Posts tagged with: Jailbreak
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    Well, Jailbreaking any device has its own share of risks. Even though lots of people celebrated the Dev-Team finally releasing a fully untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1, many of the people that used it were already rocking the past version that allowed a tethered jailbreak. Many of these users ran into trouble because the jailbreak would case MobileSubstrate-based apps to stop running. The good news is that all this is a work in progress. The Dev-Team has just released an updated verso Redsn0w, which is now 0.9.10b3 and fixes this problem. According to the post: The b3 version of redsn0w ...

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    Last week, we heard whispers of the coming arrival of a new jailbreak for Windows Phone devices. All we knew at the time was that it was supposed to be an alternative to paying the $9 required for a Chevron Labs unlock. Today, details of the hack were announced, and while it won't replace existing unlocks, it does provide an easy way to expand the usefulness of unlocked hardware. The WindowBreak project has released a tool for conveniently performing an interop unlock on a handset already set up for development thanks to an AppHub or Chevron Labs unlock (Update: the author has clarified ...

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    We heard about some progress last week towards the release of an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1, courtesy of Apple hacker pod2g. It looked like everything was going just fine towards work on a release for earlier Apple hardware, but the A5 chip in the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2 were a separate obstacle to overcome. Donations from thankful jailbreakers let pod2g raise enough money to hook himself up with a 4S and get to work on testing. Today he posted an update to let us all know of his progress over the weekend. Bad news first: pod2g has hit something of a brick wall. His attempts to ...

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    It was about a week ago that we heard about progress towards an untethered jailbreak for Apple devices running iOS 5. The developer of the tool, pod2g, noted that he expected work on adapting the jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 to be relatively simple, and was turning to work on it. We didn't have any idea back then when he might hope to complete his work, but pod2g has published a new post today updating as all on his progress, and it looks like we could see a release any day now. The jailbreak is functional on hardware with A4 chips, running iOS 5.0.1. There's still a little work to be done ...

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    After creating the first Windows phone jailbreak tool, the guys making up the ChevronWP7 team decided to legitimize their actions and work with Microsoft to deliver an authorized means by which to unlock handsets for development without users needing to pay Microsoft's fees. While Chevron's own $9 pricetag for its service is a whole lot easier to swallow, we wondered at the time of its announcement whether or not we'd see another hacking effort come along with its own free alternative. For now it's very much still just a rumor, but something like that may be on its way soon. Windows Phone ...

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    There's a famous saying out there that goes: "If you can't beat them, join them". In this case though, it seems things are backwards in the sense that since Apple couldn't beat Comex in figuring out how to Jailbreak their beloved iOS devices in a very simple, over-the-air fashion, the smartest thing left to do was to make him join Apple. That's right, 19 year old Nicholas Allegra -aka- Comex, the famous developer behind JailbreakMe.com, the most controversial and easy way to Jailbreak your device, just joined Apple. According to his Tweets, he'll begin an internship with Apple as of next ...

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    Jailbreaking any iOS 5 beta version is quite easy and straight forward when you have a Mac, but it can turn close to impossible on Windows unless work is done. Lucky for you, Sn0wbreeze has just been updated to version 2.8b5 and it allows you to easily Jailbreak your iOS device using Windows. It'll work on any of the following devices on the list: - iPhone 3GS (old & new boot roms) - iPhone 4 (GSM) - iPhone 4 (CDMA) - iPad original - iPod Touch 3rd generation - iPod Touch 4th generation And, on a side note, this version of Sn0wbreeze allows: Non-developers to pass the UDID check and ...

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    Gotta love the hacker community. They always manage to play against the rules, and this time, to our benefit. Remember yesterday's news where we talked about how AT&T plans to block your ability to tether your iPhone using a Jailbreak Cydia app called MyWi or else you'll loose much needed benefits like an old Unlimited data plan? Well the whole reason why AT&T knows you've got a Jailbroken iPhone using MyWi is because the App announces you're tethering through it. Most likely, the crew behind MyWi will have this updated, but in the meantime we'd recommend you have a look at another Cydia ...

