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iPad 2 Jailbreak May not be a Free Jailbreak

Here’s some new updated regarding iPad 2 jailbreak, i0n1c, the guy behind iOS 4.3.3 / 4.3.2 / 4.3.1 untethered jailbreak flavor for all iOS devices except iPad 2, is working now independently on iPad 2 jailbreak. i0n1c has mentioned via his Twitter that he will no longer give exploits for free.

What that mean ? i0n1c will not release iPad 2 jailbreak for free, this is the first time we see one of iOS devices hackers who sells his jailbreak, we only heard about donations. But to be fair enough, no one can deny i0n1c‘s decision, as this kind of jobs are time and effort consuming. So that no one can blame him. But the point is how much iPad 2 jailbreak cost?

Veeence, who is a good source of jailbreak news, has confirmed the same and mentioned that iPad 2 jailbreak’s codename is Elevator, so that upcoming iPad 2 jailbreak may be called Elevator (not confirmed).

iPad 2 Jailbreak ETA : Veeence also expected that i0n1c may release jailbreak for iPad 2 before Comex. Moreover, when we found i0n1c talking now about money that may indicates that he finished the long awaited jailbreak. I know that iPad 2 owners became impatient, but we only have to wait and see.

Untethered Jailbreak for Verizon 4.2.7 NOW Available

As of last night, @iH8snow along with @pushfix released an untethered solution for Verizon iPhone users on 4.2.7. Sn0wbreeze v2.6.1 is now available on the iH8sn0w website at the following address:

Sn0wbreeze 2.6.1

It is currently only available for Windows users and hopefully will be transferred to a Mac client soon.

For those who are currently jailbroken on a tethered 4.2.7 can use a package by @pushfix to make it untethered. Follow the steps below to do this:

• Add this repo: http://cydia.pushfix.info
• Install the package “Verizon Untether for 4.2.7”
• Reboot
• And now you’re untethered

UltraSn0w Unlock for iPhone 4.3.2 Released

Following the release of the updated PwnageTool 4.3.2 jailbreak tool, the iPhone Dev Team has also pushed out an update to the UltraSn0w unlock in Cydia.

UltraSn0w 1.2.2 has been released to support the new iOS 4.3.2 firmware, as the previous version of UltraSn0w (1.2.1) was broken in iOS 4.3.2. Please note, this will only work for the older iPhone 4 baseband 1.59.00, and iPhone 3G/3GS  basebands 4.26.08, 5.11.07, 5.12.01, 5.13.04, and 6.15.00. It can not unlock newer basebands since there is currently no unlock available.

The Dev Team has provided the following information on their blog…

“Note that there’s a corresponding update to ultrasn0w, which has been bumped up to v1.2.2 to get along with iOS 4.3.2 (the ultrasn0w update does not include any new baseband support!). Please reboot your iPhone using the normal “slide to power off” swipe after installing ultrasn0w 1.2.2.”

Dev Team Fixes RedSn0w Untethered 4.3.2 Jailbreak for iPhone 4

Yesterday, the Dev Team released their RedSn0w untethered jailbreak tool for iOS 4.3.2. While the jailbreak was working fine with most devices, there seemed to be issues with the iPhone 4, which would randomly get stuck on reboot.

With the help of i0n1c, the Dev Team fixed RedSn0w and updated it to version 0.9.6rc14. If you already ran 0.9.6rc13, you can simply download RedSn0w 0.9.6rc14 and run it over the previous one…

RedSn0w 0.9.6rc14 with work with all devices on iOS 4.3.2, except for the iPad 2.

Tour Of MyGreatFest Venue, The World’s First iOS Jailbreak Convention Taking Shape [Video]

The guys over at MyGreatFest have put together a short video showing off the venue for the world’s first iOS and jailbreaking convention, to be held in London on September 17th 2011.

The venue, The Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane in London, is an impressive, open space that will play host to some of the biggest names in the iOS and jailbreaking community with a talk from Jay (Saurik) Freeman promising to be one of the many highlights.

Our mission is to become the largest jailbreak/(i)community convention for coders, themers, hackers, developers or any other mobile device user. To leave others with the better understanding of what jailbreaking actually means to us, and that it does not stand for piracy. We aim to build upon a community that we believe to be the best there is. So please, tell the world our mission. MyGreatFest, for the community, by the community.

Schedule of MyGreatFest is also up!

Now this timetable is a representation of what will happen on the stage throughout the day, this is in no way a strict timetable. We do urge all attending to walk around have some fun, play some games, look at the stalls etc.

9 to 9.30
Arrive to event, have a complimentary coffee or tea. Have a look around.

9.30 to 9.50
People to be seated, Craig Fox will welcome all to the event. And introduce team involved.

10 to 11
45 minute talk from Joshua Lee Tucker aka @Darkmalloc and 15 minute Q&A session.

11.10 to 12.10
45 minute talk from @GiffGaff (Uk sim card company) and 15minute Q&A session.

12.20 to 1.10
Lunch

1.15 to 2.15
40 minute talk from Vincent Van Mieghem aka @veence and a 15 minute Q&A session.

2.20 to 3.20
45 minute talk from Elias Limneos aka @limneos and a 15 minute Q&A session.

3.30 to 4.30
45 minute talk from Chris Simpson aka @apocolipse269 and a 15 minute Q&A session.

