Category Archives: Jailbreak

Upcoming Semi-Restore tool to clean up your iOS install while retaining jailbreakability


UPDATE: SemiRestore has now been released, check out our SemiRestore tutorial!

A new tool has been announced Semi-Restore which should come as a huge relief to many jailbreakers. We've all been there, we jailbreak our devices, load them up with all the best jailbreak tweaks and apps only to be stuck with a sluggish iOS. The answer to this problem is to restore and only install the absolute necessities, but what do you do when the current iOS is not jailbreakable and your device cannot be restored without installing an unjailbreakable firmware?

Enter Semi-Restore, a tool which bills …

My first thoughts of the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5 Jailbreak status


Hey everyone! Sorry it's been so long since my last post, these past few months of school have been pretty crazy and I haven't had much free time. However, today I received my iPhone 5 in the mail and just wanted to make a post regarding my thoughts of the device so far. First and foremost, I LOVE the LTE connection. Having only ever used a 2G/3G device personally, it is a breath of fresh air to have such a fast connection on my phone.

Prior to my iPhone 5, I had a 4S on 5.1.1 for jailbreaking, so I …

Redsn0w 0.9.12b1 Jailbreak Tutorial (DFU ramdisk method)


This is a tutorial for jailbreaking the iPhone 3Gs, iPhone4 and iPad 1 using the new Redsn0w 0.9.12b1 release traditional ramdisk method. This is for an untethered jailbreak on 5.1.1 only, if you are on 5.1 you will have to update before proceeding.

Step 1: Download and extract the latest Redsn0w 0.9.12b1. Click here for the Windows version or here for the OSX version.

Step 2: With your device connected, place your device into DFU mode and then open up Redsn0w and click the jailbreak button.

Step 3: Once you hit jailbreak, Redsn0w will prepare the ramdisk …

Redsn0w 0.9.12b1 Jailbreak Tutorial (backup/restore method)


This is a tutorial for jailbreaking the iPhone4, iPhone4S, iPad2 and iPad3 using the new Redsn0w 0.9.12b1 release backup/restore method. Redsn0w uses the same backup/restore jailbreak method that is used by Absinthe 2.0.4. This is for an untethered jailbreak on 5.1.1 only, if you are on 5.1 you will have to update before proceeding.

Step 1: Download and extract the latest Redsn0w 0.9.12b1. Click here for the Windows version or here for the OSX version.

Step 2: With your device connected, open up Redsn0w and click the jailbreak button.

Step 3: Once you hit jailbreak, Redsn0w does …

Those waiting for Absinthe 2.0 are free to update to 5.1.1 (sans unlockers)


@pod2g has recently given the ok, to iOS device users waiting for the upcoming Absinthe 2.0 jailbreak, to update their devices to 5.1.1. Currently, there is a tethered jailbreak available for A4 and lower devices and within the next few days, an untethered jailbreak will be released for all devices except for the Apple Tv 3, 1. Below is a "quick info sheet" which contains a more descriptive list of the features of the upcoming jailbreak.

Keep in mind that if you do update, you will only be able to perform a tethered jailbreak for now(A4 and lower …

Untethered jailbreak running on The New iPad


Some more progress in the upcoming 5.1 untethered jailbreak has been made today. @pod2g has successfully jailbroken the iPad3(The New iPad). This is great news for owners of the new iPad that were concerned about being able to jailbreak in the near future. This is also good news for iPad2 and iPhone4S users since the jailbreak is sure to work on those devices as well(even though pod2g has personally only jailbroken the iPhone4 and iPad3 so far). The only device he is not sure that it will work on is the new Apple TV. He also provided a video …

Redsn0w 0.9.10b6 iOS 5.1 jailbreak for all non-A5 devices (Tethered)


As you know, any iDevice prior to the iPad2/iPhone4S is susceptible to the limera1n bootrom exploit. Because of this, no matter what new firmware Apple releases, these devices will ALWAYS have a tethered jailbreak available. Today @musclenerd has released Redsn0w 0.9.10b6 to perform a tethered jailbreak on these devices.

