TouchMyApps » Geohot http://www.touchmyapps.com All Things iPhone and iPad for those who like to Touch. iOS App reviews, News, New Apps, Price Drops and App Gone Free Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:23:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.3 The JBnator Diaries – Jailbreaking your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch with iOS 4.1 via limera1n [Tutorial] http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/10/14/the-jbnator-diaries-jailbreaking-your-iphone-ipad-and-ipod-touch-with-ios-4-1-via-limera1n/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/10/14/the-jbnator-diaries-jailbreaking-your-iphone-ipad-and-ipod-touch-with-ios-4-1-via-limera1n/#comments Thu, 14 Oct 2010 14:56:45 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=41108 Hi folks! I know it’s been a while, but with the recent release of the long-awaited jailbreak for iOS 4.1 from both geohot and Dev Team I just couldn’t NOT address it. I made a short news bit about it several days ago, but I know what you really want is a detailed step by … Read more]]>

Hi folks! I know it’s been a while, but with the recent release of the long-awaited jailbreak for iOS 4.1 from both geohot and Dev Team I just couldn’t NOT address it. I made a short news bit about it several days ago, but I know what you really want is a detailed step by walkthrough. So here you are! Oh yeah, just remembered – if you’re an owner of an iPhone 2G, 3G or iPod Touch 1G or 2G this is not the article for you. At the moment limera1n only works on iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G/4G, iPad, iPhone 4 and theoretically on the Apple TV 2G. So if you’re the lucky owner of the aforementioned devices – read on!

Also, if you desire a clean device while keeping all of your saved games and other stuff, look out for an updated guide on backing up and restoring the info in the near future.

Our toolbox for today:

Important: For the moment there is NO unlock for iOS 4.1, so if you require one, stick to your current version.

Let’s get breaking out of jail!

1. Run iTunes, hold shift and click restore and browse to the OS file.This will take quite some time, so you can safely go and make yourself a spot of tea. After the process is over, you have a virgin iDevice running the latest OS version (4.1 in our case)

2. [Officially unlocked or original SIM card available iPhone only] Connect to iTunes and activate your iPhone

3. Run limera1n (it will “hacktivate” the iPhone if necessary)

4. Press “make it ra1n”

5. The iDevice will go into recovery mode

6. Now we have to put it into DFU mode according to the instructions on-screen:

1. Hold the Home and Power buttons until the device reboots

2. Now release the Power button while still holding the Home one until you see limera1n say “in DFU mode”

7. Behold the strange rendering of the lime-coloured raindrop on your iDevice

8. After a while your device will power down. If it doesn’t boot up automatically in 30 seconds or so don’t worry, just do it manually.

9. After the iDevice reboots, you’ll see a limera1n icon on the Springboard (with no picture though)

10. Set up a wireless (Wi-Fi) connection. If you run into issues, try resetting network parameters (Settings-General-Reset-Reset Network Settings) – that should fix the issue

11. Run limera1n on the iDevice and install Cydia

12. Reboot and run limera1n again to uninstall it

13. Start up Cydia and update it completely

14. Start up Cydia again and install the afc2add demon to provide for the various iPhone browsing apps

Hooray, hooray, you’re now the proud owner of a freshly jailbroken and upgraded Jesus phone, running the latest OS.

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It’s lime time for all current iOS devices! http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/10/11/its-lime-time-for-all-current-ios-devices/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/10/11/its-lime-time-for-all-current-ios-devices/#comments Mon, 11 Oct 2010 16:16:11 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=40939 For almost a month now we’ve been eagerly waiting for the selfless people over at Dev-Team to release a jailbreak for the latest iOS 4.1, which will finally bring jailbreakers to the wonder that is Game Center. This momentous occasion was finally announced last week and set to happen on 10.10.10 at 10:10 AM with … Read more]]>

For almost a month now we’ve been eagerly waiting for the selfless people over at Dev-Team to release a jailbreak for the latest iOS 4.1, which will finally bring jailbreakers to the wonder that is Game Center. This momentous occasion was finally announced last week and set to happen on 10.10.10 at 10:10 AM with the release of greenpo1son – the latest jailbreak tool.

And over the week end we got what we wanted, albeit not what we were waiting for. In a surprise announcement geohot, despite earlier claims that he was leaving the jailbreaking scene, has released limera1n – an unpatchable jailbreak for iOS 4.0-4.1 and possibly beyond for iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, iPad, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G. Sorry iPhone 3G and lower users, it seems you’re out of luck this time (granted the original iPhone can’t run iOS 4.0 and the iPhone 3G jailbreak for 4.1 has long been available via redsn0w).

