downgrade your A5 devices! :D So all you who have by mistake updated to iOS 5.1 will now be able to downgrade back to iOS 5.0.1 ONLY IF YOU HAVE YOUR SHSH BLOBS.

Here are some important points you need to note before attempting the tutorial below on how to downgrade your device:

  1. You cannot downgrade without the personalized SHSH blobs for your device at that lower firmware. You need to have fetched those blobs while the signing window was open, using either Cydia’s built-in TSS@Home feature, or with TinyUmbrella.  The new Restore screen of redsn0w lets you choose either the remote blobs or local ones (for the earlier firmware). If you don’t know where TinyUmbrella put your blobs, TinyUmbrella has a button that will show you (copy them out of that folder and feed them to redsn0w).
  2. The A5 downgrade method actually updates to the latest firmware before downgrading to the earlier one.This process updates your baseband to whatever is newest.DO NOT USE THIS METHOD IF YOU RELY ON UNOFFICIAL UNLOCKS of your iPhone4S.  Those who used the temporary SAM technique to unlock their iPhones to specific SIMs shouldn’t be affected by this baseband update.
  3. This method can be fixed by Apple with a firmware update.
  4. This update involves a bunch of new redsn0w code and so The Dev Team recommends sticking to the previous version 0.9.10b8b unless you’re specifically using this new feature, until all the bugs are worked out!

So here is how to downgrade your A5 device:

  1. Download Redsn0w 0.9.11b1 from our Downloads page.
  2. Fetch your blobs via Redsn0w or TinyUmbrella.
  3. Download the 5.0.1/5.1/5.1.1 firmware from our Download page.
  4. Put your device in DFU mode.
  5. Open Redsn0w > extras > Restore
  6. Now select the 5.0.1 firmware.
  7. Now choose the IPSW for the firmware you are on.
  8. You have to now choose whether to use “local” or “remote”.
  9. Now it will start downgrading your device.
  10. If you have done all the above steps correctly you should be able to downgrade your device.

And thats pretty much it folks! That is how easy it is to Downgrade your device.

Note: If you are getting any error in iTunes while downgrading you can check our iTunes help page.

Have you tried the downgrade method?

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How-To Jailbreak A4 Devices on iOS 5.1.1

iOS 5.1.1 was just released, and with it come a few bug fixes. If you’re worried about maintaining your untethered jailbreak, then it’s important not to update.

If, on the other hand, you have a device that’s currently jailbreakable on iOS 5.1, you can use the latest version of RedSn0w to perform a tethered jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 with a few easy steps.

You will need your 5.1 firmware ( you can get it from our downloads page) for the device that you want to jailbreak, as RedSn0w currently doesn’t recognize iOS 5.1.1. This is for A4 devices only.

Step 1: Download the latest version of RedSn0w 0.9.10b8b from our download page.

Step 2: Connect your device to your computer, place your device into DFU mode, and run RedSn0w.

Step 3: Go to Extras > Select IPSW > and point to your iOS 5.1 firmware for this device.

Step 4: Once RedSn0w successfully identifies the 5.1 firmware, head back to the main page of RedSn0w and click Jailbreak.

Step 5: Once it identifies the build, click Next where it asks you to install Cydia.

Step 6: Cydia will be installed, and your device will reboot. Upon reboot, place the device back into DFU mode.

Step 7: Perform a tethered boot via RedSn0w by going back to the Extras page and clicking Just Boot.

Step 8: Your device will reboot, and you will have a usable Cydia icon on your Home screen.

Note: This is a tethered iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak. Once RedSn0w is updated for iOS 5.1.1 you will no longer have to follow step 3.

Remember this is only for iOS 5.1 jailbreakable devices. Meaning it won’t work with the iPad 2, the iPhone 4S, or the new iPad.

How did it go for you?

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