Simply download redsn0w, run the jailbreak section as you normally would and then after the jailbreak process has completed you can re-open redsn0w and go into "extras" and select "just boot" in order to boot your tethered device. Remember that this does not apply to the iPad2 and iPhone4S. If you …

Absinthe jailbreak tutorial untethered jailbreak for iPhone4S and iPad2


UPDATE: We now have a video tutorial available to step you through the process. For the video tutorial, click here. Absinthe for Windows available now.

Well folks, the day has finally arrived that we have all been waiting for! Today the Chronic-Dev team has released the Absinthe untethered jailbreak for A5 devices iPhone4S and iPad2.

Absinthe 0.2 - (OSX)

Step 1: Open up Absinthe after you have downloaded it from above and connect your iPad2 or iPhone4S via USB to your computer. Click “Jailbreak” to start the process. Your device will then say “Restoring in Progress”. Do …

A5 Untethered iPhone4S and iPad2 jailbreak makes it’s way out of the sandbox with Saurik’s help


Today, @planetbeing made his first Twitter post in nearly a year and a half. We were beginning to worry about the guy! The "dream team" has made more progress on the A5 jailbreak by getting out of the "sandbox." For those who don't know, the sandbox is a security mechanism that is used to separate running programs. Each sandboxed app only has limited permissions to specific files and directories in the filesystem. Typically they have "read-only" access to the application bundle and "read-write" access to the documents folder. All of the apps you download from the iTunes appstore are …

pod2g makes more progress on A5 untethered jailbreak – possible release next week


The holidays are over now and everyone is really interested in the progress @pod2g has been making. Some good news has just recently come across via his Twitter account. Apparently over the past several hours he has made another step towards finishing the untethered jailbreak for A5 devices iPhone4S and iPad2. He goes on to say that with a little luck he might possibly even be looking at a release date next week.

Keep in mind that developing a jailbreak is full of surprises and unknowns. It's always nice when a developer can give a general timeframe on when …

pod2g explains how the Corona untether package works


Last week when the iPhone-Dev team released their untethered 5.0.1 jailbreak to the world, the Chronic-Dev team simultaneously released a Cydia package that could untether a previously tethered jailbreak. Corona untether is a Cydia package that can be installed on a 5.0.1 device that is currently jailbroken tethered in order to untether it.

Today, @pod2g has released more information about this tweak and how it works. Be warned, this is a very tech-savvy explanation and probably won't make much sense to a lot of you, but it is still quite interesting to read about!

1. the user land exploit

Redsn0w 0.9.10b5 Untethered iOS 5.0.1 Jailbreak (Video Tutorial)


Hot on the heels of the news of the untethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak for A4 devices, I have made a video tutorial to help walk you through the process. This tutorial is for both users with stock factory iOS 5.0.1 firmware and also those who currently have a tethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak. Make sure you pay attention to the video if you are already on a tethered jailbreak so as not to corrupt your jailbreak and have to restore.

Redsn0w 0.9.10b5c - OSX
Redsn0w 0.9.10b5c - Win

If you have any questions about the tutorial, please feel free …

Untethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak with Redsn0w 0.9.10b1


*UPDATE* Redsn0w 0.9.10b3 has been released to fix launchctl/MobileSubstrate issues.

Well, today is the day that iPhone users across the world have waited for. A few days ago, @pod2g gave the A4 jailbreak off to the Chronic-Dev team and the iPhone-Dev team. Today the iPhone-Dev team has released Redsn0w 0.9.10b1 to the world which is an untethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak for A4 devices.

Redsn0w 0.9.10b5c - OSX
Redsn0w 0.9.10b5c - Win

This is great news for A4 users who have been waiting for an untethered jailbreak but terrible news for A5 users who are still …

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