iPad Jailbreak Tutorial For Mac Users

Mac users, here is a jailbreak tutorial for you for jailbreaking the Apple iPad using the PwnageTool 4.3.2.  Just follow these instructions given below in a step by step order to achieve success.

Step 1 :

  • Create a folder called Pwnage on your desktop. This folder will be containing two things, the Pwnage tool 4.3.2 and the iPad firmware version 4.3.2
  • The Pwnage tool can be downloaded from here.
  • The iPad firmware can be downloaded from here.

Note : It is recommended to download the IPSW file with firefox as safari will often auto extract it.

Step 2 :

  • To mount the PwnageTool, simply double click it and then drag the icon into the Pwnage folder.
  • Now from the folder, double click to launch the PwnageTool application.
  • Click on OK if a warning message pops up.

Step 3 :

  • From the top menu bar, select Expert Mode.

Step 4 :

  • Now select your iPad.
  • A Check mark will appear over the image of the phone.
  • Click on the blue arrow button at the bottom right to continue.

Step 5 :

  • A Browse for IPSW page appears.
  • Click on the Browse for IPSW… button.
  • Now select your firmware from the Pwnage folder that you created and click on the Open button.

Step 6 :

  • A menu with multiple choices appears.
  • Click on General followed by the blue arrow button at the bottom right.
  • The General settings will allow you to decide the partition size. Here you can choose either Activate the phone which will be a non official activation or Enable baseband update that will allow you to modify the baseband.
  • Once done with the settings , click on the blue arrow button to proceed.
  • A Cydia settings menu appears that allows you to create custom packages so that you do not have to install them manually later on.
  • Click on the Download packages tab.
  • Click the Refresh button to display the list of all the available packages.
  • Double click the package you wish to download which will then be made available in Select packages tab.
  • Under the Select packages tab,  just checkmark the ones you want and click the blue arrow button.
  • The Custom packages settings menu appears that displays the listed packages for your custom IPSW.
  • Just leave these settings uninterrupted and click on the blue arrow button to continue.

Step 7 :

  • The Pwnage process is now ready to start.
  • Click on the Build button followed by the blue arrow button to start the process.

Step 8 :

  • You will be prompted to save your custom .ipsw file, so save it to the Pwnage folder you created on the desktop.
  • Your IPSW is being built, so please allow upto 10 minutes for the process to finish.
  • Now you will be asked to enter your administrator password, so do that and click on the OK button.

Step 9 :

  • You will now be asked to connect your iPad to the computer.
  • Once your device gets detected, PwnageTool will guide you through the rest of the procedure for putting your iPad into DFU mode.
  • Press and hold the Power and Home buttons for 10 seconds.
  • Now release the Power button but continue holding the Home button for another 10 seconds.
  • On entering successfully into DFU mode, PwnageTool will prompt you to launch iTunes.

Step 10 :

  • On entering iTunes, hold the Alt/Option key and then click on Restore.

Step 11 :

  • Now go to the Pwnage folder on your desktop using the dialog window and select the custom IPSW file that was created followed by clicking on the Choose button.

Step 12 :

  • iTunes now restores the firmware on your iPad.
  • This procedure may consume upto 10 minutes, but once you are done, you`ll be rebooted into a jailbroken iPad OS 4.3.2.

Happy Jailbreaking… !!

Sn0wBreeze iOS 4.3 Jailbreak Tutorial For iPhone 4, iPod Touch & iPad [Windows].

Windows users can now jailbreak the iOS 4.3 on their iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad and the iPod Touch with the help of this nice little tool called Sn0wBreeze 2.3b1. As was the case with PwnageTool for Mac, the Sn0wBreeze jailbreak will also be for tethered devices only thus making you boot into a jailbroken state everytime you reboot the device.

This jailbreak tutorial is meant for windows users, if you want it for MAC then please refer to the previous posts on jailbreaking in this blog.

Point to note : No unlock is available for the iOS 4.3 as yet, so if your phone is dependent on a unlock, then please do not update to iOS 4.3.

Step 1 :

Step 2 :

  • Launch Sn0wBreeze followed by clicking on the blue colored arrow button.

Step 3 :

  • Browse and select the required .ipsw firmware file for the iOS device.

Step 4 :

  • Sn0wBreeze now identifies the selected .ipsw file.
  • Once it is done, click the blue colored arrow at the bottom left next.

Step 5 :

  • Select “Expert Mode“.
  • After doing this, click on “Build IPSW” to start building your custom firmware.

Important : If your device is relying on an Unlock  then select “Baseband Preservation Mode” instead of the “Expert Mode

Step 6 :

  • When the custom firmware is created, Sn0wBreeze displays the following message “Done!