While limera1n isn’t as simple as the blackra1n jailbreak (the price for unpatchability, according to the author), requiring some mojo to have your device put into DFU mode first, it’s straightforward, works across all 3rd and 4th gen iOS devices and it’s now finally out.

Keep in mind that if you’re not in too much of a hurry, I’d advise to wait a few more days while the kinks are ironed out (there have been 4 updates to it already). Here are the author’s comments:

limera1n, 6 months in the making
iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, iPad, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G
4.0-4.1 and beyond+++
limera1n is unpatchable
untethered thanks to jailbreakme star comex
released today to get chronicdev to do the right thing
brought to you by geohot
hacktivates
Mac coming soon
follow the instructions in the box, sadly limera1n isn’t one click
that’s the price of unpatchability
as usual, donations appreciated but not required
still in beta, pardon my ragged edges
AppleTV is technically supported, but theres no apps yet
zero pictures of my face

changelog
BETA1 – first release
BETA2 – fixed kernel patching magic, rerun BETA2+ over BETA1
BETA3 – fixed new bootrom 3GS
BETA4 – uninstall fixed, respring fixedish

Download for Windows
md5: d901c4b3a544983f095b0d03eb94e4db

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George Hotz is out of the game http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/07/30/george-hotz-is-out-of-the-game/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/07/30/george-hotz-is-out-of-the-game/#comments Fri, 30 Jul 2010 11:35:34 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=36794 George Hotz, better known as Geohot and author of the infamous blackra1n jailbreak and unlock tool that set a new standard for ease of use and speed of jailbreaking back in early autumn 2009, has officially hung his metaphorical boxing gloves in the closet. Ever since iOS 4.0 and iPhone 4 came out he was … Read more]]>

George Hotz, better known as Geohot and author of the infamous blackra1n jailbreak and unlock tool that set a new standard for ease of use and speed of jailbreaking back in early autumn 2009, has officially hung his metaphorical boxing gloves in the closet.

Ever since iOS 4.0 and iPhone 4 came out he was flooded by requests and questions regarding his plans for releasing a jailbreak tool of his own, to which he replied in various states of frustration that he has none at this point. Well, it seems one of such requests has been the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back and forced him to make an official statement regarding his career in Jailbreaking:

I understand most of you say you depend on my work, but reality is I made a lot of great tools and resources for others to continue. I apologize for my behavior the last few months but you must understand my life does not revolve around just iphone. This was something I picked up for fun and now it has turned to much more than that. we have many great people on the scene now, please check them out. i don’t plan on releasing anything soon. Thank you.

From the staff at TMA I would like to thank him for his work and wish him luck in his future pursuits.

And to all of you outraged audience I would like to remind that conjuring up such kind of hacks, like geohot or the Dev-Team do for the iPhone, requires a lot, and I do mean a LOT of work, not even talking about exceptional skill. Considering all of such tools are released for Free, the developers don’t actually have any obligations for them. In fact all of us should feel obliged to respect them and their wishes.

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Geohot untethered jailbreak for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad coming soon! http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/03/29/geohot-untethered-jailbreak-for-the-iphone-ipod-touch-and-ipad-coming-soon/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/03/29/geohot-untethered-jailbreak-for-the-iphone-ipod-touch-and-ipad-coming-soon/#comments Mon, 29 Mar 2010 20:02:56 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=30258 One of the most frustrating things with jailbreaking the latest generation of Apple devices (most iPhones 3GS, iPod Touches 2G and 3G) is the requirement to have it connected to PC/Mac and pressing the “Make it rain” button on each reboot. The extent of the issue is clearly shown by the recently reported project of … Read more]]>

One of the most frustrating things with jailbreaking the latest generation of Apple devices (most iPhones 3GS, iPod Touches 2G and 3G) is the requirement to have it connected to PC/Mac and pressing the “Make it rain” button on each reboot. The extent of the issue is clearly shown by the recently reported project of making a special iDongle to avoid the dependency on a desktop computer. Unfortunately for @mrbreakit (the inventor of the iDongle) this may soon cease to be an issue.

Geohot has reported in his blog:

The jailbreak is all software based, and is as simple to use as blackra1n. It is completely untethered, works on all current tethered models(ipt2, 3gs, ipt3), and will probably work on iPad too.

To strengthen his claim he also published a Youtube video showing the solution in action.

It seems the free-minded community will soon be able to breath easier, especially if the solution works on the iPad as well (OMG, how I wish to see ZodTTD’s emulators running on the iPad!). And meanwhile remember:

Don’t ask about a release date. You won’t make it happen any sooner.

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