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    Apple's next iPad is finally here, and for those of you Apple users who prefer living outside the walled garden, work's already well underway on the first public jailbreak for the tablet. The iPhone Dev Team recently put up a new blog post outlining where current efforts lie, and the situation is definitely looking promising. Right now, only Apple gear based on older chipsets has an iOS 5.1 jailbreak available for it, and even that's semi-tethered. As for the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and 2012 iPad, there's no public solution available; what about private? At least two, and possibly three or four ...

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    So if you're on the list of people that cringed their teeth when they hit the Install button of the OTA upgrade of iOS 5.1 and forgot all about their Jailbreak, you might be in luck. The Dev-Team has just updated RedN0w to version 0.9.10b6 and it brings you the option of getting a tethered jailbreak of your device as long as it doesn't run on an A5 chip (Sorry iPhone 4S and iPad2 readers). There's nothing hot about a tethered jailbreak of any iOS device, but if you lost it by mistake, you're sadly out of of choices. Make sure you download the version of Redsn0w for either your Mac or PC ...

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    Just about a month ago, we told you about current efforts by the United States Copyright Office to revisit the topic of jailbreaking as a legal exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. While jailbreaking smartphones got the OK last time around, these exemptions don't automatically renew, and the case for them must be made over-and-over as they expire. To that end, the Electronic Frontier Foundation was asking smartphone users across the US to submit their own comments about jailbreaking in order to show the Copyright Office just how strongly many of us feel about freedom to use ...

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    A couple years ago, the smartphone user community scored a major victory in the United States when the Copyright Office added jailbreaking phones to the list of anti-circumvention exemptions allowed under the DMCA. While a manufacturer could still use jailbreaking as an excuse to void your warranty, there was no longer any doubt that the owners of phones could now legally modify them is such a manner. Problem is, the exemptions granted under the Act aren't permanent (though the restrictions sure as heck are), requiring petitions to renew them every three years. It's just about time to ...

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    We just told you last night about a recent update to the iPhone-4S-jailbreaking tool Absinthe, from the Chronic Dev Team. That release brought with it a Windows installer, and attempted to eliminate a few bugs that crept into the previous release. We've been waiting for a solution like this to arrive ever since the iPad 2 first introduced the A5 processor, so we're understandably focused on following the evolution of Absinthe as the last kinks are worked-out. We've now learned of a new update to the tool, once again bringing bug fixes and support to new operating systems. This time around, ...

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    Last week, after following the progress of the efforts to bring an untethered jailbreak to Apple hardware based around its new A5 chip, we finally saw the triumphant arrival of Absinthe, the first such tool to manage the feat. While a huge accomplishment in-and-of itself, some users reported buggy behavior from the tool's initial release. Just a couple days later now, a new version is out, available for both Mac and Windows platforms and fixing a few of those bugs. Specific problems targeted in this bugfix release include a problem where you'd see all your apps' icons whited-out following ...

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    We've seen pod2g and his A5-targeting "dream team" of iOS hackers make huge leaps and bounds towards their goal of getting the Corona jailbreak exploit running on the iPhone 4S and iPad 2. Earlier this week, a video preview showed the jailbreak in operation, leaving us hopeful that a release would soon be made. Today, new updates discuss the final stages of packaging the jailbreak tool for distribution, and suggest we'll be seeing it arrive in a matter of "some hours". Most users will be able to use the GUI-based tool that will be released for Mac and PC users. A command-line-based tool ...

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    We've been keeping a close eye on the recent work of pod2g as he attempted to bring the iOS community some new jailbreak tools, supporting both the latest hardware and iOS revision. Tools for classic devices didn't take too long to deliver, but coming up with something that would work on Apple's new A5 chips, the ones at the heart of the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S, proved more difficult. There's power in numbers, so pod2g recruited some of the biggest names from over the years in the iOS world for help. Today he's posted an update of their progress, and it sounds like a release is nearly here. ...

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    If you've been following the progress of pod2g towards developing some new jailbreak tools for iOS devices, you'd know that an update he posted a couple days ago teased that we might get the chance to see the release of his finished work sometime next week. After waiting this long, it looked like owners of the iPhone 4S might finally have a means by which to jailbreak their smartphones. At least, that was until today, when pod2g posted a new update that puts some doubt into how soon something might be released. So, we've got an untethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak for older devices, and pod2g ...

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    Over the course of the past month, we've seen tons of progress towards developing jailbreaks for the latest iPhone hardware and software. Near the end of December, an untethered jailbreak for older Apple devices running iOS 5.0.1 became available, but the exploit wasn't yet ready for jailbreaking models built around A5 chips, like the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4S. Developer pod2g has been keeping us all updated on his progress towards finally tackling that mission, informing us about the new challenges he faced going up against dual-core architecture. It now looks like everything's very nearly ...

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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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