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    AT&T subscribers who have managed to hold on to one of the carrier's grandfathered unlimited data plans have not been running into such great luck lately. We recently learned of AT&T's plans to start throttling the connections of unlimited users who fall into the top 5% of AT&T's bandwidth consumers. Now the carrier is starting to get serious with its threats towards unauthorized tethering, and unlimited users who continue to do so will get their plans changed automatically, losing unlimited data forever. We've been seeing threats against tetherers - specifically against users of ...

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    When the ChevronWP7 team returns to start unlocking Windows Phone 7 handsets again, things are going to be very different. Now that the group is no longer working outside of Microsoft's sphere of influence, it's gone legit and, as we learned last month, will be charging users for the phone unlock service. Chris Walsh has tweeted some additional details of what we can expect, including what the service will cost. If you're in a country not supported by Microsoft's development program, or see the $100 fee as unreasonable, Walsh and crew will unlock your WP7 handset for development for $9. ...

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    Apple announced last week that it was working on a fix to a recently-disclosed vulnerability in iOS, one that allowed malcrafted PDFs to remotely execute code. While we hadn't seen any instances of the attack vector being used with malicious intent, Apple obviously couldn't leave such a gaping hole open, and has been scrambling to put together and test a fix for the bug. That fix is now here, in the form of iOS 4.3.4 (4.2.9 for Verizon). If all this sounds good, you must not be interested in jailbreaking your iPhone, because this PDF vulnerability is what allowed the most recent ...

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    The latest incarnation of JailbreakMe.com recently went live, offering iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users a dead-simple way to gain full access to their hardware. Near-simultaneously, Germany's Federal Office for Information Security warned Apple about an iOS vulnerability in its handling of PDF files, creating a serious security hole. If any of this sounds familiar to you, it should, because nearly the same saga played out last summer. This time, it looks like it will conclude in a similar fashion, with Apple releasing an update that fixes the vulnerability and stops the jailbreak. The ...

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    This is the moment many of us mortals have been waiting for. Surely Jailbreaking an iPhone is nothing out of the ordinary, but not many people are into having to follow the hassle of connecting their devices to a computer, placing it in DFU mode, following the on-screen instructions and crossing their fingers. Back in the day, JailbreakMe.com came to revolutionize the way you could free your device because all you had to do was navigate to the website on your mobile browser, slide your finger on the screen and that was it. If you've been holding back on all the fun just because it was ...

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    With the LG Revolution being made available yesterday at Verizon for $249.99 on two-year contract, developers at RootzWiki have already gotten their hands on it and started tearing it apart. One of the first goals was to obtain superuser access and that goal was quickly achieved. Surprisingly, LG was lax in their security and left an old, well known vulnerability in the system. The "rageagainstthecage" exploit was developed by Sebastian Krahmer who has more recently developed a similar exploit to obtain root on Gingerbread. The newer exploit was not required for LG Revolution, as the Froyo ...

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    Samsung has established a history of storing SIM unlock codes in the firmware with their previous Galaxy S series of smartphones, which lead to an app being released to automate the process. The new Galaxy S II continues along that line, with a new app released today that searches through the nv_data.bin, decrypts the code, and reveals it, allowing the use of the device on other networks. The app is created by well known XDA developer Chainfire, and is available from the Android market under the name " Galaxy S2 SIM Unlock". The app requires your Galaxy S II to be rooted, after which ...

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    YukiXDA over at XDA brings us a very thurough guide to disassembling a WP7 ROM for a device, introducing new components from other ROMs (Cooking), and rebuilding the resulting mash-up into a flashable ROM for your device. For a while now, we've had some Custom ROMs available for the HD2, and functioning Live services, but the knowledge to create these ROMs was limited to a small set of developers. With this post the process is now laid out in detail, allowing other developers to create custom ROMs for the HD2, and bringing us the first NoDo ROM for the device, which is also available from ...

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    Watch this week's iReview as we go through the iOS 4.3.3 (4.2.8 for Verizon) release and how it's already jailbroken. We go through the new Infini Dev-Team App Store initiative called Lima, Amazon's Cloud Player now silently working on iOS devices, Microsoft porting Bing tools to work with the iOS SDK, RIM now updating their BlackBerry Enterprise Server to support iPhones, and more rumors on iOS 5. In the Not So Cool section we go through recent news on the iPhone 5 being delayed and the whole White iPhone debate. All this and more after the break.