Step 7 :

  • Start following the onscreen instructions to enter into DFU mode.
  • Hold the Power and the Home buttons for 10 seconds.
  • Now release the Power button and continue holding the Home button for another 10 seconds.
  • Your device will now enter in DFU mode.
  • On following these steps precisely, you get the following message from Sn0wBreeze :

Step 8 :

  • Start iTunes now by clicking on the iOS device icon from the sidebar in iTunes.
  • Press and hold the left “Shift” button followed by clicking on “Restore” button in iTunes and release this button later.
  • iTunes will now ask you to select the location for your custom firmware 4.3 file.
  • Select the custom .ipsw file that you had created and click on “Open“.

Step 9 :

  • iTunes will now carry out the rest of the procedure for you with a series of automated steps. This may take a while, so please wait while iTunes installs the new firmware 4.3 on your device.
  • Once the installation is over, your device will be in a jailbroken state on the iOS 4.3.

Step 10 :

As i mentioned earlier that there is no untethered jailbreak, you will have to boot into a tethered state and for doing this we will be making use of a utility for windows called “iBooty.”

  • Launch iBooty and select your iOS device from the drop down menu.

Please Note : iBooty gets extracted to the desktop the moment you run Sn0wBreeze 2.3.

  • Next, click on the Start button and follow the onscreen instructions to enter your device into DFU mode.
  • Hold the Home and Power buttons for 10 seconds.
  • Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button for another 10 seconds.
  • Your device will now be in DFU mode.

Step 12 :

  • On entering in DFU mode, iBooty will perform its tasks and after that your device will be in a tethered jailbroken state.

Happy Jailbreaking fellows… !!!

PS3 Jailbreakers Being Banned by Sony

Sony is cracking a strong whip on hackers. Hackers will be banned for lifetime from entering Sony’s online networks. A note was posted on Sony’s official blog which reads-

Violation of the system software license agreement for the PlayStation 3 System invalidates the consumer guarantee for that system.” Also, Sony has advised its PS3 users not to use pirated versions of the games as this would lead to a breach of copyright and can expel the users systems from entering into Sony’s online networks. Sony has also asked its users to immediately stop using any circumvented devices and softwares on their PS3 consoles.

Sony has not yet announced from which date this new policy would come into effect, but emails have been sent to PS3 users by Sony. One blogger has also mentioned that if one gets an “error 0x8002A227“, it means the PS3 console has been banned on the PSN.

New Pwnage iOS 4.2.1 Tool To Fix The iBooks Issue

It was only yesterday that Apple started blocking the iBooks app from reading DMR content on jailbroken devices that Pwnage has come with a new iOS 4.2.1 tool that would fix the iBooks issue apart from allowing users to jailbreak all the old versions of the iPhone Verizon iPhone 4, iPad and the iPod Touch devices and the Apple TV 2. This iOS 4.2.1 tool is an untethered tool that helps users unlock their devices as well.

This new tool also comes in the wake of Apple blocking jailbroken devices from opening purchased ebooks. With the help of the Pwnage tool this issue can be fixed. Also fixed can be the issues with Wi-Fi on the Apple TV 2. So, all the people who jailbroke their devices yesterday and were unhappy about Apple’s move, here is your chance to fix it.

Apple Introduces Jailbreaking Detection Back

If you were just happy that you jailbroke your iPhone using the GreenpoisOn hack iOS 4.2.1 successfully, hang on. There’s a twist in the tale. Apple has apparently introduced a jailbreak detecting API on iOS 4.2.1 which is blocking jailbroken devices from opening ebooks. This inherent API which was supposedly dropped by Apple in iOS 4.0 has found its way back and is blocking the iBooks 1.2.1 app from reading purchased protected DRM content.

The following message is being showed on iOS 4.2.1 devices when trying to open protected DRM content –

“There is a problem with the configuration of your iPhone . Please restore with iTunes and reinstall iBooks.”

The hacker dev community is quite upset with this move from Apple and has criticised saying that it is beginning to attract many to dislike them. Jailbreaking has been deemed legal, so now we have to wait and see if Apple is going to be sued for not allowing purchased content on a jailbroken device.

How To Connect Jailbroken PlayStation 3 To PSN With Custom Firmware 3.55

After a recent attempt made from Sony to block the DNS method for playstation consoles running custom firmware 3.55, psx-scene.com has still come up with yet another method to get these jailbroken PlayStation 3`s back again to the online Play Station Network.

Here is a step by step guide on how to make it work for you :

Step 1 :

Setup dnsmasq in order to resolve your regions update server accordingly, (fuk01.ps3.update.playstation.net in my case) and use auth.np.ac.playstation.net to your computer. You can add them under the /etc/hosts section and leave the rest of the settings under dnsmasq as default.

