Apple fights jailbreaks by blocking access to Cydia in its stores.

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The battle against the jailbreakers has always seemed to be an uphill one for Apple; it takes hackers just days to break into the latest iOS releases, and last year federal regulators said that it was no longer illegal to hack or jailbreak an iPhone. However, there is one thing Apple can but a definite stop to, and that’s accessing Cydia using its Wi-Fi networks in Apple retail stores.

If you try accessing Cydia on a device connected to one of Apple’s Wi-Fi hotspots, you’ll be surprised to see Apple’s website load instead. We think that is pretty funny. What do you think?

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iPad 2 has been Jailbroken!

Wow that really didn’t take long, most waiting lines just got a little shorter, and now the iPad 2 has already been jailbroken. In the picture above, you can see a white Verizon WiFi+3G iPad 2 running Cydia. The jailbreak itself comes courtesy of @comex, the man behind JailbreakMe.com.

We don’t know whether or not this is a tethered or untethered jailbreak. More details should become available soon.

According to @comex, it would’ve been done yesterday, but it took slightly longer to find a working exploit.

The official release date is unknown, but we are hoping it will be sometime in the near future!

Apple fixes iPhone security hole with iOS update

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If you have recently connected your iPhone or iPad to iTunes you will have been greeted with an update message, earlier today Apple updated iOS to 4.0.2 for the iPhone (and iPod touch) and iOS 3.2.2 for the iPad. The updates patch a security vulnerability that allowed Safari to run code embedded in PDF files.

The updates are available through iTunes. Click “Check for Update” to download. If you are on a slow connection however you might want to reserve some time as the updates are HUGE, the iPhone update is 580MB in size and the iPad update is 457MB.

If you have a plan of jailbreaking the iOS through JailbreakMe.com, then you might want to hold off on the update. as the new iOS removes this possibility as it exploited the vulnerability seen in the previous software.

If you are interested in more details then read these articles directly from Apple:

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Install flash on iPhone and iPad.

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A while back we posted a guide on How to get flash on the iPad and iPhone 4, while the guide was very helpful it did look like a rather daunting task, however thanks to Cydia repository Benm.at, the whole process just became much easier. If you want to install Frash on your jailbroken iOS device, it’s now as simple as following these steps:

1. Open Cydia > Manage > Sources
2. Edit source and add http://repo.benm.at
3. Search Frash and install it.

If you did this correctly then you should have flash running on your device.

[Guide taken from Gizmodo.com]

New redsn0w upgrade fixes iBooks problem!

After we had jailbroken the iOS 4 using redsn0w, we noticed something rather annoying, iBooks simply stopped working, the app opens and then crashes. If you are in the same position then here is some good news, the dev team behind redsn0w have released an upgrade which should fix the iBooks problem.

You will need to run the new redsn0w 0.9.5b 5-4 in order to ratify the iBooks glitch on your iPhone 3G/3GS and iPod Touch 2G. According to Dev Team the official change statement goes like:

There’s a new redsn0w beta that should fix any iBooks problems people were seeing.  Just run this new version 0.9.5b5-4 and deselect Cydia (you don’t want to reinstall Cydia over itself).

Below are the download links for the resn0w 0.9.5b 5-4 upgrade
windows
Mac

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Please note that you should de-select the option to Install Cydia as it was already installed with the earlier jailbreak, so you do not have to install it again.

If you need any help then simply follow our previous guide on How To jailbreak the iPhone!

How to get flash to work on the iPad

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As you might remember we recently posted an article about flash for the iPad. Now, Engadget has the download link to the first version of Frash (0.01) which allows you to play games and other Flash content on your jailbroken iPad, unfortunately however it currently doesn’t support video playback. According to sources however the developers are currently working on a future release.

If you are interested in installing Frash on the iPad then here is a quick guide.

You will need the following:
– Jailbroken iPad with Open SSH installed;
– The Frash .deb file. (24MB download);
– An app to access the iPad’s file system

Step 1)Once you’ve downloaded Frash, open the Media folder in /var/root. Go create one if it’s not there.
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Step 2) Inside Media, create a Cydia folder. Inside Cydia, create an AutoInstall folder.
Step 3) Copy the .deb file in there.

*Warning*

Watch out – you don’t want to screw up your iPad file system. Don’t mess with system folders and files you don’t know.

Step 4)Once you’ve uploaded Frash, reboot your iPad. You can easily do this using SBSettings, which you can download from Cydia.

Step 5)Once the iPad is rebooted, go open a page with some Flash content on it (but again, no video yet).

The F? means that flash is running on your iPad.

Step 6)To enable it (pretty much like ClickToFlash on Mac OS X) tap on it and Flash will load. Audio and video are in there, controls are pretty smooth and stable even though it’s a first release.