4.40 to 6
1 hour talk from Jay Freeman aka @Saurik and a 20 minute Q&A session

6.10 to 6.30
Craig Fox will come on stage and announce all giveaway winners and games tournaments winners.

Student Makes $50,000 A Year Jailbreaking iPhones

Kevin Lee, a senior at George Mason University, Virginia, has turned iPhone jailbreaking into a full-time job, hacking customers devices to earn an impressive $50,000 a year. Lee uses Craigslist to advertise his services, which include unlocking, jailbreaking, and customizing devices to a user’s preference.

Lee told The Washington Post that he started off with a mere 5 to 10 customers a week – most of whom were friends. Now he pulls in between 30 and 40 – performing relatively simple hacks that many people don’t like to attempt themselves. A recent customer from the Mongolian embassy wanted his device unlocked so that he could use it in Mongolia when he moves.

Lee’s interview with The Washington Post is rather short, and he has since declined to provide further comment, removing his advert and contact details from Craigslist.

Though jailbreaking was ruled legal last year by the Library of Congress, many still fear repercussions from Apple. I’m sure the Dev-Team behind PwnageTool, RedSn0w and other jailbreak & unlock tools won’t be too happy either – in the past they have publicly shown their displeasure to others who try to make money from the tools that they provide for free.

Lee isn’t the only person to make money from this service, however. Kyle Matthews from ModMyI said in the report:

The industry just keeps increasing; there are even repair stores that will jailbreak for you.

The article is well worth a read and provides some interesting information on the jailbreaking community and the state of the industry at the moment.

[via iPhone Download Blog]

Untethered iOS 4.3.1 jailbreak is out, supports all devices except iPad 2 and Verizon iPhone

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Fans of jailbreaking have long known that Sundays are traditionally reserved for major iPhone jailbreaks. Following yesterday’s tweet by a team member MuscleNerd, Dev-team released a set of updated tools for an untethered jailbreak of iOS devices. The news comes a week following the release of tethered iOS 4.3.1 jailbreak via Pwnage Tool. Here’s what you need to know if you’re into jailbreaking plus a video right after the break…

Untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.1 supports iPhone 4 (GSM only, since iOS 4.3.1 isn’t available for the Verizon iPhone yet) and 3GS, third- and fourth-generation iPod touch, second-generation Apple TV (via PwnageTool only, for now) and the original iPad. New versions of Redsn0w for Windows and PwnageTool for Mac OS X are out to jailbreak those devices running iOS 4.3.1. Unlike a previous tethered jailbreak, this one doesn’t require you to tether the device to a computer each time it’s restarted. While the updated tools won’t let you jailbreak iOS 4.3 or 4.3.1 on iPad 2, a solutions is in the works and should be expected in the coming days.

Also, ultrasn0w users are advised against updating until Dev-team puts out an update to fix incompatibilities when iOS 4.3.1 is used on the older basebands supported by ultrasn0w.

Apple Blocks Jailbreak App Store Cydia In Its Stores

Apple is taking an unusual step in the war again jailbreakers, and it’s not what you may think.
In the past, Apple has tried blocking jailbreakers by changing how iOS handles memory and has made changes to its mobile iOS in general many times. Now though they’re just trying to make life difficult even after you’ve jailbroken.

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iPhoneDownloadBlog brings news that when attempting to access jailbreak App Store Cydia using an Apple Store’s WiFi, users are now finding the app loading Apple’s own website instead of the expected jailbreak goodness.
Of course this isn’t going to make the slightest bit of difference to the hardcore jailbreak community, but it’s interesting to see that Apple has taken these steps at all. By the time someone with a jailbroken iDevice access a WiFi hotspot, it’s a bit late to be trying to prove a point!
You go Apple, you sure told the jailbreakers there!

Apple Patches iPad 2 Jailbreak Exploit by Comex !

Comex has just confirmed via a series of tweets that his userland jailbreak he already showed off few days ago has already been patched by Apple in the newly released iOS 4.3.1. Well, hackers lose the war against Apple again.

Comex on his Twitter account:

yeah, uh. I can find kernel exploits, but this is ridiculous.

As noticed by @0naj, my kernel exploit was fixed in 4.3.1.

I try not to be paranoid, but it is really hard to explain this as anything but a leak.

It stayed there from 4.0.2 through 4.3, but was magically found in time for 4.3.1. well, go go @MuscleNerd and @i0n1c I guess

Interestingly, and as Comex notes, “is that my “new” kernel exploit is actually the kernel exploit used by JailbreakMe 2.0. It was never properly fixed.”

Now the only hope is from the iPhone hacker Stefan Esser who is the only one having untethered exploit right now which jailbreaks all iOS devices on iOS 4.3.1 except iPad 2. Yes, MuscleNerd and Stefan must find more exploits to jailbreak the iPad 2. [Twitter: 1,2,3,4]

Sn0wbreeze 2.4b1 Released to Jailbreak iOS 4.3.1

iH8sn0w has just released Sn0wbreeeze 2.4b1 to jailbreak iOS 4.3.1 on iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod touch 4G, 3G and iPad. Sn0wbreeze 2.4b1 is also tethered jailbreak for all devices which means you will have to boot into jailbroken state evey time you reboot your device.

You have to know that Sn0wbreeze 2.4b1 supports ultrasn0w unlock for basebands (01.59.00 / 04.26.08 / 05.11.07 / 05.12.01 / 05.13.04 / 06.15.00) ONLY.

Download Sn0wbreeze 2.4 for Windows.

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