Step 2 :

Download Charles Web Debugging Proxy Application and setup reverse proxies for these two addresses on port 80 and port 443. Also add auth.np.ac.playstation.net to the list of locations in the SSL tab of Proxy Settings so that you are able to see the data that you are changing.

Step 3 :

Next, run the application and under Tools>Map Local, map the /update/ps3/list/uk/ps3-updatelist.txt on your regions server to a local copy.

Step 4 :

Download the asbestOS installer on your Play Station 3 and enable R/W access to /dev/flash.

Step 5 :

Rename charles-proxy-ssl-proxying-certificate.crt to xx.cer (where xx is an already exisiting certificate)and then use your preferred method to replace the one in your flash.

Step 6 :

Set your PS3 DNS to the one you had setup.

Step 7 :

Go to your Charles application and set a breakpoint over there on all the https:// POST Requests.

Step 8 :

Now make an attempt to connect to the Play Station Network.

Step 9 :

On seeing the request in Charles, edit any instance of 3.55 that you come across in the headers to 3.56 and then click on Execute.

Step 10 :

If it does not work in a single go, please try giving it multiple shots as it may take you a couple of tries to get signed in finally.

The following steps mentioned above are of a brief nature and so i would highly recommend to go through the detailed instructions over here which are available with complete screenshots.

Disclaimer Note : This article has been solely written for educational and testing purposes only. GoRumors does not take any responsibility for anything going wrong in the procedure nor has it developed ,endorsed or promoted the use of this hack. Please use this method at your own risk as you might end up getting banned on the Play Station Network.

Common GrenpoisOn Jailbreak For iPhone 4, iPad 2 and Verizon iPhone 4

The new greenpoisOn jailbreaking, RC5.4 tool can apparently be used to jailbreak the iphone 4, Verzon iPhone 4 and the iPad 2 says the developers team of greenpoisOn. This new untethered jailbreaking tool is the successor to iOS 4.2.1 jailbreaking tool that was developed by the same team. The earlier jailbreaking tool was able to jailbreak the iPhone 3G and iPhone 4 along with the first iPad and the third generation iPod Touch. When compared to the Pwnage tool which was also released a couple of days ago, this RC5.4 is untethered and has also been tested on the new Verizon iPhone 4.2.6 iOS update and it has worked successfully.

Also, this greenpoisOn tool is comes for all the platforms viz. Mac, Windows and Linux, thus allowing the users of any operating system to jailbreak their phones.

Verizon iPhone 4 Jailbreak for Mac Released

The greenpoisOn tool for Verizon iPhone 4 is now out and is working absolutely fine with no hassles whatsoever. Despite only a few people managing to get their hands on the new Verizon iPhone 4, Apple dev teams have come out with the jailbreaking tool. The release of the new jailbreaking tool was posted on Twitter by the user Lunch8ox. Although, there was an initial jailbreaking tool from greenpoisOn last week, there were a few bugs that were yet to be fixed as it posed some problems. But, the new jailbreaking tool is working wonderfully well.

The new jailbreaking tool is called the Release candidate 5.4 and for now, this is only available for Mac users. Although, jailbreaking is not considered a crime any more, it is important to follow the instructions promptly in order to avoid any unwanted consequences.

It is better if Verizon users might want to wait a little longer before jailbreaking, just in case.

Sony Blocks The PS3 DNS Hack

The hacker community has confirmed that the Sony Inc. has been successful at blocking the PS3 DNS hack. Apparently the proxy server or the DNS which was being used has been blocked by Sony forbidding the users to get into the Playstation network. The hacking community was using one particular IP address as a proxy server which was enabling users on firmware 3.55 to get access the Playstation network. Not only that proxy server, but another renowned proxy connection settings have been disabled as well.

Sony is apparently cracking their whip on all the hackers and jailbreakers. Not only filing cases against a few hackers and communities, Sony is also seeking the user ids of hackers on youtube nad their IP addresses along with them. Sony, for now has definitely tightened the screws on their network.

We should definitely be seeing some angry comments from the hacking community very soon.

iOS 4.2.1 Jailbreak for iPhone 4 Released on Pwnage Tool

The Apple iPhone 4 can now be jailbroken with the help of the Pwnage tool which has been released today. This new Pwnage custom bundle has been developed by the user named Nadeem and he claims that this is the first of its kind bundle on Pwnage that can jailbreak iOS 4.2.1. As far as the working of the tool is concerned, early reports indicate that the tool is free from bugs and the tool is establishing what it needs to. If that is the case, then this new bundle will be welcomed by iOS 4.2.1 users.

The Pwnage is a copyrighted tool of the iPhone Dev team and with this new release, the Dev team has seen its fifth major release of the jailbreak version. The previous version of the jailbreak tool on Pwnage was released in November 2010.