Jailbreak iPhone 3GS 4.1 iOS, iPod Touch 3G/2G 4.1 iOS with Sn0wbreeze 1.8

Yesterday @ih8sn0w had promised to release Sn0wbreeze 1.8 to jailbreak iPhone 3GS on iOS 4.1 and iPod Touch 2G/3G running . Today, @iH8sn0w has officially released sn0wbreeze 1.8 to jailbreak iOS 4.1 on 3GS, 3G and iPod Touch 2G.


Currently sn0wbreeze 1.8 only supports jailbreaking the iOS 4.1 beta based devices including iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G. iPhone 3G users will have to use redsn0w 0.95 to jailbreak their iPhone.

If you are using iOS 4 and are looking for an iOS 4 jailbreak, you will have to use redsn0w 0.9.5 to jailbreak iOS 4 iPhone 3G /iPod Touch 2G and sn0wbreeze 1.7 to jailbreak iOS 4.1 on iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G.

If you have updated to iOS 4.0.1 you can also jailbreak iOS 4.0.1 on iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G and unlock iPhone 3G 4.0.1 with Ultrasn0w. If you haven’t upgraded to iOS 4.1 yet, you might also want to backup your iOS 4 SHSH blogs, before Apple stops allowing you, so that you can downgrade iOS 4.1 to iOS 4.

Once again, this jailbreak is only intended for developers, so stay away from it if you are not one. Download sn0wbreeze 1.8 from here, here or here.

Jailbreak iOS 4.0.1 iPhone 3G 4.0.1 & iPod Touch 2G 4.0.1 Using redsn0w 0.9.5

If you have updated to iOS 4.0.1 you can jailbreak iPhone 3G and 2G (non-MC model) using redsn0w 0.9.5 beta 5. The iOS 4.0.1 jailbreak won’t work for , 3GS or iPod Touch yet.

Redsn0w 0.9.5 Beta 5

Here is some good news from the Dev Team, in addition to jailbreaking iOS 4.1 for iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G (non-MC model) redsn0w can also jailbreak iOS 4.0.1 on iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G.  Users who have upgraded to the latest iOS 4.0.1 can jailbreak their devices using redsn0w 0.9.5 beta 5. The process to jailbreak will remain the same, however, users will have to point redsn0w to use the 4.0 IPSW (the public one, not the developer GM one) instead of iOS 4.0.1 IPSW.

This couldn’t get any more simpler for iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G users. We are expecting an iOS 4.1 jailbreak for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G soon too. Also don’t forget to Save your SHSH Blobs to jailbreak iOS 4.1 in future, you can learn how to save iOS 4 SHSH blobs.

We will update you when a new jailbreak becomes available for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 3G, till the subscribe to our Mobile News section to get regular updates on iPhone jailbreaks and unlocks. You will find the latest details about redsn0w 0.9.5 beta 5 and downloads for redsn0w 0.9.5 beta here.

iOS 4.1 Jailbreak iPhone 3GS Coming Soon With Sn0wbreeze 1.8

beta was released yesterday and a iOS 4.1 jailbreak for iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G is already possible through redsn0w 0.9.5 beta 5. However, jailbreaks for and 3GS and 3G is not yet available.


However, according to @iH8sn0w, who is the developer behind sn0wbreeze, sn0wbreeze 1.8 will be able to jailbreak iOS 4.1 Beta on iPhone 3GS, however, you will require to have a pre-jailbroken phone running iOS 4. Though the date of the sn0wbreeze 1.8 iPhone jailbreak is not yet know, it should definitely be out in the next few days.

iOS 4.1 is still a beta software and there will be a lot of changes before Apple releases the final product to users. In addition to that, they have also released iOS 4.0.1 to fix signal bars issue, but users are advised to stay away from it for a while till the Dev Team work on a fix to jailbreak iPhone and unlock iPhone.

If you haven’t upgraded to iOS 4.1 yet, you might also want to backup your iOS 4 SHSH blogs, before Apple stops making them available so that you can downgrade iOS 4.1 to iOS 4 in future. We will keep you posted when a new jailbreak for iOS 4.1 becomes available, stay tuned and subscribe to our Mobile News to know when it happens.

iOS 4.0.1 Released Fixes Signal Indicator

Apple has released a new update to with a minor revision of iOS 4.0.1, the new update for the 3GS, iPhone 3G, and tweaks the signal indicator which displays the signal strength.

iPhone Antenna Issues

The iOS 4.0.1 update is not the same as the beta released yesterday and does not improve the signal strength but only changes the way the signal bars are displayed. According to Apple, the algorithm they had earlier displayed additional bars which is why people had seen the drop in signal bars.

