Jailbreaking is a process of software modification that removes many limitations on iOS software. Typically achieved with the help of a third party jailbreak application, it is generally best suited for advanced users who know what they’re doing and why they want to jailbreak.

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Unlock iPhone 3GS & iPhone 4 on iOS 5.0.1 with Ultrasn0w 1.2.5

Dec 21, 2011 - 10 Comments

Ultrasn0w 1.2.5 has been released and it allows for unlocking some iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 models with older modem firmware versions. Compatible baseband is as follows: iPhone 4: 01.59.00 iPhone 3GS: 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.13.04, 06.15.00 You can check baseband on the iPhone by tapping on Settings > General > About and looking for “Modem … Read More

Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 with Redsn0w 0.9.9b9

Dec 19, 2011 - 122 Comments

Update: An untethered version is now available, here is our guide: How to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 untethered with redsn0w. Redsn0w 0.9.9b9 isn’t the first jailbreak for iOS 5.0,1, but it’s certainly much easier to use thanks to native 5.0.1 support. This basically means you don’t have to point it at older firmware to perform the … Read More

Redsn0w 0.9.9b9 Jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 Released [Download Links]

Dec 19, 2011 - 22 Comments

Redsn0w 0.9.9b9 has been released by the iPhone DevTeam to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1. It is still a tethered jailbreak and the process is mostly the same as before, except users no longer have to point the redsn0w application at older 5.0 IPSW. Supported hardware continues to be iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 1, iPod touch … Read More

Untethered Jailbreak Works for iOS 5 & iOS 5.0.1, Coming Soon

Dec 9, 2011 - 12 Comments

An untethered iOS 5 jailbreak looks to be released soon, as indicated by a video released by the Chronic Dev Team showing off an iPod touch running such a jailbreak. Posted to Twitter by developer @pod2g, the video shown below clearly demonstrates an iOS 5 device rebooting and working normally while maintaining the jailbroken state, … Read More

Siri Dictation Comes to iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, & iPod touch with Siri0us

Nov 27, 2011 - 6 Comments

A new third party tool called Siri0us has appeared that brings Siri Dictation (speech-to-text) to the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPod touch 4G. The add-on, which requires a jailbroken device, uses Nuance technology to work almost exactly like the dictation feature of Siri does to convert your speech to text. It’s accurate and initiated … Read More

How to Use Redsn0w to Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1

Nov 11, 2011 - 105 Comments

iOS 5.0.1 with its bug and battery fixes can be jailbroken using the latest version of the redsn0w tool. For now, this is still a tethered jailbreak, but the semi-tether from Cydia works. Update: An untethered Redsn0w jailbreak is out for iOS 5.0.1! If you don’t like the tethered boot process, hold out for an … Read More

iPhone Panorama Photo Option Hidden in iOS 5 Camera App

Nov 7, 2011 - 8 Comments

A hidden panoramic photo mode has been discovered in currently shipping builds of iOS 5 by an iPhone developer. The panorama option is enabled by adjusting a plist file in the Camera.app, but making modifications to plist files in iOS requires a jailbreak. After the com.apple.mobileslideshow.plist file has been modified by setting ‘EnableFirebreak’ to YES, … Read More

Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 5 Discovered, Work in Progress

Nov 7, 2011 - 21 Comments

Exciting news for those who like to jailbreak the iPhone and iPad, a Dev Team member has discovered a bug that will allow for an untethered iOS 5 jailbreak. No time estimate has been given by @pod2g, but he cautioned on Twitter not to expect a release soon, although he is actively working on the … Read More

Siri on iPhone 4 & iPod Touch Demonstrated to Work

Oct 30, 2011 - 2 Comments

Siri, the intelligent virtual assistant that is currently exclusive to iPhone 4S, has been effectively ported to iPhone 4 and iPod touch. More importantly, it actually works this time around and there are two videos demonstrating the two devices taking voice commands and Siri reporting back. In a discussion between the iOS developer Troughton-Smith, who … Read More

Jailbreak for iPhone 4S & iPad 2 Coming Soon

Oct 28, 2011 - 9 Comments

An official jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 running iOS 5 is coming sooner than later, as evidenced by iPhone Dev Team member MuscleNerd posting several screenshots of the works in progress. In fact, they jailbreak has already been achieved, but there are unspecified “hurdles left” before the jailbreak will see a public release. … Read More

Get a Semi-Tethered iOS 5 Jailbreak

Oct 23, 2011 - 21 Comments

For anyone who has used the existing iOS 5 jailbreak methods, a new package has been added to Cydia that allows for a semi-tethered reboot. What the semitether means in practice is that you’ll be able to reboot an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch if you’re in a pinch without the assistance of redsn0w’s “Just … Read More

Newest Redsn0w 0.9.9b7 Jailbreaks iPhone & iPad with iOS 5 in 80 Seconds

Oct 23, 2011 - 9 Comments

The newest version of redsn0w released by the iPhone Dev Team provides one of the fastest jailbreaks yet, and you’ll be finished in as little as 80 seconds. This is achieved by offloading some of the procedure to Cydia itself, which then takes longer to open on it’s first launch as the entire process is … Read More

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