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    If you've jailbroken your iPhone, you're well aware of Cydia, the alternative to Apple's App Store that lets you access all the apps Apple didn't want you to have. The Infini Dev Team thinks there might be a better way to get apps out to jailbroken users, announcing its new installer, Lima. Unlike Cydia's stand-alone app, Lima will be browsable as a website, letting you install apps directly from your browser. While it wouldn't be the biggest deal in the world if you had to download and install Lima before using it, eliminating even that minor roadblock could easily encourage users to give ...

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    Well known developer Chainfire at XDA brings root to another device today, adding Samsung's Galaxy S II to the list of 3rd-party developer unlocked devices. This comes hot on the heels of the Gingerbreak exploit, which can be used on a wide range of Android devices, also developed in part by CF. Superuser access is acheived by using the Samsung flashing utility "Odin" to load a custom re-packaged kernel onto the phone, then booting up. Once booted, the kernel allows root access via the "adb" program, a part of the Android SDK. Simply typing "adb root" at the command line restarts adb in ...

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    Australian Motorola Atrix 4G owner Irwin Proud quickly discovered that it's bootloader was locked after his purchase of the device earlier this year. In response, he formed a "Groubal" page to attempt to get the attention of Motorola and convince it that there is a large subset of users who wish to develop for the Atrix and cannot due to the immutable security. The Groubal page has grown quickly, currently at over 8800 signatures since it's inception on March 31st. Motorola has since taken notice, and has issued a response: "...It is our intention to enable the unlockable/relockable ...

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    Sebastian Krahmer, author of the oft-used "rageagainstthecage" root exploit for Android brings us a new release today, titled "Gingerbreak". The Gingerbreak code once again allows us to root any device running Android Gingerbread 2.3 or higher (although some porting and adaptation must be done first, to build a one-click type tool). rageagainstthecage used a security vulnerability present in Android to bypass the operating system's security, allowing super-user access. Google released code to fix this security hole with Gingerbread and a point release for Froyo (2.2.2), preventing the ...

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    It took the Dev-Team just a couple of hours to bring a Tethered Jailbreak to iOS 4.3.2 after its release, and just four days to make all the magic become Untethered. Redsn0w has just been updated to include the untethered feature, which was made possible since Apple somehow forgot to patch the same vulnerability discovered by Stefan Esser (aka @i0n1c) which made the Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 4.3.1 possible just recently. Sadly it seems some iPhone 4 users experienced problems with the Jailbreak so Redsn0w version 0.9.6RC13 is limited to only offer tethered Jailbreaks while the exploit ...

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    Apple has just released iTunes 10.2.2, but there really aren't any enhancements included aside from simple bug fixes that deal with the slow sync issues many of us had recently. What's important is that the Dev-Team's own MuscleNerd has just confirmed that the update is safe for those of us that have either Jailbroken or Unlocked our iPhones. This unlock includes both Ultrasn0w users and IMEI Unlock users. Hit iTunes for your update. Via: Gizmodo Source: @MuscleNerd at Twitter

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    Dark Forces Team (DFT), a group of smartphone hackers heavily involved with HTC devices revealed in photos today a modified SPL that could potentially enable custom ROMs and the possibility of MAGLDR, which could mean deploying Android to the WP7 platform soon. DFT is known for releasing HardSPL and MAGLDR for a number of HTC Windows Mobile devices such as the HTC HD2 which allows the deployment of custom ROMs and alternative operating systems. Pictured in the photos are the HTC 7 Mozart (PD67100), and HTC 7 Pro (PC92100), both running a custom SPL created by Cotulla. No word yet as to the ...

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    With the recent release of the iOS 4.3.1 untethered jailbreak came a warning for users of UltraSn0w: do not update. The older baseband firmware supported by UltraSn0w was incompatible with 4.3.1, and updating would result in losing the carrier unlock. Todays update brings support for the older basebands required by the UltraSn0w unlock, allowing iPhone owners with unlocked smartphones to upgrade to 4.3.1 without losing their carrier unlocked status. The update brings UltraSn0w's version up to 1.2.1 and requires your iPhone to be unlocked already. UlraSn0w also fixes the signal bar issue ...

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