Apr 062010

It took the iPhone Dev team less than a day to jailbreak iPad.pwnage-tool-logo1

They achieved this milestone by porting the “Spirit” jailbreak to the iPad that runs iPhone OS 3.2. The question that many asked was: Will it jailbreak iPhone and iPod Touch?

MuscleNerd has confirmed that this method will also jailbreak iPhone OS 3.1.3 for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

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Mar 302010

Are userland jailbreaks stagingiphone313
a comeback?

After European researchers Vincenzo Iozzo and Ralf Philipp Weinmann successfully hacked an iPhone using an exploit in Mobile Safari last week at the Pwn2Own contest, there has been renewed hopes of an untethered userland jailbreak becoming a possibility soon.

Unlike conventional jailbreaking techniques, userland jailbreaks are a much easier process whereby users are required to merely point their Mobile Safari browser to a particular URL to jailbreak their device. This technique was possible in iPhone OS 1.x but have since then been rendered ineffective thanks to continuous security upgrades by Apple.

However, userland jailbreaks could be made available once again. iPhone hacker Comex has released a demo video showcasing the impending arrival of such a jailbreak. In this recently released video, Comex demonstrates a fully untethered userland jailbreak of iPhone OS 3.1.3. While hoax videos as these are not exactly uncommon, the video has received positive reviews from popular jailbreakers ‘MuscleNerd’ and Joshua Hill from the iPhone Dev Team who claim that the video is in fact genuine. Check out the preview video below of what appears to be a untethered jailbroken iPod Touch
3rd Gen:

There has been no announcement on the release date for the userland jailbreak.

You might know that iPhone jailbreaking expert, Geohot has also demonstrated an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 2G, iPod Touch 3G; that might also work on the iPad.

[via BlogsDNA]

Mar 262010


Geohot, the iPhone
jailbreaking expert who has released popular jailbreaking and unlocking tools like blackra1n, blacksn0w brings good news for users who have been waiting to jailbreak their iPhone on iPhone OS 3.1.3.

He has announced an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 2G, iPod Touch 3G; that might also work on the iPad.

Geohot has made the following announcement on his website:

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.

He has also published a video to demonstrate the untethered jailbreak:

It is not sure if he has used the Safari exploit to the jailbreak the iPhone or the exploit that he had discovered few weeks back.

Currently its possible to only jailbreak iPhone 3G and iPhone 2G on iPhone OS 3.1.3 using Dev Team’s PwnageTool.

Geohot hasn’t announced the release date. We’ll keep you posted so stay tuned here at Theiphonenerd or follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our RSS feed.

[via Geohot’s website ]

iPhone 3G On iPhone OS 3.1.3 Unlocked Using Hardware Hack

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Mar 232010

iClarified is reporting that ElektroPower, a repair shop in Istanbul, Turkey have figured out a way to unlock iPhone 3G running iPhone OS 3.1.3 using a hardware hack.

They have also published a video to show how to hardware unlock iPhone 3G.

As you can see in the video below, the guy is performing a hardware teardown to reflash the iPhone baseband down to 04.26.08 so that it can be unlocked.

It goes without saying that the teardown will definitely void iPhone’s warranty.

We must add that it is difficult to confirm the authenticity of the unlock but MuscleNerd from iPhone Dev Team has commented that it is one of the ways to reflash the baseband back down to 04.26.08.

[via iClarified]

BlackSn0w Unlock Updated for iPhone OS 3.1.3 on 05.11.07

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Mar 222010


The BlackSn0w Unlock by Geohot has been updated by MSFTGuy and PushFix to work with the 3.1.3 firmware and 05.11.07 baseband combination.

This modified version of BlackSn0w only works for phones upgraded with PwnageTool or Sn0wbreeze. Those who have updated to OS 3.1.3 by any other method will have the 05.12.01 baseband.

According to iHackintosh, the updated unlock also fixes a small bug that appears to make WiFi much more stable.

Blacksn0w RC2 will be available on MMI repo soon; however, you can add the source http://cydia.pushfix.info/ to Cydia and install it now.