However, this just looks like a cover-up and may just resolve the display issue and not the actual call dropping aka Death Grip issue which has been plaguing a lot of users. To upgrade to iOS 4.0.1, plug in your phone or iPod touch to your PC and click on the "Check for Updates" button in iTunes. Did you update to iOS 4.0.1 and see the call drop issue vanishing or did it just fix the display?

Note: If you have jailbroken your iPhone on , do not update to iOS 4.0.1 yet as it will render the iOS 4 jailbreak useless, also there is really no reason to update to iOS 4.0.1 as it just fixes the signal bar rendering and nothing else.

Downgrade iOS 4.1 To iOS 4, iOS 3.1.3, iOS 3.1.2

Apple has just released the beta update for iPhone and iPod Touch users. The new iOS4.1 update aims at fixing the signal woes the iPhone 4 has been facing. In addition to this, the iOS 4.1 update also changes the wrong signal calculation algorithm being used in iOS 4 and adds in new Gaming modules.


However, the problem with iOS 4.1 is that iOS 4.1 jailbreak is only for iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G (Non-MC) models. So if you have updated to iOS 4.1 and now want to downgrade to , then follow the steps given below. Read this if you are looking to downgrade from iOS 4 to iOS 3.1.3 or iOS 3.1.2.

How To Downgrade iOS 4.1 to iOS 4, iOS 3.1.3 or iOS 3.1.2

Step 1: First of all to downgrade from iOS 4.1 to iOS 4 you need the firmware (IPSW) file. After you have got hold of the required IPSW file, you need to put your iPhone/iPod Touch in DFU mode. Keep in mind that DFU mode is different than recovery mode.

Step 2: To put your /iPod Touch into DFU mode, first make sure that iTunes is running on your PC. After that switch off your iPhone/iPod Touch and press the Power and Home button on the device together to put your device in DFU mode.

Now connect your /iPod Touch to your PC using the USB cable. After 10 seconds or so, release the power button whilst holding the Home button. At this point, iTunes should recognize a new USB device, which will be identified as your device after a few seconds. If you have successfully put your phone in DFU mode, then your device screen will display a totally black screen.

Skip to step 4 if you own a iPhone 3G/iPod Touch 2G (Non-MC)

Step 3: This step is only , iPhone 3GS and 3G/2G (MC) owners. Now Users need to use the SHSH blobs of the iOS4 firmware. If you don’t have an SHSH blob of the iOS 4/iOS 3.1.3/iOS 3.1.2 firmware, then you are out of luck. Read this tutorial on how to make a backup of iOS4 SHSH Blobs.

Now users need to edit the hostsfile on their PC by going to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\. Open this hostsfile in Notepad and add the line below to the end of the document: gs.apple.com

Now save the file and you are done. Keep in mind that you need to open the hostsfile in administrator mode to make changes to it.

Step 4: Now users need to restore the firmware they downloaded in Step 1 to their iPhone/iPod Touch. To do so, press the Alt key and click on the Restoreoption in iTunes. iTunes will then prompt you to point it to the IPSW file. Select the iOS 4 iPSW file and click on Open.

After this iTunes will do all the work for you. While restoring to the iOS 4 firmware, iTunes might throw in a 1011, 1013 or 1015 error. Just ignore these errors. At the end of the process, the firmware has been successfully restored to your iPhone/iPod Touch device.

5) Now all you need to do is to make your device exit from the Recovery Mode. To do so, users need to download a program called RecBoot. Run that program and just select the Exit Recovery Modeoption and you are done. Your iPhone/iPod Touch will restart on its own and it will now be running on iOS 4.


Next Generation Apple MacBook Air And iPod Touch Details Surface

Looks like Apple is not only concentrating on the iPhone 4 reception issues. Digitimes reports that Apple has been working on a new MacBook Air. The next generation MacBook Air will be featuring an 11.6-inch screen, andApple will be powered by an Intel Core i series ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) processor.

Along with the next generation MacBook Air, Apple is also working on the next generation iPod refresh. There is a very strong possibility that the next generation iPod Touch will feature a camera. According to Digitimes, the next generation iPod Touch will feature a 3MP camera, which is capable of clicking pictures and recording videos. The next gen iPod Touch will also be powered by the 1Ghz Apple A4 processor.

The MacBook Air and the iPod Touch will be manufactured by Quanta Computer, according to the report from Digitimes.

Borders Has a New eBook Store, eReader and Apps

Recently, I told you how to grab plenty of eBooks from Amazon and read them in the free Kindle apps. I had also told you previously how to access thousands of free eBooks using FBReader. I’m not lying when I tell you that I have plenty of stuff to read. Despite that, I was pleased to see that the well known Borders book store was opening an online Borders eBook store. Can they compete with Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Books-a-Million and maybe (in the future) Google?


