Jailbreak Features I Would Like to see in iOS 6

With absinthe being released and getting my jailbreak back with WWDC and iOS 6 around the corner I thought it would be cool to look at the features from Cydia that would make iOS 6 amazing! So let’s get started!

Messages+

This is how quick reply was meant to be. It is amazing. Just tap the banner and it will show up just like that. Also a gesture brings up the quick reply. It works flawlessly. I would love to see this in the next iOS.

Barrel

Barrel adds a variety of 3D page switching to your iPhone or iPad. I really like it! I would like to see some 3D page switching in the next iOS.

Expose Multitasking

One of the best things I have seen for jailbreaking my iPhone is for expose multitasking. Let’s face it the style the iPhone has now is old and isn’t as glamorous as Android. This is a way to see all of the apps running with a little snap shot of what is happening in the application instead of just the boring sort of icon layout they have now. I want to see this make it but if I had to chose I would want the quick reply for messages.

How to do an untethered jailbreak on iOS 5.0.1 (up to A4)[UPDATE:New Download Links!]

Being a technical wizard at my school I am always asked how to jailbreak devices and the benefits of it. So I am going to start adding some jailbreaking goodness to the site. Anyways today I am going to walk you through jailbreaking your iOS 5.0.1 device. There will be a video for you to watch on how to do it below and remember this can be done for Mac and PC users. So let’s get started.

1. Download the newest version of redsn0w UPDATE: (9.10b5) (mac) (windows) and iOS 5.0.1.
2. Open up redsn0w and you will be welcomed by the following screen (click to enlarge):

3. From the welcome screen hit extras->select ISPW and find your iOS 5.0.1 download.

4. You will see a prompt saying that this will be used for the rest of the session. Select ok. From the screen hit back to get to the main screen from number 2. Then hit jailbreak

5. Just select jailbreak for now and hit next. (Multitasking gestures don’t work on the iPhone and should work on the iPad 1 with iOS 5.0.1)

6. Follow the on screen instructions and wait for reboot.

7.To get a reboot you will need to press back to get to the main screen when the Apple Logo appears on your phone. From there hit extras and then boot tethered. Follow the instructions and you should be fine. If this was done correctly you should see your iDevice booting with a pineapple

8. Enter cydia. Hit developer and then go to the search. From there search Corona. In the drop down menu it should say Corona 5.0.1 untethered. Select that and then install. You know have a fully jailbroken phone! If you did not get any of this watch the tutorial below!

Congrats!

The iPhone 4s untethered jailbreak has been achieved

The iPhone 4s has never had an untethered jailbreak. In fact there hasn’t really been any jailbreak for the iPhone 4s since we have first seen it about 2 months ago. Now there is going to be not only an iPhone 4s jailbreak but it will also be untethered. Even though they have cracked the problem for the A5 we won’t likely see this anytime soon so don’t get your hopes up. Most likely after Christmas. pod2G has cracked it and here is the official statement:

OK, figured it out, the A5 cache is not a problem anymore. I sorted it out by doing the untether in a single thread and by flushing all the dcache then all the icache in a row at a strategical point of the process. It took me like a hundred of tests to find the key. Hard for the nerves. For the tech guys, here is a link explaining issues related to self modifying code ( or code patching ) on the ARM platform : http://blogs.arm.com/software-enablement/141-caches-and-self-modifying-code/

Another news : I discussed with @saurik today about the launchd boot process, and he’s found one missing piece of the puzzle I needed to have a perfectly stable jailbreak. He’s definitly one of the best iOS gurus out there. Thank you saurik!

Good work guys. I can’t wait to see the tool for this.

[pod2g]

iPhone 4S Unlock is in the works!

If you have an iPhone 4S and you need to unlock then you may be able to soon! According to musclenerd (@musclenerd -twitter) a member of the iPhone Dev-Team they have a unlock in the works! The iPhone 4S is the only iPhone that can’t currently be unlocked with ultrasnow or really anything for that matter. Here is the statement that musclenerd made

Crazy Thanksgiving weekeend! Very Promising 4S unlock is in the works (Not the i4, just the 4S… that’s the crazy part)

Above is the image that was posted along with the tweet. However let us not forget we need a jailbreak for the 4S before we can actually unlock the phone itself. The jailbreak should be coming soon along with the unlock.

Apple Releases iTunes match for developers.

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It seems today Apple has released iTunes match. iTunes match is what will take your entire music library and store it on iCloud instead of just your iTunes store bought items. iTunes match is free for developer testing and developers will get a three month extended trial membership if they purchase the service for $24.99 when it is released. Release notes:

iTunes Match stores your complete music library in iCloud, allowing you to enjoy your collection anywhere, anytime, on any iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or computer. iTunes Match beta is currently available to developers in the United States. Beta subscribers will receive iTunes Match service during the beta period plus an additional 3 months for free with their 12 month paid subscription.
To get started with iTunes Match, download the current version of iOS 5 beta and iTunes 10.5 beta 6.1 with iTunes Match. Once installed, choose Turn On iTunes Match from the Store menu, and click “Subscribe for $24.99.”
Please note that you must maintain a local backup of your iTunes library as well as any music you add to iCloud. Apple will periodically reset your iCloud library during the beta and it is critical that you backup your music regularly. Some features and optimizations of iTunes Match will not be available during the beta.

This is a great way for Apple to compete with amazon and google for their music locker services.
[Apple Developer Portal]

How To Jailbreak iOS 5 beta 5 with redsn0w

Well it seems some people just can’t live without there jailbreak so I guess I am gonna make a post on how to do such a thing on iOS 5 beta 5 with redsn0w. There is a few things you will need.NOTE: THIS IS A TETHERED JAILBREAK MEANING YOU WILL NEED TO BOOT YOUR DEVICE WITH REDSN0W EVERY TIME. Check out how to jailbreak after the break!

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How to Jailbreak iOS 4.3.5/4.2.10 with redsn0w

It seems you can jailbreak iOS 4.3.5/4.2.10 with redsn0w and here is how to do it!

First make sure you have iOS 4.3.5/4.2.10 installed and that you have 4.3.4/4.2.9 downloaded along with redsnow 9.8 B3 downloaded. Remember all download links will be down below! Please remember this is a tethered jailbreak meaning whenever you try and turn your phone on you will need to run redsn0w to make it show springboard.
Step 1:
Open redsn0w and hit browse and select the iOS 4.3.4 firmware and than hit next

Step 2:
Select Install Cydia and if you need to boot tethered unselect this option and select boot tethered and follow the instructions. Hit next and follow the online instructions and you are good an jailbroken!
Downloads:
iPhone 4 GSM 4.3.5 Download
iPhone 4 CDMA  4.2.10 Download
iPhone 4 GSM 4.3.4 Download
iPhone 4 CDMA  4.2.9 Download
Redsn0w Mac 9.8 B3 Download
Redsn0w Windows 9.8 B3 Download
Others have to be googled sorry.

4.3.4/4.2.9 kills untethered jailbreak

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It seems that jailbreak.me wasn’t the only jailbreak tool killed in 4.3.4/4.2.9 but the untethered jailbreak used from 4.1 was also closed. The 4.3.4 update was pushed really quickly to fix the security hole allowing a jailbreak on the device through a PDF vulnerability. Apple usually posts updates like that very quickly to make sure that their users aren’t at risk. This is a question of if this was patched to security concern or if this is another attempt to make jail breaking even harder so less people do it. Thanks To The Jailbreak Community for devoting time so we can have an easy jailbreak solution.