Monthly Archives: May 2011

Sn0wbreeze 2.7 Untethered iOS 4.3.3 Jailbreak For Windows Released

Sn0wbreeze 2.7 for Windows is released by the developer iH8sn0w. Sn0wbreeze 2.7 is available for download for untethered iOS 4.3.3 jailbreak on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Not only this, it can also do an untethered 4.2.8 jailbreak for Verizon iPhone 4. Yes! Its a two in one. We have already covered the news of Redsn0w 0.9.6 RC15 and PwnageTool 4.3.3 for Mac. Remember that Sn0wbreeze only works on the Windows while PwnageTool is capable of running on the Mac OS. Download links are available below.

This is the list of devices on which these tools are operate able. In fact these are the same devices which are compatible with iOS 4.3.3 firmware:

  • iPhone3GS
  • iPhone4 (GSM)
  • iPhone4 (CDMA)
  • iPod touch 3G
  • iPod touch 4G
  • iPad1
  • AppleTV2G

Remember that there is no tethered / untethered jailbreak for iPad 2 device. So do not try any of these tools on your iPad 2.

Below are the features of Sn0wbreeze 2.7 from its developer:

Now Supports iOS 4.3.3 [untethered] (except iPad 2)
Now Supports iOS 4.2.8 [untethered] (Verizon iPhone 4 users)
Multitasking Gestures are enabled in the Settings app as usual.
ultrasn0w works with previous working baseband thanks to today’s update.
Verizon iPhone 4 basebands now get updated [GSM versions not affected].
Animated boot logos work as usual.

Download Sn0wbreeze 2.7 For Windows

After jailbreaking, you can use the guide posted here to unlock iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS on iOS 4.3.3.

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Jailbreak iOS 4.3.3 Untethered using Redsn0w (Video Guide)

Still haven’t jailbreak your iPhone 4.3.3 yet? Can’t do the guide we’ve already posted alone? Well, here’s a video guide for you. The below video shows you how to jailbreak your iPhone iOS 4.3.3 using the newly released Redsn0w 0.9.6 RC15. The guide works for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad and iPod touch.

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The instructions can showed in the video below can be followed by using the guide posted here. Have fun!

[Video via RedmondPie]
Download Redsn0w 0.9.6rc15 for Windows
Download Redsn0w 0.9.6rc15 for Mac

Ultrasn0w 1.2.3 Unlocks iOS 4.3.3

Along with Redsn0w 0.9.6RC15, the iPhone Dev Team has released a new version of Ultrasn0w 1.2.3 which unlocks iPhone 4, 3GS on iOS 4.3.3 for those who are already rely on unlock. Ultrasn0w 1.2.3 guide below. Ultrasn0w 1.2.3 supports 01.59.00 / 04.26.08 / 05.11.07 / 05.12.01 / 05.13.04 / 06.15.00 basebands.


STEP 1: First, you will have to jailbreak your iPhone 4 or 3GS on iOS 4.3.3. Instructions on how to jailbreak iOS 4.3.3 using Redsn0w 0.9.6RC15 can be found here.

STEP 2: Once you are done with the jailbreak, you can now unlock your iPhone on the supported basebands using Ultrasn0w 1.2.3 from Cydia. To do this:

  • Start “Cydia” on your iPhone.
  • Touch on “Manage” tab on the bottom.
  • Now touch on “Sources” as seen in the screenshot below:
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Touch on “Edit” and then on “Add”. You will be prompted to enter a url source as seen in the screenshot below. Type “http://repo666.ultrasn0w.com” and touch on“Add Source” to add this repo if you haven’t already. Cydia will now automatically update your sources by following a series of automated steps.

After installation is completed. Search for “ultrasn0w 1.2.3” in Cydia and install this application. This app will automatically unlock your iPhone so that you can use it with any carrier.

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STEP 3: Now simply restart your iPhone and voila! you should now have a fully unlocked iPhone 4 or 3GS, running iOS 4.3.2 !


Jailbreak iOS 4.3.3 Untethered

The iPhone Dev Team has quickly released a new version of Redsn0w 0.9.6 RC15 which brings untethered iOS 4.3.3 jailbreak. With Redsn0w 0.9.6 RC15, you can jailbreak your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on iOS 4.3.3 and install Cydia without need to jailbreak again everytime you restart.

Full step by step guide below:

STEP 1: Download iOS 4.3.3 from here, and iTunes 10.2.2 from here.

STEP 2: Start Redsn0w 0.9.6 RC15 and point it to the official iOS 4.3.3 you downloaded above.

STEP 3: Select Install Cydia and any other options you need then hit the Next button.

STEP 4: Make sure your device is turned off and plugged into your Computer.

STEP 5: Now follow the steps on the screen to enter the DFU mode not Recovery Mode.

STEP 6: Finally sit back and have a cup of coffee then wait for Redsn0w to jailbreak your iOS device followed by a quick reboot.

Download Redsn0w 0.9.6rc15 for Windows
Download Redsn0w 0.9.6rc15 for Mac

P.S: This guide is copy-righted and in case you want to copy it, give the page credits.


iOS 5 to Introduce Over-The-Air Software Updates !

Apple is reportedly working closely with Verizon Wireless to introduce over-the-air software updates to the iPhone with its iOS 5 firmware. Starting this fall, iPhone users will be able to update their iOS software wirelessly, without having to plug the device into iTunes, or involve a computer altogether. It’s a luxury Google Android and Palm webOS users have been enjoying for some time, and Apple’s finally bringing it to iOS.

