Jailbreak

Dev-Team looks for redsn0w testers for 4.2.1 untethered jailbreak “backup plan”

Dev-Team looks for redsn0w testers for 4.2.1 untethered jailbreak “backup plan”

Back in November, we first talked about redsn0w and outlined a bit of the downsides about trying it out. Those downsides were significant with the fact that the jailbreak uses techniques to set your iPhone free that didn’t leave a route back to normal and would void your warranty because Apple could tell you modded the phone.

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Court in Spain Rules It’s Legal to Own, Advertise, and Sell Jailbroken PlayStation 3s in Spain

Court in Spain Rules It’s Legal to Own, Advertise, and Sell Jailbroken PlayStation 3s in Spain

The story of jailbreaking a PlayStation 3 home console from Sony is a pretty tumultuous one. It's been a roller coaster of being able to jailbreak the console, to not being able to, to some judges around the world permanently banning devices that helped owners get the job done. But now, it looks like if you want to be free to own, sell, or advertise about a jailbroken PS3, you just need to head to Spain, where it's been made perfectly legal to do all of that.

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iOS 4.2.1 Untethered Jailbreak gets video demo

iOS 4.2.1 Untethered Jailbreak gets video demo

The iPhone Dev Team has announced a new, untethered jailbreak for iOS devices running 4.2.1, including the iPod touch 4G, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPad. The new system takes advantage of the 4.2b3 hashes backed up by Cydia, and is being described as a "backup plan" by team member MuscleNerd, since comex is currently working on "a more extensible" alternative method.

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NoMute iPad app restores orientation lock switch in iOS 4.2

NoMute iPad app restores orientation lock switch in iOS 4.2

Apple gave iPad users iOS 4.2 but took away the screen orientation lock switch in the process, and according to Steve Jobs it's never coming back. Not so fast, says the iOS hacking community; a new app called NoMute for iPad has popped up in the Cydia app store, which flips the hardware switch from being a mute control back to a screen lock.

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Dev-Team outlines jailbreak with 4.2.1 update

Dev-Team outlines jailbreak with 4.2.1 update

With the latest Apple firmware for the iPhone now official Dev-Team has started to talk about how to unlock your Apple device once the update is applied and with devices that are already unlocked. Naturally, if you are unlocked already, you should NOT apply the new official update, as this will clamp your iPhone down again. Dev-Team reminds that already unlocked users need to wait for the revised update before applying.

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FireCore Brings Last.fm and Web Browser to Hacked AppleTV [Video]

FireCore Brings Last.fm and Web Browser to Hacked AppleTV [Video]

If you got yourself an AppleTV, you knew what you were buying: a device that had one, and only one thing to do: stream media. You get your videos, movies, and music, but other than that, you're left with a big gaping hole in the features set. But, obviously the hacking community believes there's some room for improvement, and so they've managed to take the time and bring some new features to the AppleTV product.

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Latest PS3 Firmware is Broken by PSJailbreak

Latest PS3 Firmware is Broken by PSJailbreak

Oh you hackers. The folks over at PSJailbreak start the week strong by announcing their positive break into PS3 firmware 3.42, 3.50, and they say any future firmware versions the peeps at Sony have to throw at them. They use a USB mod that allows users to break into their Playstation 3 and use unnaproved software and games. For you penguin lovers, it even allows you to load Linux into the big black box.

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Apple TV jailbreak released with PwnageTool v4.1

Apple TV jailbreak released with PwnageTool v4.1

The latest version of the iPhone Dev Team's PwnageTool, v4.1, has been released, with the new software updated to include jailbreaking of the new Apple TV.  The hack is an untethered jailbreak, taking advantage of the limera1n exploit among other things, though once you've actually got a jailbroken Apple TV there's not a huge amount you can do with it right now.

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Greenposi0n for Mac debuts with support for Mac and more

Greenposi0n for Mac debuts with support for Mac and more

If you are a user of the iPhone or iPod touch on Mac, Linux, or Windows you now have a new jailbreak tool called Greenposi0n that you can use to unshackle your device. The developer team behind greenposi0n has announced that the tool has been updated.

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iPad limera1n PwnageTool gets video tease

iPad limera1n PwnageTool gets video tease

A video showing iTunes restoring an iPad to pre-jailbreak iOS firmware 3.2.2 has been uploaded by iPhone Dev Team member MuscleNerd, suggesting that the next level in hacking for the Apple slate is fast approaching.  The technique apparently uses Geohot's limera1n exploit cooked into a new version of the Dev Team's PwnageTool; the next step, according to the hackers, is taking on the new Apple TV.

Video demo after the cut

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Geohot’s Limera1n Jailbreaking Utility Now Available for Mac

Geohot’s Limera1n Jailbreaking Utility Now Available for Mac

It's been said in the past that the jailbreaking community for iDevices never sleeps. And the community certainly has been busy this last week, especially with the release of Geohot's latest jailbreaking utility, Limera1n. The release of Limera1n caused a lot of waves throughout the community, as well as all those people out there who take advantage of jailbreaking (or more) their iDevice. But, unfortunately, Limera1n was only launched on PCs, which occured on 10/10/2010. Four days later, that's finally changed.

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Greenpois0n Jailbreak tool gets Limera1n update

Greenpois0n Jailbreak tool gets Limera1n update

The iPhone/iOS hacking community has been busy over the past few days, dealing with a newly released exploit - Limera1n - by notorious modder Geohot that prompted the iPhone Dev Team to rethink their own strategy and not waste "a perfectly good bootrom hole" of their own.  It seems that work has come to fruition, too, with a new version of their Greenpois0n jailbreaking tool.

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