iOS 4.2.1 Unlock Released With PwnageTool 4.1.3 for iPhone 3G/3GS

The dev team has released a new unlocking tool for the to unlock iPhone 3G and 3GS. PwnageTool 4.1.3 unlocks iPhone devices with baseband later than 05.13.04. The new hack for the AT+XMPP exploit requires users to upgrade to baseband 06.15.00 before attempting an unlock.

PwnageTool 4.1.3 will unlock devices which includes iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and the 3G based . However, iPad users will have to download firmware 3.2.2 to upgrade their baseband.

Certainly don’t update to 06.15 if you don’t need to!  Only do this if you need the unlock and you’re stuck on 05.14 or 05.15, and you’re willing to assume the above risks.

An unlock for is not yet available, however, this should be available in the next few weeks. Please note that there is no way to come back down from 06.15, and there’s no hiding the baseband version from Apple.  So this will void your warranty so make your decisions very carefully.

This PwnageTool also contains a 4.2.1 bundle for iPhone3G owners…for all else, it’s still only 4.1.  If you have an iPhone3GS with an old bootrom, the new redsn0w will handle 4.2.1 for you (in fact it covers 4.2.1 for all devices, even though some of them are still tethered at 4.2.1 until @comex can work some untethering magic).  iPhone3GS users with old bootroms who want to go to 4.2.1 should not use this PwnageTool!  Update to stock 4.2.1 first, then use the upcoming redsn0w to update your baseband.

Download PwnageTool 4.1.3 and read all the instructions here. Please note that you will have to jailbreak iPhone in order to use it, you can jailbreak iOS 4.2.1 before you unlock your device.

Currently the unlock is only available for Mac users, but a Windows unlock should be on its way soon.

Jailbreak iOS 4.2.1 with Redsn0w

Yesterday, Apple released the highly anticipated iOS 4.2.1 for the iPod Touch, iPhone and the iPad. The iOS4.2 update is a minor one for the iPod Touch and the iPhone but it brings a bucket load of changes for the iPad. With the iOS 4.2.1 update, the iPad gets AirPlay, AirPrint, Game Center and Multi-tasking etcetera.

Today, the iPhone Dev Team has released an updated version of Redsn0w which is capable of jailbreaking users’ iTouch device running on iOS 4.2. The only downside is that the jailbreak is a tethered one which means that users need to jailbreak their iTouch device again when they restart it. However, for the iPhone 3GS (older boot rom), iPhone 3G and the iPod Touch 2G (Non-MC) this jailbreak is an untethered one.

Here are the steps to jailbreak your iTouch device using Redsn0w 0.9.6b4 :

Step 1: First and foremost, users need to update their iTouch device to iOS 4.2.1 using iTunes 10.1. They also need to download Redsn0w from here. You can also directly download iOS 4.2.1 IPSW.

Step 2: After that, users need to fire up Redsn0w and point it to the iOS 4.2.1 IPSW file. Once the IPSW file has been successfully identified by Redsn0w, users need to click on the Next’ button to proceed.

redsn0w Jailbreak iOS 4.2

Step 3: Users then need to select the Install Cydia’ option along with any other feature they would like to use.

redsn0w Jailbreak iOS 4.2 Install Cydia

Before proceeding with the next step, users need to make sure that their iTouch device is switched off and plugged in to the computer.

Step 4: Now, in the next step users need to hold the Power’ button and whilst holding the power button, they need to hold the Home’ button. After around 10 seconds, users need to release the Power’ button whilst still pressing the Home’ button.

redsn0w Jailbreak iOS 4.2 DFU Mode

Step 5: After this, Redsn0w will work its magic and will jailbreak your iTouch device running iOS4.2.1.

This step is only for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS (newer boot rom), iPod Touch 4G, 3G, 2G and iPad owners.

redsn0w Jailbreak iOS 4.2 Rebooting

Step 6: Since this Redsn0w jailbreak is a tethered one for the above said iTouch devices, users need to use the Just boot tethered right now’ option in Redsn0w every time they restart their iTouch device.