Multiple sources for 9to5Mac have revealed the feature will debut with iOS 5 and will support subsequent iOS releases. Apparently, Apple already has the technology, but doesn’t want to release it to the masses all at once. It will therefore be available only to Verizon customers initially.

Sources were unable to confirm whether or not Apple is planning a similar feature with AT&T or international iPhone carriers, though we’d assume it will eventually be rolled out to everyone.

Over-the-air iOS updates are already working well for the Apple TV, but this is obviously a Wi-Fi only device. In order to make the feature available to devices that can download data through a wireless carrier, Apple may need to negotiate deals with individual carriers.

9to5Mac noted two things the feature could mean for future iOS releases:

1. Updates are now over 600MB. Apple would have to make these smaller to get the carriers to agree to push these things as they are. We believe that Apple will make the updates much smaller by using incremental patches rather than full OS downloads

2. iTunes provides the backup to the iOS device so a failed update would need some sort of backup. We think there will be a Cloud-based backup system.

There’s no denying over-the-air iOS updates would be a handy feature, especially to those who don’t use iTunes or a computer very often. However, I’d prefer to get over-the-air syncing first.


Downgrade 4.3.3 to 4.3.2 iOS Older

We’ve a full step by step guide to downgrade the newly released iOS 4.3.3 to iOS 4.3.2 or older firmwares. Check the guide below to downgrade 4.3.3 to 4.3.2 iOS on iPhone 4, iPad and iPod touch.

NOTE: This guide will only work if you have SHSH blobs saved for the respective firmware you downgrading to.
Step 1: Download the required old ipsw firmware files. iOS 4.3.2, iOS 4.3.1, iOS 4.3.

Step 2: Put your device into DFU mode (not recovery mode).

  • Connect your iOS device to your computer.
  • Turn it off.
  • Start iTunes.
  • Hold Power and Home buttons together for 10 seconds or so.
  • Release Power button but keep holding the Home button until your computer recognizes a new USB device.
  • iTunes will now recognize your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Note: Your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch screen at this time should be blank (black in color), if not, then you are most likely in Recovery Mode, not DFU mode.

Step 3: Now trick iTunes into thinking that it is watching Apple servers, while in real, we are going to change the address to Saurik’s server. To do this:
Navigate to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ and locate “hosts” file.

Mac OS X users can get to “/etc/” directory by going through “Go –> Go to Folder” from Finder.

  • Open this “hosts” file in Notepad (for Windows) or TextEdit (for Mac OS X) and add this

74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com

line as shown in the screenshot below:

Now simply save this file and you are good to go!

NOTE for Windows 7 and Vista: Start “Notepad” with Administrator privileges by right clicking on “Notepad” app, and click on “Run as Administrator“ option.

NOTE for Mac OS X: Make sure you have full read and write access on your account when you are saving the host file. If it still throws permission error, simply copy the host file to desktop, make the required changes, and then replace it with the original file in “/etc/” directory.

Step 4: Start iTunes, click on your iOS device icon from the sidebar in iTunes. Now press and hold left “alt” (option) button on Mac, or Left “Shift” button if you are on Windows on the keyboard and then click on “Restore” (Not “Update” or “Check for Update”) button in the iTunes and then release this button.

This will make iTunes prompt you to select the location for your iOS 4.3.2, iOS 4.3.1, iOS 4.3, iOS 4.2.1 or 4.1 firmware file. Select the desired ipsw file and click on “Open” to restore your iOS device.

Now sit back and enjoy as iTunes does the rest for you. This will involve a series of automated steps. Be patient at this stage and don’t do anything silly. Just wait while iTunes installs the requested firmware on your iOS device. Your device screen at this point will be showing a progress bar indicating installation progress. Once done, it will reboot automatically.

Now in some cases while restoring to iOS 4.3.2, iOS 4.3.1, iOS 4.3, iOS 4.2.1 or 4.1, iTunes might throw 1013 error at you as shown in the screenshot below. This is normal, just ignore this error as the firmware has already been successfully installed on the device.

Incase of the above mentioned error, your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch will be stuck in Recovery Mode, showing that “Connect to iTunes” screen.

To exit your device from Recovery Mode, download this program called TinyUmbrella (Windows/Mac), and Fix Recovery (Windows/Mac). Run it and the click on “Exit Recovery” button. Your device will now restart normally.

That’s it, you should now be able to jailbreak and unlock your device on the older iOS 4.3.2, iOS 4.3.1, iOS 4.2.1 or iOS 4.1 firmware. You can follow our step by step guide posted here to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with Redsn0w on iOS 4.3.2..

Last but not the least, you must now remove 74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com line from the host file so that you are prompted for future updates from Apple via iTunes.


iPhone And Kinect Brings Together A 3D Multiplayer Game [Video]

One thing we never tire of at Ultrasn0w is hacks that use Microsoft’s Kinect in new and interesting ways. If an iPhone is involved then you get double points, and that’s exactly what Singaporean developer Rockmoon did.

The end result, as pointed out by TUAW, has more than a slight resemblance to an old Sega CD (Mega CD to those of us in Europe) title called Sewer Shark.

What they came up with is a simple affair really, with one player controlling movement via the Kinect and the other firing cannons using a custom-built iPhone.

While this might not win any awards it’s yet more proof of what can be done when clever people get their hands on powerful hardware like the Kinect and iPhone. Long may it continue!