Warning : Blacksn0w for 3.1.3 is still in RC stage and there may be some issues or bugs, for example, if you are faking your OS version to be 3.1.3 and you install the 3.1.3 version of blacksn0w RC2 with 3.1.2 CommCenter, you will cause problems! Your cell and WiFi could be unresponsive until you either uninstalled the package again via Cydia or restored the phone.

*Please note: this is not an official update performed by Geohot. He has indicated he will not be updating any tools for the 3.1.3 firmware.

[Via iclarified.com]

Rhapsody iPhone App Will Allow Users To Download Songs To Play Them Offline

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Mar 152010

Subscription based streaming music service Rhapsody announced at the South by Southwest (SXSW) technology and music festival in Austin, Texas that they plan to release a new version of their Rhapsody iPhone app, which will allow users to download songs so that they can play them offline as long as you’re a Rhapsody subscriber.

Rhapsody had released their iPhone app back in September last year. The iPhone app allows users who have subscribed to Rhapsody To Go service ($14.99 per month) to individually select and listen to more than 6 million songs in its catalog on-demand over 3G/EDGE and Wi-Fi.

Though users can create their own streaming playlists, unlike Spotify they can’t save them to play them offline. Rhapsody plans to address this limitation in the new version as it was the No. 1 request from users.

So with the new version, users will no longer need a 3G/Edge or Wi-Fi connection to listen to music from this service on their iPhone.

You can checkout the video preview of the new version below:

Rhapsody plans to submit the new version of their iPhone app for approval to the App Store very soon.

Since Apple has already approved Spotify, which has a similar feature, we expect the new version to be approved.

Will this new feature convince you to subscribe to Rhapsody’s To Go service? Let us know in the comments.

[via TechFlash]

How To Jailbreak iPhone OS 3.1.3 Using PwnageTool For iPhone 3G Users

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Mar 132010

PwnageTool developed by the iPhone Dev Team is a nifty tool for iPhone users wishing to jailbreak their iDevice.

This article will provide a step-by-step procedure for  Mac users

to jailbreak their iPhone 3G using the PwnageTool for iPhone OS 3.1.3.

Some important points to note before we start:

  • Please be forewarned that jailbreaking your iPhone may void your warranty and hence proceed only at your own risk.
  • This guide is only applicable for iPhone 3G users.
  • Please take a backup of your iPhone, refer to this post for more details.
  • After you have successfully jailbroken your iphone, please checkout our article on tips to keep your iPhone secure and to change the password of your jailbroken iPhone.
  • PwnageTool is only available for Mac users. Windows users who want to jailbreak their iPhone 3G can use Sn0wbreeze.

Step 1: To start with, you will need to PwnageTool and the iPhone OS 3.1.3 Firmware. You may download these by clicking here (PwnageTool 3.1.5, iPhone1,2_3.1.3_7E18_Restore.ipsw).

How to jailbreak iPhone 3G with Pwnage

How to jailbreak iPhone 3G with Pwnage

Step 2: Double click on the PwnageTool icon to launch the application. You will be presented with a Warning information. Click OK to proceed. On the top menu of the application, click on the ‘Expert mode‘ icon (The option with the picture of Einstein on it).

How to jailbreak iPhone 3G with Pwnage

Step 3: You are asked to select your iPhone model. Select iPhone 3GS from the list and click on the Blue arrow mark to proceed.

How to jailbreak iPhone 3G with Pwnage

Step 5: You will now be taken to the “Browse for IPSW” page. If the application does not detect the ipsw file, click on the ‘Browse for IPSW‘ link to select the firmware file that was downloaded in step 1. Once done, click on the blue arrow to proceed.

Step 6: The application will now display the firmware bundle customization screen. Click on the ‘General‘ option and press the blue arrow to continue.

How to jailbreak iPhone 3G with Pwnage

Step 4: Under the General settings, select the ‘Activate the Phone‘ option if your iPhone is legitimately activated on an official carrier like the AT&T. Otherwise deselect the option.

Step 5: Specify a Root Partition size of around 700 MB and press the blue arrow button to continue.

How to jailbreak iPhone 3G with Pwnage

Step 6: Users are now taken to the Bootneuter page. However, this section is disabled for iPhone 3G users and so you may simply click on the blue arrow to proceed further.

