Today at its iPhone launch event, Apple announced yet another piece of hardware: the fifth-generation iPod touch. As rumored, it has a 4-inch display, the same 326 ppi panel used on the new iPhone 5. As you might have guessed, this is also the thinnest iPod touch to date, measuring in at 6.1mm and weighing 88 grams (3.1 ounces). On the inside, it packs an A5 chip promising seven times the graphics performance of the last-gen model. The battery is rated for 40 hours of music playback, or eight hours of video.
These are instructions on how to perform an untethered jailbreak of your iPhone on iOS 5.1.1 using Absinthe for Windows.
Warning***: Before you continue make sure to do a backup of your device in iTunes as you may lose your Camera Roll during this process.
These are instructions on how to dump the SHSH blobs of your current firmware even if Apple is not signing.
For instance, you can dump the SHSH of the current firmware on your device, so long as the device is susceptible to the Limera1n jailbreak (Everything but the iPad 2) Apple does not have to be signing the SHSH in order for you to dump the blob.
*Note the iPod Touch 2G and iPhone 3G will not work since they will always be jailbreakable. The iPad 2 will not work because it is not susceptible to Limera1n. A jailbreak is not needed for this.
Look out iTunes, Spotify has just launched its new music download service in Europe. What’s more, the company that had been synonymous with music streaming will let you sync your downloaded MP3 playlist bundles to your USB-connected iPod classic, nano, or shuffle via a new “Devices” section of the Spotify app running on your computer. And listen up freeloaders, Spotify Mobile iOS and Android app users can now sync playlists wirelessly without a premium subscription. Here’s a quote from Daniel Ek, Spotify CEO, sure to create some angst in Cupertino:
NOTE: Those of you who rely on a carrier unlock MUST STAY AWAY from Redsn0w and stock iOS 4.3.2 firmware. Also, the patches for 4.3.2 are said to be broken on this version of Redsn0w. PwnageTool 4.3 with 4.3.2 PwnageTool bundles is the recommended.
How to jailbreak iOS 4.3.2 using Redsn0w on Windows and Mac:
Download iOS 4.3.1 (required by Redsn0w 0.9.6 for 4.3.2 jailbreak) for your version of iOS device.
Update/Restore to iOS 4.3.2 firmware using the IPSW file you just downloaded via iTunes 10.2.1.
Start Redsn0w and point it to the official iOS 4.3.1 firmware file (NOT iOS 4.3.2 file).
Create a folder on your desktop called Pwnage
Download RedSn0w from here and place it in the Pwnage folder. Likewise, download the latest 4.3.1 firmware from below and place it in the same folder.
4.3.1 (4 GSM):Download iPhone3,1_4.3.1_8G4_Restore.ipsw
Once iTunes has finished updating your iPhone to the desired firmware open the Pwnage folder on your desktop and launch the redsn0w application from the redsn0w folder we extracted earlier.
Make sure Cydia is selected and click the Next button to continue
RedSn0w will now guide you through the steps to get into DFU mode. You can find more help with DFU mode here
Once this is complete you will be notified that RedSn0w is done. Click the Finish button. When your iPhone finishes rebooting (5 minutes or so) it will be jailbroken with Cydia on the SpringBoard.
REMEMBER THAT AFTER YOU DONE JAILBREAKING IT YOUR IDIVICE WILL NOT BOOT IT WILL STAY ON THE APPLE LOGO, SO HERE IS WAHT YOU DO, FOLLOW ALL THE STEPS AGAIN BUT ON STEP 8 DO NOT SELECT CYDIA AGAIN JUST SELECT JUSTBOOT TETHERED RIGHT NOW. AND THAT’S IT BUT EVERY TIME YOU TURN YOUR PHONE OR IPOD OFF YOU WILL HAVE TO DO THAT, TILL A UNTETHERED JAILBREAK IS OUT.
The fifth-generation iPod nano packed video recording, a widescreen display, and video playback. Apple decided to drop these key features in favor of a smaller-form factor, a Multi-Touch display, an iOS-like user interface, and a belt clip for the current, sixth generation model. Now, according to a purported seventh generation iPod nano part from Apple.pro, Apple may be putting the camera back into their popular music player while still keeping the current model’s size and display.
He had also handed over the the untethered iOS 4.3 jailbreak to iPhone Dev team so that they could test it before releasing it to users. MuscleNerd, one of the members of the iPhone Dev team has revealed that the untethered iOS 4.3.1 jailbreak is ‘solid’.
0n1c has demonstrated a working untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.1. Previously, i0n1c also demonstrated the same untether working on iOS 4.3. Below you can read his description of the video and his plans for release.
In the video you can see how I switch off the iPod, then restart it, show the version, show that it is tethered and has the multitasking gestures, i show that you can buy ringtones and then I show cydia and the ninja jump game from last time.
As usual, jailbreakers and unlockers should wait before updating to iOS 4.3.1, warns MuscleNerd.
“Unlockers please stay away from today’s iOS 4.3.1! Just to be extra safe, so should future iPad2 jailbreakers (for now)”
“(It’s very unlikely they fixed the bug in comex’s unreleased iPad2 jailbreak, but you never know. Better to wait for confirmation first.)”
We’ll keep you update with more information on iOS 4.3.1 as it becomes available.