Of course as always we will keep you posted up to date on future updates with video playback support.

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How to jailbreak iPhone 3G running iOS 4.

How to Enable Multitasking and Home Screen Wallpaper on iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2G

This guide is copied from iPhoneHacks, and we don’t take any credit for writing it.

Even though we have always been against Jailbreaking the iPhones, we took the plunge the other day after many frustrating hours with the iPhone 3G and IOS 4, and surprisingly enough the phone actually works much better now, which is why we have decided to add this How To Guide…..

*WARNING*

Remember that this is not supported by Apple, and that if anything goes wrong they will not help you, and WE are not responsible for any bricked iPhones either.

What You’ll Need

  • An iPhone 3G or Second Generation iPod touch already running iOS 4 and already activated in iTunes.
  • RedsnOw.

Steps

Step 1: Download the latest release of Redsn0w by clicking hereand save the application in a folder named “Pwnage” on your desktop.

Step 2: Click here to download the latest iOS 4.0 firmware file (iPhone1,2_4.0_8A293_Restore.ipsw) for iPhone 3G and save it in the same folder

Step 3: Double click the Redsn0w zip file and extract the application to the Pwnage folder

Jailbreak iOS 4 on iPhone 3G

Step 4: Connect your iPhone 3G to the computer, which should automatically launch iTunes.

Step 5: From the ‘Devices‘ section on the left pane of iTunes, select your iPhone 3G device. Now, hold the option key down and click the ‘Restore‘ button.

Jailbreak iOS 4 on iPhone 3G

Step 6: Navigate to the Pwnage folder on the desktop and select the downloaded IPSW firmware file (iPhone1,2_4.0_8A293_Restore.ipsw). Click on the ‘Choose‘ button to let iTunes update your iPhone with the required firmware.

Jailbreak iOS 4 on iPhone 3G

Step 7: Navigate back to the Pwnage folder and launch the Redsn0w application.

Jailbreak iOS 4 on iPhone 3G

Step 8: You will be asked to select the corresponding IPSW file. Click on the Browse button and select the same IPSW firmware file (iPhone1,2_4.0_8A293_Restore.ipsw) from the Pwnage folder. Click ‘Open‘ to continue

Jailbreak iOS 4 on iPhone 3G

Jailbreak iOS 4 on iPhone 3G

Step 9: Redsn0w will verify the firmware file and inform you if it has successfully identified it. Click on ‘Next‘ to proceed.

Jailbreak iOS 4 on iPhone 3G

Step 10: Redsn0w will now start preparing the jailbreak data

Jailbreak iOS 4 on iPhone 3G

Step 11: You will now be prompted to select the jailbreak options you would like. Check the following options. A few of these may have already been selected by default.

  • Install Cydia
  • Enable Multitasking
  • Enable Homescreen Wallpaper
  • Enable Battery percentage

Jailbreak iOS 4 on iPhone 3G

Verbose boot‘ offers detailed booting information to users. This may not be necessary for common users and need not be selected. You may also choose to not check ‘Custom boot logo‘ and ‘Custom recovery logo‘ options if you prefer the default icons. However, if you wish to provide your own boot and recovery logos, do remember that these images have to be PNG files in RGB or grayscale mode and inside 320×480 resolution.

Step 12: Select ‘Next‘ to continue. You will now be prompted to switch OFF your iPhone 3G and plug it to the computer. Follow the instructions and click on ‘Next‘ to move to the next screen:

Jailbreak iOS 4 on iPhone 3G

Step 13: You will now need to put your iPhone 3G into the DFU mode. Redsn0w will take you through the necessary steps, the process, is very clearly detailed in the  the redsn0w wizard, as the program actually counts how long you need to keep what pressed.

:

(a) Hold the Power button on iPhone 3G down for 2 seconds:

Jailbreak iOS 4 on iPhone 3G

(b) Now simultaneously hold the iPhone button and keep the two buttons pressed for 10 seconds:

Jailbreak iOS 4 on iPhone 3G

(c) Now release the Power button while keeping the Home button depressed. Redsn0w will now identify the device:

Jailbreak iOS 4 on iPhone 3G

Step 14: Your iPhone 3G should reboot now.

Step 15: Redsn0w will now begin uploading the new RAM disk and kernel

Jailbreak iOS 4 on iPhone 3G

Step 16: You will now be notified once the jailbreaking process is complete. Click on the ‘Finish‘ button to exit the application.

Jailbreak iOS 4 on iPhone 3G

Step 17: Your iPhone will reboot once again (which could take approximately 5 minutes). After it has rebooted, your iPhone 3G should be successfully jailbroken. You should find Cydia jailbreak app on your iPhone 3G’s home screen.