Step 7: You are now displayed the ‘Cydia Settings‘ tab. Click on the ‘Download packages‘ tab and press the Refresh button to view the available packages. Checkmark the packages that you need (OpenSSH and OpenSSL) and press the blue arrow button.

How to jailbreak iPhone 3G with Pwnage

Step 8: You will now see the ‘Custom Packages Settings‘ menu. Skip this section and click on the blue arrow button.

Step 9: You can now choose a custom logo for your package. You can select one logo each for the Boot and Recovery modes. Remember that they need to be grayscale/RGB images under the dimension of 320×480. Once done, click on the blue arrow button.

How to jailbreak iPhone 3G with Pwnage

Step 10: You will now be taken back to the firmware bundle customization page. Click on the ‘Build‘ option and click on the blue arrow.

How to jailbreak iPhone 3G with Pwnage

Step 11: Your custom .ipsw file is created. Save it on your desktop. It will take close to ten minutes for the process to be completed.

Step 12: You will now be prompted to enter your admin credentials. Once done, click on the ‘NO‘ option in the dialog box

that appears.

Step 13: The application will now instruct you to turn your device off. Ensure that the device is tethered and then switch off your iPhone.

Step 14: Follow the instructions offered on the screen. You will first be required to press the Home and Power buttons on your iPhone for ten seconds followed by pressing the Home button alone for 10 seconds.

How to jailbreak iPhone 3G with Pwnage

Step 15: You can now unplug the iPhone from the USB. Restart your iPhone and plug the device back into the USB. Turn the device off when prompted.

Step 16: The device will now enter the DFU mode. When done correctly, PwnageTool will display a message telling your that it successfully entered DFU mode. iTunes will also pop-up. In iTunes, hold the Alt/Option button and click on the ‘Restore‘ option. (This is a VERY IMPORTANT STEP as just pressing the “Restore” button will result in restoring your iPhone with the latest firmware which is firmware 3.1.2 currently, by holding down Alt/Option button, allows you choose the custom iPhone firmware file.)

Step 17: A dialog window will now open prompting you to select the .ipsw file. Select the .ipsw file that you just built and click ‘Choose‘.

Step 18: iTunes will now restore your iPhone’s firmware. This will take close to 10 minutes. Once your iPhone 3G is restored, it will be jailbroken and updated with iPhone OS 3.1.3.

How to jailbreak iPhone 3G with Pwnage

Step 19: The last step is to set up your iPhone 3G from a backup.

How to jailbreak iPhone 3G with Pwnage

As always, don’t forget to drop us a line to tell us how it goes.

[via iClarified]

Geohot Discovers Working Exploit For iPhone OS 3.1.3 Baseband

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Feb 212010


If you accidentally upgraded your unlocked iPhone to iPhone OS 3.1.3 that was released two weeks back then we have another good news.

Geohot, the iPhone hacking expert who had released popular jailbreaking and unlocking tools like blackra1n, blacksn0w and more has discovered a working exploit for baseband 05.12.01 that was bundled with iPhone OS 3.1.3.

Geohot has tweeted the hash tag of the baseband crash for safekeeping:

d8b50dc95d7906e3ff6155331a534b55d0f6cac1=good. And motorama this weekend!

You might remember that Sherif Hashim had also discovered an exploit for iPhone OS 3.1.3 baseband last week and MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev Team had confirmed that it is working.

iHackintosh has also published the conversation between Visnet (iHackintosh reader), Geohot and MuscleNerd:

<visnet_> What does geohot tweet mean?
<%geohot> its my bb exploit for safekeeping
<%Par4doX> geohot: did you turn that over to the dev team or are you doing something with it?
<%geohot> my days of turning things over are done
<%geohot> i hope its different from the one they have
<%geohot> but they prob already have it
<%geohot> its the one i orig wanted to release blacksn0w with
<%Par4doX> it’s still there in the new bb
<%geohot> yep, just checked
<%geohot> but then opted to use xemn since it was public
<Evan> Oo, it carries over from 05.11 to 05.12?
<%geohot> why wouldn’t it, apple doesn’t fix things proactivly
<@MuscleNerd> geohot we prob should figure out a way to know if we have same exploit double blind, otherwise we may release 2 different ones at same time
<%geohot> any suggestions?
<@MuscleNerd> not sure how to do that without making it easy to brute force though
<%geohot> yea, i salted the hash
<@MuscleNerd> yeah
<@MuscleNerd> hmm maybe if we both hash the stack dump
<@Confucious> Can you two take this out of public sight?
<@MuscleNerd> the stack itself, not the header before it or the registers after it
<Her> muscle: any notice about the exploits are the same ?
<%geohot> we are working on it
<%geohot> cryptography, perfect for people who don’t trust each other

The conversation indicates that both the iPhone Dev Team and Geohot have a working exploit for the latest baseband and could release tools to jailbreak and unlock iPhone OS 3.1.3.

[via iHackintosh, Geohot’s Twitter page]

iPhone 3GS Users Can’t Restore to iPhone OS 3.1.2

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Feb 062010


If you are an iPhone 3GS user who has accidentally upgraded to iPhone OS 3.1.3 as you weren’t aware of the warning given by the iPhone Dev Team to avoid upgrading to iPhone OS 3.1.3 then there is some more bad news.

Folks at BigBoss are reporting that iPhone 3GS users who had accidentally upgraded to iPhone OS 3.1.3 can’t downgrade to iPhone OS 3.1.2.

To restore an iPhone 3GS, you need a signed firmware file. Folks at BigBoss are reporting that Apple has stopped signing iPhone OS 3.1.2 from today, which means that iPhone 3GS users cannot restore using iPhone 3.1.2 or older firmware files. They can only restore using iPhone 3.1.3 firmware file.

According to them:

That means those of you 3gs or iPod Touch 3 users that did not rush out and store your TSS in Cydia or Rockare screwed and cannot restore anything but 3.1.3.

If you are a jailbreak user running a 3gs or ipod touch 3 (or later generation ipod touch 2) that has not stored the TSS in cydia, you should be very careful with what you do from now until the next jailbroken firmware. You will want to be careful in what you install to make sure you don’t have to restore for any reason. It would be a good idea to install open SSH and learn how to use it  so that you can get in and fix any problems without a restore, also.

iPhone 2G and iPhone 3G users don’t need to worry as they don’t need signed firmware files.

iPhone 3GS users will now have to wait for iPhone Dev Team or Geohot to jailbreak iPhone OS 3.1.3.

We’ll let you know as soon as we have any further updates.

[via BigBoss]

Feb 022010


There is some good news for iPhone 3G (if you don’t care about unlocking), iPhone 2G and iPod Touch 1G users.

iPhone Dev Team who had issued a warning that users wanting to jailbreak and/or unlock their iPhone should not upgrade to iPhone OS 3.1.3 is reporting that RedSn0w 0.9.2, their latest cross-platform jailbreaking, unlocking and customization tool can jailbreak iPhone OS 3.1.3.

We recommend that you read the post very carefully before

Dev Team is reporting on their blog:

[Don’t go near this if you have 3GS, newer ipt2G, or any ipt3G] Thanks to daring experimenters in the comments, we can confirm that yesterday’s redsn0w works for today’s 3.1.3 update for iPhone 2G.  Just point it at the 3.1.2 iPhone 2G IPSW after doing update or restore to 3.1.3.  So far we’ve only confirmed this for iPhone 2G.  (Note that if this does work for iPhone 3G too, you can *only* use it if you don’t care about the unlock.)

[Don’t go near this if you have 3GS, newer ipt2G, or any ipt3G] Can confirm that this method works for iPhone 3G and iPod touch 1G too. Don’t do it for iPhone 3G if you need an unlock though (really, don’t!). For older iPod touch 2G, we’ll need a small (1-character) change in redsn0w source.

So the iPhone OS 3.1.3 update is safe for iPhone 2G and iPod Touch 1G users. It is also safe for iPhone 3G users who don’t care about unlocking. Users who have iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G and newer iPod Touch 2G should AVOID upgrading to iPhone OS 3.1.3.