Archive for: Jailbreak

IntelliscreenX Is How Apple Should Have Made Notification Center From The Beginning.

  • October 18, 2011 8:59 pm


Many iOS jailbreaking critics would say the process of opening up iOS for the sole purpose of hacking is a dead form with iOS 5 now out in the wild. Though while many of iOS users’ previous complaints have been addressed, there’s still a lot missing from Apple’s official software. Look no further than IntelliscreenX to illustrate this. What you’ll see in the video after break is an “app”/collection of widgets that go far and above what Apple provides from the factory.

According to the developers behind IntelliscreenX at Intelliborn, the app in question should be released on Cydia in the next couple of days.

Apple: If you must steal more jailbreak developer creations, this would be the one to mimic.

Catch the demo inside…

Search Google Within iOS Notification Center Dropdown With “StatusGoogle”.

  • October 16, 2011 12:19 pm


Looking for cool widgets to stuff in iOS 5′s Notification Center drawer, stuff that Apple hasn’t made available yet? Your only avenue for such ventures at this point is to jailbreak. Sorry but that’s just how it is. Some may not like going the non-Apple approved route. But until Apple releases more widgets into the App Store jailbreaking is all we’ve got.

With that said, just think how awesome it would be to get tweaks such as “StatusGoogle” — a Google search bar placed within Notification Center. It’s about as simple and easy of a way to search Google that we can think of.

StatusGoogle can be found through BigBoss’s repo free of charge. Let us know what you think.

Video after the break…

iOS 5 Gets Tethered Jailbreak Thanks To Redsn0w 0.9.9b5.

  • October 13, 2011 7:47 am

iOS 5 is still what many would consider a virgin and already its defenses have been compromised by none other than the iPhone Dev-Team, hackers extraordinaire. Before you get too excited there a few things worth stressing. First and foremost, the new iOS 5 jailbreak is tethered-only for now. Second: The iPad 2 and iPhone 4S are not supported. Still, for an iOS release that’s barely 12 hours old getting at least some hacked functionality is something, isn’t it?

Dev-Team:

With today’s official iOS5 release, redsn0w has been updated to 0.9.9b5 to include the public URLs for the IPSW files. This way, first-time iOS5 jailbreakers don’t need to supply the IPSW file manually. It’s still a tethered jailbreak on all except the old-bootrom iPhone3GS, and it doesn’t apply to iPad2 or the upcoming iPhone4S.

Because the jailbreak is currently only tethered for most devices, we’re not going to release a new PwnageTool yet. Instead, we’ve decided to build some of PwnageTool’s functionality into redsn0w (since you need redsn0w to “Just boot tethered” on every power cycle anyway). The new “Custom IPSW” button on the Extras screen will create a custom IPSW without the baseband update for 4.3.3 or 5.0gm (iPhone3GS and iPhone4 only, for now). Remember not to accidentally restore to the stock IPSW after you create the custom one! The custom one begins with NO_BB_ (for “no baseband”).

You must enter “Pwned DFU” mode before trying to use the NO_BB_ IPSW with iTunes (and your hosts file cannot be pointing to Cydia’s servers due to the new blob nonce mechanism they’re using in iOS5).

Version 0.9.9b5 is available only for Mac for now, until we can do more testing on the Windows version of “Custom IPSW”.

We’re currently working on a normal compatibility update for existing ultrasn0w unlockers. After that we’ll try to fix the iBooks issue on jailbroken iOS5.

Who’s ready to jailbreak?

Redsn0w Update Brings Custom IPSWs To Prevent Nasty Baseband Update!!

  • October 12, 2011 10:44 am

Huge news in the Jailbreak scene, MuscleNerd has Tweeted an upcoming version of redns0w will give us the ability to create custom IPSWs. If you are familiar with the PwnageTool on Mac OSX, you’ll be familiar with the pros of having this done for you. For those that count and rely on a carrier unlock, keeping your iPhone’s BaseBand at an unlockable version is key. Bringing this to the speedily redsn0w utility will be a big win, especially for those on Windows.

This is only the first of what seems to be a few major updates coming to the popular utility, we’ll try to keep you updated on other PwnageTool treats making their way into redns0w!

Saurik Sheds Some Light On Future Of Jailbreakme.com.

  • October 8, 2011 5:39 am

After our post earlier warning everyone, via MuscleNerd, to steer clear of jailbreakme.com because of the new owner, we were all left wondering the future of the extremely popular domain. Of course, the tool can be ported, but jailbreakme.com has been around for a long time now, and it will go down as the site that was first able to jailbreak the iPad 2. We might not have to worry about directing our iDevices to any other domain, as Saurik has given us the latest info regarding the domain and it’s new ownder.

Back in July, around the time that Comex decided it was time to hang up his jailbreak jersey and join the likes of Apple, the jailbreakme.com domain was handed over. Once we learned this yesterday, MuscleNerd was on it telling us that the new owner was unknown and that the site could spread malicious malware to our devices. Saurik was able to get to know the new owner and apparently he isn’t a bad guy. After their discussion, the domain - jailbreakme.com - was handed over to Saurik so moving forward there is no reason to worry about what is being sent to your iDevice.

Sunday Is Funday Once Again - Redsn0w Updated With New Features!

  • September 19, 2011 10:55 am

As we mentioned on Saturday, the iPhone Dev Team announced a huge update to their Redsn0w Jailbreak Utility. As promised, they have delivered. The latest release brings a ton of new and very useful features. Making it easier to jailbreak, removing the troublesome .ipsw search/download and really brings convenience into the mix.

If you are a developer and have access to iOS 5 and want a tethered jailbreak, we recommend giving this a try and letting us know how it works!

Hop on in for a list of all of the new features and download links!

Cydia Found Hanging Out On Lexus Dealship iPad.

  • September 18, 2011 11:51 am


Regardless of what you think of Lexus as a car brand, you have to respect them for blatantly putting their pro-jailbreak mindset front and center. The iPad you see above was found in an Orlando, Florida Lexus dealership that just so happens to have been jailbroken as it sports the infamous unofficial Cydia app installer.

Now we’ll just have to wait and see if Lexus pusses out like Toyota when Apple came along crying foul…

Jailbreak Developers Getting Bored, Throwing In The Towel?

  • August 26, 2011 12:11 pm

Yesterday it was jailbreak developer “Comex” that stunned quite a few by announcing his new upcoming internship at Apple. For someone who has spent so many years “on the run” from the very same company, it’s pretty amusing to see the tides turn. As for his jailbreak activities, we can’t see Comex continuing too much longer given his new employer’s past views on the practice of jailbreaking.

Today another iOS jailbreak dev sheds doubt on his own future. @chpwn has mentioned via Twitter that while he’s not joining Apple — a reply jokingly directed at some who have been vocalizing worries regarding future jailbreak efforts — he’s also getting bored (presumably with iOS/jailbreaking) and may not continue doing it much longer.

“I’m not joining Apple, but I’m also bored and probably not going to do much more jailbreak stuff. Probably.”

We’re not too worried at the moment. Chpwn’s statement is far from final. Not to mention, someone will rise up through the ranks and take over the jailbreak developer’s limelight. Worried?

Comex Joins Apple As New Intern.

  • August 25, 2011 7:24 pm

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In not so sad Apple news: Infamous iOS jailbreaker, Comex, will soon be inside the frenemies headquarters. Today, the hacker/dev announced that he’ll be starting a new internship with Apple week after next.

Is Apple finally starting to embrace the jailbreak scene or simply continuing their trend of making iOS the best that it can be?

Spill your thoughts after the break…