That’s it folks! You have now managed to successfully jailbreak your iTouch device running on iOS4.2.1.


iPhone Dev. Team Blogs About Geohot’s Limera1n Exploit, Updated Redsn0w And iOS4.2.x Jailbreaking

The iPhone Dev. team has explained in a pretty lengthy blog post about Geohot’s limera1n exploit for the iTouch devices, updated version of redsn0w, iOS 4.2 and unlocking your iTouch device on iOS4.2. First and foremost, Geohot’s limera1n exploit is capable of jailbreak-ing all iTouch devices on any iOS version.

The latest version of redsn0w incorporates the limera1n exploits along with custom boot logos for the iPhone 3G/3GS and iPod 2G devices and an option to apply DFU’ button in PwnageTool. iTouch device owners who have unlocked their device are recommended not to tinker around with any of the latest exploits until an easier method comes out.

If users make any mistake, they might lose their unlock permanently. The blog post also mentions that the iOS 4.2.x jailbreak is untethered at the moment. Users need to wait until @comex manages to come up with a way to untether it.

For now, only the iPhone 3G, older bootrom based iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 2G (non-MC) can be untethered jailbreak by redsn0w on iOS4.2.x.

Enable HD Video Recording On iPhone 3GS

The iPhone 4 is capable of recording videos in 720p resolution. However, its predecessor the iPhone 3GS can only record videos in VGA resolution. The Cortex A8 processor inside the iPhone 3GS is capable of decoding 720p videos, but Apple has imposed some kind of software limit to it. Now, a guy named Mike has managed to bypass the limit imposed by Apple and now his iPhone 3GS can record videos in 1080×800 resolution at 30fps.

Here is a video shot in 1080×800 resolution at 30fps by the iPhone 3GS after applying the hack :

This hack by Mike also allows playback of 720p videos on the iPhone. He has used a very odd resolution of 1080×800 so as to maintain the original aspect ratio of the video (4:3). iPhone 3GS owners who are interested in trying out this hack, need to make sure that there 3GS is jailbroken and running on iOS4.1.

Users can find the steps to enable HD video recording on their iPhone 3GS here.

Download PwnageTool 4.1 To Jailbreak iPhone 4/iPod Touch

The iPhone Dev Team has finally released PwnageTool 4.1. The application uses Geohot’s boot rom exploit to build custom IPSW/firmware files for most of the iTouch devices out there. By creating custom firmwares, users can update their iTouch device to the latest firmware without upgrading their baseband. This will help them in preserving their unlock and update to the latest iOS as well.Pwnage_Tool

As of now, PwnageTool 4.1 supports the iPhone 3G, 3GS (Old as well as new boot roms) running on iOS 4.1 and the iPhone 4 running on iOS4.1 as well. The Apple iPad running on iOS 3.2.2 and Apple TV 2G running iOS 4.1 are supported as well. The iPod Touch 3G and iPod Touch 4G running iOS 4.1 are supported as well.

At the moment, PwnageTool 4.1 is available only for Mac. Users can read more about PwnageTool 4.1 here.


How To Jailbreak iOS 4.1 iPhone/iPod Touch with Greenpois0n

The Chronic Dev Team released GreenPois0n a few days ago which allows users to jailbreak iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad and iPod Touch 3G/4G. Support for Apple TV and iPod Touch 2G is also on the cards. The GreenPois0n jailbreak is based on the same boot rom exploit as the one used by Geohot in Limera1n. The Chronic Dev Team preserved the SHAtterexploit for future as they did not want Apple to fix two boot rom exploits in one update and thus give them an edge in this cat-and-mouse’ game.

Users who are looking to jailbreak their iTouch device using GreenPois0n should follow the instructions below. However, before proceeding with this jailbreaking process, users should make sure that they do not update their phone to iOS4.1 using iTunes. By doing so, they will update their baseband, thus losing the network unlock for the time being. They are recommended to use TinyUmbrella to update their iTouch to iOS4.1 without updating the baseband.

Here are the steps to jailbreak iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 3G/4G and iPad :

Step 1) Users should first download GreenPois0n from here. After starting the program, switch off your iTouch device and connect it to your computer’s USB port. After that, press the Prepare to Jailbreak (DFU)’ in GreenPois0n. Users should make sure that iTunes is not running in the background.


