Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 8:29 AM
For those of you who haven’t been keeping up with the latest jailbreak news, let me get you up to speed. Earlier this week, we learned that we could see the 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak
drop as early as this week. We even saw a video of it in action.
And now that pod2g, MuscleNerd, and several other iOS hackers are in Amsterdam at the Hack In The Box conference, expect to see news regarding the 5.1.1 jailbreak to ramp up. In fact, pod2g just gave as another quick update on his progress…
“OK just added iPad3,3 support to Absinthe thanks to @flawlessfox. Only remains iPad2,4 now but we need the actual device.
Any people of #HITB2012AMS has an iPad2,4? Model number: either MC954 or MC989. Please check in Settings / General / About”
With only one device left to add to Absinthe 2.0, it looks like we could very well see the 5.1.1 jailbreak drop this week. There’s even talk that the Chronic Dev Team and company might release it Friday, during the Dream Team’s HITB keynote...
Posted on Friday, February 03, 2012 at 12:40 AM
Yesterday, we reported on the news that a young Apple customer began inadvertently receiving the iMessages of an Apple employee from the Genius Bar, after said Genius placed his own SIM card into the boy’s device during the healing process.
iMessage somehow detected and connected with the SIM, allowing these messages to continually be filtered through, whilst the unsuspecting genius – ironically named Wiz – continued to share his private correspondence with a minor after he’d left the Apple retail store.
So, the story of Wiz the Genius and Young Boy Apple can be put to rest, but how do we know such situations won’t reoccur in future? How can we be sure that when we box our old iPhone and send it off to Never Never Land via eBay, that our private iMessages aren’t being transported as well?...
Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 12:50 PM
Arsenal's players could hardly ask for stronger motivation when they face Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday.
The match at Emirates Stadium represents a chance for the Gunners to bounce back from consecutive defeats, boost their chances of getting back into the Champions League qualifying spots and dent their opponents' chances of retaining the title.
There's also the matter of payback for August's 8-2 humiliation by United at Old Trafford.
"It is a massive opportunity because you feel we have given six points away in the last two games in a way that is unbelievable,'' Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. "It is time for us to wake up and be focused. We have a good opportunity to do that against Manchester United.''
But victory is just as important to United, which could draw level with Manchester City at the top of the standings with victory over Arsenal. That's if third-place Tottenham can grab a surprise win at City in Sunday's other game...
Posted on Saturday, January 07, 2012 at 10:27 AM
The gap between two traditional rivals will be scrutinized at Old Trafford as Manchester United host Arsenal on Sunday.
Both had contrasting summers and their starts to the season have reflected that. Manchester United spent heavily in strengthening their squad, splashing £50 million on Phil Jones, Ashley Young and David De Gea. Add that to Sir Alex's new crop of youngsters in Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck and United have strength in depth which Arsenal, at the moment, can only dream of.
The Gunners lost their talismanic skipper Cesc Fabregas along with the equally important Samir Nasri to Barcelona and Manchester City respecitvely, while injuries and suspensions have left the squad with a critical shortage in quality as well as quantity in both midfield and defence. Although Arsene Wenger was spared the blushes when his side secured a Champions League spot at the expense of Udinese, the London side will need to secure quality signings before the transfer deadline day (Wednesday) if they're to be considered genuine contenders for the title...
Posted on Saturday, January 07, 2012 at 10:20 AM
I think it is fair to say that the majority of iPhone users involved in the jailbreak community have been keeping their gazes firmly fixed on the Twitter and BlogSpot accounts of developer Pod2g in the last couple of months. In November of 2011, he tweeted, somewhat out of the blue, that he had managed to find a bug in iOS 5 which he believed could ultimately lead to a distributable jailbreak. Less than two months later he remained true to his initial discovery and in partnership with the Chronic Dev and iPhone Dev Teams released a jailbreak capable of untethered iOS 5.0.1 on older A4 devices...
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Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 11:28 AM
Chronic Dev Team member Pod2g has announced on Twitter that iOS 5 has a bug that can untether the jailbreak. He expects to spend a great deal of time developing a proper exploit, but it appears that the quest for a hole in iOS 5 is over.
On Twitter, he wrote: “Hey jailbreaking friends, I’ve found a bug that can untether iOS 5. Don’t expect a release soon, but I’m gonna work hard in it. [sic]”
The news should also help put a stop to all the “untethered” iOS 5 jailbreaks and unlocks being advertised by various questionable web sites.
As noted in the past, the only people you can expect a reliable jailbreak solution from are either the iPhone Dev Team, or Chronic Dev, and their respective team members who sometimes work individually.
As you may know, hacking geniuses Geohot and Comex have been snagged by Facebook and Apple respectively, so don’t expect any more jailbreaks from them.
With that out of the way, should this untethered jailbreak come via Chronic Dev, the jailbreak tool to be updated with the iOS 5 ‘untether’ is Greenpois0n...
Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 7:11 AM
Much like the signal issues with the iPhone 4 release last June, the launch of Apple’s much-improved dual-core model has been dogged with problems – the battery being the main culprit this time around.
We’ve been assured by the fruit company that it is merely a software glitch, although the hasted release of iOS 5.0.1 – which promised to fix it – well, didn’t, and brought with it a couple of new issues, leaving iPhone 4S users bemused to say the least.
According to German blog Macerkopf (Mac Heads?), which focuses its attention – as you might expect – around the Cupertino company, a guy from the inside working in Apple’s iOS division has revealed to them that the battery issues have been completely resolved, allowing iPhone 4S users to enjoy the stated-in-manual 40 hours of standby and 10 hours’ usage.
The post also claims the update will be released no later than next week, so those of you experiencing rapid battery depletion, it seems you’ve only a few days to wait. After the last botched ‘fix’, I think we’ll wait for the release and end-user reaction before we declare it as ‘problem solved’, though...