The jailbreak team have lived by their promise. The Greenpois0n jailbreak code for iOS 4.1 is now public and is available for download. In case you were not aware, Greenpois0n makes use of an exploit that was first discovered by George Hotz aka GeoHot for his Limera1n release. With this new release, you may download, modify or enhance the application that may bring more improved jailbreak tools to the hands of users.
Check out this link to download the open source code. In case, you are here to simply get started on the iOS 4.1 jailbreak process, you can read our related articles in our web slideshow by clicking here.
Sometime back I had written about a jailbreak tool called HDR Camera Enabler that would enable HDR photography on an iPhone 3GS even though that feature is disabled by default on the iOS. Now if you are looking for a counter feature – the ability to disable HDR photography on iPhone 4, here’s this new tool.
Before you start wondering if anyone will need this, do remember that HDR photography capture can be a power guzzler and some people may think it fit to enable and disable such features at will. If you are one such user, you need to check out the new jailbreak app called myOS. myOS is an application that is available on Cydia that makes it possible for iPhone users to enable/disable not just HDR photography, but all the other iOS features as well. The app lets you manage the following
myOS is available right now on the BigBoss repository and can be had at a price of $0.99. Check it out and let us know if you found it good.
In the meantime, we’ve also incorporated the limera1n exploit into redsn0w. But we’ve added a few extras:
custom bootlogos for iPhone3G/iPhone3GS/iPod2G users (with qualifying bootroms)
an option that implements the “DFU” button in PwnageTool. This button (which you can use from Windows) lets you prepare your device for a custom DFU. Even if you’re purely a Windows user, you can get a trusted friend to run PwnageTool over your IPSW to create a custom IPSW. You can now install that custom IPSW on your own Windows box, after you run this redsn0w version.
The latest release is available for both the Windows and Mac platforms and makes use of the very same Limera1n exploit that was used by George Hotz as well as the Chronic Dev team in their jailbreak releases. You can hit this link to read more about the latest update as well as on other important instructions.
What Skyfire basically does is that it uses a proxy browser to remotely interpret Flash content and transcodes them into an iOS compatible format before it is rendered on the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. This does not violate any of Apple’s terms since all the transcoding happens remotely and not over the application on the users’ end.
However, a point to note here. This application will only help you “watch” Flash based content and you cannot interact with them. That means, playing Flash games on your iPhone is still not available as yet. Skyfire for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad should be available on the App Store at a price of $2.99 starting tomorrow.
This space could see some fresh developments. According to the Twitter timelines of popular jailbreaker MuscleNerd, a PwnageTool for Windows could be releasing shortly. In a Twitter conversation with @iH8sn0w, he writes,
@iH8sn0w seriously…@chpwn is your age, and about to release a better version of PT for win. Don’t *blame* him for that.
There is another surprise in store. This tweet was in response to a message posted by iH8sn0w that noted that the next version of Sn0wbreeze may not release at all considering that PwnageTool for Windows is coming soon. If you are a fan of Sn0wbreeze, you have your reason to feel bad about it.
Sn0wbreeze, the popular jailbreak tool that lets Windows users jailbreak their iDevices will now be capable of jailbreaking an iPad running the upcoming iOS 4.2 platform. If you are not aware, Sn0wbreeze is the Windows jailbreak tool that is similar to the PwnageTool that works on Mac computers. The latest update makes use of the exploit that was unearthed by George Hotz; the popular jailbreaker who is known better as GeoHot, in his Limera1n exploit that was released as a jailbreak tool earlier this month. This is an untethered bootrom level jailbreak which means you don’t have to redo the jailbreak each time the iPad reboots.
But before you get excited, do note that we only have the confirmation of the rooting as of now and a public download is not out yet. In any case, most of you may not need it until the new iOS is out for public download. So expect a solution in place by then.
Yet another security flaw on the iOS 4.1 has been discovered. And this time it will let users bypass the mandatory input of passcode to let users access private details like contacts list, recent calls, voicemails,etc. The security bug will also let users send emails and MMS messages without having to know the passcode.
How do you do this? Simple. Users simply have to tap on the ‘Emergency call‘ option in the Passcode window and once here, dial a non-emergency number like #### followed by a tap on ‘Send‘ and quickly followed by pressing the iPhone lock key. This will force the user on to the iPhone’s phone application from where all these private details can be accessed.
Check out a video demonstration of the bug.
Do not expect an immediate resolution of this bug though. Apple is expected to release the new iOS 4.2 early next month and it is possible that the bug is attended to only in this update. Or probably later.
One thing that is commonplace when an iPhone (or for that matter any gadget) gets stolen or spied upon is that the thief attempts to unlock your device by trial and error with a series of passcodes. iGotYa is a new iPhone application that makes use of this common user behavior to help owners find culprits.
iGotYa is set up in such a way that the application will take a picture as well as tag the location of the iPhone every time a user inputs a wrong passcode. This is assuming the person uses the trial and error method to break into the phone. This picture is taken with the front camera of the iPhone 4 and the picture and location details are sent down to an already specified email address of the owner. The application also has other options like letting the thief in, but hiding sensitive details like messages, call history, mail,etc.
Now the sad part is that this application is not available for non-jailbroken iPhones. For those who have already jailbroken their device, you can check the app out on the ModMyi repository on Cydia and can purchase it for $4.99.
Jailbreaks for iPhones have existed for almost as long as the iPhone itself. However, all along, these iOS exploits based applications have remained unavailable to the generic hackers who would love to access the source code to create custom tools for themselves. Now that is apparently changing. According to a tweet posted by popular jailbreaker MuscleNerd, at least RedSn0w could soon become open source. That ideally means that users will soon be able to keenly follow the development besides contributing to the development themselves and at the end of it all, access the source code, meddle with it, etc.
Now while it is not clear, we also hear that the Greenpois0n jailbreak tool could become open source too. There is no news on when all of this will actually materialize since the only thing we know now is that these applications will be open souce “soon“.
The iPhone Dev Team has announced in a new blog post that the latest version of PwnageTool 4.1 that will enable users to jailbreak iOS 4.1 devices is now available for download. The big addition to the family of jailbreakable devices is obviously the second generation Apple TV. The new PwnageTool is an untethered jailbreak which means there is no need for users to tether their device to a computer while rebooting them. Here is a complete list of devices supported with the latest tool
iPad (firmware 3.2.2)
iPod touch 4G
iPod touch 3G
The Dev team has a word of advice to those users who have also used Ultrasn0w to unlock their devices,
“The biggest mistake you can make (and it is a big one!) is lettings iTunes restore to the official IPSW — you’ll lose the unlock and won’t be able to go back! You must use Option-Restore, not just the Restore button by itself. Then navigate to your custom IPSW — not to the stock one! If you accidentally started a restore to the official IPSW, unplug your iPhone immediately before the restore gets to the “Updating Firmware” step!”
While at it, do remember that jailbreaking is risky and could possibly brick your phone besides making you lose your warranty. So proceed at your own risk.