Step 2) After that, users need to hold down the Sleep button for 2 seconds. After that while they continue holding the Sleep button, they should press the Home button as well for another 10 seconds. Then they should release the Sleep button whilst holding the Home button for another 15 seconds.

Step 3) Once your iTouch has entered the DFU mode, GreenPois0n will show the Jailbreak’ button. Press the Jailbreak’ button and let GreenPois0n inject its Pois0n on your iTouch. Once the jailbreak is complete, your iTouch device will automatically start up.

Step 4) The final step is to start the Loader’ application found on your iTouch device and install Cydia.

That’s it! Your iTouch is now successfully jailbroken with Cydia installed as well.

Limera1n Released; Jailbreaks Your iTouch For Life!

It was just yesterday that we told you about Geohot making a comeback to the iTouch jailbreaking scene with limera1n. Today, Geohot has released his latest jailbreaking tool limera1n. The application will allow users to jailbreak iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, iPad (3.2), iPhone 4 and the iPod Touch 4G running on iOS 4.0/4.1. limera1n is an untethered jailbreak (thanks to comex) which will jailbreak your iTouch device for life. As of now, the application is available only for Windows with the Mac version coming soon. Limera1n.jpg

The application should technically also support Apple TV. However, due to the release of limera1n the Chronic Dev team had to push back their release of GreenPois0n. As stated earlierlimera1n and GreenPois0n use different boot rom exploits to jailbreak the various iTouch devices from Apple.

The Chronic Dev team did this because they did not want to waste’ the SHAtter’ boot rom exploit and let Apple win the cat and mouse’ game.

Google Goggles Now Available for iPhone

Google had introduced Google Goggles’ on Android way back in December last year. Today, Google has released the Google Goggles application for the iPhone. The application will be available as a part of the Google Mobile App. To use the Goggles application on the iPhone, users just need to tap the camera button and point the camera towards the desired object.

Here is a short video by Google demonstrating Goggles app on iPhone-:

Users should keep in mind that the Google Goggles feature is still a Labs’ product i.e. it is still in beta. Since the Goggles application requires auto-focus, the application will work only on the iPhone 3GS and the iPhone 4 running iOS4 and above. Here is the official blog post from Google.

Google Mobile App with Goggles is available for download at the Apple AppStore.

How To Insert SIM Card in iPhone 4/iPhone 3GS

Quite recently, one of our readers emailed us about inserting a SIM card in . 4 does not have a slim slot like traditional phones, so you will have to do it a bit differently.

Install SIM iPhone 4/iPhone 3GS

According to Apple iPhone Manual, inserting a SIM card in iPhone is pretty easy, all you need is the SIM eject tool provided by Apple. If you do not have a SIM eject tool you could also use another blunt object like a paper clip.

To Insert/Install SIM Card in iPhone 4, follow the steps given below:

Step 1: Insert the end of the paper clip or SIM eject tool into the hole on the SIM tray. Press firmly and push it straight in until the tray pops out.

Step 2: Pull out the SIM tray and place the SIM card in the tray. The angled corner of the SIM ensures that the card fits only the correct way in the tray.

Step 3: With the tray aligned, carefully replace the SIM tray containing the SIM card in iPhone.

Once you have inserted the SIM card into the device iPhone will recognize it and allow you to use the device.

Rumor: Geohot To Release ra1n?

It was just over a week ago, we had told you that Geohot will be leaving the iPod Touch/iPhone and iPad jailbreak scene. Geohot even wrote a blog post about this on his blog. He had also deleted his twitter account, and hasApple iPhone 4 made his blog an invite only one. Geohot had however said that he will make any major announcement through his friends Mike Cohen twitter account. Now, today mikecohenn tweeted that:

What’s a good time to make it ra1n?

Many of the reputed blogs online are saying that it might be possible that Geohot will return under a new name. It is also possible that he will release a new tool that will work for all iTouch devices and all the different versions of iOS before leaving the modding community, once and for all.

It is too early to speculate anything, and only time will tell us what Geohot is up to. However, many people are still pinning their hope on Geohot to release a new jailbreak application for the iOS4.