redsn0w 0.9.10b4 update includes iBooks fix

RedSn0w, the popular jailbreaking tool has been updated to version 0.9.10b4 and now includes the long awaited fix for iBooks not being able to run on jailbroken iOS 5.0.1 devices.

The b4 version of redsn0w incorporates the 5.0.1 fix for iBooks, and also for sporadic problems with launchctl.  Thanks to @xvolks for merging the iBooks (sandbox) fix from @comex’s github into the overall corona untether from @pod2g!  As usual, you can choose to install the fix either by re-running redsn0w over your existing jailbreak (de-select Cydia if you do that), or by installing the corona package from Cydia (it’s the same set of files no matter which way you choose).

If you’ve previously jailbroken your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch using redsn0w, all you need to do is re-jailbreak it using 0.9.10b4, but do remember to uncheck the “Install Cydia” option beforehand. Conversely, you can run the latest version of the Corona package (1.0.4) on Cydia in order to use iBooks once again.

[via dev-team blog]

Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 now available (on A4 iDevices)

Several weeks ago, we saw chronic dev team member pod2g post a video of his untethered jailbreak on an iPod Touch running iOS 5. Well, for those of you eagerly anticipating its public release, the wait is finally over. The untethered exploit has just been incorporated into redsnow 0.9.10 and PwnageTool and works on the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod Touch 3G and iPod Touch 4G. One requirement is that they must be updated to iOS 5.0.1 beforehand. As for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 owners, they’ll have to wait some more as A5 devices haven’t been completely hacked yet. Fear not though, as pod2g has said that he’ll be looking at extending this untethered jailbreak to the latest iDevices in the near future. A quick rundown of how to install it right after the break.

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Untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4, 3G, 3GS, iPad and ALL iPod touch models

The prolific Dev Team, or more specifically, Comex, have done it again, releasing the sequel to one of the oldest Jailbreaks for the iDevice. Veteran jailbreakers will remember an early iPhone OS 1.1.1 Safari exploit that allowed users to jailbreak their devices with the minimal toolbox of Mobile Safari and a Wifi connection. About two and a half years have passed since the days of iPhone OS 1.1.1 and predictably, history has repeated itself. Here’s to 2010 and the return of the untethered jailbreak! Of course, this news comes on the cusp of a new ruling in the USA that legalises jailbreaking.

I will post a detailed walkthrough of the new jailbreak very soon, but for those who don’t want to wait, make sure to backup your iDevice and then head over to JailbreakMe.com to experience a new iDevice! Veteran jailbreakers, this really is a momentous occasion!

You can also check after the gap for a detailed listing of compatible iDevices.

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App Store Boner? Hacker ID’s banned from App Store

Redmond Pie just reported on an event which will likely ring the interwebs for a while – hackers iH8sn0w and baseband hacker, Sherif Hashim received the message that their App Store IDs had been disabled for security reasons. Sherif’s exploit hasn’t been released yet, but is confirmed by the iPhone Dev Team to work on firmware 3.1.3.

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Jailbreak update: iPhone Dev Team and Chronic

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Good news from the team who have consistently bettered the iDevice by stripping away as much of Apple’s restrictions as possible: with some limitations, Pwnage Tool 3.1.3 now supports the 3GS and the iPod touch 2G. They are as follows:

The iPhone 3GS is now supported in PwnageTool 3.1.3, assuming the phone was pwned at 3.0 or 3.0.1 – PwnageTool does not support the 3GS out of the box. If your iPhone 3GS has 3.1 preinstalled and is not Pwned then there is no tested jailbreak solution at the moment.

The iPod 2G is now supported in PwnageTool 3.1.3, assuming the iPod 2G was pwned at 3.0 or 3.0.1 – PwnageTool does not support the iPod 2G with 3.1 software out of the box.

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Updates from the iPhone Dev Team

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Apple’s 3.1 Firmware broke compatibility with Redsn0w, meaning that your external GPS units, video cameras, and a whole fleet of other operations have been rendered unusable. However, the Dev Team are back at work and have released three tools which are available only for the iPhone 2G, 3G, and iPod touch 1G. It is important to note which you need and if your hardware is compatible. Their instructions are outlined after the gap.

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Are you ready for OS 3.0? – The iPhone Dev Team and ultrasn0w are!

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If you are an avid Jailbreaker, get ready for The iPhone Dev Team’s latest and greatest, just don’t expect it too early. Currently, the team have managed to officially unlock OS 3.0 on the carrier side, but they won’t release it too soon as Apple might throw a last-minute spanner into the works. In any case, the video shows the unlocked 3G and explains briefly the baseband unlock.

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iPod Touch 2G Jailbreak Beta: redsn0w melting

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redsn0w beta jailbreak for the iPod Touch 2G is now available for those who don’t mind a bit of typing. One step closer to point and click GUI hacking, the iPhone Dev Team are making leaps and bounds progress on this platform that has been comparatively sidelined from the jailbreak scene. With promise of future GUI jailbreaks just down the track, the Dev Team race on.

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iPhone/iPod Touch Firmware 2.2.1 point release

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Is it the release we are all hoping for or not?  Browser geeks are looking for Safari tweaks and upgrades and mail buffs are looking for many fixes including mail and pictures compatibility.  Hopefully those issues have been resolved as Apple have mentioned in the update log:

This update contains bug fixes and improvements, including the following:
- Improved general stability of Safari
- Fixed issue where some images saved from Mail do not display correctly in the Camera Roll

Products compatible with this software update:
- iPhone
- iPhone 3G

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iPod 2g: Jailbreak Looming?

Just spotted some good news from the youtube about a pending release from the iPhone Dev Team that implicates everyone’s favourite iPod Touch as the target for the next Jailbreak. What does this mean for our sleek excellent sounding pmp? Well, if you like homebrew, alternate video codecs, ports, extra gadgets etc, a jailbraked iPod Touch will certainly be your stew of choice.

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