Borders has a little eBook reader named the Kobo, for about $150. It will let you shop, order and read the eBooks over any Wifi connection. It’s very cute and weighs less than 8 ounces. It’s size makes it easy to bring along anywhere you go. The 6-inch display should make reading fairly comfortable.


This last Christmas, my daughter gave me a Borders gift card. At the time, I had no idea if I would ever use it. As soon as I found out that Borders went online, I went out and bought my Christmas present and started reading it in the free Kobo eReader app.

The eReader app isn’t complicated, it’s easy to use and it’s also available on several platforms: PC, Mac, iPhone, iPod Touch, BlackBerry and Android.

It’s not so cute, but it does allow you to shop, order and read all the eBooks in the Borders eBook store. Here you can see what it looks like on my Windows netbook (screen rotated by iRotate).


Will the Borders eBook store be a big hit? I can’t say for sure, but I’m enjoying it until my gift card runs out of money. I love to read :)

iOS 4.1 Jailbreak and iOS 4.1 Unlock Might Come Out Soon

Apple released an update to , with build iOS 4.1 earlier today and this might mean that jailbreaks which ran on iOS 4 may no longer work on , 3GS, iPhone 3G, 3G and iPod Touch 2G.


However, the Dev team has been recently able to jailbreak and unlock iPhone 4 running the . They have also managed to Unlock iOS 4 on Multiple Basebands and also unlock iPhone 3GS running iOS 4 with Blacksn0w. When Apple released iOS 4 last month, jailbreaks were available for the Golden Master firmware within a couple of days, so this suggests that Jailbreak and unlock for iOS 4.1 shouldn’t take much long too.

Currently there are several iOS 4 jailbreaks available, these include several software created by the Dev Team and others, namely PwnageToo for Jailbreaking iOS 4 on iPhone 3GS and 3G – PwnageTool works only on previously jailbroken iPhone 3GS having an old bootrom. Redsn0w for jailbreaking iOS 4 on iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G. Sn0wbreeze to jailbreak iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G/2G amongst others.

Right now there is not concrete news from the Dev Team or other iPhone jailbreak developers as to whether they are working on updating the software to work with iOS 4.1. Nevertheless, it is a bit early to say anything since this is still beta software and Apple may go through several iterations before they release iOS 4.1 to public.

We will keep an eye on new developments regarding Jailbreaking iOS 4.1 and  Unlocking iOS 4.1 and post the news as we come across them. Till then keep your fingers crosses and subscribe to our Mobile News to keep an eye on updates.

Download iOS 4.1 For iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS/3G and iPod Touch

Apple has released an updated version of named as iOS 4.1 beta for , 3GS, iPhone 3G, 3G and iPod Touch 2G. The new version has several changes which are intended for developers to work with.

iOS 4.1

If you are an Apple Developer, you can download iOS 4.1 beta from the Apple developer site here to try out and build applications with. However, if you are an iPhone 4 user do not expect this to fix the Death Grip Antenna issue, we earlier reported that iOS 4.1 does not fix Antenna issues, so these issues are purely hardware related.

Also, if you have jailbroken iPhone, it is highly advisable to stay away from this update until the Dev team and others work on a new jailbreak for iOS 4.1. New features in iOS 4.1 are not very noticeable except for a change in the network signal bars.

iOS 4.1 also lays foundation for Game Center which has not yet launched. In addition to that, iOS 4.1 does not have support for the yet, so it iPad users may have to be content with using iOS 3.2 for now. Are your hands itching? Go ahead and download iOS 4.1 from the Apple Developer site here then.

Apple iPhone 4 Jailbroken By Geohot

Geohot is one of the most popular guy in the iPhone/iPod Touch jailbreak/unlock scene. He has successfully managed to hack the PlayStation 3 as well. However, Geohot has been mum right from the time the Apple iPhoneclip_image001 4 was announced, and released.

Now after quite a few months, Geohot has updated his blog. In the blog post, he says that he managed to jailbreak the iPhone 4 the day it landed on his doorsteps.

Here is what his blog post said:

Got one of these in the mail today and figured I’d give it a shot.

As far as a release goes, it probably won’t happen from me. limera1n is little more than a raindrop on a website; it was never mentioned by me previous to this post. pwned4life is a complete invention of some blogger in a basement somewhere. When I said pwned for life, I was referring to the original iPhone, 3G, and Touch; which of course are, by the aptly named PwnageTool.

Again, please don’t ask for release dates. Every person that does makes me want to release a little bit less.

As it is clear from the blog post, Geohot has clearly said that he won’t be stating a release date. Users can jailbreak iOS4 on iPhone 3G/3GS and iPod Touch using PwnageTool 4.0.